- Albert Einstein
At a joint press conference with P. Putin held in Russia on July 15, 2006, G.W. Bush said: I talked about my desire to promote institutional change in parts of the world like Iraq… The Ex-undersecretary of state and current U. S. ambassador at the U. N. John Bolton told Israeli officials that after defeating Iraq, the U. S. would “deal with” Iran, Syria, and North Korea. (New York Times, March 18, 2003).
When G.W. Bush was told by CIA Director George Tenet that if he really wanted to take on the countries that supported or harboured terrorists, he’d be facing a “sixty country problem”, the president replied “we’ll pick them off one at a time”, (B. Woodward, Bush at War, p. 49).
More than 15 years earlier, Dick Cheney as the G.H. Bush defence secretary in a document known as the Defence Planning Guidance argued “that the U. S. should be prepared to use force if necessary to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons… and should maintain U. S. military primacy and discourage the emergence of a rival power” (M. R. Gordon, New York Times, January 27, 2003).
In year 2000, the Democratic Party of U. S. called for a new doctrine of “Forward Engagement” which is not a self-defence policy. (Allen and Gellman, “Pre-emptive Strike”). As we see, pre-emptive strikes to halt the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction, to take on the countries that supported or harboured terrorists or a desire to spread “democracy” are only scenarios to have a pretext to occupy and colonize these rich lands before the emergence of the rival powers.
Colonization is not the desire of a president or the will of that prime minister. It is not because of the policy of this or that ruling party. It is engendered in the imperialist system itself. It has its roots in our past jungle life. Devour before being devoured. With this system, wars and human sufferings will continue and the world will become more and more a dangerous place to live.
There is a scientific alternative to all of these human miseries: global socialism!