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Why the U.S. Intervenes

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Stephen Gowans asks not which countries are deserving of ‘intervention,’ but why the U.S. intervenes in the first place.

Interview with Brendan Stone.

Written by what's left

September 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Posted in Libya

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  1. U.S. Congressman Witnessed European Special Forces Beheading Libyans
    http://networkedblogs.com/mNDK2

    brian

    September 10, 2011 at 2:10 am

  2. LibyanAvenger …..largest amount of #Rebels all week!
    about 1 hour ago

    LibyanAvenger ..thinking they scared them away that they drove full speed ahead causing several car crashes! After that they were ambushed killing the…
    about 1 hour ago

    LibyanAvenger The #NATO #Rats fell 4 another trap in #BaniWalid! As the army pulled back they covered the roads with diesel, the #Rebels got so excited…
    about 2 hours ago

    LibyanAvenger The Pro-Gaddafi tribes of #Tarhoona attacked the #Rebels present there after they heard they were gonna try attacking #BaniWalid
    about 2 hours ago

    LibyanAvenger What’s the western media saying about #BaniWalid , there’s no electricity at the moment and I’m curious to what they have said.
    about 2 hours ago

    LibyanAvenger @redaslt no it’s just that there are e plosions every now and then by those who support gaddafi.
    about 2 hours ago in reply to redaslt

    LibyanAvenger Another sleepless night in #tripoli! Praying for the safety of #BaniWalid and #Cirte and those held captive!!!
    about 9 hours ago

    LibyanAvenger “I STAND FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IS MORAL, HONORABLE AND FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE OF LIBYA, MY HOMELAND” Dr Moussa Ibrahim
    about 15 hours ago

    brian

    September 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

  3. Just to add to Stephen’s point about Zimbabwe’s land redistribution, which he called bourgeois nationalism, which is not a completely unfair criticism.

    The point is that the choice is between indigenisation (company shares going to ‘Zimbabweans’), and privatisation (shares and profits going to transnational corporations). In which case, at least indigenisation keeps money in the country.

    I wish the infrastructure was in place for the entire country to benefit from indigenisation, however, how many shares can pension funds received, before they themselves turn into investment funds?

    There should not only be a way to democratise the economy so that everyone benefits. This should also be done in a way that creates a multiplier effect, rather than just give every citizen a cheque (the Alaska model of resource wealth redistribution). Building roads, factories, farms, is a much more effective way.

    MrK

    September 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm


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