- The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes”
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- Gary Kohls’ Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments
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September 10, 2014 | Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)
William Blum is an author, historian, and renowned critic of U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II and Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, among others.
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Gary Kohls’ Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments, Gary G. Kohls <email@example.com>
September 11, 2014 | Before reading the article further below about the nations American has violently over-thrown, watch the disturbing 2007 video segment from a DemocracyNow! interview (conducted by Amy Goodman – the transcript is available at http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166) with retired 4 Star US Army General Wesley Clark. Clark is describing an interaction with another general at the Pentagon only weeks after 9/11/01. He revealed the (Cheney/Bush administration) Pentagon’s secret plan to “take out” 7 nations in 5 years, starting with Iraq, followed by Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.
Watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXS3vW47mOE and then read … the master list of America’s coups/regime changes of foreign governments since WWII, (thus not mentioning what the US had already done to the native Americans, Tripoli, Mexico, the Caribbean island nations, Colombia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, China, the Philippines, etc, etc – or what US Marine General Smedley Butler wrote about in his 1935 classic, “War Is a Racket”, where he said, “I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.” “ I was a high class muscle man for Big Business, Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.”
And then, after reading these items, start supporting, working for and voting for the most anti-militarism , anti-imperialist political parties and candidates that you can (which, incidentally, eliminates every single Republican and the vast majority of Democrats).
Supporting antiwar parties and anti-imperialist candidates limits us voters to Green Party candidates, a few rare, dissenting Democrats and a few of the pure Libertarian/Ayn Rand devotee candidates (the latter of which are, tragically, also strongly pro-corporate, pro-wealth disparity, pro-unfettered capitalist, anti-environmentalist and are also against governments helping the oppressed, disabled and the poor).
Here is the article. Read it an weep for America. Gary