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Whatever the reason for US intervention, as Ahmed states, “In the view of many Middle Easterners, however, these Americans were engaged in an imperialist adventure. When attacked, they flinched and fled.” Perhaps this attitude arises out of the American indifference to the African plight. In 1994, after a plane carrying Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprirn Ntaryamira was shot down by a missile, the dominant Hutu ethnic group in Rwanda killed over 800,000 of the minority Tutsis within three months in the resulting flashpoint. The western powers once again have failed to react to mass genocide. There was no risk of international escalation in such a small, isolated country. There was no hotbed of international rivalry over Rwanda either. The involved parties were primitive and Western intervention could easily have prevented what happened. Yet nothing was done even while over 2500 UN peacekeepers were present in the region at that time. The Rwandan Genocide
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When in 1997 a military coup ousted the government of Sierra Leone, Violence and slaughter broke out in one of the most impoverished nations in the world as the rebel Revolutionary United Front fought the government for control of diamond mines. Almost nothing was heard on the news of the disaster in a country that already had the world’s highest infant mortality rate, and lowest expected lifespan (25 years). The simple fact is that American interest is capitalistic first, only humanitarian second. America undertook almost no intervention in Africa although the crimes committed there are of an unprecedented magnitude, while exhibiting imperialistic behavior in comparatively minor flashpoints such as the almost bloodless takeover of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein.
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Conclusions Drawn To Quote J.F. Conway in the May issue of Briarpatch Magazine , “The American Empire now claims the right - unilaterally and pre-emptively - to intervene anywhere, any time in the world.” There has only been one exception to the now infamous Monroe doctrine: Cuba. It was only when America was confronted by the will of a rival superpower that it promised not to invade and overthrow the government of Fidel Castro like it did with countless South American countries and ‘dictators.’ Today America is the sole superpower, and with the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, it has become clear that the Monroe doctrine now applies to the whole world. Whether we argue America to be an empire or not, the United States exhibits imperialistic behavior. This behavior arose from the need to protect interests, namely economic and political ones. Those interests manifest themselves as oil reserves and support for the American cause. However, American foreign policy has little regard to the interests of other nations, and the resulting actions carried out create the regional instability we have constantly been writing about. Indeed, these actions by America are not wholly malicious as some may believe, but America is at the forefront of the world and has a responsibility to use its power to advance in the best interests of mankind. This
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