Monday, February 13, 2006


On this day in 1961 Patrice Lumumba was declared dead. US and Belgian intelligence agents were involved in the assasination. The murder of Lumumba and the overthrow of the democratically elected government set into motion decades of rule, backed by the US with military, economic and diplomatic aid, that helped create one of the 20th (and 21st) centuries greatest human tragedies.

Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954, the Dominican Rebuplic in 1965, Nicaragua in the 1980's, Venezuela in the present decade? All of these interventions (and a lot more) have had a profound effect on the people of those countries and beyond. The "Long War" has not just begun. It's been going on for at least 100 years. If we don't stop it there will be many, many more 9/11's. And not because "they" hate freedom.

1 comment:

Rafael said...

well (fucking) said