Here's a little condensensed version of US History on Foreign Policy.
The 1899 Filipino-American War is one of those nasty little conflicts that you wonít find a lot about in your high school history textbook. Call it
the first Vietnam. During the 1898 Spanish-American War, the US help the Filipinos gain independence from Spain. Then they declare the country an
American colony. A brutal war follows. Many of the scorched-earth tactics used in Vietnam are first used here. More than 100 000 Filipinos die. A
large anti-imperialism movement starts in the US. ìWe do not intend to free, but subjugate the people of the Philippines. We have gone there to
conquer, not to redeem,î wrote early celebrity activist Mark Twain. In 1945, the Americans come back to the Philippines. Even though they have a
common enemy ñ Japan ñ America fights leftist forces known as Huks. The US defeat the Huks, and install a series of puppet presidents, culminating in
the absurdly corrupt Ferdinand Marcos. He and his high-heel-obsessed wife bilk the poverty-ridden country dry for three decades, until retiring
comfortably in Hawaii.
1953 - The CIAís first big takedown. The democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh had to go. He was talking crazy talk, like nationalizing
Iranís oil. A CIA-sponsored coup kills him and restores the Shah to absolute power that begins 25 years of repression and torture. Iranís oil is
returned to its rightful owners, the Americans and British. This, of course, sets the stage for a radical Islamic revolution in 1979, when the
Ayatollah Khomeini takes over, holds Americans hostage, burns many American flags, and pisses off rednecks across America.
1953 - Jacobo Arbenz also had to go. The progressive democratically elected president is also talking that crazy talk - you know, land reform, civil
liberties, nationalizing the Washington-connected United Fruit Company. The CIA organizes a massive disinformation campaign and coup. Next up: 40
years of bad, bad things you donít even want to think about ñ American-trained death squads, torture, disappearances, mass executions. Victims: 100
In the 50s, the Eisenhower Doctrine stated the United States ìis prepared to use armed forces to assistî any Middle East country ìrequesting
assistance against armed aggression from any country controlled by international communism.î In other words, no one is allowed is to # around in the
Middle East or its oil fields except the United States. The US tries to overthrow the Syrian government (twice), lands 14 000 troops in Lebanon, and
conspires to overthrow and assassinate Arab nationalist Nasser in Egypt. US supports Israel with billions of dollars of aid, despite its harsh
treatment of Palestinians and massacres in Lebanon.
1957 - President Sukarno is another troublemaker. He takes back Indonesian companies from their former colonial master, the Dutch. He takes a trip to
Moscow. He refuses to crack down on communists. The CIA launches a disinformation campaign, tries to blackmail him with a fake sex film, plots his
assassination, and hooks up with dissident military officers to start a full-scale war against the government. Sukarno, unlike many on the Agencyís
hit list, somehow survives. 1965 - Sukarno is finally overthrown by General Suharto. The US helps him track down anyone suspected of being communist.
The New York Times calls what follows ìone of the most savage mass slayings of modern political history.î Up to one million die.
After watching the French get their asses kicked halfway to Montparnasse, the US gets embroiled in a civil war pitting communist nationalist forces
against a corrupt, pro-west government. In 1961, the first young American men start arriving home in body bags. Before itís over, more than one
million Vietnamese and 50,000 Americans will die, Jimi Hendrix will play Woodstock, the Beatles will form and break up, and the American psyche will
be radically transformed. In 1973, the US finally admits defeat, forever dooming it to need to overcome the ìVietnam Syndromeî (see Rambo).
1969 - Nixon and Kissinger begin their secret ìcarpet bombingsî of Cambodia. They say it is to kill Viet Cong hiding out in the Cambodian jungle.
Hundreds of thousands of Cambodian civilians die. 1970 - Washington finally helps overthrow troublesome Prince Sihanouk in a coup. The US enlists the
genocidal maniac Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge to help fight the Viet Cong. Five years later, Pol Pot takes over, declares ìYear Zero,î kills anyone
with an education, or even wearing glasses, and sends everyone to the countryside to work in agricultural labor camps. More than two million die in
his ìkilling fieldsî (see The Killing Fields).
1960 - Patrice Lumumba becomes the Congoís first prime minister after independence from Belgium. But the Belgians donít quite leave. They keep their
hands on the vast mineral wealth in the Katanga province, where the Americans also have a piece of the action. Lumumba is defiant, calling for the
Congoís economic and political liberation. In other words, he is doomed. In January 1961, he is assassinated with help from the CIA, under orders from
Eisenhower himself. His body is chopped up into little pieces and burned in acid. Mobutu Sese Seko takes over, changes the name to Zaire, and begins
one of the most corrupt and bloody dictatorships in modern times. Even his CIA handlers are amazed at his cruelty. Thirty years later, despite its
rich natural resources, the people of the Congo are still dirt-poor, Mobutu is a multibillionaire, and the country is in chaos. In 1997, Mobutu is
overthrown, and retires to the Cote díAzur. The country slides into a civil war that has killed more than one million.
1959 - When Fidel Castro rolls into Havana New Years Day he isnít a commie ñ he is a nationalist and an opportunist. But he did take over Cubaís
national industries. And that, as weíve learned, is something the US doesnít look kindly on. The Americans begin a comically disastrous campaign to
oust Castro. They help launch a full-scale invasion at the Bay of Pigs and are crushed. They launch gunboat attacks, bombings, biological warfare. New
evidence has just come out that the CIA even considered committing terrorist acts and then blaming them on Cuba as a pretext to invade again. They try
to send Castro exploding cigars. Spray poison on his beard. The US issues sanctions and a trade embargo that, more than anything, ensures Castro
remains in power.
1973 - Salvador Allende was a ìdangerousî man. He was popular, democratically elected, and a leftist. Against the objections of many inside the US
State Department, the CIA, pushed by Kissinger, helps the military overthrow the government. Allende is killed. General Pinochet closes off the
country to the outside world. Tanks roll in, soldiers round up students, stadiums turn into execution fields, the country is gripped by fear. For two
decades, Pinochet rules with a brutal hand, and thousands of students, union organizers and other bad apples are ìdisappearedî (see the movie
December 1975 - Indonesia invades the small island of East Timor, which had proclaimed its independence after Portugal left. The day before, US
President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger were in Indonesia meeting with Indonesian President Suharto. Amnesty International estimates that by
1989, Indonesian troops had killed 200 000 people out of a population of between 600 000 and 700 000. The US supplies Indonesia with aid, guns, and
1978 - the leftist Sandinistas overthrow the US-backed Somoza dictatorship. Reagan becomes obsessed with taking out the Cuba-and-Soviet-friendly
government, enlisting an army of mercenaries, drug dealers and ex-Somoza National Guardsmen. The Contras attack schools and medical clinics, raping,
torturing, mining harbors, and bombing. When Congress cuts off funds, Reaganís ìfreedom fightersî are financed by CIA drug-dealing and secret arms
sales to Iran in what comes to be known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
During El Salvadorís bloody civil war (1980-92), the US funds, trains, and secretly fights alongside a military that operates less like a traditional
army than a loose confederation of homicidal fraternities. By the end of the war, 75 000 Salvadorans are dead.
During the 80s, Manny Noriega was George Bushís nigga. On the CIA payroll, he helped the US run drugs, launder money and ship arms to its operations
in Nicaragua and El Salvador. But olí Pineapple Face became a problem. Turned out he was helping Castro, laundering money for Pablo Escobar, and
talking smack about US imperialism. Plus he knew way too much about the whole Iran-Contra scandal. Dude had to go. In December 1989, Bush sends in the
Green Berets to arrest him for drug dealing. A whole Panama City barrio is leveled. The official body count is 500-something, others say 3 000.
Noriega sits in a Florida jail feeling confused.
In the 80's Saddam Hussein is America's ally. The U.S. sends him weapons and money as he fights a seemingly endless war against Iran,murders his
politia opponents and gasses the Kurds. In 1991, Saddam is pissed off at neighboring Kuwait (a country invented by the Britain) for undercutting the
price of oil. He invades. The U.S. forms an international coalition to "liberate" Kuwait. Saddam sends an army of barefoot conscripts. For more then
40 days and nights, 177 miliion pounds of bombs fall on Iraq - the most concentrated aerial onslaught in the history of the world. The U.S. uses
cancer-causing depleted uranium weapons; the bury soldiers alive; they bomb retreatng troops and civilians. At the war's end, the U.S. turns its back
on the Kurds and other anti-saddam forces (see Three Kings). While Saddam remains in power, U.S. sanctions and continued bombing keep food, medicine,
and clean water from everyday Iraqis. According to the UN, over one million Iraqis have died, half of them children.
Beginning in the 1970's, the US pours billions of dollars into over-throwing a pro-Soviet government. The CIA funds, trains, and arms a guerilla army
of Islamic extremists known as the Mujahideen. The Soviets are driven out, in their version of Vietnam. More then a million Afghans are dead, three
million disabled and fiv million made refugees. The country slides into civil war in which an even more radical group of Pakistan-educated students
and un-educated hillbillies known as the Taliban take over. The country becomes a heaven for anti-American terrorists groups and women-haters. Lies
flourish. While outwardly criticizing the Taliban, behind the scenes the CIA and American oil companies jockey for leverage to build a pipeline across
1999 - After the Serbs start "ethnic cleansing" Albanians in the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo, the US and NATO launch 70 days of air strikes
against Serbia (an act that had nothing to do with Coporate intrests and was actually pretty reasonable). Thouands of Serbs are killed. The ethnic
Albanian KLA guerilla army, a drug-dealing group of thugs who were first accused of ethnic cleansing Serb by THE NEW YORK TIMES back in 1982, start an
open season on Serbs living in Kosovo. The bombs stop, and Serb demagogue Slobodan Milosevic is driven from power by a popular movement.
2001 - Colombia's 38 year old civil war is still going strong, despite, or one might say, as a result of $2.2 Billion of US military aid (as to this
date,congress is debating another $900 million to send). The country is a chaotic death trap. Marxist rebels hold large portions of the country;
American mercenaries and defense department front companies like DynCorp and Virginia Electronics are covertly helping the inept Colombian military;
(in the early 60's the testing place for the experimental weapon, Napalm, by the US military, was in Colombia, it was used by the government against
political dissidents in the countryside) Right-Wing Paramilitaries (on the CIA's payroll and financed out of the coffers of companies such as BP,
Shell, Occidental Petrolium and Exxon) are massacring civilians; and everyone has their hands in the super - lucrative drug trade. Most people don't
know that American forces have been around for awhile. In the early 90's, a secret group code-named Centra Spike launch a covert operation to take
out Pablo Escobar, a major coc aine lord who made the fatal mistake of giving money to the poor and talking # about American imperialism. The
colombian government and the secret American unit go into buisness with Escobar's rival the Cali Cartel. Escobar is finally killed. The Cali
Cartel's power is solidified and the flow of coc aine into the US only increases. Victims in the last 10 years alone of U.S financed civil war,
Fact of the matter is the TRUTH(not matter how I spell it) has been out there for years hiding in the carefully crafted demigod of American media.
Don't believe just read.
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