People do not know what their government is doing, and most people do not know what they don’t know Noam Chomsky.
When we are kid s we think America is about freedom and democracy. Then those who become conscious know differently. It is not America that is horrible. The government run by the Democrats and Republicans is the culprit. Remember many American subscribe to Occupy!, Moral Mondays, and The Carnation Revolution. Lets look at foreign policy. In 1951 Mohammad Mosaddegh was elected Prime Minister of Iran prime minister He became enormously popular in Iran after he nationalized Iran's petroleum industryand oil reserves. He was deposed in the 1953 Iranian coup d état, an Anglo-American covert operation that marked the first time the US had overthrown a foreign government during the Cold War". He was over thrown by the CIA and UK M15. It was indeed a strange episode when the Shah of Iran, former head of one of the world’s most brutal and repressive states, managed to land in the U.S. as;private citizen. For several days leading newspapers published first page stories detailing the treatment of the Shah’s cancer, creating a mood conducive to accepting him on humanitarian grounds. Only a few months earlier the press and the U.S. Senate were raising hell about the execution of the Shah’s military chiefs and ex-cronies in Iran. They complained bitterly about the violation of due process of law. But they conveniently forgot that the Shah's own military courts (which were unconstitutional) tried as terrorists anyone brave enough to protest his regime. The verdict was often decided beforehand. Where were the passionate defenders of law then?The Shah systematically dismantled the judicial system of Iran and the country’s guarantees of personal and social liberties. His regime consistently violated the codes of law and justice, destroying the dignity of the Iranian people by treating them like backward savages to be pulled with an iron hand out of the middle ages into the light of the modern era. Nearly every source of creative, artistic and intellectual endeavor in our culture was suppressed.The Shah greatly expanded the military and turned it against his own people. With newfound oil wealth the Shah bought $2 million of U.S. arms. The U.S. military trained Iranian officers. Despite claims that a strong army was needed to prevent external aggression, its real purpose became clear last year when the army murdered more than 50,000 Iranians fighting the Shah (the number is based on estimates of dead quickly buried after street massacres and compiled throughout the year).
The media said little about the 80 percent of peasant families remaining landless, about the growing shanty towns holding the displaced peasants, the misery and alienation of these people ripped from their traditional way of life and subject to new economic and cultural pressures.
The media had less to say about the 60 per cent of adults left illiterate, and the increasing income gap which made Iran one of the world’s most unequal societies. Little was heard about the royal family’s financial scandals and their heroin smuggling on a global scale.
SAVAK conducted most of the torture, under the friendly guidance of the CIA. which set up SAVAK in 1957 and taught them how to interrogate suspects. Amnesty International reports methods of torture that included “whipping and beating, electric shocks, extraction of teeth and nails, boiling water pumped into the rectum, heavy weights hung on the testicles, tying the prisoner to a metal table heated to a white heat, inserting a broken bottle into the anus, and rape.”
The United States CIA works against Iran, Venezuela, and perpetuates the Junta in Honduras. All entertaining Human Rights Violations. The government has never really been for Democracy. Remember, Hawaii was seized by force when the Queen was going to introduce a Democratic constitution. The Pineapple growers ordered Washington to seize Hawaii for its interests. The US Navy surrounded the Palace at gun point till Hawaii was surrendered. The Katsura-Taft agreement allowed Japan to beat the day lights out of Asia.
The US labels Iran part of the Axis of Evil. When did this occur? That is propaganda for US War Hawks who want war and war means profits for the Military. But there is an unfair proxy war declared by the Wall Street Coalition Parties here in the USA.
Take a look at what is happening with Iranian patients: Iranian patients are at risk of amplified side effects and reduced effectiveness because Iran is forced to import more medicines, and chemical building blocks for other medicines, from India and China, thereby replacing the higher quality products from Western manufacturers. Imports from American and European drug makers were down by an estimated 30 percent in 2012 and falling. Given the nature of patents in the world of pharmaceuticals, substitutions for advanced medicines is often unattainable, particularly when it comes to diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.
The cardinal sin of Iran. Cuba, and Venezuela is they chose self determination and have valuables the US Government want. Even President Obama said in a imperialist message, If any country has what we want we will take it by force. This is Democracy?
Now Jakarata has also faced the nasty end of US foreign policy. Human Rights violations have been back for US interests many times.
Now Argentina is the latest victim. Predatory loans where made in an attempt to undermine the economy of Argentina because of the Social Democratic political initiatives. The Organization of America States has condemned the USA for allowing this behavior.
The USA philosophy, have and enemy and use the military 24/7 and we are at war at all times every where in the worrd.