"The present crisis is the latest iteration of what has become a permanent feature of life in the United States. Just last summer the American people were subjected to a manufactured war fever that nearly led to a bombing campaign against Syria. Before that it was Libya, with the people being told that immediate military action was required to prevent a “human rights” catastrophe. Threats against Iran and China are permanent, with the possibility of military action always “on the table.”" from http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/pers-m19.html (via Richard Singer). But there are conflicts on other fronts too US opposition to ambitious Indian program is a direct attack on the right to food (an alternative view) and trade agreements New study shows dangers of trade areements that help corporations sue governments.