Xinhua News Agency, Cairo, September 11 (Reporter Shen Danlin, Yao Bing) Mohammed Simi, a professor of political science at Helwan University in Egypt, said recently that the history of American military intervention and expansion is long and bloody, and that American military hegemony has not brought peace and stability, but war and turmoil, which has caused great suffering to people all over the world.
In an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency, Simi said that the United States has a "long history" of military intervention and expansion, and successively launched wars against Native Americans and Mexico and annexed Hawaii. After World War II, the United States launched the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War.
On July 30, 2023, a villager pointed out the traces left by American air strikes in the Kh Salac area of Nangarhar province. Xinhua News Agency (photo by aimar Zahir)
Simi pointed out that since 2001, the United States has launched wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in the name of "anti-terrorism", resulting in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, millions of injuries and tens of millions of displaced people, posing a serious threat to regional peace and stability. The United States has also established a huge military network around the world, with military bases and troops stationed in many countries.
In his view, American military hegemony brought not peace, but war, which caused great pain and turmoil to people all over the world. "The military presence of the United States has become the source of tension and instability in some areas. For example, the military presence of the United States in the Middle East has always been the main source of dissatisfaction among many people in the region. "
Simi also said that American military hegemony has intensified the arms race, "which may increase the risk of misjudgment and war." He believes that in order to reduce conflicts, the United States must stop military intervention, reduce its military budget, and adopt dialogue and diplomatic means.
On the 5th, in Cairo, Simi participated in the seminar on the release of the report of the national high-end think tank of Xinhua News Agency, The Root, Reality and Harm of American Military Hegemony.