From Common Courage Press comes another astonishing book that indicts powerful interests. This is
William Blum's "Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II" (1995). It
is an exhaustive, well-organized inspection of more than fifty five foreign interventions conducted by the
US this century.
In this fact-filled tome, Blum documents America's hidden, quasi-fascist agenda since defeating Hitler.
In short, the Cold War was largely a fiction from the western media. Our mainstream press (read: Sunpapers)
have been and still are perpetuating a lie--that the US was not the aggressor in its conflicts against "communism".
This myth has immiserated tens of thousands of innocent people across almost every country on the globe.
Killing Hope contains much incriminating information that somehow never made it to our history textbooks.
§ In 1918 an invasion force of 13,000 American troops were sent to the newly-born USSR to disrupt the
on-going Bolshevik Revolution. To the Soviet people and their leaders, their actions marked a period "of endless
killing, of looting and raping...not to be forgotten for many generations (Prof. Fleming)."
§ The Cold War possibly began when Greece was forced by first Britain, and later the US, to restore to
power the corrupt monarchists, quislings and conservatives who hampered Greek resistance to Nazi rule.
With its puppet government in place the US abetted its secret police in implementing widespread,
§ From the early 1950s to the mid-1960s the Army and the CIA conducted numerous experiments with
biological agents within the US. Specifically, in 1955, there is "compelling evidence
that the CIA released whooping-cough bacteria into the open air in Florida, followed by an extremely
sharp increase in the incidence of the disease in the state that year. The following year, another
toxic substance was disseminated in the streets and tunnels of New York City (Blum)."
§ The Korean war may have actually been started not by the North, but when
South Korea invaded Haeju. Thus, the "police action" that ultimately cost 5.7 million
US lives was premised on a lie. Also, while the US-led forces were carpet-bombing the North Korean
countryside the South was committing many atrocities against people accused of being "communists"
who were nothing of the sort.
§ During the Gulf Massacre "allied" (read US) tanks buried thousands
of Iraqi soldiers alive; bombs destroyed two operational nuclear reactors which released chemical
fallout and toxic vapors; depleted uranium (DU) that was used in rockets and missiles left tons of
radioactive rubble; a single bombing of an air raid shelter killed as many as 1,500 Iraqi
civilians; thousands more civilians were killed openly in broad daylight or while clearly
fleeing; Iraqi soldiers were killed while in full retreat; and from the first US assault until
September, 1994, about 400,000 Iraqi children perished from war-induced malnutrition and disease.
Space forbids me from repeating more. If interested readers want to know
what really happened in say, Central America, choose not the holocaustic Sun, but rather
William Blum's Killing Hope.