The U.S. War on Democracy

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  1. Horhey

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    Beginning in 1962, the United states created and maintained a system of terror in much of the third world, from the Western Hemisphere to the Far East, until a more sophisticated method for controlling nations was instituted - the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) - which both serve the same purpose: safeguarding a favorable climate for investment against "the increasing popular demand for immediate improvement in the low living standards of the masses" and for production geared to domestic needs, in the words of one U.S. planning document.

    Statement by Richard N. Cooper, Under-Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of State, 1980:
    Thus the logical response to such threats:
    This rationale for U.S.-managed "internal security" is repeated again and again almost verbatim in the internal record:
    That is why, as was done with the full cooperation of the mainstream U.S. media:
    And this lie continues to dominate to this day.

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    The New York Times, meanwhile, praised the Shah for his "long record of success in defeating subversion without suppressing democracy". The headline reads: "IRAN IS REPORTED SUBVERSION-FREE--U.S. Aid Viewed as a Factor," New York Times, December 2, 1956.
     
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    "A Gleam of Light in Asia" - The New York Times



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    Patrice Lumumba: The U.S.-Backed Assassination of Congo's First Democratically-Elected Leader

     
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    Gee, where are the objections to these historical facts by the forum's many Christian professing, pro democracy, anti government intervention Republicans?
     
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    They are not facts.

    They are opinion with no supporting evidence.

    Spin away
     
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    What?? Are you saying that the state initiates violence against innocent people? No kidding. That what a state IS.
     
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    "Death Squads"; Mechanic of U.S. intervention across the globe


    In 1962, the Kennedy administration shifted the mission of the armies in Latin America from "hemispheric defense" to "internal security". Charles Meachling Jr., who led U.S. counterinsurgency and internal defense planning from 1961-1966, explains the results of this new initiative as a shift from toleration of "the rapacity and cruelty of the Latin American military", to "direct complicity" in their crimes, to U.S. support for "the methods of Heinrich Himmler's extermination squads."
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    Eat it.
     
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    In "Mao, the Untold Story"; the Indonesian Communists were ordered by Mao to attempt the coup in 1965. They begged for a delay saying they were not ready, not that it would involve killing thousands of opponents

    Mao insisted they go ahead anyway to their regret. They got the chop instead.
     
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    Nonsense. Google book search this (I'm on a cell): "The PKI won popular support, not as a revolutionary party, but as an organization defending the interests of the poor within the existing system." For more, see Bradley Simpsons Indonesia-East Timor documentation project at the National Security Archive.
     
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    I read the book. Mao ordered Indonesian Communists to jump the gun. Communism was a scourge to anyone who fell under it. I met Eastern Europeans, Chinese, Cambodians, Cubans who thanked God they got out.

    My nephew commanded a Coast Guard cutter between Cuba and Florida. He saw Cubans light themselves on fire rather than be sentd back. He saw mothers throw their babies in the Gulf to force a rescue and a trip to an American hospital--not much of a vote of confidence in Fidel.
     
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    Right-wing propaganda.
     
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    "Mao, The True Story" was based on Chinese government archives.

    Are you a bolshie? Wow. I haven't met once since the USSR crumbled. What it is like defending failure?

    BTW: My nephew is real. His experiences were real. The Cubans he saved were real.
     
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