The US government demanded that Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding extradite a drug dealer. When Venezuela made similar demands on Washington, for arguably the Hemisphere’s most notorious terrorist, the Justice Department brushed off the request.
In the past the Philippines foreign policy has been overly submissive to US interests and often failed to promote the country's own interests. As the world increasingly becomes a multipolar environment the country will need to invest more in bringing the best minds to work on national diplomacy and strategy.
The U.S. public has accepted as valid and reasonable, affirmations that would have provoked incredulity or hilarity among the most backward and superstitious people in medieval Europe. The clear indication of moral and political decay eating into American Rome.
The United States' protracted fight against insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have raised the spectre of the Vietnam war. A review on recent literature on US wartime policies from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Israel's defence minister spends much more time in Washington than the nation's pro-"ethnic cleansing" foreign minister; no wonder when the US is committing hundreds of billions of US taxes to Israel's militarization.
The WikiLeaks saga demonstrates that secrecy plus power results in corruption and crime, and that an informed citizenry is essential to prevent our's from becoming a society where civil liberties are a pipe dream and torture is the norm.
When the “free press” condemns the imprisonment of dissidents in Cuba, they fail to mention that similar attempts to overthrow countries with foreign help would also face imprisonment in most countries worldwide.
The CIA has backed some 600 documented attempts against Castro, while there have been no Havana-backed plots against U.S. Presidents. Should Cuba put Washington on its terrorist list? Long Live Reciprocity!