by John Vodila
Intervention, a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries, mainly for oil, greed and power.
With the war for oil in Iraq and soon Iran, everyone’s attention is on the Middle East, making it easy to forget Kosovo, Nigeria, and Somalia. Of course it’s easy to forget something that most don’t even know about.
Kosovo shows how much violence the rulers will use to secure even a secondary oil source. At that time Clinton, Blair, and NATO would have you believe they were bombing Yugoslavia for humanitarian reasons when the war was primarily a struggle for control of oil and the Caspian Sea region. The Trans Balkan pipeline.
In Nigeria the human rights violations and environmental impact for oil has completely turned the land into a toxic waste dump, terrible human rights violations. Halliburton- death squads backed by the oil companies Chevron, Shell and Texaco. With any dissent from the townspeople being met by killing rampages, and local residents benefiting little from the oil wealth of their countries. There are always human-rights abuses in the name of oil.
Two-thirds of Somalia allocated to Chevron, Conoco and Amoco. Our government would have us believe that this is strictly a humanitarian mission. With the U.S. secretly backing warlords in Somalia we’re supposed to believe this isn’t about oil it’s about fighting terrorism.
Venezuela U.S. intervention where the United States has tried to oust and to destabilize the democratically elected government of Venezuela. Such campaigns serve as a preamble for invasion. In my opinion the only reason why this issue has quieted down is because of how bad things are going in Iraq.
Remember the June 1954 (coup)where the U.S. overthrew the democratically elected government of Guatemala, and installed a regime bringing an era of terrorism that took the lives of close to 200,000 Guatemalans. This was to protect the commercial interests of the United Fruit Company which had financial ties with the United States Secretary of State and the head of the CIA. In 1953 Iran’s prime minister became the first victim of the CIA coup.This was the beginning of an era of CIA backed coup’s around the world. Iran challenged the power of large Western corporations by nationalizing the Anglo Iranian Oil Co. which is now British Petroleum BP. Amoco. How convenient.
During the Clinton administration, American leaders expressed regret for past actions in Iran and Guatemala. Secretary of state Madeleine K Albright conceded that the 1953 coup was a setback for Iran’s political development and that many of Iranians continue to resent this intervention by America. President Clinton said the United States had been wrong to support Guatemalans military forces and intelligence units that were engaged in widespread repression, and said it would never repeat this mistake.
Make no mistake about it because of the United States intervention this caused the massive revolution in Iran, which overthrew the Shah and set up an Islamic government under Ayatollah Khomeini. Then militant Iranian students took over the U.S. Embassy in Teheran that year, and that started U.S. sanctions on Iran. U.S. has maintained a hostile posture ever sense, including support to Iraq and Saddam Hussein for war on Iran. Now Iran struck relations and oil deals with China, India, former Soviet republics and European countries.
Let’s not forget operation cyclone whereas the United States under President Jimmy Carter poured $4 billion into setting up Islamic training schools in Pakistan (Taliban means “student” ) young militants were sent to the CIA’s spy training camp in Virginia, where future members of al-Queda were taught sabotage skills and terrorism. Others were recruited at an Islamic school in Brooklyn, N.Y., within sight of the NYC-World Trade Centers. This from” friends of liberty .com website “this truth is virtually unknown by the American public and makes a mockery of Bushes and Blair’s statements about tracking down terrorists wherever they are”. They don’t have to look far; Florida currently governed by the president’s brother, Jeb Bush, has given refuge to terrorists who, like the September 11th gang, have hijacked aircraft and boats with guns and knives. Most have never had criminal charges brought against them.
Tracking down terrorists wherever they are?
Former Guatemalan defense minister Gramajo Morales, who was accused of devising and directing and indiscriminate campaign of terror against civilians, including the torture of an American nun and the massacre of eight people from one family, studied at Harvard University on a U.S. government scholarship.
During the 1980′s, thousands of people were murdered by death squads connected to the army of El Salvador, whose former chief now lives comfortably in Florida.
The former Haitian dictator, General Prosper Avril, liked to display the bloodied victims of his torture on television. When he was overthrown, he was flown to Florida by the U.S. government, and granted political asylum.
A leading member of the Chilean military during the reign of General Pinochet, who special responsibility was executions and torture, lives in Miami.
The Iranian general who ran Iran’s notorious prisons, is a wealthy exile in the U.S..
One of Pol Pot’s senior henchmen, who enticed Cambodian exiles back to their certain death, lives in Mount Vernon, New York.
What all these people have in common, apart from their history of terrorism, is that they either work directly for the U.S. government or carried out the dirty work of U.S. policies.
The al Quaeda training camps are kindergartens compared with the world’s leading university of terrorism at Fort Benning Georgia. Known until recently as the School of the Americas.
The above is just a handful of interventions, but now we are intervening in Iraq, as we well know it’s all about power, oil, money and control. With the United States consuming approximately 20 million bar. of oil each day, and the world consumption equal’s approximately 80 million bar. per day there is no doubt we are in a war for oil.
Do not be fooled this is not a war on terrorism, this is a war on the world for whom controls the oil, and what money system buys the oil.
The United States will pulverize anyone who threatens the petrodollar, all oil is traded with the U.S. dollar. When a country threatens to use any other currency such as the Euro for purchasing oil they are in a sense waging war on the United States.
The reason being, the United States dollar abandoned gold markets under the Nixon administration in 1973. The dollar is supported only by oil so if the world were to dump the dollar and go to the Euro the United States would become broke overnight. Saddam Hussein threatened to go to the Euro as is Iran today. This is what it’s all about, not terrorism.
So now what we have is our military basically being an oil reserve police force.
Opinion: You, me and the United States of America are in very perilous times now. I believe, and history shows that by being a bully one day you’ll get a bloody nose. What we need now is our public servants, our government (no not our leaders ) to solve our energy and economic issues, not by force but by diplomacy, I wonder if anyone in government knows how to be diplomatic anymore.