I could've just posted this article by the BBC to show the real motive for Washington's terrorist war against Nicaragua which was it's "threat of a good example," fearing that it would become an "exporter of revolution" by "ideological subversion." The "dominos" woud fall and then the whole system of domination would begin to "unravel", thus threatening US control of vital raw materials in countries like Venezuela, Colombia and possibly as far as Saudi Arabia eventually. The fact that Nicaragua was a functioning democracy made it an even more dangerous agent of the plague. In an Atlantic Monthly expose on the motives for the US backed military coup in Chile 9-11, 1973, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh quotes an aid to National Security Adviser Henry Kssinger saying:
If Latin America ever became unraveled, it would never happen with Castro. Allende (President of Chile) was a living example of democratic social reform in Latin America..Chile scared [Kissinger].BBC News: US guilty of backing Contras
America's illegal paramilitary campaign of the 1980s was aimed at overthrowing Nicaragua's left-wing government.
The Sandinistas had begun redistributing property and made notable progress in the sphere of education.
But the US regarded them with suspicion, fearing their policies were hostile to American interests.
Former Secretary of State George Schultz is reported to have warned, in March 1986, that if the Sandinistas "succeed in consolidating their power," then "all the countries in Latin America, who all face serious internal economic problems, will see radical forces emboldened to exploit these problems".."Nicaragua is the cancer, and we must cut it out," Shultz said in a speech at Kansas State University.