Originally Posted by cayo 2
Not to beat a dead horse and I 'll try to be respectful, but there is one thing I can 't let slide.In regards to US policy in Central America, especially under Reagan, to characterize whet we were doing to them as "helping " them is absurd.The soldiers don 't make policy and it is understandable that they are defensive about a situation in which they risked their lives and had colleagues die.It is true that some benign things, like building schools, occur during these actions.But the bigger picture is one of overt imperialism, propping up puppet dictators, crushing fledgling populist movements, and subjugating the region hto US. hegemony got over 150 years.
Reagan turned Honduras into a military barracks from which to launch proxy (and sometimes direct involvement) wars on Nicaragua and El Salvador and basically get in Guatemala 's face.We funded, armed, and trained the right wing death squads who yes, MURDERED hundreds of thousands of innocents with our complicity.
One more whack on the dead horse. Liberals and their holyier than thou attitudes. The Republican Presidents are the killer of "innocents" in all these other countries, but look past Democratic Presidents doing the exact same things. President Obama ordering the killings of US Citizens without due process. And now these little gems coming to light. Gets a pass on Fast and Furious and on and on...
is a story which is growing legs despite every effort by the CIA, the White House and the U.S. State Department to cover it up. Just as the CIA failed to provide President Kennedy with plausible deniability in the Bay of Pigs fiasco/scandal, and just as CIA could not provide plausible deniability for President Reagan in the Iran-Contra scandal, my bet says CIA is not going to be able to provide President Obama with plausible deniability in the explosive gushing onslaught of revelations now pouring out of the Benghazi attacks of 9/11_2012.
Hark back to last year's dynamic revelations of the U.S. Department of Justice three-prong assault on our nation's values and our Republic's laws: Remember "Fast and Furious", the ATF's idiotic scheme
to arm the Mexican drug cartels so ATF could find out who the bad guys are? And do we all remember the subsequent revelations which followed on the heels of that crime spree by ATF -- Wachovia Bank
being fined one hundred sixty million dollars for laundering hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Mexican cartel drug money? -- and finally the exposure of the DEA's habit of helping the Mexican drug cartels actually import drug money
into this country so they could find out who the bad guys are? That's right: Drug cartels were getting guns from the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious, while American banks were happy to launder profits for those Mexican drug cartels, and just to make sure the crime wave ran full speed with maximum effect, the damned DEA got caught actually helping the Mexican cartels get the dope across the border!
Remember all that? It was all being run by Eric Holder's Justice Department. But when compared to BenghaziGate, it was child's play.
Two gentlemen exposed Fast and Furious fiasco. Those gentlemen are Mike Vanderboegh
of Sipsey Street Irregulars
(home of the Three Per Cent patriot movement) and David Codrea
, investigative journalist for Gun Rights Examiner
. They worked tirelessly to convince Sharyl Attkisson
of CBS that the story should be taken to the American public. Once CBS got it and ran the story, the cat was out of the bag.
And that is what is happening right now in the wake of the murder of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya by Islamic Jihadist terrorists.
If you don't think the US is currently (under the direction of this Administration) sending money to rebels in various countries then you truely are delusional.