In Reply to: War dirt posted by Truth Seeker on March 18, 2003 at 10:27:51:
Noriega was a thug in the CIA payroll but he was being more of a problem than a solution now. Ahh, the US had to invade the country and destroy its economy to bring him to jail. What a coincidence that it happened just before the Panama Channel was returned.
Grenada, a nice quiet island in the caribean. Most of their income came from selling sugar cane and tourism. Something must have happened there because all of the sudden it got invaded. Of course, some people will say that the cuban presence there was enough of a reason. Now the cubans are gone and so is the help the poor people in the island was helping. Still communism is a good excuse.
The same is true for Nicaragua. Regan ordered the illegal operation to mine its harbor so that no ships could go in or out. To him the idea that communists would be teaching people how to become independent was bad. Never mind that for decades this same country suffered henious attrocities under the hand of one of the worse dictators in worlds history (he fed his own tigers with the human flesh of the opposition): Anastasio Somoza.
What happened to San Salvador and the killings of so many innocent people, priestas and humanitarian relief workers, including american citicesn? All of that was done with the blessings of the same government drumming for war. (Incidentaly, the same Elliot Abrams in charge of the Iran-Contra affair in those days is now playing a big role in Irak. Of course, he has friends in Iran.)
And before all of these countries, there were other pearls of intervention, the invasion of Santo Domingo and the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. How many more times so many other small countries have had to suffer that threat?
Yes, there is a lot to be said about Sadan but is that enough? What about each and all of the regimes in that part of the world? Each country has its own authoritarian ruler. Pakistan and India have weapons of mass destruction, so does Israel. A couple of americans were shot in Yemen a couple of days ago. The american army is posed to invade a country not having had shown proof that that country is a danger to its neighbours and the world.
Why are americans seen under such bad light? An american protester was ran over and killed by an american bulldozer when trying to defend a palestian home. The protester was an unarmed girl.