I once read on the back of a toilet door, ‘Fighting for peace is like f–king for virginity’. Imperialist countries do not go to war for peace but to exploit land and resources.
I travelled from Venezuela to Chile in the early eighties and saw and heard first hand the atrocities the American backed, trained and funded fascists did to ordinary people in just about all the Andean countries.
America follows the old adage ‘divide and conquer’. The best way to gain access to another country’s resources is to create civil war.
Have them kill one another off then it is easy to exploit their resources in the name of peace and ‘reconstruction’.
To get the war going the practice is to first support one side with arms and propaganda then commit an atrocity which is blamed on the ‘other’ side and before you know it it’s on for one and all.
This is what America does wherever it goes. They have been planning to invade the Middle East since the 1950s for its oil and gas but just haven’t been able to find a good excuse.
I would not be surprised if the chemical attacks in Syria were perpetrated by the CIA.
Now they have a good excuse to invade which means more people will be killed on both sides, innocent people, in the name of saving the people.
After the fiascos in Iraq and Afghanistan, the world is wary of the old excuses, this time they needed a good one. Australia’s own peace has been destabilised by joining with America in this insidious game.
I was, back then, travelling alone through the Andean countries with an Australian Army backpack.
On one occasion I was accosted by very aggro Peruvian males who thought I was American.
I felt my life was at risk until I explained to them that I was Australian, you know, ‘the land of the kangaroo’.
The moment they realised they released their grip on me, smiled and laughed and patted me on the back saying, ‘we are sister countries’ and walked off.
These people hated America with a passion and they had very good reasons for it.
In fact you couldn’t find one American traveller past Venezuela and I began to realise why.
The murderous torturer Pinochet who replaced the benevolent Dr Allende (who was assassinated by the CIA) as president of Chile was trained in Fort Benny along with many other fascist dictators propped up by America.
Once they had their ‘man’ at the top they could waltz in and exploit as many resources as possible.
Graeme Dunstan and the late Bryan Law are true heroes. They had the balls to stand up for their ethics and they only destroyed a machine that was going to destroy innocent people in America’s insidious, dishonest wars.
They did not sit comfortably at home behind their computers gullible and naive, willing to see the world in black and white and blindly believing the propaganda put out by the USA.
It seems that most Australians just can’t handle the truth.
Chantni Da Silva, Middle Pocket