You may not have noticed because the American mess-media seems to think Benghazi is the only thing that is going on in the world, well except maybe, OJ attempting to get a retrial in Las Vegas. But in little ol’ Guatemala the court there has convicted former dictator Efrain Rios Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Now that is embarrassing. GUATEMALA! A country that 90% of U.S. citizens couldn’t find on a map if you outlined it in red has a court system that can hold a former leader responsible for his actions. And right here in the land that continually mouths the platitude: “we are a country of laws not of men” is so busy “looking forward”, in Step-An-Fetch-It-Obomber’s terms, that we have missed putting the entire Bush administration in jail for the same crimes as Rios Montt!
But not to worry. The fix is in. And has been for a very long time. And now that Step-An-Fetch-It-Obomber has joined the ranks ………. well now, just how can the Black call the kettle …….. U.S. war criminals stand together.
Rios Montt is being held responsible for his deliberate killings by his armed forces of at least 1,771 members of the Maya Ixil population during his 1982-83 rule.
He had them murdered in cold blood.
The current President of Guatemala Otto Perez commanded troops in some of the bloodiest regions of the war under Rios Montt. President Otto Perez says, that there had been no genocide in Guatemala. However it all depends on who is carrying the gun, doesn’t it.
Fun side note: During the trial, one prosecution witness implicated Perez in atrocities, saying that troops under his command burned down homes and killed unarmed civilians during the conflict that killed up to 250,000 people.
Efrain Rios Montt didn’t do this all alone ……….. his accomplice RONALD REAGAN.
Yes, “Ol’ Death Valley Days” himself.
It was Ron’s administration that provided military arms to Rois Montt.
Fun side note: If you were to buy a gun and give it to a bank robber and during the robbery with that gun the robber killed the teller, you would be an accomplice to that killing. However if you do that same thing but the recipient is a dictator you get a library in your name.
Now if you want to take the time and follow Reagan’s devastating blood-soaked unprovoked aggression and unflinching embrace of some of Latin America’s most unsavory dictators feel free. All the information is out there. And Tubularsock encourages you to do so before the historical record is white-washed and “re-interpreted” like Iran-Contra.
Reagan’s extreme mind set about communism led him to a hemispheric foreign policy characterized by simple-minded formulations. The result was a staggering death toll. An estimated 70,000 or more political killings in El Salvador, possibly 20,000 slain from the Contra war in Nicaragua, about 200 political “disappearances” in Honduras and some 100,000 people eliminated during a resurgence of political violence in Guatemala.
The Reagan Administration provided the guns, bombs, helicopter gun-ships and training. And the training is still going on at what was once called The School of the Americas which changed its name to Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
A funny side note: Basically it should be called The Torture Training School or School of Assassins. And this is what your government does in its spare time folks while you watch American Idol!
There is no historical evidence that during the eight years of the Reagan-The-Butcher’s reign that he was ever morally troubled by the bloodbath and even genocide that occurred in Central America with his assistance. Maybe that is the reason the old shit got Alzheimer’s disease and frothed at the mouth!
No, Tubularsock has no sympathy for that psychopath!