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  • Pacco Fransisco (4987 posts)
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    Empowered Atrocity Abroad and Fascists at Home

    George H.W. Bush Empowered Atrocity Abroad and Fascists at Home

    By
    William Rivers Pitt,
    Truthout
    Published
    December 4, 2018

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    Most of Bush Sr.’s biography has been well documented for good and ill, but his time at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seldom discussed in this hemisphere. He spent only a year in that job, but it was one of the bloodiest years South America has ever known. Fifteen years later, he personally, if inadvertently, opened the door for the proto-fascist takeover of his own party. Those two tales, combined with some other dark chapters of Bush Sr.’s life, frame a career in power and politics that did damage most everywhere it went.

    As director of the CIA from 1976 to 1977, Bush Sr. was an integral part of a US government covert terrorism/torture program in South America. Known as Operation Condor by the participants, the program was aimed at destroying left-leaning governments and organizations they feared might come to support the Soviet Union. Forty years later, the horror and chaos unleashed by Operation Condor still plagues that region, and is a fair explanation for why massive caravans of asylum-seeking migrants continue to arrive at the US-Mexico border

    Documents that were recently declassified reveal that the “Dirty War” in Argentina, the Augusto Pinochet regime in Chile, Alfredo Stoessner’s dictatorship in Paraguay and other atrocities across the continent were actively supported by the US government. Thousands of leftist peasants, union leaders, teachers, students, priests, and nuns were slaughtered, imprisoned and tortured, and George Herbert Walker Bush went to work every day at CIA headquarters to make sure it happened.

    Many years later, when Bush Sr. rose to accept the Republican nomination for president in 1988, he made a fateful promise. “Read my lips,” he told the enthusiastic crowd, “no new taxes.” He broke that pledge in 1990, and in doing so dropped an atomic bomb on politics in the United States. Breaking that pledge infuriated the conservative wing of his party, which was deeply suspicious of Bush’s internationalist leanings to begin with.

    more at link and much more good reading at the links/articles at the bottom of the page

    https://truthout.org/articles/george-h-w-bush-empowered-atrocity-abroad-and-fascists-at-home/

    Atrocities abroad and fascists at home …all normal operations now. :(

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  • iggy (3461 posts)
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    1. The Congress and Justice Department let him get away with Murder

    It’s like Case Law but in an Illegal sense. One you don’t enforce a law it becomes moot. He pardoned the Iran-Contra defendants, thus himself, since he was a co-conspirator, in fact, he was the one in charge of the whole operation. He was also liable to be prosecuted since he was vice-president at the time the illegal activities occurred.

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels