As President Obama and Mitt Romney held their final debate tonight, socialist PSL Presidential Candidate Peta Lindsay – who has been excluded from the Presidential Debates – joined a protest outside in Boca Raton, Florida, prior to issuing the following statement on U.S. foreign policy.
Tonight’s debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney proved that the two candidates have far more in common with each other than that which separates them on the issue of foreign policy.
Both support crippling economic sanctions against the people of Iran on the pretext that Iran may someday build a nuclear weapon, while both support the maintenance of the U.S.’s own nuclear arsenal that includes more than 5,000 nuclear weapons. In this instance, both are guilty of using the issue of nuclear weapons as a smokescreen masking the real U.S. agenda, which is to overthrow the government in Iran and replace it with a U.S. puppet or proxy regime similar to what the United States and Britain did in 1953, bringing the Shah of Iran to power.
While Mitt Romney engages in the blame game over the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, both President Obama and Romney embrace and take full responsibility for NATO’s war of aggression that created the current chaos in Libya. Both President Obama and his Republican challenger desire the establishment of a client regime in Libya, a country that possesses Africa’s largest oil reserves.
While Mitt Romney pretends that the Obama administration has been less supportive of Israel, the facts are that the president and both houses of Congress continue to provide a blank check to the Israeli regime as it continues its endless war against the Palestinian people while threatening new wars against Iran and other countries in the Middle East.
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney are committed to spending hundreds of billions more to create a so-called Missile Defense Shield in Europe and in Asia, which can be considered only as a threat directed against Russia and the People’s Republic of China. The Missile Defense Shield is nothing other than an attempt to gain military superiority and a first-strike nuclear capability against Russia and China.
President Obama and the Republican challenger have supported the aggressive expansion of South Korean missile capabilities while insisting on massive war games against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and severe economic sanctions against North Korea.
President Obama and Mitt Romney intend to keep open the 900 U.S. military bases and installations located in 130 countries around the world in order to enforce the U.S. Empire; meaning, to pursue the interests of the biggest banks and corporations in their global endeavors.
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney are committed to expanding the network of U.S. drone bases and drone attacks in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Both candidates support sharp and deep social service cutbacks and reductions in Social Security and Medicare while spending more than $600 billion on war and weapons—more than any other country in the world.
The Peta Lindsay/Yari Osorio PSL Presidential Campaign calls for the creation of a foreign policy that is based on the actual needs of the people of the United States rather than an imperialist establishment that seeks to dominate the peoples of Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe for the sake of a small handful of billionaires, bankers, banks and corporations.
We call for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. and other foreign forces from Afghanistan, an end to all aid to Israel, the end of economic sanctions on Iran, an end to the U.S. policy of promoting civil war in Syria, an end to the 50-year-long economic blockade of socialist Cuba, a closing of all drone bases and an end to all drone attacks, and the closing of all foreign U.S. military bases.
Instead of a foreign policy based on the needs of an imperialist economic system, the people of the United States need a foreign policy that is based on mutual respect, equality and self determination.