What are presented as isolated news items are actually connected - there is a line that connects Chiquita death squads and their Iraqi counterparts - and that line runs right through the USA, as we will hear on the program this week. CIA and US Military opperatives have created death squads, personally or by proxy in countries as wide ranging as Vietnam, El Salvador and now Iraq. US pundits have suggested that the violence is an indication of a culture not up to the task of democracy. Let me suggest that it is a characeristic trait of any dominator society, one riddled with social, sexual and economic hierarchies kept in place by violence, as they must be, because the people on the bottom of the hierarchy will not maintain that position voluntarily - and that includes the United States
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See also the series on the history of the US Empire which start here:
Empire as a Way of Life
And this Taking Aim show:
Imperial Death Squads and the Shredding of Iraqi National Life