Imported from Vietnam, the ESAF employed a strategy of forced relocation, i.e. aerial bombing, strafing, and infantry sweeps in villages to generate refugee flows to military-controlled hamlets, and thus deprive the guerrillas of support.
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From 1987 onward, newly formed popular organizations were met with a resurgence of death squad killings and disappearances, reminiscent of the early 80s. Victims were customarily found "mutilated, decapitated, dismembered, strangled or showing marks of torture or rape," Amnesty International reports. The increase was in response to more militant protests by opposition labor unions, demanding better wages from employers.
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The success of U.S. policy in El Salvador -- preventing a guerrilla victory -- was based on 40,000 political murders
By Benjamin Schwarz, RAND Corp., Atlantic, December 1998
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U.S. aid to the Salvadoran intelligence apparatus, the nerve center of the army High Command, and the heart of its covert death squad bureaucracy, was provided through the U.S. Military Advisory Group (MilGroup), the CIA, and the Central America Joint Intelligence Team (CAJIT - CIA and DIA). Over
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Members of the Salvadoran Army's First Brigade salute on Soldiers Day, May 6, 1990, in Flor Blanca Stadium, San Salvador. Photograph © Jeremy Bigwood.
President Bush: The question is, why are we supporting El Salvador?
Lady in audience: No, the question is, why are we killing priests in El Salvador?
President Bush: The answer
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Could American pretense to global hegemony be taken seriously if it could not maintain its unquestioned suzerainty in the Caribbean basin? ("El Salvador itself doesn't matterówe have to establish credibility," said one White House official.) Could Russia's pretense to superpower status be deemed plausible if it could not keep Eastern Europe in line?
--Thomas J. McCormick, America's Half-Century: United States Foreign Policy in the Cold War and After, Feb 1, 1995
Originally Posted by Meta777
Originally Posted by Natural Evidence
You can work harder than improved robots that will be made in the future?
Eventually, no one will be able to work harder than the robots.
All that will be necessary to live will be some raw resources and a few machines.
At which point we'll all have a serious question we'll need to answer (if we haven't answered it already)
Do we want a system in which only the private owners of these machines and the raw resources can live,
or do we set it up so that the benefits
Originally Posted by Battle3
Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog outlines some principles explaining how Americans can take back their country from the communists. Basically, Americans should use the same tactics the "progressives" used to steal America (Greenfield in some ways restates Alinsky).
1. There is no conservative party
There is a Republican Party. The purpose of the party and its politicians,