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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
.......What the hell do we need another 30 million citizens for anyway?
Originally posted by TONE23
simple answer to your question.
They are a soveriegn nation. period
The Monroe Doctrine, expressed in 1823, proclaimed the United States' opinion that European powers should no longer colonize the Americas or interfere with the affairs of sovereign nations located in the Americas, such as the United States of America, Mexico, and others. In return, the United States planned to stay neutral in wars between European powers and in wars between a European power and its colonies. However, if these latter type of wars were to occur in the Americas, the U.S. would view such action as hostile toward itself.
Originally posted by rich23
As it was on the way to the printers, both the CIA and the United States State Department took action to block the publication of a book detailing U.S. covert action and goverment involvement in the coup in Indonesia which resulted in the loss of up to one million lives (the victims of the U.S. sponsored purge were leftists, not surprisingly). The documents have been reproduced on the George Washington University Archive site and reveal that American involvement included passing the names of leftists to the Indonesian death squads (with the Ambassador at the time suggesting that these steps were required since, on their own, the Indonesia military seemed to be to clueless to figure out who these people were themselves.)
In one of the more interesting quotes from the article the embassy reports back to Washington at the time that "We frankly do not know whether the real figure" of communists who have been killed "is closer to 100,000 or 1,000,000 but believe it wiser to err on the side of the lower estimates, especially when questioned by the press." The comminiques also address the possibility of public disclosure of U.S. covert action and involvement in the massacres by noting that "The chances of detection or subsequent revelation of our support in this instance are as minimal as any black bag operation can be."