The debate "The us govt supported many dictators throughout the history" was started by
March 1, 2018, 10:57 am.
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I definitely will. thanks!
yep true and . thanks for telling me about some facts. I know more about latin america than middle east since im from latin america. So if you have any questions about latin america, you can ask me.
Israel doesn't hate them as much as it hates Iran. and those all hate Iran as well
enemy of your enemy....
Isnt politics complicated? US supports UAE and KSA but also Israel. Israel hates them.
I wasn't aware Pol Pot (aka Saloth Sar) ever received direct American support. he was a Marxist. I know they backed him diplomatically to undermine Vietnam. but that's not really on the same league as Guatamala where the CIA overthrew an elected government to install a brutal dictator.
everyone forgot about Saloth Sar of Cambodia
read about the 1954 coup in Guatamala, or Diem and Big Minh in Vietnam, or the shah of Iran.
the CIA did much more. though like nemiroff said it was mostly CIA and wasn't looked on kindly when we found out.
I do know that the U.S. implanted a dictator into Cuba after the Spanish American war but that's all I know of.
if you believe Venezuela, then apparently not.
not that I actually believe anything they say. but the argument could be made that after decades of screwing up their support for despotic regimes, they just got better at hiding it. but that's a bit conspiracy theory.
just to clarify, we shouldn't forget that it happened and learn to not make the same mistakes again, but if you are implying that we owe them something more or must constantly beg for international forgiveness, heck no.
except for Iran, we kinda screwed them and then did nothing to make amends that I know of. all the central American countries we have long apologized for and stopped.
so? name one nation without a checkered past? most of that "support" came from secret cia missions unknown to the people or even likely the Congress.
much of the American public was outraged, such practices have stopped, and the United States has provided much aid to these and other struggling nations since. at this point all I can say is, "yes, it happened, so what?"