Monday, June 20, 2016


Before people get on their political high horse about Islamic extremists hating the US and Americans, let's remember our government has supported corrupt, oppressive governments around the world since WW II, such as the Shah of Iran, Saddham Hussein in Iraq, President Assad in Syria, the Saud family in Saudi Arabia, two presidents in Afghanistan, governments in the Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, President Marcos in the Phillipines, General Pinochet in Chile, governments in Argentina and others in Central & South America, General Park Chung-hee in South Korea, the government of then South Vietnam, etc.
The US has a history of talking democracy but financially and militarily supporting repressive government around the world. We didn’t care about the government’s actions toward their people as long as the country was stable and liked the US government. The CIA often funded coups overthrowing democratically elected government by military force. The DOD often supported those governments with weapons and training to further suppress the people.
This was our foreign policy under Republican and Democratic Presidents and administrations. We talk about democracy but rarely support it, especially when those countries elect governments who don’t like the US government. History is full of examples of this policy, so we don’t have the right to be indignant when we’re held accountable or have the privilege to lie about it. It’s our reality

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