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Broadcast – Protector of FreedomPoliticians tell us America is the world’s “defender of freedom.” But for decades the U.S. has worked against democracy in other countries.
Here’s something you didn’t know: In 1953, the Central Intelligence Agency instigated a coup to overthrow the democratically elected government of Iran. In 1973, the C.I.A. supported a military coup to overthrow the freely elected president of Chile. In both cases the U.S. installed dictators who engaged in widespread torture, murder and imprisonment of their own people.
The excuse then was to fight communism. Today it’s to fight terrorism. We’re told it’s America’s job to protect freedom. But history proves otherwise.