Friday, June 6, 2008

Why is the Rest of the World so Angry at Us?

By 'us' I mean the West, and the answer to the title is because we've fucked around with them, we've started wars, stolen resources, assassinated political leaders, and signed horribly one sided trade deals. The CIA has had a hand in over 15 governmental overthrowings in the past 50 years, and there are more to come. The CIA seems to meddle most in South America but have overthrown governments all across the world to get what they wanted. A lot of the time they've overthrown socialist leaders and put in authoritarian dictators, so much for spreading democracy. I've prepared a list below of political tampering that has been traced back to the CIA.

1950s, 1962 - Sukarno, President of Indonesia
1953 - Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran
1960 - Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Kassem, leader of Iraq
1961 - Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Congo (Zaire)
1963 - Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam
1960s-70s - Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, many attempts on his life
1967 - Che Guevara, Cuban leader
1970 - Salvador Allende, President of Chile
1970s, 1981 - General Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama
1972 - General Manuel Noriega, Chief of Panama Intelligence
1982 - Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran
1954- Arbenz Guatamala
1965- Paz Estenssoro- Bolivia
1981- Jaime Roldós Aguilera- Ecuador

As you can see the list is long and isn't limited to one part of the world, in the west we are often told about other countries misfortunes and wrongdoings, but very rarely are we exposed to how we have taken reign as the hegemonic state. We have tampered with foreign countries to get our way, to steal their resources and profit for ourselves. Not only have we stolen but we continue to steal and we continue to tamper, then we ask 'Why are terrorists targeting us?' Well they are targeting us just like our governments have targeted them for years and years, we have oppressed and pillaged and now we pay the consequences.

One of the latest examples of the CIA trying to throw over a government was seen in Venezuela, when in 2002 there was a coup d’état attempted on Hugo Chavez, but the people of Venezuela stormed the streets of Caracas and refused the foreign intervention and Chavez returned to power. It is glaringly apparent that the men running the show don't want the public to know about what we've done in other countries, but it is time the truth is told.

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