Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Consortiumnews.com/ 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.