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"War is a racket" Smedley Butler

"I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil intersts in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested."

Submitted by TJV123 on Tue, 03/05/2013
I heard someone say it best that the socialist revolutions in South America were an unintended consequence of the spread of US Fascism there. In other words, had out military and intelligence not "paved the way" for US corporations to take over/exploit their entire continent, socialism never would have been able to take root there.