Saturday, February 14, 2009
Why don't they hate us?
Unlike the answer you might get from a cocky fratboy born with a silver spoon in his mouth it has nothing to do with our freedom.
A little bit of the recent history of Guatemala
In a nutshell, at the urging of the United Fruit Company (Chiquita Banana) the CIA helped destabilize the elected government of Guatemala which lead to a thirty-six year long civil war (accords signed in December 1998). During the Reagan years we supplied arms and training (US advisors) which in the hands of the Guatemalan government were used to exterminate around 200,000 Mayan men, women, and children. Over 400 villages were wiped off the face of the earth because no witnesses (even little tykes) were tolerated. Your tax dollars at work.