On Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:47:48 -0800, a425couple
Post by a425couple
If Capitalism is evil and Socialism is the answer,
Why is the caravan not heading to Venezuela?
It's less than half the distance.
Liberals, feel free to answer my question.
Because 'murica has destroyed their economy's and their lives by
Case #95: Reagan's Butcher Carries Out Genocide in Guatemala
THE CRIME: In the early 1980s, following a U.S.-backed coup by General
José Efraín Ríos Montt, the Guatemalan military systematically
destroyed more than 600 indigenous Mayan villages in the highlands of
the country. Seventy-five thousand people, overwhelmingly Mayans, were
slaughtered under Ríos Montt in this small, impoverished country in
Central America. Soldiers ripped the hearts out of children as their
bodies were still warm and piled them on a table for their parents to
Case #91: School of the Americas-Training Ground for Mass Murderers
and Torturers, 1946-Present
THE CRIME: Since 1946, the U.S. Army's School of the Americas (SOA)
has trained military officers from countries all over Latin America.
The school's curriculum includes sniper training, commando and
psychological warfare, military intelligence, and interrogation
tactics-including the use of torture, rape, disappearances,
assassinations, and mass killings.
CIA and U.S. Army manuals used at the SOA have detailed torture
techniques and advocated extortion, blackmail, and the targeting of
civilian populations. A former political prisoner in Paraguay
described how a section of these manuals gives "interrogators"
instructions on "how to keep electric shock victims alive and
responsive" and "recommends dousing the victims' heads and bodies with
salt water, and includes a sketch showing how this 'treatment' should
be carried out." Hundreds of thousands of people in Latin America have
been tortured, raped, assassinated, "disappeared," massacred, and
forced to flee their homes and become refugees by armies and death
squads led by military officers trained at the SOA.
Case #87: Operation Condor 1968-1980s
U.S.-Directed Campaign of Political Assassination and State Terror in
THE CRIME: From the late 1960s well into the 1980s, documents show
that the U.S. secretly organized, financed, and directed a campaign of
political repression, torture, disappearances, and assassinations
code-named Operation Condor.
Starting in 1975, this multinational U.S.-led conspiracy was
implemented by pro-U.S. right-wing military dictatorships in the
Southern Cone of Latin America-Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay,
Bolivia, and Brazil (later joined by Ecuador and Peru). Operation
Condor coordinated the intelligence operations between these
countries; organized cross-border operations to detain and "disappear"
dissidents and political opponents forced into exile; and, in its most
secret "Phase III," provided for the formation of special teams of
assassins from member countries to travel anywhere in the world to
carry out assassinations of "subversive enemies."
Case #86: 1964 Brazil Coup and Rise of Brutal Military Dictatorship
THE CRIME: In 1964, a section of the Brazilian military carried out a
coup that overthrew Brazilian President João Goulart. The coup gave
rise to two decades of a murderous and brutal military dictatorship
and atrocities that led to the disappearance and death of close to
1,000 political opponents, and the systematic torture of over 30,000
The coup had been anticipated-and worked for-by the U.S. for two years
or more. And the U.S. provided supplies and funding for the coup. Just
before the coup, the U.S. ambassador to Brazil received a secret
telegram from Secretary of State Dean Rusk stating that the
administration had decided to immediately mobilize a naval task force
to take up position off the coast of Brazil including U.S. Navy
tankers, along with an airlift of 110 tons of ammunition and other
equipment including "CS agent"-a special gas used against street
protests. President Lyndon Johnson was briefed on and signed off on
that. Goulart was unable and unwilling to mobilize armed resistance,
and within days of the coup he fled to neighboring Uruguay. The U.S.
immediately recognized the new regime, and declared that the coup by
the "democratic forces" had staved off the hand of international
Case #83: The U.S.-Mexico War of 1846-1848
The Crime: In the spring of 1846, U.S. President James Polk sent
General Zachary Taylor and several thousand U.S. troops into what had
been-before slave-holding settlers from the U.S. declared it an
independent "Republic of Texas" in 1836-Mexican territory between the
Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers, near the Gulf of Mexico, with the goal
of provoking a war. When Taylor's troops arrived at the Mexican town
of Matamoros on the Rio Grande and began menacing maneuvers, they were
attacked by a force of Mexicans, just as Polk and his cabinet believed
they would be. President Polk wasted no time in declaring Mexico
guilty of aggression against the U.S.
Case #80: 1915-1934: The U.S. Invasion, Occupation and Domination of
THE CRIME: On July 28, 1915, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson ordered 330
U.S. Marines to invade Haiti's capital city of Port-au-Prince. This
was the beginning of a 19-year U.S. occupation that didn't end until
1934. At the time of the invasion the political situation in Haiti and
the government itself were extremely unstable. U.S. troops landed
after Haitian President Vilbrun Guillaume Sam was killed by people in
the streets. And Sam himself had come to power after leading a revolt
to topple the president a year earlier.
Haiti, a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with
the Dominican Republic, had been France's most lucrative colony until
the Haitian people rose up in the largest successful slave rebellion
in history, led by Toussaint L'Ouverture in 1791. At the time of the
U.S. invasion, Haiti was a poor, mainly rural country that different
foreign imperialist powers were trying to dominate
Case #79: Ronald Reagan's Honduras-The Atrocities of "Battalion 316"
THE CRIME: The U.S. military and CIA trained, financed, and covered up
the crimes of "Battalion 316"-a Honduran military death squad which
carried out a campaign of torture, murder, and state-sponsored terror
against the Honduran people during the 1980s. At least 184
Hondurans-including labor leaders, students, religious activists, and
others the Honduran military considered political opponents-were
stalked, kidnapped, brutally tortured, disappeared, and murdered by
Battalion 316. Countless others were captured and tortured before
ultimately being let go.
Of course we could go on...