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When Will the US Stop Organizing Foreign Coups?

No time soon it seems as currently half a dozen foreign governments find targeted for US-backed regime change

This article originally appeared at OpEdNews


Isn't it about time to stop this ugly business of meddling in other countries and overthrowing governments?

<figcaption>Uncle Sam's True Demand (image by John Rachel)</figcaption>
Uncle Sam's True Demand (image by John Rachel)

Here's the short list of U.S.-backed coups over just the past seven-plus decades . . .

  • Syria 1949.
  • Guatemala 1954.
  • Tibet 1955-1970s.
  • Indonesia 1958.Cuba 1959.
  • Iraq 1960-1963.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo 1960-1965.
  • Dominican Republic 1962.
  • Iran 1963.
  • Guatemala 1963.
  • South Vietnam 1963.
  • Brazil 1964.
  • Ghana 1966.
  • Chile 1970-1973.
  • Argentina 1976.
  • Afghanistan 1979-1989.
  • Turkey 1980.
  • Poland 1980-1989.
  • Ecuador 1981.
  • Panama 1981.
  • Nicaragua 1981-1990.
  • Grenada 1983.
  • Haiti 1991.
  • Iraq 1992-1996.
  • Venezuela 2002.
  • Haiti 2004.
  • Iran 2005-present.
  • Honduras 2009.
  • Libya 2011.
  • Syria 2012-present.
  • Ukraine 2014.

Moreover, it's no secret that we're at it again right now with Venezuela, and a poorly-kept secret that Russia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia, probably another shot at Cuba, and recently added Kyrgyzstan, are also in the queue.

Despite this deplorable, well-documented record of heavy-handedness and America's widely-acknowledged reputation for notorious, anti-democratic assaults on the governing institutions of other sovereign nations, we must endure Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the current idiotic crop of meddling imperialists, spewing this sort of laughable propaganda . . .

Even if Americans are unaware of or unwilling to acknowledge this immoral, highly illegal and now extremely dangerous "game of thrones" America has been engaged in, the rest of the world is catching on. It's going to come to an end, sooner or later, one way or another.

When other nations see NGOs like NED (National Endowment for Democracy) or USAID (United States Agency for International Development) come knocking on the door saying, "We're just here to help!", they understandably either run the other way in complete panic, or more frighteningly __ as in the case of Russia __ put their entire nuclear arsenal and ground troops on hair-trigger high alert.

Thus I predict, with 100% confidence, that the days of U.S. meddling, both overt and covert bullying, especially the one-size-fits-all destructive military deployments, are numbered __ except for maybe just one more very epic, history-making coup.

That will be . . .

Regime change in Washington DC itself.

At the rate things are going, we might not have to wait that long.

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