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(Al Jazeera)   Accusations of Iranian Latin America terror plot draw protest from United States, which claims sole right to meddle   (aljazeera.com) divider line 22
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2013-05-30 12:40:31 PM
Nice one, subby.
 
2013-05-30 01:00:40 PM
Did anyone explain to Latin America that, as predominantly catholic, Iran hates them too?
 
2013-05-30 01:02:13 PM
besser.tsoa.nyu.edu
 
2013-05-30 01:03:44 PM
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My name is James Monroe, and I approve of this headline.
 
2013-05-30 01:04:25 PM
Oh, how uber-kool of you subby, 'cause the US and Iran are EXACTLY the same kind of totalitarian states, and thus are equally bad....
 
2013-05-30 01:07:04 PM
so after decades of trying to set up intelligence operations all over latin america, all they have to show for it was two terrorist attacks in the same country? And one of those was an attack on a community center (which was an incredibly soft target). I'll give them some credit on the israeli embassy attack... that building probably had some decent security. But I'd question the effectiveness of their efforts based on the availiable info.
 
2013-05-30 01:07:49 PM
You know what this story needs?  More cocaine, dead nuns, embassy hostages and bombings, guns, and covert CIA/ military operations.  That would really get the party started.
 
2013-05-30 01:12:57 PM

mark12A: Oh, how uber-kool of you subby, 'cause the US and Iran are EXACTLY the same kind of totalitarian states, and thus are equally bad....


One could argue that some of the totalitarian states propped up by the US in the developing world have matched or exceeded the Iranians in brutality. Just because we subcontracted, it doesn't mean our hands are clean.
 
2013-05-30 01:16:24 PM
Clearly the CIA rules when it comes to terrorism. You suck at it Iran.
 
2013-05-30 01:29:31 PM

kbronsito: mark12A: Oh, how uber-kool of you subby, 'cause the US and Iran are EXACTLY the same kind of totalitarian states, and thus are equally bad....

One could argue that some of the totalitarian states propped up by the US in the developing world have matched or exceeded the Iranians in brutality. Just because we subcontracted, it doesn't mean our hands are clean.


One could argue that, but would one would also be absolutely wrong.
 
2013-05-30 01:30:16 PM

mark12A: Oh, how uber-kool of you subby, 'cause the US and Iran are EXACTLY the same kind of totalitarian states, and thus are equally bad....


As some others have pointed out, its not quite as apples to oranges as you seem to believe. The U.S.A. has long supported a stable Central and South America over a democratic one, stability is good for extractive business models, democracies and socialist regimes get messy after all and begin to think that society should get a cut of the pie. Hell, the Monroe doctrine wasn't formulated to help Central and South America at all, it was to prevent the establishment of neocolonialist outpost in the America's that might challenge the U.S.A. military and economic dominance of the western hemisphere. This was up to, and including, the U.S.A. using its military to enforcing collection of debts, some of questionable legality, owed to European powers.

And that's only when the U.S.A. has been a dick on purpose for business or military matters and not when we've exported that unique mix of scientific and puritanical "we're better then you, so let us show you how things should be done for your own good" attitude.

There are plenty of good reasons that plenty of people south of us looks angry and nervous whenever America shows up and start to equate the USA with Iran.
 
2013-05-30 01:47:25 PM

the money is in the banana stand: kbronsito: mark12A: Oh, how uber-kool of you subby, 'cause the US and Iran are EXACTLY the same kind of totalitarian states, and thus are equally bad....

One could argue that some of the totalitarian states propped up by the US in the developing world have matched or exceeded the Iranians in brutality. Just because we subcontracted, it doesn't mean our hands are clean.

One could argue that, but would one would also be absolutely wrong.


www.youthink.com

Only the herp deal in derp.
 
2013-05-30 02:06:27 PM
And that's only when the U.S.A. has been a dick on purpose for business or military matters and not when we've exported that unique mix of scientific and puritanical "we're better then you, so let us show you how things should be done for your own good" attitude.

Yeah just because we have the most successful, advanced, democratic, free, tolerant society in all human history doesn't mean we can tell *anybody* good ways to do things, right?We got no standing, right?  We should just keep our traps shut, right? 'Cause we're JUST AS BAD as the intolerant Iranian theocrats, huh?

We *are* better than them. That's why we got moonrockets and individually wrapped slices of cheese and freakin' interstate freakin' highways and they got crap. The reasons we're better are purely cultural, nothing to do with skin color or ethnicity. So yeah, they should listen to us if they want to have a decent, prosperous society.

I really am sick and tired of the gratuitous, uncalled for America bashing. OH LOOK AT ME I'M SOOOO UBER-EDGY 'CAUSE I POINTED OUT HOW STOOOOPID AMERICA IS.....
 
2013-05-30 02:20:59 PM

mark12A: And that's only when the U.S.A. has been a dick on purpose for business or military matters and not when we've exported that unique mix of scientific and puritanical "we're better then you, so let us show you how things should be done for your own good" attitude.

Yeah just because we have the most successful, advanced, democratic, free, tolerant society in all human history doesn't mean we can tell *anybody* good ways to do things, right?We got no standing, right?  We should just keep our traps shut, right? 'Cause we're JUST AS BAD as the intolerant Iranian theocrats, huh?

We *are* better than them. That's why we got moonrockets and individually wrapped slices of cheese and freakin' interstate freakin' highways and they got crap. The reasons we're better are purely cultural, nothing to do with skin color or ethnicity. So yeah, they should listen to us if they want to have a decent, prosperous society.

I really am sick and tired of the gratuitous, uncalled for America bashing. OH LOOK AT ME I'M SOOOO UBER-EDGY 'CAUSE I POINTED OUT HOW STOOOOPID AMERICA IS.....


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2013-05-30 02:32:35 PM
I really am sick and tired of the gratuitous, uncalled for America bashing. OH LOOK AT ME I'M SOOOO UBER-EDGY 'CAUSE I POINTED OUT HOW STOOOOPID AMERICA IS.....


If America could go for a generation or so without doing very public stupid things like invading the wrong country after it gets attacked by terrorists, then maybe people will stop pointing out how stupid we are. So, let's try to get on that.
 
2013-05-30 02:35:49 PM

biyaaatci: You know what this story needs?  More cocaine, dead nuns, embassy hostages and bombings, guns, and covert CIA/ military operations.  That would really get the party started.


If you could wait until Tuesday, the CIA can make all that happen.

SheltemDragon: As some others have pointed out, its not quite as apples to oranges bananas as you seem to believe. The U.S.A. has long supported a stable Central and South America over a democratic one, stability is good for extractive business models, democracies and socialist regimes get messy after all and begin to think that society should get a cut of the pie. Hell, the Monroe doctrine wasn't formulated to help Central and South America at all, it was to prevent the establishment of neocolonialist outpost in the America's that might challenge the U.S.A. military and economic dominance of the western hemisphere. This was up to, and including, the U.S.A. using its military to enforcing collection of debts, some of questionable legality, owed to European powers.


FTFY. Chiquita and its predecessor United Fruit Company lobbied the US to get involved in a number of Central American operations, like the US-backed Guatemalan coup back in 1954.
 
2013-05-30 02:38:41 PM
SheltemDragon: As some others have pointed out, its not quite as apples to oranges bananas as you seem to believe. The U.S.A. has long supported a stable Central and South America over a democratic one, stability is good for extractive business models, democracies and socialist regimes get messy after all and begin to think that society should get a cut of the pie. Hell, the Monroe doctrine wasn't formulated to help Central and South America at all, it was to prevent the establishment of neocolonialist outpost in the America's that might challenge the U.S.A. military and economic dominance of the western hemisphere. This was up to, and including, the U.S.A. using its military to enforcing collection of debts, some of questionable legality, owed to European powers.

FTFY. Chiquita and its predecessor United Fruit Company lobbied the US to get involved in a number of Central American operations, like the US-backed Guatemalan coup back in 1954.


Or how bout the formation of Panama so we could build a canal?
 
2013-05-30 02:44:16 PM

Paris1127: biyaaatci: You know what this story needs?  More cocaine, dead nuns, embassy hostages and bombings, guns, and covert CIA/ military operations.  That would really get the party started.

If you could wait until Tuesday, the CIA can make all that happen.

SheltemDragon: As some others have pointed out, its not quite as apples to oranges bananas as you seem to believe. The U.S.A. has long supported a stable Central and South America over a democratic one, stability is good for extractive business models, democracies and socialist regimes get messy after all and begin to think that society should get a cut of the pie. Hell, the Monroe doctrine wasn't formulated to help Central and South America at all, it was to prevent the establishment of neocolonialist outpost in the America's that might challenge the U.S.A. military and economic dominance of the western hemisphere. This was up to, and including, the U.S.A. using its military to enforcing collection of debts, some of questionable legality, owed to European powers.

FTFY. Chiquita and its predecessor United Fruit Company lobbied the US to get involved in a number of Central American operations, like the US-backed Guatemalan coup back in 1954.


lobbying would imply at least some sort of effort took place. The U.S. secretary of State at the time used to be the company's lawyer and his brother sat in the board of directors. No actual lobbying was needed. Those two a-holes used the US government as their own private enforcer to get richer and then got an airport named after one of them. fortunately we learned from that past mistake and nothing like this ever happened again.
 
2013-05-30 03:29:48 PM

mark12A: Yeah just because we have the most successful, advanced, democratic, free, tolerant society in all human history doesn't mean we can tell *anybody* good ways to do things, right?We got no standing, right?  We should just keep our traps shut, right? 'Cause we're JUST AS BAD as the intolerant Iranian theocrats, huh?


8/10. I anticipate a lot of bites.
 
2013-05-30 04:51:26 PM

kbronsito: Paris1127: biyaaatci: You know what this story needs?  More cocaine, dead nuns, embassy hostages and bombings, guns, and covert CIA/ military operations.  That would really get the party started.

If you could wait until Tuesday, the CIA can make all that happen.

SheltemDragon: As some others have pointed out, its not quite as apples to oranges bananas as you seem to believe. The U.S.A. has long supported a stable Central and South America over a democratic one, stability is good for extractive business models, democracies and socialist regimes get messy after all and begin to think that society should get a cut of the pie. Hell, the Monroe doctrine wasn't formulated to help Central and South America at all, it was to prevent the establishment of neocolonialist outpost in the America's that might challenge the U.S.A. military and economic dominance of the western hemisphere. This was up to, and including, the U.S.A. using its military to enforcing collection of debts, some of questionable legality, owed to European powers.

FTFY. Chiquita and its predecessor United Fruit Company lobbied the US to get involved in a number of Central American operations, like the US-backed Guatemalan coup back in 1954.

lobbying would imply at least some sort of effort took place. The U.S. secretary of State at the time used to be the company's lawyer and his brother sat in the board of directors. No actual lobbying was needed. Those two a-holes used the US government as their own private enforcer to get richer and then got an airport named after one of them. fortunately we learned from that past mistake and nothing like this ever happened again.


And as a result of the '54 coup, Guatemala found itself in the middle of a 36 year civil war that killed nearly 200,000 people. But at least United Fruit got to keep their plantations, it was so worth it.
 
2013-05-30 05:48:40 PM
Look ... we got all these nukes sitting around, not getting any younger ...
 
2013-05-31 03:14:15 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Look ... we got all these nukes sitting around, not getting any younger ...


Common misperception. They don't just sit around. On a regular schedule, they have to be dismantled and the contents have to be properly disposed. And then you have to build new bombs to replace the ones you never used. It's a good racket if you can get in on it.
 
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