Current Tactics of U.S. Imperialism

April 21, 2010

Recently, the U.S. government and monopoly controlled media have launched a "new" propaganda campaign about the threat of "nuclear terrorism" and the "arms buildup" of various countries which allegedly are trying to buy weapons on the black market and to acquire advanced military technology. At the same time, U.S. imperialism has been stepping up its propaganda against so-called "terrorist states," "Islamic fundamentalism," and "international drug-trafficking." The Obama administration has particularly targeted such countries as Iran and North Korea. Along with this propaganda war, U.S. imperialism is increasing its economic, political and military pressure against these and other countries.

Behind this propaganda and this pressure is the drive of U.S. imperialism to assert its domination on a global basis. The propaganda about "nuclear and arms proliferation," and "terrorism" "Islamic fundamentalism", etc, is nothing but a "justification" for U.S. interference and aggression.

A major part of U.S. imperialism's current ideological offensive is its all-out attack against the very concept of national independence and sovereignty. Using the precedent of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration has proclaimed the "right" of the Big Powers (under the leadership of the U.S., of course) to determine the affairs of all the nations and peoples of the world.

For some time now, the imperialist powers – in words and in deeds – have been waging an all-out war against the sovereignty of countries. The Big Powers talk about "fighting international terrorism," "defending human rights," "intra-state conflicts," "preventing ethnic conflict," etc. But behind this rhetoric are the real expansionist, capitalist motives of the Big Powers – the drive to control the markets and economies of other countries, to extend their empires. In attacking the principle of the sovereignty of nations, the imperialist powers are undermining the very foundation of international law and the established norms of relations between states. The imperialist powers, with U.S. imperialism in the forefront, want to remove any obstacle to their domination and rule the world on the basis of "Might Makes Right."

The latest words and deeds of U.S. imperialism show that behind its "new" image is nothing but its old program of colonialism and domination. In fact, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. has declared itself the sole superpower and launched a world-wide offensive against the liberation struggles of the oppressed peoples which are fighting against colonialism and imperialism and the people of any country or state which opposes the dictates of U.S. imperialism. Relying especially on its military power – both to keep its imperialist rivals under its baton as well as to dictate the political, economic and military affairs of the neo-colonial and dependent countries – U.S. imperialism is giving itself the "right" to determine the fate of all the peoples. Its propaganda and pressure against the sovereignty and independence of nations aims at dictating the social system and government of every country, at removing any obstacle to imperialist penetration and domination.