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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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US Invades Grenada (1983)

After a left-wing government took control of Grenada in a 1979 bloodless coup, relations between the tiny Caribbean nation and its neighbors became strained. In 1983, the government was overthrown by radicals from within the same movement. Concerned about Grenada's leanings toward Cuba and the Soviet bloc, the US invaded. World leaders were outraged, and the UN voted 108 to 9 to condemn the invasion. How did US President Ronald Reagan respond when asked whether the lopsided vote concerned him? More...
excaelis
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 2:39:49 AM

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I had no idea that the U.S ever invaded Spain...
Carpenter W
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:16:29 AM
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"After a left-wing government took control of Grenada in a 1979 bloodless coup, relations between the tiny Caribbean nation and its neighbors became strained. In 1983, the government was overthrown by radicals from within the same movement. Concerned about Grenada's leanings toward Cuba and the Soviet bloc, the US invaded. World leaders were outraged, and the UN voted 108 to 9 to condemn the invasion. How did US President Ronald Reagan respond when asked whether the lopsided vote concerned him?"

Fascinating how this summary leaves out the word "communist", which as so often is erased from history and contemporary politics. (Another example is how the media always "forget" to mention that Lee Harvey Oswald was a communist, had lived in the Soviet Union, and infiltrated Cuban organizations in the U.S. on Cuba's behalf. Suppose he had been a KKK member? It would be mentioned every time his name was brought up.)

The truth about the "radicals" is that they were, of course, communists, and they installed a dictatorship with the help of communist Cuban soldiers. (These had just beaten down a widespread peasant rebellion against communist control in Cuba, ending with concentration camps, burned villages and a higher percentage of Cubans murdered by the state than the percentage of Russians killed under Stalin. One of those little civil wars it is best not to mention.) When U.S. soldiers came, they had to fight not only the local criminals but the better equipped Cuban soldiers who were all over the island. It was because of the Cuban invasion, aided by the local guerrilla they funded and armed, that the island came under communist control. This Cuban invasion is today completely erased from the history books.

Another little detail: the communists held American students captive. These civilians had done nothing to anyone, but that had never stopped Castro's soldiers from pulling the trigger. The American liberation of Grenada was also motivated by a desire to save these civilians.
Daveski
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:41:35 AM
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excaelis wrote:
I had no idea that the U.S ever invaded Spain...


ROTFL Applause

I think that Thatcher filed for divorce from Reagan after the US invaded. He got the house & she was left with her black cat & broomstick.
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