US Foreign Policy - The Hidden Agenda

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U.S. foreign policy is not geared towards curbing the tide of Islamic fundamentalism. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The significant development of "radical Islam", in the wake of the Cold War in the former Soviet Union and the Middle East is consistent with Washington’s hidden agenda. The latter consists in sustaining rather than combating international terrorism, with a view to destabilizing national societies and preventing the articulation of genuine secular social movements directed against the American Empire.

Washington continues to support — through CIA covert operations — the development of Islamic fundamentalism, throughout the Middle East, in the former Soviet Union as well in China and India.

Throughout the developing world, the growth of sectarian, fundamentalist and other such organizations tends to serve U.S. interests. These various organizations and armed insurgents have been developed, particularly in countries where state institutions have collapsed under the brunt of the IMF-sponsored economic reforms.

These fundamentalist organizations contribute by destroying and displacing secular institutions.

Islamic fundamentalism creates social and ethnic divisions. It undermines the capacity of people to organize against the American Empire. These organizations or movements, such as the Taliban, often foment "opposition to Uncle Sam" in a way which does not constitute any real threat to America’s broader geopolitical and economic interests.

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Bravo XerXer (Re: Mr. Wake Up)

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by XerXes (not verified) on

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Re: Wake Up

by Observer (not verified) on

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They have been using Judaism against Israelis

by Wondering (not verified) on

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Do you believe Jewish fundamentalists in Israel allow Israelis enjoy freedom of press? Wake Up

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They have been using Islam against Iranians.

by Wake Up (not verified) on

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by Ahmad Bahai (not verified) on

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