British imperialism and wars today

This July 2016 video from the USA is called “Mistake” US Air Strike Kills Nearly 60 Civilians In Syria.

From daily News Line in Britain:


Monday, 14 January 2013


BRITISH IMPERIALISM was run out of Basra and Iraq, and is about to be run out of Afghanistan. However, it is still organising new wars in support of French imperialism in Mali and Somalia, and in support of US imperialism in Syria.

Cameron and his military chiefs have now announced that they are ready to go to war with Argentina in defence of one of their last colonial outposts – the Malvinas Islands (Falklands).

This is despite the fact that the US, which supplied and resupplied the British forces in 1982 with the bombs and shells that won that war, may not be willing to do so this time around, leaving the UK with a navy that has no aircraft carriers and no Harrier jump jets, and an army that is to be 30% part-time.

The UK ruling class are threatening the planet with a new war, despite the fact that their financial crisis is so great that a new Malvinas War could break them absolutely, paving the way for the ending of the rule of the capitalist class in the UK.

Their economic crisis is so great that the gamblers that make up the British ruling class are being driven to take that risk.

They argue the ‘Argies’ won’t dare take the Falklands – they seem to have forgotten that they said this in 1982, only to be confounded.

Then, their fate hung in the balance until President Reagan made up his mind which side the US was going to support. However, the US under Obama is making it clear that if the UK does not quit anti-EU propaganda and cancel its armed services cuts there can be no special relationship with it.

However, it is imperialism as a whole that is bankrupt and writhing in its death agony, having lost its ability to unconditionally dominate the planet.

The US and the UK insisted on war with Iraq only to end up with a regime there that is closer to Iran. …

They organised Islamists and the Gulf feudalists to overthrow and murder Colonel Gadaffi, only to see the same Islamists murder the US ambassador, and arm al-Qaeda to take control over Northern Mali. We must say that if the US ambassador had been murdered in Iran we are sure that the US would not have been so understanding in its response.

Now the UK and France are confronting the Islamists in Mali, who were their allies in Libya, and are still their allies in Syria where they are being armed and handed tens of millions of dollars …

Only this week UK Home Secretary Hague pledged to finance and arm the Syrian pro-imperialist opposition. The Islamists consider that acting as imperialist agents is preferable to living under secular progressive Arab regimes.

Imperialism is thrashing around blindly, driven on by its economic crisis to try to find the forces that it can use to destroy the national liberation movements.

This process has already cost the lives of millions since the war against Yugoslavia. The role of politicians like Hague has been to stand on the sidelines shedding a few crocodile tears as the drones go in to slaughter the innocent.

Meanwhile, the working class and the middle class at home are being pauperised and told that they must return to the days of the Poor Laws and Workhouses so that capitalism can be saved from its crisis.

Workers in the UK and the other Metropolitan capitalist countries are beginning to realise that their enemy is at home, and not in Syria or anywhere else.

Book: Divide And Ruin: The West’s Imperial Strategy In An Age Of Crisis: here.

8 thoughts on “British imperialism and wars today

  1. As an American, I can say that it is the belief of many that Obama purposely had our Ambassador murdered. Probably over gun-smuggling, who knows. We live in a world on the brink of collapse. Everyone is fighting everyone and no one has any money. Go figure.


    • Hi Barbara, there are often theories that deaths or disasters are results of cunning conspiracies, while they are often rather results of incompetence. There is the theory that George W Bush carefully planned the 9/11 terrorism, in order to be able to impose the Patriot Act and start the Afghan and Iraq wars. Not true; 9/11 was the Bush’s administration’s imcompetence. Of course, AFTER 9/11 they DID abuse the sense of horror in society to impose the Patriot Act and start the Afghan and Iraq wars; but that’s something else. Part of the Bush administration’s incompetence were the close links of the Bush dynasty to the Saudi establishment, including the Bin Laden family. See the film Fahrenheit 9/11.

      Likewise, the Obama administration and other NATO country governments allied themselves with al=-Qaedaish outfits in Libya. Like they are still doing in Syria. Incompetence and stupidity, but not a conspiracy with at its purpose to murder the ambasador in Benghazi. The Benghazi consulate was guarded by an incompetent British mercenaries’ corporation. A consequence of the “privatisation” ideology of the “Chicago boys” economists in the USA, of Margaret Thatcher, etc.


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