What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy

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Addicted to War

“This 2-hour 28-minute video compilation by Frank Dorrel is an excellent and invaluable educational tool that reveals the true nature of U.S. foreign policy. It’s been seen in many classrooms, churches, home screenings, on cable TV and shown by many Peace and Justice organizations.

People such as Howard Zinn, S. Brian Willson, Blase Bonpane, Michael Parenti, Oliver Stone, Father Roy Bourgeois, Ramsey Clark, Ed Asner, Casey Kasem, Susan Sarandon, Chalmers Johnson, Cynthia McKinney and many others have seen this video and find it very informative and empowering!” — Compiled by Frank Dorrel

Malcolm Calder on May 7, 2012

A powerful 10-part compilation that (in important ways) pulls aside the veil of Official myths and Lies about “freedom”, “democracy”, Human Rights, etc., being the basis of U.S. foreign policy. (The subtitle: “The War Against the Third World”.)

“I’ve put together this 2-hour video called ‘What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy’. The basic message being that the CIA, the military-industrial-complex, the Pentagon, the multinational corporations, the media and the government of the United States are responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the third world, not to mention the poverty and oppression of millions more. We support, arm, and train dictators and militaries that do these evil actions to their own people. All of this is to ensure that we control the natural resources of these countries and their market place, use the people for cheap labor and keep the business of war (which is our biggest business) ongoing.

“The CIA has also done business with international drug dealers, allowing heroin and cocaine to enter the U.S., using the enormous profits to fund more covert operations.

“Since WWII the US has bombed Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and now currently Iraq, once again killing millions of innocent people!

“The [corporate media] will not tell these truths because it is owned by the very corporations who benefit from all of this. When it comes to foreign policy, the [media] gets its stories straight from the Pentagon and the CIA. We have been taught all our lives that the US fights for freedom and democracy, that we are the good guys. And since so many people in America are doing well, do have freedom, opportunity and wealth, or are just trying to get by, there is very little motivation to look into the things being said on this tape.

“I believe that Americans are living in a state of mass denial, kind of a mass hypnosis. It is the BIG LIE! […] The people who are attempting to get this message out are labeled as crackpots, radicals, subversives, or worse, and are not given the opportunity to be heard on the mainstream media.

“[…]The first step is to understand that this is really happening. We have been lied to! I believe the people on this video are telling the truth and it’s absolutely frightening.” — Frank Dorrel

Producer: Frank Dorrel
Segment: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Segment: John Stockwell, ex-CIA Station Chief
Segment: Iran-Contra Affair (Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, John Poindexter, Manucher Ghorbanifar, etc.)
Segment: School of Assassins (“School of the Americas”)
Segment: Genocide by Sanctions (Iraq)
Segment: Philip Agee, Former CIA case officer
Segment (East Timor): Amy Goodman
Segment: “The Panama Deception” (Documentary on the 1989 invasion, excerpt)
Segment: Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
Segment: S. Brian Wilson, Vietnam Veteran

Part 2

Malcolm Calder on May 6, 2012

[Same film in one video.]:

What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World

Addicted to War on Jul 15, 2020

See also:

ADDICTED To WAR: Why The U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism, by author Joel Andreas, publisheer Frank Dorrel

From the archives:

A Terrible Normality by Michael Parenti (2013)

CIA: World’s Biggest Terrorist Organization, featuring William Blum


Abby Martin: The U.S. School That Trains Dictators and Death Squads

The Panama Deception (1992)

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War by William Blum

Military Coup in Honduras + Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins

Romero (1989) + Chomsky on Oscar Romero + Massacre during Romero’s funeral (must-see)

The Secret Wars Of The CIA by John Stockwell (1987)

Bill Moyers: The Secret Government (must-see video; 1987)

4 thoughts on “What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy

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  4. It’s impossible to argue with these facts. Now that Putin’s Russia has demonstrated the most heinous iniquity, Moscow’s relentless bloodletting and devastation has finally led to carnage of such monstrous savagery and scale that NATO appears to offer the only potential for a just resolution. Insipid apologists for Kremlin fanaticism are deluded. The existing polarities have imploded. This is a steep learning curve for US military minds. We have much to learn and even more to gain from wise resolve and the just exercise of measured strength. This is a global crisis, a planetary cusp of unprecedented gravity…

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