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  •  Who is Washington? Good question. (4+ / 0-)
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    Nada Lemming, prishannah, JesseCW, slatsg

    The more I look at the US in Latin America, the less I believe that the civilian government is running things. We saw this in Haiti, when President Clinton was publicly supporting President Aristide and the CIA was trying to bring him down--including staging violent demonstrations against a US naval vessel.

    Again in the 2009 Honduras coup, President Obama said he was against it and the Ambassador, Hugo Llorens was calling it a military coup, other US forces were propping up the dictatorship.

    Who is Washington? Is it President Obama? Or is it the Pentagon and the CIA?  

    •  Our country has historically (6+ / 0-)
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      devis1, prishannah, Anorish, No Exit, slatsg, poco

      supported fascism over democratic leftist governments, if it means supporting capitalism over socialism.

      We are far more concerned about supporting the "free market" than we are about supporting a "free people".

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 10:50:52 AM PDT

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