Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Quicksand and Blood

Quicksand and Blood.

Excellent history of how our government has practised the "Salvadorian Option" to over throw regimes and install regimes friendly to US interests, especially our corporate interests, by establishing death squads, funding "insurgents", murder, torture, kidnappings and disappearances.

Sound familiar? Kinda like Iraq, post-war? If it worked so well in Central and South America, why not the Middle East. Hmmm. But REAL insurgents threw a monkey wrench into the grand plan. So far there are no winners. Only the innocent civilians lose. As always.

But note the paragraph on Israel and the Palestinians. A different can of worms that hasn't worked out so well. Will we still be in the midst of a bloody uprising 30 years from now? Probably.

The know-it-all know-nothing neocons failed to account for the Muslim religion and its importance to the Arab people, and their deep seated suspicion and dislike of the US and Israel. They have long memories of the abuses by the West. Unlike most of the American people, they are well aware of the US and Western nations' dirty practises and interference in other nations' . Sadly, we have not always been the good guys.

More dark history of US involvement in evil. Back in the day, the excuse was the Cold War: the Red Menace, fighting Communism. Today, it's the Long War: the Muslims, fighting Terrorism.

All of the following are long essays but pertinent to understanding the "Salvadorian Option" and policies continuing to be pursued today.

Reagan and Guatemala's Death File

The US- Guatemala File

Two Indonesias, Two Americas

The Consortium - Lost History (part 1) Death, Lies, and Body Washing

Access the Consortium for numerous exposes.
Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

  • People Do not Forget
  • "People do not forget; People do not forget the death of their fellows; they do not forget torture and mutilations; they do not forget injustice; they do not forget oppression; they do not forget the terrorism of mighty powers; they not only do not forget, they also strike back. Harold Pinter, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, 2005 Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
  • Seven Stones to Rapa
  • Links
  • Ain't Gonna Take It Anymore
  • Spadoman's Peace Blog
  • Is America Burning
  • Sacrificed for Empire
  • Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
  • Rape and Murder to Satisfy Lust
    Check out the THE LIE OF THE CENTURY
    Out Take: Abu Ghraib Video
    AlterNet: Iraq's War Porn
    Yahoo! News Story - 'Bad behavior' holding US troo...
    THE 10,000 TH HADITHA -
    Major Idiocy
    How the US Backed Saddam for Decades Then Betrayed...
    Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
  • Previous Atrocities
  • archives
  • February 2006
  • March 2006
  • April 2006
  • May 2006
  • June 2006
  • July 2006
  • August 2006
  • September 2006
  • October 2006
  • November 2006
  • December 2006
  • January 2007
  • February 2007
  • March 2007
  • April 2007
  • May 2007
  • June 2007
  • July 2007
  • August 2007
  • December 2007
  • January 2008
  • February 2008
  • March 2008
  • July 2008
  • November 2008
  • December 2008
  • February 2009
  • March 2009
  • May 2009
  • July 2009
  • September 2009
  • October 2009
  • December 2009
  • Create FREE graphics at