What I've seen from this thread is the following:
One side thinks this is Obama's fault. Another side has given multiple reasons how that thinking is utterly absurd. The first side sticks fingers in ears chanting "na na na na na na, I can't hear you, so I'll just keep repeating my defeated position ad nauseam".
Is that pretty much how this thread has gone?
"Soon after taking office in 1981, President Ronald Reagan’s national security team agreed to supply military aid to the brutal right-wing regime in Guatemala to pursue the goal of exterminating not only “Marxist guerrillas” but their “civilian support mechanisms,” according to a newly disclosed document from the National Archives. Over the next several years, the military assistance from the Reagan administration helped the Guatemalan army do just that, engaging in the slaughter of some 100,000 people, including what a truth commission deemed genocide against the Mayan Indians in the northern highlands. Recently discovered documents at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, also reveal that Reagan’s White House was reaching out to Israel in a scheme to circumvent congressional restrictions on military equipment for the Guatemalan military. In 1983, national security aide Oliver North (who later became a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal) reported in a memo that Reagan’s Deputy National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane (another key Iran-Contra figure) was approaching Israel over how to deliver 10 UH-1H helicopters to Guatemala to give the army greater mobility in its counterinsurgency war. According to these documents that I found at the Reagan library – and other records declassified in the late 1990s – it’s also clear that Reagan and his administration were well aware of the butchery underway in Guatemala and elsewhere in Central America."
Last edited by DaveFagan; 03-02-14 at 09:34 AM.
At the end of the day, the only thing Russia is considering when doing something like this is how much the rest of the modern world will care. US alone does not a threat make, because our allies aren't willing to endure war because Russia wants to recapture territory.
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