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When Will the US Stop Organizing Foreign Coups?

No time soon it seems as currently half a dozen foreign governments find targeted for US-backed regime change

This article originally appeared at OpEdNews


Isn’t it about time to stop this ugly business of meddling in other countries and overthrowing governments?

Here’s the short list of U.S.-backed coups over just the past seven-plus decades . . .

  • Syria 1949.
  • Guatemala 1954.
  • Tibet 1955-1970s.
  • Indonesia 1958.Cuba 1959.
  • Iraq 1960-1963.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo 1960-1965.
  • Dominican Republic 1962.
  • Iran 1963.
  • Guatemala 1963.
  • South Vietnam 1963.
  • Brazil 1964.
  • Ghana 1966.
  • Chile 1970-1973.
  • Argentina 1976.
  • Afghanistan 1979-1989.
  • Turkey 1980.
  • Poland 1980-1989.
  • Ecuador 1981.
  • Panama 1981.
  • Nicaragua 1981-1990.
  • Grenada 1983.
  • Haiti 1991.
  • Iraq 1992-1996.
  • Venezuela 2002.
  • Haiti 2004.
  • Iran 2005-present.
  • Honduras 2009.
  • Libya 2011.
  • Syria 2012-present.
  • Ukraine 2014.

Moreover, it’s no secret that we’re at it again right now with Venezuela, and a poorly-kept secret…

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