America’s National Security State

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By Paul Martin

Stephen Lendman
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Post-WW II, Washington’s 1947 National Security Act became law.

It streamlined the nation’s military, established the National Security Council, created the CIA, and instituted what became America’s military-industrial complex and police state apparatus.

Post-9/11, they’ve accelerated exponentially. Washington’s long arm is merciless. It’s been that way for decades. Go along or else became policy.

The CIA’s first major foreign operation ousted Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq. A generation of repressive Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi rule followed.

So did the growth of America’s national security state. It operates worldwide. It seeks unchallenged dominance. It cracks down hard on non-believers.

State-sponsored terrorism became institutionalized. Coverup and denial suppress it. It’s worse than ever now. Washington rules force others to comply.

Failure is pretext for regime chance, targeted assassinations, and/or unjustifiable arrests, fabricated charges, convictions and imprisonment.

America’s military apparatus operates virtually everywhere or nearby. Interventionism is official policy. So is unbridled power.

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