If anyone is the hero of cynicism among the officials who walked the corridors of the White House, it was John Robert Bolton. The Yankee politician openly brags about following the most disgraceful policies of the North American presidential administrations he has participated in without a trembling voice or a pulse. But he is not the only one.
It turned out recently, in response to a question from Jack Tapper (journalist for CNNOn the possibility of a coup attempt by Donald Trump on January 6, 2021, with the attack on Capitol Hill by the Trump mobs, Mr. and all) by being an expert on how to organize coups abroad. “I disagree. As someone who helped plan coups, not here (in the US), but in other countries, I can tell you that it takes a lot of work,” Bolton told the audience at CNN. None of this can be underestimated, given that the old mustachioed hawk of the republican administrations over the past forty years has accumulated important positions in the record of his services; Since 1982 he has been appointed USAID Assistant Administrator for Program and Policy Coordination and then Deputy Attorney General of the United States during the Ronald Reagan administration; He then served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Affairs and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and National Security in the George W. Bush administration. During Donald Trump’s tenure, he was National Security Adviser and Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations.
The terrorist nature of Yankee imperialism is not hidden from anyone, but what is most important is the audacity that this character declares in front of the cameras and microphones of one of the major news networks on the planet and in the eyes of these politicians. Who present themselves every day in this world as defenders of democracy and sacred human rights, without anyone being ashamed and demanding sanctions and other measures. It seems that these are only intended for those who do not fit into the imperial discourse. The omission of the press, politicians and any despicable person in the face of such statements can be called “the silence of the lambs”.
But is Mr. Mustache (I say Bolton) the only coup expert in US history? Of course not, although no one takes away the “advantage” of the prominent coup leader. In the first place, an investigation by the University of Illinois’s Klein Center showed that from 1982 to 2019, the United States of America promoted 350 coup attempts in the world, of which 150 were successful, and 192 occurred. Whereas a person with a blunt mustache had responsibilities in the departments on duty (if it wasn’t a record, it’s at least a good average). Among the failures, Bolton himself shamelessly admits, during an interview with CNN, the attempted coup in Venezuela, which included the appointment of Juan Guaido as interim president; Drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan government during official action in Caracas and other terrorist acts.
On the other hand, if we review the history of Latin America before the date of the investigation mentioned above, the coups and military interventions in Yankee are more than beads of the rosary. The list is long, but it is worth highlighting the coup in Guatemala against Jacobo Arbenz, in 1954, sponsored by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, who declared that “the dramatic events of recent times in Guatemala revealed the pernicious purposes of the Kremlin that You are trying to destroy the American system.” Nor can we forget that September 11, 1973, when his colleague President Salvador Allende was assassinated in the Palacio de la Moneda and a bloody junta led by Augusto Pinochet was established. This coup was also orchestrated from the Richard Nixon White House and led by the “honorable” Nobel Peace Prize laureate and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger. This other figure, an expert like Bolton on national security, upon learning of Allende’s victory in the 1970 election, said a phrase that foreshadowed what would happen next: “I don’t understand why we need to stand idly by and see a country go communism for the irresponsibility of its people.”
John Bolton, author of the book The Room It Happened: A White House Memoir, In which he mentioned Cuba and Cubans on 84 occasions (of course not in favor of Cuba or Cubans), there is no doubt that he is a great satirist; But he is not the only one. It is just the expression of a decadent and arrogant empire, and one more of those that make up that very reactionary, obscurantist, racist, isolationist and misogynistic movement with fascist features, which has been simmering in American society for so long. He is another politician from the high command of the power ruled by Simon Bolivar on August 5, 1829: “It seems that the United States is destined to bring misery to Latin America in the name of freedom.”
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