Trouble in Paraguay
“You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.” - CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. “Katherine The Great,” by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)The exact location on our globe the US will destroy next may be known only to the neocons. All we get are rumors, and usually not from our state controlled media. If you have any doubt that we have a state controlled media, then read up a bit on operation Mockingbird.
Znet informs us the US military is preparing to “spread democracy” in Paraguay, and using the vague phrase of “terrorist threats” as an excuse.
The CIA factbook itself informs us that:
The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER was overthrown in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, relatively free and regular presidential elections have been held since then.Of course the US was friends with Stroessner during his rule despite the fact that his regime was blamed for torture, kidnapping, widespread corruption, and harboring Nazis. He is the guy who helped Josef Menegele out of a tight spot.
Lets not kid ourselves here. The US is on an anti-democracy tirade, and that includes the US itself.
Standard policy really. Most of us just didn't care, and now we may have to pay for our blissful ignorance. See A Brief History of U.S. Interventions: 1945 to the Present by William Blum.
A downer post, but there is always The Daily Kitten.