Great find Souljah
Another sad chapter in the America history of state-sponsored terrorism.
This was only the prelude to far more widespread backing of reprehensible regimes done in the name of thwarting the spread of Communist ideologies
around the world.
Of course when America does it, it's in the name of fighting for "freedom"; when anyone else does it, it's terrorism.
Look at the progression:
- ~100,000 dead
- democratically elected Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán overthrown, right-wing Military Junta installed, executes upto 50,000
"traitors" & "Communists"
- The Ba'ath Party led by Abdel Karim Kassem comes to power with the CIA's help, and is given lists, locations and weapons to rid
the country of Communists.
The same Ba'ath Party who is later hijacked by Saddam's cousin, who places him as Vice President, thus ensuring Saddam's gradual rise to power.
You can't make this stuff up.
- Democratically-elected President Salvador Allende is overthrown in a coup with CIA backing and replaced by the right-wing,
military dictator Augusto Pinochet who proceeds to lock up, torture or execute anyone he claims is a Communist, and install a radical military Junta
which violated civil liberties on all levels.
- Should be self-explanatory to everyone, CIA provides widespread arming and funding of Mujahideen militias to deter Soviet
Occupation, the same Mujahideen who later formed the vicious and cruel Taliban regime and provided a save haven for Osama and Al-Qaeda.
- CIA provides arms, funds and training to the right-wing Sandinista Regime (known as the Contras) who executed over 80,000
Nicaraguan civilians. The funding for the Nicarguan Operation came from profits made via secret arms sales to Iran during the Iran-Iraq War.
Absolutely stunning the amount of hypocrisy within the history of US Foreign Policy.
And the Republicans today talk about cracking down on State-sponsored terrorism? Hah!
The US backed every Right-wing nut & his party on the planet over the last 70 years. The total amount spent on such covert financing and support
easily eclipses anything Iran, Lebanon, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq or Afghanistan have provided to known terrorists over the years.
Eat your heart out Osama.... lol
[edit on 19/5/08 by The Godfather of Conspira]