Reprinted from Paul Craig Roberts
The Strategic Culture Foundation has published Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya's report on the effort underway by Washington and Argentine intelligence agents to overthrow the reformist president of Argentina.
Washington cannot tolerate reformist governments in Central and South America. For example, Washington's interferences in Honduras and overthrow of reformist governments are legendary. One of Obama's first acts as President was to overthrow the government of Honduran president Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya was allied with reformist Venezuela president Hugo Chavez and, like Chavez, was portrayed as a dictator and a threat.
Currently Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Argentina are on Washington's list of governments to be overthrown.
For decades Washington has had what is euphemistically called "close relations" with the Honduran military. In Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador, Washington is allied with the Spanish elite, which traditionally has prospered by permitting US business interests to loot the countries. In Argentina Washington is allied with the Argentine intelligence service, which is currently working with Washington and the oligarch class against the reformist president.
Washington squelches reforms in order to protect the looting ability of US business interests. As US Marine General Smedley Butler said of his service in Central America..."I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism."
With the documented long history of Washington's interference in the internal affairs of its southern neighbors, the puzzle is why do these countries enable the overthrow of their governments by hosting US embassies and by permitting US firms to operate inside their countries?
Any time the political process within these countries puts in office a leader who thinks government should put the interest of its people above those of the United States, the leader is overthrown in a coup, or assassinated. Latin America exists for the interests of the United States, and Washington is committed to keeping it that way. With a country's elites and military allied with Washington, reform is continually sabotaged and frustrated.
Countries that open themselves to US embassies, US business interests, and US funded Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have to expect that their independence and sovereignty will be subverted. Real reform in Latin America awaits the eviction of all US interests and the dispossession of the oligarchs.
Read Nazemroaya's report below...
The Politicization of the AMIA Investigation: Pretext for Regime Change in Argentina?
Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA
History has a strange way of replicating itself. Argentina has been going through a process similar to the post-1999 years, after Boris Yeltsin stepped down and Vladimir Putin took his place in the Kremlin as the president of the Russian Federation. While it has been struggling to throw off the foreign yoke, the Argentine federal government in Buenos Aires has been consolidating its economic and political power.
Buenos Aires, however, has been opposed by a cross-section of the old regime and oligarchs collaborating with the United States. These forces have opposed major national projects, the re-nationalization of large companies, and the strengthening of the executive branch of government. In this regard, Argentine President Cristina Ferna'ndez de Kirchner's showdowns with her opponents are similar to Vladimir Putin's showdowns with Russian oligarchs and politicians that wanted to subordinate Russia to Wall Street and Washington, as well as Western Europe's capitals and financial hubs.