The US views Latin America and the Caribbean as its “back yard,” expressed in the Monroe Doctrine since 1823 and put into practice in countless military invasions, coups and, more recently, hybrid wars against peoples and governments not aligned with the US. It is now discussing how to respond to China’s increasing trade and investment in Latin America.
The US’s economic position has weakened greatly. But its military power is still very great. Therefore, the US attempts to move issues onto the military terrain. This explains its escalating military aggression.
Racism, Witch-hunts and the New Cold War: taking on the new McCarthyism
2pm Saturday 12 March
Organised by No Cold War
The United Nations says that about half the population of Afghanistan are “facing a record level of acute hunger.” UNICEF says, without urgent action, 1 million children could die from malnutrition.
The US won’t release $9.5 billion of Afghanistan’s funds it has frozen in its central bank.
The US has suffered in a severe economic defeat in its competition with China. Regrettably, this economic win by China is unlikely to reduce US hostility. Like a cornered tiger, America may become even more aggressive – as shown in its recent policies on Ukraine and Taiwan.
In the past four decades the Uyghur population in China has grown from 5.55 to 12.72 million. This is hardly what one would expect for a population supposedly undergoing extermination.