Whose side are we on?Our chickens come home to roost http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/james-mcenteer-our-chickens-will-come.html
The U.S. styles itself a beacon of liberty but has turned its back on the democratic aspirations of human beings in every region of this planet.For 30 years, the U.S. has been the largest supporter of the Mubarak dictatorship. The United States has struck that same devil's bargain repeatedly all over the world, supporting regimes which abuse the human rights of their own citizens, but which offer regional “stability.” We pay governments to support American political and economic interests over and against the popular will of their own people.
We supported Saddam Hussein for many years, until he crossed us. We support the murderous Colombian government because they protect Chiquita Brands and Coca Cola and Occidental Petroleum. Many such private U.S. corporations are themselves human rights abusers outside their home country, with no fear of reprisal from governments, domestic or foreign.We bribe repressive Middle Eastern regimes like Egypt to make nice with Israel and repress their own dissidents. And of course, we support the oppressive Israeli regime itself, which seems to be taking its revenge for the Holocaust of World War Two by re-inflicting it on the Palestinians.