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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-03 12:32 PM
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49. But American intervention has often helped it along
"It said ``anti-union repression'' was especially bad in the developing world, citing such countries as China, Indonesia, South Korea and Myanmar among Asian nations and Zimbabwe and Swaziland in Africa."

Granted, Africa has had its own problems stemming from a history of colonialism and tribal warfare. But I could imagine that we helped such repression along in a place like Zaire with our sponsoring of the assasination of Patrice Lumumba and support of the corrupt dictator Mobuto.

Secondly, we are all aware of China's history regarding human rights. I don't lay that one at all at the feet of the US. But when we're talking about South Korea and Indonesia, we are once again talking about CLIENT STATES.

In short, there is often strife throughout the world that is not the fault of the United States. But, does it not make more sense to try and counter that strife and oppression, rather than helping to actually FURTHER it through organizations like SOA?

When you want to address more of my post than just the one sentence you excerpted, please let me know.
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