Progressive Memes and Essays

by Donald A. Smith, PhD

Scorecard of U.S. Lies about wars and proxy wars

War Number killed Lied? Notes
Vietnam 3 to 4 million Gulf of Tonkin incident, The Pentagon Papers
Indonesia 1 million The Jakarta Method
Dirty wars in
Latin America
100s of thousands Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua,Panama, Venezuela
CIA meddling and brutal U.S. sanctions continue to this day.
No wonder there's a migration crisis at the southern border.
Kosovo/Serbia 100s of thousands We were told it was a noble intervention.
The U.S. allied with terrorists, the KLA.
Key US Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme
Afghanistan 100s of thousands The Afghanistan Papers revealed repeated lies.
Syria over half a million The U.S. armed al Qaeda, working w/ Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.
Syria fiasco and Casualities of the Syrian civil war
Libya thousands Libya was prosperous. U.S. bombing turned it into a basket case.
Libya: The Forgotten Victims
Iraq 1.5 to 3.5 million No WMDs, no connection to 9/11.
How many millions have been killed in America's Post-9/11 Wars?
Ukraine100s of thousands The U.S. exploited divisions between pro-Western and pro-Russian regions of Ukraine and launched a regime change operation; Chas W. Freeman (former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and lifetime director of the Atlantic Council) says the U.S. engineered the 2014 coup. The U.S. armed far-right groups that had been condemned by Congress and the mainstream media.
Senior U.S. diplomats and two Secretaries of Defense warned that aggressive NATO expansion into Ukraine would result in a war.
The RAND Corporation recommended arming Ukraine as the best way to weaken Russia and predicted it would cause a war.

Would the U.S. allow Russia to overthrow the government of Canada, install the new Prime Minister, ban the official use of English, build up its military, and ally with and arm anti-American militias?

Harpers: Why are we in Ukraine?
How the U.S. Provoked Russia in Ukraine

Senior U.S. diplomats, Secretaries of Defense, academics, and journalists say the U.S. provoked Russia in Ukraine
Designs for Memorial for Victims of US Militarism
Dennis Kucinich: the US engineered a coup to drag Ukraine into a conflict
Seattle panel discussion on preventing war with China

Four Increasingly Cynical Views about the War in Ukraine

AI Images

Letter to Democrats: Rein in the U.S. War Machine
Mourning the Death of American Democracy
Donald Trump TED Talk
Imperial Hypocrisy
Trump on Climate Change
The Budget Cake
NATO Meat Grinder
Beautiful Peace Activists
Drug Cartels in Mexico and the U.S.
Doomsday Clock
All the News That Fits What the CIA Wants Us to Print
Donald Trump: The Scream
Something Ds and Rs can agree on
Pope Francis becomes a Hare Krishna devotee
Trump as President in Prison
Tree Women
Bad choices for president
The Self-Destruction of the United States
Joe Biden is trying hard to help Donald Trump get elected
The New York Times Never saw a U.S. War it didn't Support (at first)
The War Economy
Exclusive Photos of House Armed Services Committee
EU as a lapdog submitting to U.S. hegemony
The Twelve Stations of the Cross of Julian Assange
The Zephyrians save the earth
Ukraine images
Ukraine Teach-in
Generalissimos Trump, Biden, Putin, Xi
Hiding and Revealing the Truth
Seduction to the Truth
The American people demand an end to endless wars and endless lies
Ukraine resolution
Resolution on the Urgency of Transitioning to an Economy Based on Peace, passed by the Washington State Democratic Central Committee on Jan 28, 2024

I Have a Dream of Peace
American Blockbuster Film: Endless Wars
Stop Lying about Wars
Feeding the War Machine
War Jeopardy!
Exorcise Bikes
How to Provoke a War (CIA)
Military Maw
Eisenhower Project
Eisenhower Warning
Costs of War
Snake MIC
Revolving Door
Visualizing Washington State Legislators
Adam Smith's Town Hall Disrupted by Pro-Palestinian Protesters
Clitorises are Bitches and the Battle of the Sexes

How can people be so stupid and gullible as to believe U.S. government claims about the current war?
The depths of the CIA's dirty tricks are unfathomable; in Ukraine they tried hard to hide their tracks.
And now the U.S. is actively preparing for war with China.

Senior U.S. Diplomats, Journalists, Academics, and Secretaries of Defense say: the US provoked Russia in Ukraine

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