June 7, 2007

United States: International Dictatorship

Are we so totally desensitized that the notion of "Secret US Prisons" elicits no ground swell of condemnation?

Joanne Mariner of Human Rights Watch asks, "where are these 39 people now, and what's happened to them since they 'disappeared'?"

"Disappeared." I thought that's what dictatorships did... make people disappear. Actually, knowing the recent history of Central America, I know that the US has a history of making people dissapear; Chile's Pinochet was supported by the US. And, actually, it's corporate power, which runs the US, that is behind the dictatorial behavior of the US government.

We're told we don't live under a dictatorship. That might be technically true domestically, but the United States of America is behaving like a dictator internationally.

Some have theorized that the US dictatorial behavior cannot be stopped from within the United States. They argue that it will have to be stopped from the outside. If so, it would be critical to have a massive internal movement linked with the external one to avoid a major war.

Sources:

Associated Press, "Report: 39 Secretly Imprisoned by U.S." RAPHAEL G. SATTER, June 7, 2007.

2 comments:

Edger said...

Hi GDAEman -

After reading your comment at Talkleft this morning I'd like to extend an invitation to you to join a group of bloggers in Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus - Reciprocal Blogroll.

Best regards,
Edger @ Edgeing and OOIBC
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GDAEman said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I've created my first post on the Out of Iraq Blogges Caucus site.