Sunday, June 7, 2009

Coups Arranged or Backed By The USA


Since 1945, the USA has been responsible either directly or indirectly of helping remove dozens of governments, many democratically elected, around the world.

Sometimes the events are kept secret for years and only slowly come out.

Other times, the events are the cause of demonstrations, anger and resentment at the time they occur.

Whenever, an event like this occurs there are two reasons to be considered.

Reason 1: The reason given by the USA, its media and its friends around the world. Reasons like Communism, Terrorism, Human Rights, Freedom, Liberation, Weapons of Mass Destruction, etc.

Reason 2: The actual reason. This is usually hidden from the general public and has to be looked for in quotes by under-reported officials or subsequent events on the ground.

Often, the victims of the change of government know the real reasons better than the populations of the Western countries.

Real reasons are many but usually include Business Interests, Access to Resources, Markets, Military Bases, Strategic Value, or Political Support.
In the list below only successful changes of government are listed.

Many attempts have failed. Cuba is the best example of this.

1949 Syria
1949 Greece
1952 Cuba
1953 Iran None
1953 British Guyana
1954 Guatemala
1955 South Vietnam
1957 Haiti
1958 and 1959 and 1960 Laos
1960 South Korea
1960 Ecuador
1963 Dominican Republic
1963 South Vietnam
1963 Honduras
1963 Guatemala
1963 Ecuador
1964 Brazil
1964 Bolivia
1965 Zaire
1966 Ghana
1967 Greece
1970 Cambodia
1970 Bolivia
1972 El Salvador
1973 Chile
1975 Australia
1979 South Korea
1980 Liberia
1982 Chad
1983 Grenada
1987 Fiji
2002 Venezuela
2004 Haiti



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