Washington Works To Overthrow Argentine Government
by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, via The News Doctors The Strategic Culture Foundation has published Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya’s report on the effort underway by Washington and Argentine intelligence agents to overthrow the reformist president of Argentina. Washington cannot tolerate reformist governments in Central and South America. For example, Washington’s interferences in Honduras and overthrow of reformist governments are legendary. One of Obama’s first acts as President was to overthrow the government of Honduran president Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya was allied with reformist Venezuela president Hugo Chavez and, like Chavez, was portrayed as a dictator and a threat. Currently Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Argentina are on Washington’s list of governments to be overthrown. For decades Washington has had what is euphemistically called “close relations” with the Honduran military. In Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador, Washington is allied with the Spanish elite, which traditionally has prospered by permitting US business interests to loot the countries. In Argentina Washington is allied with the Argentine intelligence service, which is currently working with Washington and the oligarch class against the reformist president. Washington squelches reforms in order to protect the looting ability of US business interests. As US Marine General Smedley Butler said of his service in Central America, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.” With the documented long history of Washington’s interference in the internal affairs of its southern neighbors, the puzzle is why do these countries enable the overthrow of their governments by hosting US embassies and by permitting US firms to operate inside their countries? Any time the political process within these countries puts in office a leader who thinks government should put the interest of its people above those of the United States, the leader is overthrown in a coup or assassinated. Latin America exists for the interests of the United States, and Washington is committed to keeping it that way. With a country’s elites and military allied with Washington, reform is continually sabotaged and frustrated. Countries that open themselves to US embassies, US business interests, and US funded Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have to expect that their independence and sovereignty will be subverted. Real reform in Latin America awaits the eviction of all US interests and the dispossession of the oligarchs. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya’s article is titled, “The Politicization Of The Amia Investigation: Pretext For Regime Change In Argentina?” Click here to read the article.