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USAID and Wall Street: Conflicts, Coups, and Conquest | Covert Geopolitics

Posted by M. C. on November 21, 2017

NATO, USAID, NED, Victoria Nuland-Even Ray Harryhausen couldn’t come up with a Medusa as ugly or with as many heads as the CIA.

https://geopolitics.co/2017/11/20/usaid-and-wall-street-conflicts-coups-and-conquest/

In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Colombia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and profits.

Ensuring that Colombia protected “American interests” was the US State Department who hosted company representatives at the US embassy in Bogotá, which in turn was in contact with Washington.

The United Fruit Company’s actions in Colombia was far from an isolated incident. US Marine Corps General Smedley Butler would write a book regarding his personal, first-hand experience in fighting wars on multiple continents for oil companies, bankers, and fruit companies.

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War And Why, According To Smedley Butler, The Winners Are Always The Same

Posted by M. C. on August 2, 2015

July 28 was the one hundred year anniversary of the US Marine invasion of Haiti.  A strangely honest accounting of the event is available from the US state department.

Between 1911 and 1915, seven presidents were assassinated or overthrown in Haiti, increasing U.S. policymakers’ fear of foreign intervention. In 1914, the Wilson administration sent U.S. Marines into Haiti. They removed $500,000 from the Haitian National Bank in December of 1914 for safe-keeping in New York, thus giving the United States control of the bank.

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