Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Death Squads

I've just read the News Week story causing a bit of a stir -
"The Salvador Option".

It's hard to work out from the article what exactly is going on, it's mostly supposition. The comparison with death squads of 1980's Central America seems entirely to be the making of the authors.

Probably the reality lies somewhere between uncritical support and uncritical opposition.

All that can be said is that at present there appears to be some discussion within the US military about counter-insurgency methods. Given that the US is fighting religious and secular fascists who torture and kill unionists and aim to prevent the development of democracy it seems sensible to consider options.


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