conception which integrated the wealth of nations the world market and the

Conception which integrated the wealth of nations the

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conception which integrated the wealth of nations, the world market and the labour of the population, its notion of liberty necessitated a particular vision of security: the ideological guarantee of the egoism of the independent and self-interested pursuit of property. It is for this reason Marx calls security ‘the supreme concept of bourgeois society’. Last printed 9/4/2009 07:00:00 PM 136
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WorkfileContents.doc DDI 2010 - 137 - Impact – Mass Death Security policies of the US like the war on terror and the overthrowing of foreign governments have led to mass violence and the death the 6 million people due to the handling of the fear of political security Mark Neocleous , Professor of the Critique of Political Economy at Brunel University, 08 (“Critique of Security”, McGill-Queen’s University, pp. 102-105, Published 2008) Security politics thereby became the basis of a distinctly liberal philosophy of global 'intervention', fusing global issues of economic management with domestic policy formations in an ambitious and frequently violent strategy. Here lies the Janus- faced character of American foreign policy." One face is the 'good liberal cop': friendly, prosperous and democratic, sending money and help around the globe when problems emerge , so that the world's nations are shown how they can alleviate their misery and perhaps even enjoy some prosperity. The other face is the 'bad liberal cop': should one of these nations decide, either through parliamentary procedure demands for self-determination or violent revolution to address its own social problems in ways that conflict with the interests of capital and the bourgeois concept of liberty, then the authoritarian dimension of liberalism shows its face; the 'liberal moment' becomes the moment of violence. This Janus-faced character has meant that through the mandate of security the US, as the national security state par excellence, has seen fit to either overtly or covertly re-order the affairs of myriads of nations - those 'rogue' or 'outlaw' states on the 'wrong side of history'." 'Extrapolating the figures as best we can', one CIA agent commented in 1991, 'there have been about 3,000 major covert operations and over 10,000 minor operations - all illegal, and all designed to disrupt, destabilize, or modify the activities of other countries' , adding that 'every covert operation has been rationalized in terms of U.S. national security."' These would include 'interventions' in Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Macedonia, the Ukraine, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, Korea, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina On the fabrication of economic order 103 Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic Uruguay, Bolivia, Grenada, Paraguay, Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Philippines, Honduras, Haiti, Venezuela, Panama, Angola, Ghana, Congo, South Africa, Albania, Lebanon, Grenada, Libya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and many more, and many of these more than once. Next up are the '60 or more' countries identified as the bases of 'terror cells' by Bush in a speech on 1 June 2002.° The methods used have varied: most popular
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