Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Dark Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 931
Loc: Riding a bassline
The Salvador Option
    #3688235 - 01/27/05 01:21 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

it has been with little surprise that I have read articles coming out of Washington in recent weeks, with US officials talking about a "Salvador Option" in Iraq, not only for democracy-building, but also for a more aggressive campaign to eliminate Iraqi insurgents and their supporters.

For decades the US propped up brutal dictatorships. But repression created fertile ground for Marxist guerrillas.

So in the 1980s, the US belatedly switched to democracy-building to stop the revolutions sweeping the region.

There followed a bloody 12-year stalemate between the US-funded and organised Salvadoran army, and Cuban-backed guerrillas.

The shield which stopped a guerrilla victory in El Salvador was in reality a reign of terror.

Constituent assembly elections, like those taking place in Iraq, were held in 1982.

The suffering the Salvadoran people experienced is still felt today
But the war continued for another decade with the rebels rebuilding their strength.

The failure of US strategy in El Salvador is perhaps measured by its inability in 12 years to capture or kill a single top guerrilla commander in a country only the size of Belgium.

In the end, years more bloodshed and a potentially humiliating US defeat were only prevented by the Soviet collapse, which pulled the rug from under the guerrillas' feet.


web page

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Male User Gallery

Registered: 10/20/99
Posts: 939
Loc: inside my skull
Last seen: 1 day, 5 minutes
Re: The Salvador Option [Re: CJay]
    #3688998 - 01/27/05 04:49 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Makes one wonder what Iran will be like... :shocked:

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
horrid asshole

Registered: 02/11/04
Posts: 81,741
Loc: Fractallife's gym
Last seen: 2 years, 3 months
Re: The Salvador Option [Re: Aldous]
    #3690045 - 01/27/05 08:25 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Ah yes, we always love left wing prop presented as history. Come on, junior, present a real link to facts. This does not constitute evidence of anything other than that it was written. Editorials are not facts. Show me facts.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Dark Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 931
Loc: Riding a bassline
Re: The Salvador Option [Re: zappaisgod]
    #3692807 - 01/28/05 11:23 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Get your own 'facts' and present them here oh mighty senior. Maybe you have something to prove to us all?

All I did was present a story for discussion. A story that certainly holds water.

I note you have no actual rebuke.

This was no 'left wing prop' by the way - it never fails to amuse me how some of you condemn anything vaguely critical of immoral practice perpetrated by the far right automatically as 'damn commies'. Must be a cold war hangover?

The US's favourite 3rd world government is a dictator subservient to it, if this gets out of hand they endevour to create a puppet democracy bound to the US economically and therefore under the US thumb. Nice. The US has no genuine interest in fostering the 'natural rights' of its constitution anywhere.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* How to train death squads and quash revolutions from San Salvador to Iraq Visionary Tools 599 2 06/24/08 09:05 PM
by ScavengerType
* What Could There Possibly be Beyond Democracy?(P1) FutureExPatriot 1,051 10 10/19/02 05:10 AM
by Evolving
* Direct Democracy = Technologically Feasible?
( 1 2 3 4 all )
DoctorJ 3,010 61 07/22/03 11:22 PM
by Crobih
* Israel's Democracy Dilemma
( 1 2 all )
Zahid 3,610 22 11/08/03 12:19 PM
by Psilocybeingzz
* US was warned Democracy in Iraq may be "Impossible"
( 1 2 3 4 all )
Edame 4,550 79 08/19/03 10:29 AM
by GernBlanston
* Israel states that killing Arafat is "an option".
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 all )
Snobrdr311 6,351 163 10/01/03 06:47 PM
by Phred
* Democracy Is Not Freedom
( 1 2 all )
Ancalagon 2,373 27 02/09/05 10:31 PM
by RandalFlagg
* 1. Democracy- Government of the People, By the People, and For the People gettinjiggywithit 678 2 01/27/07 01:48 AM
by gettinjiggywithit

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Enlil
357 topic views. 0 members, 0 guests and 8 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Myco Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.019 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 19 queries.