Recent events around Syria have brought up the subject of how the U.S. promotes the ideals of democracy in the world. There is quite a list of countries that have fallen victim to American democracy. For example, Afghanistan has become a heroin power owing to the U.S. power, while Libya has turned into an impoverished country with great wealth.
The realities of life in the “democratic” Libya
The Americans are so fond of their own democracy and filled with hatred against dictators (like Gaddafi) that it is always a pleasure for them to bomb and occupy any country where there is something to make money on. What will be the result of the “democratic process” in Libya? As many as 12,000 U.S. troops were redeployed from a military base on the territory of Malta to Libya. They were ordered to take pipelines, refineries and oil production sites under control, said Peter Beynchli, a British military expert.
Switzerland and Italy sent their soldiers to Libya too. Here it is, the real American democracy – oil, money , oil …
This is not the establishment of democracy, but, in fact, the occupation of Libya by the armies of other countries to control the nation’s natural resources. The US-created puppet government of Libya can not control the production of oil independently. This, in fact, is what the Americans wanted. If the U.S. takes oil production under control of its military, oil will be supplied at lower prices – approximately $25 per barrel.
The Libyans will obviously recall dictator Gaddafi in the future. During his rule, Libya enjoyed the highest standard of living among all African countries. The Americans already pursue only one goal – to pump Libyan oil almost for free. They, of course, will provide humanitarian aid to the Libyans (for their own money) . That’s how the US democracy shamelessly plunders the Libyan people. For the United States and NATO, it all came out pretty well. They provided themselves with very cheap oil by instilling some nonsense about democratic values to the Libyans.
Libyans are now left to enjoy their democracy that they needed so badly and that was gifted to them by “good guys” from America. No positive changes in the country happened. Yet, the poverty-stricken Libya can now be called a “free and democratic country.” According to the updated report from the UN, ill-treatment and torture have become widespread in Libyan prisons. Around 8,000 people are imprisoned after the conflict from two years ago. Most of them were detained without any adequate legal procedures.
American democracy in Afghanistan
Let us talk about Afghanistan now. The pretext for the occupation of this country was the so-called terrorist attack in September 2001. But today, everyone understands that there is no Afghan trace in the attack on the twin towers. There are two main reasons for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. These two reasons are complementary to one another.
First, the U.S. needed the occupation of Afghanistan to control the region, and further destabilize the situation in Central Asia. Secondly, it is very good for the Americans to have a “banana republic” that is engaged in the production of drugs, since all this rubbish ends up in Russia. Furthermore, this is a very lucrative “business” that can be covered up.
Thus, the occupation was carried out under the pretext – of establishing democracy in Afghanistan, the destruction of terrorists and the economic development of the state. Interestingly enough, significant changes did occur in Afghanistan during the occupation. The nation’s GDP grew by 66 percent, which is an astounding achievement by any standards. This figure could be referred to as an economic miracle, but…
The incredible growth of GDP is based on only one article of income – high harvests of opium in Afghanistan. Since the start of the U.S. counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan, the volume of drug production in the country has grown 2.5 times. For the time being, Afghanistan supplies 93 percent of opium poppy, which is used worldwide for the production of heroin.
Afghanistan, according to UN estimates, now grows more poppy than the world consumes, director of the UN Office for Drug Control, Antonio Maria Costa said. During the U.S. occupation Afghanistan no longer sells raw opium. Powerful chemical factories were built in the country that let Afghanistan export heroin, rather than opium. The trafficking routes coincide with the countries where U.S. troops are deployed – Iraq , Kosovo, Germany, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, and so on.
Democracy in the blood
In general, the United States is an amazing country. The administration, the executive and legislative branches, the Republican and Democratic parties – all of them talk about democracy, freedom and human rights. However, throughout their history, the Americans have been exterminating other nations and conquering the countries that do not agree with their “cowboy” mentality. As Senator Hart Benton said back in 1846, America was doomed to expand and conquer.
Nowadays, the United States destroy entire nation, kill their leaders hiding behind the slogans of democracy or human rights. The Americans have decided that they are God’s chosen people, that they are exceptional. But no matter where these God’s chosen people come they sow devastation, pain and tears everywhere. Once they exterminated millions of Indians in America.
How many lives did they claim in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria? Democracy can not be based on aggression – in fact this is not democracy, but terrorism, dressed in “noble clothes.”
Reprinted from Pravda.ru.