Category Archives: Latin America

Happy Presidents’ Day: Part of the US Empire Atrocities Tour

by jay janson Eminent historian Prof. Noam Chomsky of M.I.T., various times voted world’s most famous intellectual in international polls, has said over and over again, without provoking much negative outcry, “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would … Continue reading

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Honduras Election: What Happened? What Responsibility Does the U.S. Bear?

by Joe Scarry I can still remember exactly where I was standing during the phone call.  I was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, finishing up a consulting assignment. I was in the shopping arcade attached to the Pfister Hotel, about to go … Continue reading

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No Vengeance No Prosecution of Deadlier CIA 9/11 Attack on Chile 1973

On 9/11/2001, nineteen suicide bombers, almost all from Saudi Arabia, brought death to 2,623 Americans and 373 citizens of foreign countries at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. in what their spokesperson described as … Continue reading

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“Gentlemen don’t read each other’s mail.”

That sentiment — expressed by 20th century US super-politico Henry L. Stimson — certainly seems naive these days. But given the fallout of the Snowden affair, it’s worth asking whether the strategic benefits of successful/undetected peacetime espionage match the price … Continue reading

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