Monday, November 19, 2007

Kucinich Protests Latin American Army Training School

Imagine this: the United States has a training school at Fort Benning Georgia that trains right-wing military groups who often fight against the duly elected rulers in Latin America. Fascist army training to topple left-leaning regimes. Paid for with your tax dollars.

Dennis Kucinich was the only presidential candidate willing to speak against this practice at the 18th annual protest of this military school, formerly named the School of the Americas. The Bush administration, in its usual clever moves, renamed it to the more innocuous Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Cute name for such a vile killing operation.

The website, School of the Americas Watch, leaps close tabs on this fascist military operation.

It is most interesting to note that the majority of the governments in Latin America are left-leaning. The governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Venezuela are all led by left-of-center presidents. Who doubts that the recent coup attempt in Venezuela of Chavez was orchestrated by 'graduates' of this school?

The sad and sordid history of right-wing dictators in Latin America was strongly supported by American business interests. The Chiquita Banana story is a classic example of American imperialism, murder and abject slavery.

Why is the news of the annual protest of the school not reported? Ask the media. How does fascism operate in America? It's first symptom is lack of information. The right-wing operating here in America hopes you don't notice. Of course, if your don't read it, you don't notice it. Simple.

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