How the Us Creates "sh*thole" Countries (Paperback)
Donald Trump's epithet describing certain countries as "Shi*thole Countries" has captured the imagination of the global community. And while there is some dispute as to whether or not the President uttered those exact words, what is not disputed is that the U.S. President derided certain countries while discussing U.S. immigration policy reform, suggesting that the U.S. should have more immigrants from countries like Norway. How the U.S. Creates Sh*thole Countries seizes this unique moment of global focus on the world's most suffering countries to address the causative factors, and the extent to which their lamentable state is not of their doing. It addresses these questions: -What is the legitimacy of US interventions in other countries' domestic affairs in pursuit of its "interests", which it then regards as matters of national security? -Why and how does a country become a US target? -What socio-economic, political and military policies--overt and covert--does the US undertake to bring the victim country into line? -What are the results for the targeted countries? -What are the results for US citizens, who have little idea what is going on, but are footing the bill? The specific "sh*tholes" addressed herein were chosen because their desperate conditions reflect a malaise that didn't have to be. They are but sample instances of American foreign policies applied across the globe to comparable destructive effect: Haiti, El Salvador, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and yes, our own Puerto Rico. How many, as a result, have fled to the United States from countries such as these, raising what the US regards as its "immigration" problem? This book presents fresh analyses of the old stereotypes and narratives that wither under scrutiny. Seasoned analysts include The Vineyard Saker, Catherine Austin Fitts, Paul Craig Roberts, Wayne Marsden, Don DeBar, Richard Falk, James Petras, Barrett Brown, Sara Flounders, Vernalia Randall, Scott Bennett, zili Dant , Keith Harmon Snow, Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett, Maribel Aponte, Kevin Barrett. Christopher Black.