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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:54 PM

5. In the case of Guatemala, US gov't interests and commerical interests were combined

in 1954 when Dwight D. Eisenhower's Secretary of State and the head of his CIA, the Dulles Brothers were also totally invested, involved in the US corporation, United Fruit, (now known as Chiquita Banana) which literally controlled Guatemala, land, resources, railroads, etc.

The population of Guatemala elected their President Jacobo Arbenz, whom the United Fruit Company despised as he set about reforms which benefited the PEOPLE rather than United Fruit. You might want to look up the overthrow of President Arbenz by the United States military in 1954.

From that year on, a civil war ensued, during which time relentless persecution, torture, terrorism of the native population continued, using US-funded and provided weapons, artillery, helicopters, airplanes, military instructors, advisors, etc., etc., etc. in a constant program of genocide against the people of the country. Entire villages were invaded, burned to the ground, citizens tortured, raped, bludgeoned, burned alive, thrown live into wells to die, etc., etc., etc., creating a vast, screaming hell which lasted and lasted and lasted, and still lives on in the broken hearts and minds of those unlucky enough to have lived through even a moment of it.

What remains of that country today is a wreckage of a long-running war on humanity, and all done for greed and the abjectly vicious exercise of power against broken people who were struggling for their lives to not be destroyed.

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