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u/MadKingBryce · 315 pointsr/HistoryPorn

And why?

Because left wing dissidents wanted to break away from US patronage and nationalize US property in their country and forge their own destiny. This would basically infringe on US corporations rights to exploit poor South American countries for their own profit. US didn’t like that much and engaged in a systematic terror campaign aimed at attacking any grassroots resistance to US backed dictators. The result was essentially a war on peasant populations not just inEl Salvador, but in several other Latin American nations.

Important to note that this is par for the course of US intervention in the third world. I encourage every American to read up on it.


Edit: a word
Edit2: A good book on US foreign intervention

u/l337kid · 63 pointsr/politics

The idea that politics begins and ends at a nation's borders is ridiculous on face. The idea that the national politics of a country, hegemonic as the US is, should begin and end at a nation's borders is really fucking stupid.

Why do you think Puerto Rico is a territory?

Why do you think the Bay of Pigs happened?

Why do you think we funded the Contras in Nicaragua?

Why do you think we overthrew the queen of Hawa'ii and installed a military base?

Why do you think we "purchased" Alaska from Russia?

What do you think the Monroe doctrine was?

In the period since 1945, America has, "carried out extremely serious interventions into more than 70 nations..."

source https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526

u/lapislesbian · 57 pointsr/AskHistorians

In 1954 a US backed coup in Guatemala overthrew democratically elected liberal president Jacobo Árbenz. Though not communist, the US feared Arbenz's communist ties, as he enacted land reform and strengthened workers rights. It's notable during this time that the United Fruit Company held incredible power in Guatemala and it's a matter of debate exactly how much the US intervention in Guatemala was a response to direct pressure from the UFC on US officials. Through operation PBSUCCESS the CIA sponsored a coup putting into power a right wing military dictatorship which resulted in the deaths of over 100,000 Guatemalans. This also brought about a civil war which lasted from 1960-1996. After the war, a UN sponsored truth commission found that CIA-trained paramilitaries were responsible for over 93% of the human rights violations during the war including the torture and dissapearing of tens of thousands of people, overwhelminging rural indigenous Maya, many of whom were also displaced by the destruction of their villages.

Jeez I'm really starting to tire out despite having planned to detail several more countries. I can give more details on any of the following if you'd like but to keep it brief here are a few other examples I won't go much into otherwise, El Salvador (especially notable for the violent death squads which came out of the School of the Americas, in particular the Atlacatl Battalion which was created by the school in 1980 and responsible for the El Mozote massacre in which 800 civilians including women and children were brutally raped and murdered), the Dominican Republic, and Honduras (also notable for it's military death squads, like Battalion 3-16 commanded by Luis Alonso Discua another School of the Americas graduate). Honduras has suffered in multiple instances over the last 100 years as a result of US intervention and the overwhelming power that US fruit companies have held over their government (hence the creation of the term "Banana Republic"). Although I can't talk about it without breaking the 20 year rule, you can look into US intervention in/after the 2009 coup on your own to see how this is ongoing.

Another somewhat different example to what I've described above is immigration spurred by economic harm caused by trade policies. Many Latin American economies and their workers, have suffered greatly under NAFTA which allows capital to move across borders freely, but not people. The idea behind NAFTA is that farmers in a country like Mexico would benefit from being able to sell their corn internationally, but what happened is that instead of moving into new markets, they we're merely pushed out of their own. As NAFTA flooded the Mexican corn market with much cheaper US corn, Mexican farmers couldn't compete as large US corn companies profited. As a result many have been forced to follow agricultural jobs to the US since they could no longer make a living in Mexico.

Well let me know if you'd like anymore information or want specific citations. Please keep in mind that even within the countries I talked about in detail, this is only a fraction of US intervention episodes in Latin America. Not only are there countries that I didn't get to at all, but in some countries mentioned here there are multiple instances of intervention that have occurred in the last 100 years despite me only mentioning one. Additionally there were some modern non-Latin American refugee crisis spurred by US intervention that I would have liked to discuss but had to leave out because of the 20 year rule. Killing Hope, one of the books cited below, is probably the best compilation of all of these events up until the late 90's. If you look at the chapters list in the book preview on Amazon, there are 55 different instances listed many of which are in Latin America, this gives a great place to start for further research. One last thing to keep in mind is that most all of these instances I've described are characterized by absolutely brutal torture, the likes of which a normal person probably couldn't imagine, and which I glossed over because it really is too much for me to handle and manage to present in an academic fashion. But it is important to understand the gravity of what these civilians suffered when I say "torture," the sources below and other online resources can provide more info on that, suffice to say I wish I could un-know the things I've read and accounts I've heard from survivors of these regimes.

Sources:

u/SteveBule · 33 pointsr/ChapoTrapHouse

u/packattacks if you want some examples of non-authoritarian communist and socialist attempts at government, check out William Blum's Killing Hope. It's a great book and shows many examples of democratic leftist movements that the CIA tried to destroy

u/159734682 · 32 pointsr/conspiracy

From the author's own website promoting his book:

"Killing Hope: US Military & CIA Interventions since World War II" (William Blum)

https://williamblum.org/essays/read/overthrowing-other-peoples-governments-the-master-list

The book is around $15 or you can get a copy from TPB.

https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526

u/FACE_HECK_FASCISTS · 22 pointsr/europe

> Didn't the US support the Colonels? I think I remember hearing that they were locking up communists (possibly what this guy is??) and the US supplied them with arms despite the fact that they overthrew a democratically elected gov.
>

You should maybe read this. The defining factor on whether or not the US decides to overthrow a government has nothing to do with how ethical or supported the government is, just whether or not it's left of them on the economic spectrum.

u/rddman · 19 pointsr/todayilearned

There are about 50 instances of such shenanigans since WW2. Overthrowing democratically elected governments -that were derided by the US as communist because those governments wanted control over their own nation's resources, and support for the US-friendly military dictatorships that replaced them- is the rule rather than the exception.

Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II
http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-Military-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526
http://williamblum.org/books/killing-hope/

u/shadowsweep · 19 pointsr/aznidentity

Read my other comment. You clearly don't understand how white supremacy works. You should also read this book or at least the reviews that do a good job of summarizing it. http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II--Updated/dp/1567512526/. In list form https://i.imgur.com/OMawpLS.jpg

edit: updated link.

u/countercom2 · 12 pointsr/AAdiscussions

>Am I missing much here?

Ignorance, racism, and hypocrisy. Their precious bible is sexist. Their ownership, control, and exploitation of Native Indian, Black, Asian, and even White women is sexist - during imperialism, slavery, before the civil rights movement, Native Indians in reservations, mass rapes in wars over seas, and even now at their foreign military bases. After they rape you, they blame you. Here, take a look.

 

Here's BEFORE:

"White women were encouraged to be chaste, while slave women were pictured as outlets for men's sexual desires...Despite the violent or coercive mistreatment of slave women, they were considered promiscuous. Their high birth rates and skimpy clothing--both consequences of their status as property--were used to justify the creation of negative imagery."

"This practice remained the status quo until 1967"

Gender and Legal History Paper Summary
https://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/collections/gender-legal-history/glh-summary.cfm?glhID=9737A959-C21A-47D3-75CF5754015C05F9

 

Here's NOW

>Racism and sexual harassment could lie behind the higher incidence of suicide attempts amongst teenagers adopted from foreign countries.

>Adopted teenagers from foreign countries are more than four times more likely to attempt suicide than other teenagers.

>The research team believe they've detected a pattern following interviews with young adopted women of Asian descent. 'People have preconceptions that [women of Asian descent] are promiscuous, prostitutes, have a strong sex drive and are considered to be exotic,' said Frank Lindblad, who believes that such sexual prejudices can be difficult for the women concerned to understand.

Racism behind suicide attempts - The Local

https://web.archive.org/web/20121006195710/http://www.thelocal.se/2942/20060126/

 

But, because white people tell the world they're great and egalitarian and simultaneously spread lies about Asian men (who are far less criminal across the board), the world ignores these inconvenient facts and goes along with their story - kinda like how "America is spreading freedom" even though they're the world's #1 terrorist group http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II--Updated/dp/1567512526/ and http://www.amazon.com/Rogue-State-Guide-Worlds-Superpower/dp/1567513743/, and #1 drug traffickers http://www.amazon.com/The-Politics-Heroin-Complicity-Global/dp/1556524838

 

Here are some more areas where they are the world leaders in.

● World leaders in murdering their own families

>In almost all of these cases, the killer is a white, non Hispanic man. n most cases, the man exhibits *possessive, obsessive and jealous behavior.

Murder-Suicide in Families | National Institute of Justice http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/pages/murder-suicide.aspx

 

● Pedophile profile: Young, WHITE, wealthy | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/article/pedophile-profile-young-white-wealthy/

u/killchain- · 12 pointsr/EasternSunRising

Use social media to essentially rip the mask of these racist war criminals.

  • One, create an outcry against them. Show their crimes across Asia AND abroad. This proves that these pos are not here to "save us"

  • Two, reveal all the shit they did. They backstabbed all of us repeatedly. USA supplied war materials to Imperial Japan, stole Asian gold (see http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Warriors-Americas-Recovery-Yamashitas/dp/1844675319), sheltered and exonerated Imperial Japan and Nazi criminals, back stabbed China after Chinese allied with USA at the conclusion of the war, setup pro-Western puppet regimes across Asia and run coups [http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II--Updated/dp/1567512526/], created the Asian financial crisis, fucked over Japan with the Plaza Accord, Starting shit in the SCS, etc.

     

    Second, show them UNTIL white christians showed up, the majority of East Asia was at peace the majority of the time. Once these psychopaths showed up, every East and South East Asian endured some of the worst blood baths in their history.
u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/collapse

> Capitalism has expanded worldwide because people like it.

Yeah, people, check out Killing Hope by William Blum if you want a good book about this.

u/formerprof · 8 pointsr/politics

We assassinated leaders. We supported the overthrow of a number of democratically elected leaders financially and militarily. We installed despots who sold their peoples' birthrights. Some of those despots received IMF loans which went straight into their Swiss bank accounts. Some of those countries continue to carry the burden of this debts to this day! We built alliances with drug lords and armed and trained their protectors. The CIA was caught flooding inner cities in Californa with drugs from our 'friends' in Latin America. This is all well known and here Obama acknowledges at least some of it and apologizes. He must if we hope to do business with the emerging nations. China is encumbered with no such legacy. Hillary says she will look to Kissinger for advice! This is why Hillarys glorification of Kissinger is so apalling to Bernie. He was objecting to these criminal policies vigorously back in the day. The books below are a must read. It will help you understand the Hillary Hate.
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II--Updated/dp/1567512526/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458068896&sr=1-2&keywords=killing+hope+u.s.+military+and+cia+interventions+since+world+war+ii+by+william+blum
And Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire http://www.amazon.com/Blowback-Consequences-American-Empire-Project/dp/0805075593/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458841254&sr=1-1&keywords=Blow+back+Chalmers+Johnson
And The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman http://www.amazon.com/New-Confessions-Economic-Hit-Man/dp/1626566747/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458841994&sr=1-1&keywords=confessions+of+an+economic+hitman+by+john+perkins

u/jeromevedder · 6 pointsr/conspiracy

The position is that military members of a number of 'friendly' dictators in the area received training by US Forces at Ft. Benning which in turn were used to violently put down resistance movements in their home country - El Salvador (one of my best friends escaped that conflict), Nicaragua, Panama (we overthrew our ally Noriega because he wasn't onboard the Nicaragua plan), Brazil, Chile, Bolivia - my aunt was a very early PeaceCorps volunteer in Bolivia in the 60s who ended up becoming a CIA asset after inadvertently marrying one.

This was the first item I ever bought on Amazon back in 1997 which lays out military and CIA interventions from Korea to the first Iraq war, primarily. [tangent: I fought with my dad for days over buying this because he didn't trust giving his CC out over the internet]

Here's an interesting GAO report from 1996 It looks to only cover 1990-1995, but they admit a lot in there.

Interesting excerpt from a book I found on googlebooks about pre-1963 and the official creation of SOA by Kennedy.

This last one is specifically about El Salvador and comes off very, "look how great we were stopping them commies." Like I said, one of my best friends escaped that country with one of his brothers, trained it through Mexico and hopped the US border at 12 because that conflict was so great and amazing to live through. FREEDOM!

edit: that last link just downloads directly as a pdf for me which is why it might be formatting oddly. I Can't get it to open directly in a browser)

u/jjolla888 · 6 pointsr/politics

It's easy to call that period peaceful from the comfort of an armchair somewhere in the USA. The problem is that the civilians of many countries experienced much upheval. Mostly the fault of the CIA and American imperialism.

Probably worth a read : https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497851226&sr=1-1&keywords=killing+hope

If its too long, try wikipedia for just regime changes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_involvement_in_regime_change

u/ovamopice · 6 pointsr/conspiracy

no need to apologize Johnny, some of us get it despite your apparent lack of upvotes ..... that what we do have is evidence of a multi decade, multi national pattern of behavior, attitude, policy and direct action by the US using overt and covert means to overthrow democratically elected leaders of nations, including funding terrorism, using corporate hitmen, waging wars in the NAME of democracy, eatablishing kangaroo courts as a victors veneer of justice being served, aggressively and forcefully wrestling nationalized industries from sovereign nations, effectively robbing countries of their natural wealth, to make way for US corporations, etc etc.

ALL of this is described in a book by a former CIA agent William Blue, called Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions since WW2

I'll do the gentleman a favor and leave a link

https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526


so just cause this dude is on his high horse and in his personal world absence of evidence = evidence of asbence (of CIA et al. involvement, which is secretive by nature, but well leave that gaping hole alone) demanding that YOU take significant time and effort out of your day to present to him an itemized list of evidence on a silver platter. don't work like that. was some of Venezuela's undoing partly theirs? I'm sure it was. but given their natural wealth, "undemocratic governmental system" and unwillingness to bend the knee to US interests, Venezuela would have been a PRIME target, and it is silly to think that there was 0 foreign involvement in regards to their fall from grace on the world stage.

u/Kropotki · 6 pointsr/australia

> but are nothing in comparison to the 4million of the holocaust, the 3 million of stalin or the 1 million of cambodia.

Cambodia is actually interesting, because it's not exactly certain if all the killings were by Pol Pot. Many people argue (including Chomsky) that many of the deaths were the result of US carpet bombing in the region trying to genocide the Vietnamese who lived there. (What people don't actually realize as well is that Pol Pot was funded and supported by the United States also more bombs were dropped on Cambodia and Laos than were dropped in WW2)

But the US has committed horrid crimes, people have put the death count of the US in the tens of millions that that's ignoring the native Americans.

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-Military-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526/ref=pd_sim_b_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=19T8W9ADVMC2QEMTDE8B

People should really read this book. It shows how absolutely fucked up the US has been over the past 70 years.

u/Psydonk · 5 pointsr/DaystromInstitute

> Imagine a country in the real world had this kind of secret service, an agency not even the leader of the country could control... What politician, party, council or leader would accept such a thing? If they have no power over this agency, what's to stop said agency simply taking over?

This is exactly how real world deep state Secret Security organizations operate. Politicians know very little about what organizations like MI5, ASIS, CIA, FSB etc operate. All their information is compartmentalized (meaning nobody in the org has a full picture) and they act largely autonomously. Politicians don't want to know what they get up too because of deniability. Iran–Contra affair is a good example of this. Politicans got off scott free from absolute astronishing crimes because they just didn't want to know.

There have been a lot of times Security agencies have basically gone rogue from their Government completely. ASIS secretly worked with the CIA to overthrow Chilean President Allende, when the Australian Government found out, they were furious that ASIS helped install a Fascist dictatorship, ASIS then simply just threatened the Prime Minister at the time and continued to work behind the back of the Australian Government with US interests.

Very good book on CIA and Intelligence Agencies and how they operate. Seriously, its terrifying.

u/Dre_J · 5 pointsr/communism

I can definitely recommend America's Deadliest Export: Democracy and Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II by William Blum. The latter pretty much has every intervention by the US since WW2. Really nice for referencing.

u/The-Autarkh · 5 pointsr/politics

I'm familiar with that history. (Examples: Iran 1953, Chile 1973) Here's the tome on it.

What does that have to do with anything we were talking about?

Does it make the Russian election subversion right?

Are you arguing this is specific blowback? If so, from what operation?

u/FartNight · 4 pointsr/politics

But that was not all. Oh no, that was not all.

Read William Blum’s Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II. It’s comprehensive.

u/hotxbun · 3 pointsr/EndlessWar

> Washington will never approve q coup like this not in a million years.

That's absurd. The US routinely supports coups and overthrows democratic gov'ts -- we've done it dozens of times since WWII. For a short/partial list, read the book Killing Hope by former US State Dept. historian William Blum.

The US gov't might prefer a democratic gov't, but that is only if that gov't does what the US wants it to. If not, the US destabilizes and replaces it -- it's that simple.

u/Captain_Midnight · 3 pointsr/worldnews

I was confused at first when I read your post. You seemed to be saying that Juice_lix was using a rhetorical deflection (which is true -- it's called the But What About Gambit). But instead, you're saying that the people he's talking to have diverted the subject.

But that is not even the case. The original point was about rich countries versus poor countries. Which rich country do you think of first? For most people in the world, it's the United States.

So when someone points out the things the United States has done, your friend pulls out the Gambit and you accuse his opponents of changing the subject.

Repeatedly reminding people of the crimes of a person or group of people is not a rhetorical device, nor should it be considered overused. The fact is, someone is saying something that you don't like. Because meanwhile, Matt Taibbi is doing the same thing to Wall Street, and he's practically a folk hero because of it.

You can't just declare something as a rhetorical device because you don't want to hear it, disagree with it, or are uncomfortable with its implications. Truth is not a matter of personal choice. It has to be countered with facts, not accusations.

Besides, there's no such thing as an objective history book. Your friend is setting up an impossible standard so he can easily dismiss all comers. But if you want some stories on the subject, you'll find plenty of that to go around.

u/FadedSilvetta · 3 pointsr/socialism

Killing hope is an absolute must read. You can't really have a grasp on how many countries the USA has ruined without reading this

https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500405284&sr=8-1&keywords=killing+hope

America: The imperialism of ignorance.

This ones brilliant. It details a lot of the countries it invaded while also explaining the wider context.

https://www.amazon.com/America-Imperialism-Ignorance-Foreign-Policy/dp/1849541043/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500405339&sr=8-1&keywords=imperialism+of+ignorance

u/FromFarFarAway · 2 pointsr/EndlessWar

Amazon link to the book he's referring to.

And might I suggest another book on the topic? This one is written by a former US State Dept. historian: Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II.

u/banderlog · 2 pointsr/WTF

Not exactly ... US, just like any empire in the past, lives partially on the incomes form the colonial taxation. It can take many different forms & shapes, but it's there by this very day. If you interested in mechanisms that make such taxation possible, please read e.g. this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526/

USSR, in it's turn, tried to bring other nations into it's umbrella by sending doctors, teachers and tractors - hugely expensive. They were no saint, of course. But they never used dead squad’s tactics to promote themselves.

The main reason for the difference I think is that US never had a good real war on its territory. We just don't get it - what the war is really about. E.g. do you know the warm smell of guts ripped out by the artillery shell? That's why fellow americans are sort of "OK" with killing more than a half million of Iraqis in last few years. It's just a game, right?

For russia, and USSR, they had to fight so many wars, that they know that smell all too well. That's why were somewhat reluctant to kill but still were making soooo much good weaponry - to protect themselves.

u/satanic_hamster · 2 pointsr/CapitalismVSocialism

> Capitalism has been consistently proven to raise the standards of living wherever it has been tried.

Google the word neoliberalism sometime, and spend a day researching it.

> Meanwhile, every single attempt at socialism - the USSR, the PRC, the DPRK, Venezuela, Cuba - has resulted in disaster, and has lowered the standards of living wherever it has been tried.

In what sense are these socialist, apart from what they call themselves in name? An anarcho-capitalist can have some actual, justified criticisms against socialism in practice (I've seen many), but when people like you plow forward with such an elementary misunderstanding, believe me when I say you look bad, even to your own camp.

The Zapatistas? The Paris Commune? The Ukrainian Free Territories? Revolutionary Catalonia? The Israeli Kibbutzim? That is your actual target.

> There is a reason why every single country that was once considered communist has transitioned towards capitalism...

Because they were bombed to hell in the interest of the capitalist class?

> ... and it should be no surprise to anyone that the standard of living has raised in these areas.

Like the four asian tigers did through State intervention? (And like the US did, also). Nothing even close to a free market prescription, albeit a quasi-capitalist one nevertheless.

u/markreid504 · 2 pointsr/history

William Blum has interesting book on the topic. Careful - although it's informational - he does have a slanted narrative.

u/LaviniaBeddard · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

US foreign policy throughout the world from the 40s to the present day - keep the guy who makes the money in power, even if this means committing any number of atrocities to stamp out all (democratic!) attempts to move towards a fairer society.

Read Killing Hope by William Blum - https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526 which outlines some of the truly appalling things done by the CIA to keep their man in power around the world.

It's an utter disgrace and continues to this day.

u/Making_Butts_Hurt · 1 pointr/politics

So are the DNC/Podesta/StoneTear/Guccifer/Veritas leaks all fake? If they are I need to see better evidence that a now taken down AP article that [to my knowledge fails to name sources in all the agencies mentioned.

Sure Russia shouldn't be trying to interfere with elections. Neither should the USA/CIA.

Anyways, where are the Trump leaks? Who's sitting on data, JA has repeatedly and exhaustively claimed he hasn't received any. If anyone reading this knows for a fact he has I want to know your source. We've seen his tax returns [legal, and disappointing], we heard him say he could "grab her [any woman] by the pussy." We've seen his shitposting. But still, even when considered critically all of these pale in comparison to any of the individual leaks against Clinton and her accomplices.

We have no ground to tell russia not to interfere in our elections, when we have 6 decades of the USA doing just that to many nations. The USA terrorizes countries that try to stand against the will we oppose of them. It is well past time that we acknowledge just how fucked up US foreign/military policy is and have rational/non-partisan discussions about how to interact with the rest of the world.

u/Ishallfetcharug · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Hishutash · 1 pointr/worldnews

> sen·sa·tion·al·ize: "(esp. of a newspaper) Present information about (something) in a way that provokes public interest and excitement, at the expense of accuracy"

Oh, look. Amoricon knows how to look up words in a dictionary. WOO!

> Yes the map is shit. It's almost a perfect example of something that has been sensationalized. Why would Australia and Vietnam be colored the same?

Because they're both countries that have at one time or another suffered the brunt of Americam imperialist interference. Like most of the fucking planet that happen to be colored the same. The map is trying to get across the truth, that far from standing for freedom and democracy, the USA is devoted to terrorizing and enslaving humanity. The USA is just another evil empire cut out of the same cloth as the Soviets, Nazi and Britshits. If you weren't an Americon dipshit apologist jingoist cretin you would have grasped that.

> What exactly was the "intervention" in Australia, or all of Europe for that matter?

You want me to give you a fucking history course on a huge subject as modern American imperialism on Reddit? Am I your own fucking personal internet tutor here? Is my name cojackass22s_tutor? No? Then stop being foolish, you Americon morans. Here are two excellent books dedicated to the subject of American tyrrany and hegemony:

  • http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-Military-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526/ (the map was extracted from here)

  • www.amazon.com/Legacy-Ashes-The-History-CIA/dp/038551445X/

    Learn to fucking read and educate yourself. Stop demanding to be spoonfed like an Americon oaf.

    > Uhh, I'm not saying the BBC is completely impartial and free of bias, but there is really no comparison here. At least the BBC acknowledges the fact that opposition to the government even exists...

    No, you like the BBC because it's an organization run by an allied state. You dislike PressTV they're run by a society that resists American imperialism and hegemony. You dislike PressTV because they stand up for freedom and democracy against Americun tyrranny.

    > You mean the news source that has to photo shop extra missiles onto images to make Iran look more threatening? The news source that not once has given any air time to any Iranian opposition leaders or speakers? "Opposition political figures such as Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have not appeared on Press TV since the June 2009 presidential election."

    So what? They lost the election. I don't see Mccain and Sarah Palin prancing about on Smericon TV much either.

    > The news source that is state owned?

    Just like the BBC except more reliable and trustworthy on world events.
u/repmail · 1 pointr/Futurology

> The chinese want to do it, and that represents a serious long-term security risk to the US.

Where is your proof?

according to the entire world, it's America that is the biggest threat to world peace. http://nypost.com/2014/01/05/us-is-the-greatest-threat-to-world-peace-poll/

and it's not surprising why they would think that... http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II--Updated/dp/1567512526/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

u/AssuredlyAThrowAway · 1 pointr/trees

Indeed, yea I'm sure Russia was using social media and such to influence voters but thus is free speech and its a bit different than US election officials using software to change votes .

That said, it's hard for America to get up in arms with regards election interference.

The chapters of "Killing Hope" by William Blum point to a certain "pattern" of US behavior in this regard;

China - 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Zedong just paranoid?


Italy - 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style


Greece - 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy to client state

The Philippines - 1940s and 1950s: America's oldest colony

Korea - 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?

Albania - 1949-1953: The proper English spy

Eastern Europe - 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor

Germany - 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism

Iran - 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings

Guatemala - 1953-1954: While the world watched

Costa Rica - Mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally - Part 1

Syria - 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government

Middle East - 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine claims another backyard for America

Indonesia - 1957-1958: War and pornography

Western Europe - 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within fronts within fronts

British Guiana - 1953-1964: The CIA's international labor mafia

Soviet Union - Late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes to book publishing

Italy - 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal's orphans and techno- fascism

Vietnam - 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus

Cambodia - 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the high-wire of neutralism

Laos - 1957-1973: L'Armée Clandestine

Haiti - 1959-1963: The Marines land, again

Guatemala - 1960: One good coup deserves another

France/Algeria - 1960s: L'état, c'est la CIA

Ecuador - 1960-1963: A text book of dirty tricks

The Congo - 1960-1964: The assassination of Patrice Lumumba

Brazil - 1961-1964: Introducing the marvelous new world of death squads

Peru - 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle

Dominican Republic - 1960-1966: Saving democracy from communism by getting rid of democracy

Cuba - 1959 to 1980s: The unforgivable revolution

Indonesia - 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno … and 500,000 others

East Timor - 1975: And 200,000 more

Ghana - 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line

Uruguay - 1964-1970: Torture—as American as apple pie

Chile - 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on your child's forehead

Greece - 1964-1974: "Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution," said the President of the United States

Bolivia - 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in the land of coup d'état

Guatemala - 1962 to 1980s: A less publicized "final solution"

Costa Rica - 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally—Part 2

Iraq - 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused with missionary work

Australia - 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust

Angola - 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game

Zaire - 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage made in heaven

Jamaica - 1976-1980: Kissinger's ultimatum

Seychelles - 1979-1981: Yet another area of great strategic importance

Grenada - 1979-1984: Lying—one of the few growth industries in Washington

Morocco - 1983: A video nasty

Suriname - 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman

Libya - 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match

Nicaragua - 1981-1990: Destabilization in slow motion

Panama - 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier

Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991: Teaching communists what democracy is all about

Iraq - 1990-1991: Desert holocaust

Afghanistan - 1979-1992: America's Jihad

El Salvador - 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style

https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II-Updated/dp/1567512526

u/SneakyTikiz · 1 pointr/worldnews

I don't know whats more sad, that you support terrorism thinking you are fighting it, or that you think its ok for a nation to just occupy another, because a small minority of people have committed violence.

Maybe by your logic the whole world should invade the United States and Occupy it since America has had CIA and military interventions in just about every country in the world since WWII.

You are just an old geezer who is too stuck in his brainwashed mentality to admit to that you have been used as a fucking pawn.

You really should watch that video so you know what you are supporting. Just because I don't support an occupying nation, doesn't mean I am taking sides. Seriously you are a dumb old fucker stuck in duality. There are more colors than red and blue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DduUcPSU_TM

Come back here when you actually know the history of the fucking nation you live in you ignorant fuck.

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Hope-C-I-Interventions-II--Updated/dp/1567512526/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407458175&sr=1-1&keywords=killing+hope

Maybe after actually reading something of value you will know why America created Israel and supports it no matter the cost.

You are capable of choosing books and reading them on your own yes? Or does it have to be on CNN/FOX approved readers list?

Do you even read educational material anymore?

u/Bitplant · 1 pointr/worldnews

> I want a source that isn't some randy's blog. How do you know he's an ex-CIA "official?

It's not some blog, its from a well-known and well-researched book. Actually, he worked for the Department of State, not the CIA.

> Even if he was in the CIA, how do you know he wasn't just a custodian or a courier?

That would be very useful too. Even a custodian and courier can be in possession of damning evidence. Just look at Bradley Manning. Another American hero.

> What are his sources?

If you want his sources you can go to a library, borrow his book and look them up. Do you want me to personally reproduce all the evidence and sources he's compiled over a timespan of several decades and from several continents? You want me to do that?

> I'd like a detailed explanation of the map in words.

Ok, the US bombs and terrorizes most of the planet in it's campaigns of imperial domination. This is why most of the planet hates the US. This is why the US makes ISIS look like a bunch of hippies.


> And what's so bad about a government source? Do you not trust the National Weather Service?

Because government misinformation and propaganda? Does the US government have a known history of pushing propaganda through the National Weather Service? If so, we should be highly skeptical of it too.

u/BALSAMIC_EXTREMIST · -8 pointsr/politics

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=omnskeu-puE

And yeah, Noam Chomsky is equivalent to garbage YouTube videos huh? How about Glenn Greenwald? There are many more people exposing American crimes. You could start with Killing Hope by William Blum. You seem to think our country doesn't commit war crimes and worse. Fucking educate yourself.

By the way, who the fuck stands around a place where they just laid a trap for soldiers? It's a known fact that they attacked a person just trying to help get them out of there as well. It's justified attacking random people because they're armed in a country where it's more than common? It's speculated that one of them had an RPG, so that's irrefutable evidence that they're enemies?

Gallows humor doesn't include joking WHILE you're killing people. It implies that attacking people not confirmed to be enemies is not something they consider serious, and that it's just another day at the office to them. Not to mention, it's a known fact that military killing people from far away on what amounts to a TV screen is MUCH less traumatizing than those fighting on the ground, so implying it's even close to them coping with what they're doing is ridiculous.

Point out one fucking thing I said in my OP that is wrong or you're just continuing to prove how uneducated you are on one of the most important things an American should be aware of. Ad hominem is a term misused constantly on here, but you are absolutely replacing arguments with insults.