Pot calling the kettle black

The United States is being modest in singling out North Korea for “state sponsored terrorism”.

Pot calling the kettle black

The United States is being modest in singling out North Korea for “state sponsored terrorism”.

Since the Second World War, the United States itself has attacked over 30 nations with invasions, coups, bombings, terrorist plots and “assassinations on foreign soil”, including that of Salvador Allende (Chile), Mohammad Mosaddegh (Iran), and Patrice Lumumba (Congo).

The United States has worked hand in hand with terrorist groups such as the Contras and the Taliban, trained death squads at its School of the Americas and brought to power several of the world’s most notorious dictators including Saddam Hussein, Manuel Noriega, General Suharto, the Shah of Iran and Ferdinand Marcos.

The U.S. has overthrown elected governments from Asia (Indonesia, Cambodia) to Africa (Congo), from Central and South America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Brazil, Chile, Guyana) to Europe (Yugoslavia and the Ukraine), and the legacy of U.S. meddling in the Middle East includes the civil wars now raging in Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.

Millions of people cower daily while rocket firing American drones patrol overhead.

North Korea might not qualify as a good neighbour, but Americans need only look in a mirror if they are seeking a truly “murderous regime”.

Mike Ward

Duncan

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