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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 10:21 PM
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Where was the global attention when Peru opened fire on protestors?
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Just saying, there seems to be a lot of imbalance in coverage of government atrocities.

In Peru, they were killing people who had shut down an oil pipeline, so no coverage!

In Iran, instability is in the interest of those who profit from oil prices rising.
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  -Where was the global attention when Peru opened fire on protestors? L. Coyote  Jun-20-09 10:21 PM   #0 
  - Where was TWITTER? Where were the internet-savvy college kids?  MADem   Jun-20-09 10:23 PM   #1 
  - I agree. I think it was the lack of technology. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jun-20-09 10:24 PM   #2 
  - Also the whole "push to topple a major regional power" bit (nt)  Posteritatis   Jun-20-09 11:04 PM   #14 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-20-09 10:25 PM   #3 
  - No convenient boogeyman for the Bomber Libs to rattle their sabers at in Peru.  billyoc   Jun-20-09 10:25 PM   #4 
  - What is a Bomber Lib?  aquart   Jun-20-09 10:28 PM   #5 
     - Humanitarian interventionists.  billyoc   Jun-20-09 10:48 PM   #8 
        - What a great term.  EFerrari   Jun-20-09 10:50 PM   #9 
           - Their motto is, "We feel your pain, so the Empire doesn't have to"  billyoc   Jun-20-09 10:59 PM   #11 
              - . . .  EFerrari   Jun-20-09 11:01 PM   #12 
  - Are you saying we should NOT care about the people in Iran?  aquart   Jun-20-09 10:31 PM   #6 
  - There is no sneering or demeaning in the OP. None.  EFerrari   Jun-20-09 11:09 PM   #17 
  - Regime?  elmaji   Jun-21-09 05:25 AM   #31 
  - Regime = govenment in power. n/t  EFerrari   Jun-21-09 01:13 PM   #45 
  - Yeah, it was sneering.  aquart   Jun-21-09 05:21 PM   #49 
  - Now I'm saying  L. Coyote   Jun-21-09 07:02 AM   #39 
  - I was just reading an incredibly interesting article.  LooseWilly   Jun-20-09 10:47 PM   #7 
  - I remember that story about Iraq. Are you saying, there was a similar  EFerrari   Jun-20-09 10:58 PM   #10 
     - Apparently Iran was not only willing to sell oil for Euros, they were also inviting others to do so.  LooseWilly   Jun-20-09 11:25 PM   #20 
     - Thank you. I know you weren't justifying. It's been a long,  EFerrari   Jun-20-09 11:51 PM   #22 
     - Destroying the Amazon region to send the USA oil, feeding the Empire, justifies killing  L. Coyote   Jun-21-09 07:07 AM   #40 
  - a million people in one instance , 2000 people in the other. could be the reason.  robinlynne   Jun-20-09 11:01 PM   #13 
  - In all honestly, I think the attention differential is because the Iranian regime  EFerrari   Jun-20-09 11:04 PM   #15 
  - The US and Latin American countries have never had much of an affinity  SoCalDem   Jun-20-09 11:07 PM   #16 
  - Iran is where the oil closest to our army is.  shadowknows69   Jun-20-09 11:10 PM   #18 
  - Now, why did they put that oil so close to our army?  EFerrari   Jun-20-09 11:55 PM   #23 
  - I was thinking about Sri Lanka earlier. No one even knows how many thousands have died  ProgressIn2008   Jun-20-09 11:10 PM   #19 
  - Oil. Nukes. Muslims. Israel. Surely you know the reasons. What about East Timor?  NYC_SKP   Jun-20-09 11:35 PM   #21 
  - Myamar, chiapas the list is long  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-21-09 12:02 AM   #24 
  - internet rate isn't anywhere near our rate in Iran. I just did a report on them  PretzelWarrior   Jun-21-09 04:03 AM   #26 
  - They were poor people. Where is your sense of priorities? This board  Joe Chi Minh   Jun-21-09 03:58 AM   #25 
  - Deleted by me. I'm struggling to keep out of geopolitics on here.  Joe Chi Minh   Jun-21-09 06:19 AM   #35 
  - Oh, god. You're not kidding. Unrecog-bleeping-nizeable.  Judi Lynn   Jun-21-09 06:48 AM   #38 
  - where was the coverage when freakin' 10,000 civilians were slaughtered  cali   Jun-21-09 04:24 AM   #27 
  - What gave this massacre of Indians in Peru a filthy poignancy was the fact the FTA  Judi Lynn   Jun-21-09 04:43 AM   #28 
  - Another reason may be ...  ColbertWatcher   Jun-21-09 04:59 AM   #29 
  - Maybe because there were conflicting reports  elmaji   Jun-21-09 05:10 AM   #30 
  - Where were you when that happened?  northernlights   Jun-21-09 05:46 AM   #32 
  - The threads started here, and there were many attempts were not well attended  Judi Lynn   Jun-21-09 06:06 AM   #34 
  - A quick search on Google would tell you  L. Coyote   Jun-21-09 07:22 AM   #42 
  - Indifference, racism. Clowns here STILL reserve the right to regard indigenous people as far less  Judi Lynn   Jun-21-09 05:49 AM   #33 
  - Which country has nuke ambitions and is ran by a crazier government?  Deja Q   Jun-21-09 06:35 AM   #36 
  - The President of Peru, who ordered this massacre, also ordered massacre  Judi Lynn   Jun-21-09 06:44 AM   #37 
  - The Bush Junta! The FTA with Peru was Bush's doing, Garcia is doing USA bidding.  L. Coyote   Jun-21-09 09:34 AM   #43 
  - Peru: eyewitness account of Amazon massacre published  Judi Lynn   Jun-21-09 07:13 AM   #41 
  - As a rule, poor non-whites don't count for much  Kaleva   Jun-21-09 10:25 AM   #44 
  - every regime change in iran since the 50s has been preceded by decline in oil revenues.  Hannah Bell   Jun-21-09 01:16 PM   #46 
  - Peru story didn't jibe with American "interests"  Party Person   Jun-21-09 01:25 PM   #47 
     - Furthermore, anybody who claims to be "pro-business" is a hero to the  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-21-09 02:06 PM   #48 

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