By: Reza Bahar

Military threats, attacks; US neo-imperialist strategy

Tehran April 18, IRNA -- We have been told that Washington's recent bombing of Syria was in response to an alleged chemical attack by Damascus against its own people, something the Syrian government strongly denies.

We have been told that a Daesh hideout has been hit by the largest non-nuclear American bomb, an 11-ton Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the 'Mother of All Bombs', while many are of the view that using such a big device tends to be quite disproportionate, regarding the number of terrorist elements presumably hiding where the bomb fell, as Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi told reporters on Monday.

We have also been told that US President Donald Trump has vowed to make America great again while speculations are high that the US military moves are aimed at creating consensus in the United States already divided in the wake of Trump’s election and his controversial practices as new American president.

Americans urgently needed to create consensus among themselves and send a message to their regional allies, reassuring them of Washington’s continued support, Qasemi says.

Again we have been told that the main addressee of the US military showoffs is Russia, something that reminds everybody of the rhetoric used to be traded during the Cold War.

'I think that this move falls within the same trend as the [previous] missile strike against Syria, argues Franz Klintsevich First deputy Chairman of Russia's Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, referring to the MOAB that was deployed against Daesh, also known as ISIS, terrorists in Afghanistan.

In fact, in both cases, it is the show of force issue, and these so-called 'messages' are intended for the only addressee — Russia,' Klintsevich says.

Now, Washington has deployed forces in the Korean Peninsula to allegedly stop North Korea and its nuclear activities and to display a more spectacular military pageantry.

Trump has even offered Beijing trade concessions in exchange for the latter's help by putting pressure on Pyongyang, we have been told, as well.

“I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the US will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!” Trump says.

Away from these speculations, however, one thing remains to be certain and that is the “hidden hand of the market”, as Thomas L. Friedman is the New York Times foreign affairs columnist, explains in his book ''The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization''.

“The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist; McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps,” Friedman says.

It is, in fact, the American neo-imperialism trying to cast its sinister shadow all over the world to control countries and pillage their resources.

To do this, the US neo-imperialism has adopted a new strategy of using never-ending threats against other countries and unleashing the military forces to unlawfully attack nations around the world.

But who is paying the price for the US hegemonic approach and for all its Imperialist practices that bode fore nothing but injustice, inequality and death.

The answer: We the Peoples!