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The United States Is at It Again: Compiling an Enemies List, by Philip Giraldi

The US government likes enemies lists. The one commonality among its enemies is that they don’t do what the US government wants them to do. From Philip Giraldi at strategic-culture.org:

The United States Is at It Again: Compiling an Enemies List

Many American still long for the good old days when men were still manly and President George W. Bush was able to announce that there was a “new sheriff in town” pledged to wipe terrorism from the face of the earth. “You’re either with us or against us,” he growled and he backed up his warning of lethal retribution with an enemies list that he called the “axis of evil.”

The axis of evil identified in those days in the 2002 State of the Union Address consisted of Iraq, Iran and North Korea. Iraq, which had not yet been invaded and conquered by the American war machine, was number one on the list, with Saddam allegedly brandishing weapons of mass destruction deliverable by the feared transatlantic gliders that could easily strike the United States. Bush explained that “Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility toward America and to support terror. The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade. This is a regime that has already used poison gas to murder thousands of its own citizens, leaving the bodies of mothers huddled over their dead children. This is a regime that agreed to international inspections, then kicked out the inspectors. This is a regime that has something to hide from the civilized world.”

North Korea meanwhile was described as “A regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, while starving its citizens” while Iran “aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people’s hope for freedom.”

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Nicaragua’s Agony, by Justin Raimondo

Justin Raimondo explains Nicaragua’s complicated history and political situation. From Raimondo at antiwar.com:

As the government battles protesters, the darkness descends

As the Nicaraguan police and their attendant pro-government “militia” invaded the poor neighborhood of Managua known as “Americas 1,” where residents are routinely harassed, Karina Navarette and her husband took her two children to a relative’s house, where they were to be watched, as usual, while Mama worked in a nearby residence. On the way, they saw “several armed men, ready to shoot.” That’s when all hell broke loose:

“They were all dressed in black and hooded and began to shoot at them. ‘My husband who was carrying the baby turned back to see and that’s when the bullet hit my baby’s head. We left running and there a boy helped us and they took him to the hospital, but there they told us that he was already dead.”

The police claimed the death of tiny Teyler Norio Navarette was the work of “criminals besieging the National University,” i.e. anti-government protesters, but Karina says this is nonsense: “I saw them,” she said. “They were cops.” A death certificate issued by the government claims that Teyler died of “knife wounds,” and, incredibly, the cemetery issued a document saying that this was a “suicide”!

Welcome to Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua, where 14-month-old kiddies commit “suicide.”

As Nicaragua descends into civil war, the utter collapse of most of Central America has got to be of concern to those geniuses in Washington who are, after all, the guardians of our security. And yet all we see are measures designed to worsen the crisis: sanctions, meddling, and plenty of virtue-signaling. And yet what is happening in Nicaragua today is a classic case of blowback. The Ortega regime would not even exist absent the long history of US government crimes against the people of that unfortunate country.

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