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by Stephen Lendman
Incidents like Manchester create opportunities for nations and allies to pursue disturbing policies not easily possible during stable times.
America, its Western allies and Israel notably take full advantage – cracking down hard on fundamental freedoms, convincing people they’ll be safer under draconian state of emergency conditions and imposition of repressive laws.
Post-9/11, US-led NATO launched imperial wars on humanity, raping and destroying one country after another.
Is more of the same ahead now? UK Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly intends urging NATO to escalate war on ISIS.
It’ll be discussed on Thursday in Brussels during Trump’s meeting with other NATO leaders, continued with G7 ones in Sicily on May 26 and 27.
It remains to be seen what’s coming. For sure, it won’t be unanimity for world peace and stability.
Trump and May urging escalated war on ISIS is pure subterfuge, ignoring their support for the scourge they claim to oppose.
What’s ahead likely includes greater NATO involvement in warmaking, perhaps stepped up terror-bombing and increased numbers of special forces on the ground. 
Syria is in the eye of the storm. Iran may be next. Washington, other NATO nations and Israel want their governments toppled, pro-Western puppet regimes replacing them.
Will Manchester trigger escalated US-led regional aggression toward these ends? May expressed gratitude for “support and solidarity shown by all our NATO allies.”
“A strong and united NATO is at the heart of the security of each and every one of our nations” is her message. 
“Unity in responding to common threats is our most potent weapon…We must redouble our resolve to meet threats to our shared society whether from terrorism or Russia.”
Post-9/11, Dick Cheney said “the gloves are off. (It’s) vital for us to use any means at our disposal…to achieve our objective(s).”
War on humanity followed at home and abroad, escalated under Obama, revved up further under Trump.
Is greater war than already planned? Will Manchester be used as justification, perhaps along with another major false flag in America, enlisting public support for what demands opposition?
America is addicted to war, waging endless ones in the name of peace. Neocons infesting Washington believe they can win a nuclear war.
A doomsday scenario could follow launching one. US presidents are warriors, not peacemakers, Trump obsessed with making the world’s mightiest nation mightier than ever.
America’s imperial agenda threatens humanity’s survival. If its endless wars aren’t stopped, they’ll end us.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.