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The American people cheered the invasion, Manual Noriega was transformed into public enemy number one, and America wanted him brought to "justice." Invading a nation to apprehend their head of state, for crimes that he supposedly committed, is an act nearly without precedence in world history. It was a flagrant violation of all international law, condemned by the United Nations and throughout the world. The American people easily swallowed the rationale of invading Panama to apprehend Noriega. In exasperation, the scholar José de Jesús Martínez said that it was hard to believe "how Americans can be so stupid" as to believe the rationale that they were fed regarding Panama's invasion. The USA had ample opportunities to apprehend its employee before the invasion.

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Few will baldly state what their true ambition is, especially when it is driven by and a lust for power. However, declassified documents from the war and early post-war years clearly spelled out the American government's intentions. American planners saw the colonized world in virtually the same way that Europe had, but their internal documents phrased things more clinically. Before World War II had even ended, the USA's planners saw nearly the entire globe as its “Grand Area,” and the USA's destroyed imperial rivals were going to follow the “great workshops” example of Japan and Germany during the war and become producers of goods that the USA would find useful. Traditional colonial lands were to be a source of cheap labor, food, and natural resources, and a captive market for manufactures, in mercantile fashion. Colonial domains, Africa in particular, were to be exploited to help rebuild Europe and Japan. The USA's plans were a blueprint for a truly global empire. Only the Soviet Union stood in its way (and later, China), and that was what the Cold War was all about, which the USA instigated and escalated at every opportunity.

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Life for the remnants of Native American tribes after their conquest, dispossession, and genocide was completed during the late 19th century. During the 20th century, the USA continued genocidal policies against Native Americans, including forced sterilization, forcible removal of children from their parents, to be raised in the white culture, more active undermining of tribal governance, and still more theft of their lands. Canada also did the same things. It was not until America’s Civil Rights era that Native Americans began making a comeback.

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The milieu surrounding building the Panama Canal was complex, with several competing factions, but it could be seen as similar to the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs: it was a grand tale with everything in it but a hero. Columbian authorities were willing to part with land to build the canal, for the right price. American railroad interests saw the canal as a potential threat and opposed it. The French were willing to sign over the canal rights, for the right price. Similar to Cortés’s rise from obscurity as he stumbled into opportunity in Mesoamerica, Philippe Bunau-Varilla was an obscure, puffed-up Frenchman who launched a personal campaign to have the canal built through Panama.

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The kind of “free market” censorship that and were subjected to demonstrated new dynamics in the arena of power, control, and wealth accumulation. If two of the West’s most famous authors could have their critical political observations about the West censored so completely, most people would not even know about them, much less read them, keeping the at bay once again. It happened even more completely with . With the revolutions in Europe, probably beginning with England’s civil wars, Western states had limited ability to use violence on dissenting citizens, and so the cultural managers had to control what people . Therefore, British and American cultural managers have long been the world’s most sophisticated practitioners of mind control, and its effects are easily seen in , British royalty worship, and other cultural phenomena. Such behaviors are religious acts, but the participants seem to pretend that they are not.

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The Philippines’ case was particularly egregious. The USA had designs on Caribbean islands for many years, and as they were in the USA's backyard, Americans could concoct some mildly plausible case for their conquest. The Philippines, however, lay across the world’s largest ocean. “Discovered” by in 1521, who died while fighting the natives there, the Philippines were conquered by Spain during the 1560s and Manila was established. The Philippines peoples did not have the imperial culture of the or and there were no gold-plated civilizations to plunder. Also, the Philippines were conquered later in the imperial game than the New World was. The Spanish experience in the Philippines was kind of a cross between the mass conversions of Mexico and its hacienda economy, imposed on peoples more like Caribbean natives than Aztecs. Priests, ranchers, and plantation owners dominated the Philippines during the colonial era, and the church was the Philippines’ largest landowner. The Spanish never had a gentle colonial tenure anywhere, but at least the Philippine experience was not the vast genocide that marked their .