Presentation on theme: "Why Do They Hate Us? U.S. has still not ratified the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Abandoned Kyoto treaty Abandoned Anti-Ballistic missile."— Presentation transcript:
Why Do They Hate Us? U.S. has still not ratified the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Abandoned Kyoto treaty Abandoned Anti-Ballistic missile treaty Rejected International Criminal Court Rejected Biological Warfare Treaty
Bombed 23 countries in 23 years 1945-46 1950-53 1950-53 1954 1958 1959-60 1960 1961-73 1964 1964-73 1965 1967-69 1969-70 1980s 1980s 1983 1986 1989 1991-99 1995 1998 1998 1999 China Korea China Guatemala Indonesia Cuba Guatemala Vietnam Congo Laos Peru Guatemala Cambodia El Salvador Nicaragua Grenada Libya Panama Iraq Bosnia Sudan Afghanistan Yugoslavia Why Do They Hate Us?
U.S. supplies 62% of the world's arms U.S. Targets a $452 billion military budget by 2007. Announced a Bomb First policy – meaning it will make a pre-emptive strike on any nation it pleases. Regularly attempts overthrows of Democratic leaders (Venezuela the latest) Why Do They Hate Us?
Military presence on every continent, including Holy Lands Only nation to use a nuclear weapon to incinerate civilians Its businesses use undemocratic forces (IMF, World Bank) to strangle domestic economies and force them to become neo-imperialistic labor farms or suffer crushing debt Why Do They Hate Us?
Fraternities and Sororities Why Do They Hate Us?
Financially supports and has supported non-democratic dictators who have committed human rights abuses, including torture, biological weapon use, theft, and general acts of tyranny against its own people Voted off the UN commission for Human Rights Why Do They Hate Us?
Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist and you will sweep war from the earth. – Henry Ford Endless money forms the sinews of war - Cicero The truth of the matter is that Iraq today is not a threat to its neighbors, and is not acting in a manner which threatens anyone outside of its own borders. – Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in. - General Colin Powell [When asked about the number of Iraqi people who were slaughtered by Americans in the 1991 "Desert Storm" campaign The U.S.A. has supplied arms, security equipment and training to governments and armed groups that have committed torture, political killings and other human rights abuses in countries around the world. - Amnesty International ["United States of America - Rights for All" October 1998] Testimonials
If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace. – Nelson Mandela If the American People ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the corporation that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property, until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. - Thomas Jefferson No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. – HL Mencken Freedom of press is limited to those who own one. – HL Mencken Testimonials
How can we increase our companys profits? Have you heard about all the clients we lost last quarter? Talk about collateral damage! Have you seen this new cell phone? What would Harry Potter do? What time is American Idol on, fer chrissakes!!! When will the Red Sox win a World Series??? Did you hear that Matthew Perry is out of rehab? Canada and Australia – more to them then hockey and kangaroos? Wasssuuuppppp? Uh…How ya doin?! Q & A