How many murderous dictatorships has the US installed or supported?
|Chile||Gen. Augusto Pinochet||1973-1990||3000 murdered. 400,000 tortured.|
|Argentina||Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla||1976-1981||30,000 murdered. more|
|Indonesia||Suharto||1965 coup against left-leaning Sukarno,
1975 support of East Timor genocide
|500,000 dead after 1965 coup; 100,000-230,000 dead in East Timor; more, more, more.|
|Guatemala||Armas, Fuentes, Montt||1954-||200,000 killed or missing (wikipedia)|
|Iran||The Shah of Iran||1954-1979||e.g., 25000-50000 political prisoners in 1975 alone (Amnesty Int'l)|
|(Ayatollah Khomeini was on the CIA payroll in the 1970s in Paris.)|
|Nicaragua||Anastasio Somoza & sons||1937-1979|
|Paraguay||Stroessner. US supported throughout (state.gov says US has supported Paraguayan development since 1942) ($142M between 1962 and 1975)||1954-1989|
|Bolivia||Col. Hugo Banzer overthrew elected leftist president Juan Jose Torres||1970-|
|Angola||Jonas Savimbi/UNITA (didn't actually win his revolution, but killed or displaced millions)||1975-1989|
|Saudi Arabia||Saud family|
|Panama||Noriega was US-supported for years|
|Haiti||Papa Doc, Baby Doc|
|Dominican Republic||Trujillo, a military dictator for 32 years with US support for most of that time; Belaguer, Trujillo's protege, installed after US Marines intervened to put down an attempt to restore the democratically elected government of Juan Bosch||1930-61, 1965-78|
|Brazil||Gen. Branco overthrew elected president Goulart with US support||1965-67|
|Uzbekistan||Kamirov "The Boiler", $150M from the Bush administration for an air base.||1965-67|
There are some gaps of information there. If you know any details that could help fill the gaps, let me know, it would be much appreciated.
So I count 25. Rough numbers, let's not be picky.
I barely have 25 people in my pingpong club, we're talking 25 countries.
Now that's a bleeping crime.
So who's responsible? I am an American: I am responsible.
So what am I going to do about it? I'm going to be an American, and express myself, with attitude, about what I do and don't like in this world, and tell everyone what I think has got to be done. So keep on reading.
And you? Be an American too: make up your own mind, persuade yourself, and try to persuade the rest of them. Talk leads to action, so talk!