KoreanWarArtWhat’s especially revealing and galling about U.S. foreign policy is that those making the decisions could care less about the people affected by their ‘self-interested’ and absurd schemes for world domination.

The situation in Egypt today, with the U.S. supporting all sides of the conflagration, brings to mind the 1953 U.S engineered coup in Iran of the democratically elected, and U.S. supported, Mossadegh. And then in 1980, after years of arming Iran under the Shah, the U.S. armed Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and prodded him to attack Iran, engaging in an 8 year war with millions of casualties. In his book, The Fire This Time (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1992), Ramsey Clark recalls: Of course, war against the much larger Iran would weaken Iraq as well. Washington did not want either side to win. “We wanted to avoid victory by both sides,” a Reagan administration official told the New York Times. Henry Kissinger was more blunt about it, being variously quoted as saying, “I hope they kill each other” and “too bad they both can’t lose.”