Sunday, June 29, 2008

After the Fall

note:The title above is the same title of the Time Magazine article below. This article talks about Arbenz's cruelty, which was forgotten thanks to the prevailing Communist propaganda on Latin America, which portrays Arbenz as an innocent democrat who was a victim of the US and the US corporation the United Fruit Company.
By Time Magazine July 12, 1954
"Communist perfume," Guatemalans called it: they meant the stench of decaying human flesh. Searchers tracing that noisome odor last week found in three shallow mass graves the bodies of 47 men who had opposed the Red government of President Jacobo Arbenz in its last days. In a basement torture chamber on the capital's Seventh Avenue, bits of hair, plastered to the wall with dried blood, told of victims hurled around the room and battered against the walls by sadistic guards. Out of the jails stumbled 711 lesser oppositionists, some from cells built for five men but crammed with 60. Fifteen men numbly took off their clothing so that U.S. reporters could see the festering cuts and throbbing bruises that covered them from neck to thigh.

In its last desperate bid for survival, the Arbenz government had resorted to savage repressions carried out by its boss policemen, Colonel Rogelio Cruz Wer and Colonel Jaime Rosenberg. The frenzy grew as the downfall neared. Survivors testified that on the last day, Cruz Wer, close to a gibbering collapse, planted himself in front of a cell crowded with political prisoners and screamed, "I am a condemned man, but I will take some of you bastards with me!" He fired a burst from a machine pistol into the cell, and four men fell dead. After Arbenz quit, Cruz Wer and Rosenberg escaped in a small plane to Mexico, where they blandly demanded sanctuary as political refugees.

A Rotten Regime. "No recognized government in Latin America has ever matched this inhuman cruelty," a Latin diplomat in Guatemala exclaimed as the grisly evidence piled up. But the stories helped explain Arbenz' sudden downfall: his government was too rotten to fight for, and the army had refused to fight for the Communist cause it despised.

That the Arbenz regime was too hollow to fight was hardly suspected before it was put to a test — the kind of test that other Communist governments never got.

Six months ago, Castillo Armas was an unimportant exile in Honduras, plotting in impoverished frustration against Arbenz' powerful regime, and generally given no chance. The impression now almost universally held in Guatemala is that the U.S. at that point moved cautiously in to guide affairs. There is still no direct evidence of this. But hindsight reasoning indicates that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency correctly appraised Arbenz' fundamental unpopularity and brutality, his army's unwillingness to stand up for him or for his Communist advisers, and Castillo Armas' capabilities.

Circumstantial support for this theory comes from the known facts. Honduras openly granted bases to Castillo Armas, an act the U.S. could have stopped with a frown. Castillo Armas got money; the revolution must have cost well over $1,000,000 — perhaps as much as $5,000,000. He got airplanes: four F47 fighters and two C-47 cargo planes. He also got expert pilots to fly them.

Latin Americans generally assumed that the U.S. was in Castillo Armas' corner and after he invaded Guatemala, a dank breeze of Communist-abetted anti-Yankeeism swept through some of the hemisphere's countries. Students squawked in demonstrations in Panama, Uruguay, Chile Peru, Cuba, Argentina and Honduras: a U.S. flag was burned in Chile. But there was none of that in Guatemala, where the U.S. role was understood and deeply appreciated. As the overthrown regime's victims were dug out of their graves and the luckier survivors emerged from their cells Guatemalans raised grateful cheers for the U.S. and for Ambassador Peurifoy.

Off to Asylum. The Arbenz crowd meanwhile, had scuttled to asylum. Many of them found the Mexican embassy, right across the street, the handiest. There went most of the Guatemalan Congress. There went the major Communists: Presidential Adviser Jose Manuel Fortuny, Labor Leader Victor Manuel Gutierrez, Peasant Boss Leonardo Castillo Flores, Editor Alfredo Guerra Borges. There went ex-Foreign Minister Guillermo Toriello.

And there, too, went Jacobo Arbenz—after first forcing the Government Development Bank to extend a second mortgage on his cotton farm for $200,000 payable to his wife. He is also accused of having taken funds from the Treasury. Other government fat cats, who had done their looting earlier, were in the Salvadoran embassy; their six 1954 Cadillacs crowded the ambassadorial courtyard.

Political refugees, by convention, are supposed to get safe-conducts out of the country. But the mob of holed-up Arbenzistas may have difficulties. Opinion has swung violently against the Red regime.

Mobs plundered Arbenz' luxurious house (finding, among more valuable spoils, stacks of Communist propaganda and four bags of earth, one each from Russia, China, Siberia and Mongolia). More ominously, a Communist judge who last year sent four alleged plotters to death without trial was himself executed by a firing squad. That showed that the new junta means business with any Communist criminals it can get its hands on.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Liberals deny threat from Iran

By Benyamin Solomon
In this article, I will discuss the threat from Iran that is being denied by liberals especially those who hate President Bush so much that they don't understand the terrorist threat including the threat from Iran.

Iran is building nuclear weapons to fight Israel and the US. Iran supports terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al Quada, Hezbollah and the insurgents in Iraq. Liberals, however, deny that Iran is a threat. The Iranian people are not a threat, but the Iranian regime is.

Crooks and Liars, a liberal left-wing propaganda site, has sponsored a petition that calls for the normalization of relations between the US and Iran. That means a petition that calls for the US to normalize relations with an Apocalyptic government that calls for the destruction of America and Israel. Fox News host Alan Colmes, (do you think he knows how much his liberal friends attack his news station?) once asked former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he would take action against a foreign power that thought your nation was evil and had to take you out before you take them out.

Liberals including Colmes say that Iran is reacting to our rhetoric about how they're evil. But what about their rhetoric, which is far worse? What about the fact that the current President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies that the Holocaust happened, threatens to wipe Israel off the map as well as speaks in demonstrations [speaks to the demonstrators] that say ''Death to Israel'' and ''Death to America.'' Netanyahu said in that interview that Iran calls for the destruction of Israel while no one calls for the destruction of Iran. Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, the Iranian regime, along with the rest of the radical Islamist movement, is dedicated to having their form of Islam as the dominant religion of the whole world [though Iran, since the 1979 Islamic revolution, wants a Fundamentalist Shiite caliphate to dominate the world while the Sunni radical Islamist movement wants a Fundamentalist Sunni caliphate to dominate the world]. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the first Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said, "Establishing the Islamic state world-wide belong to the great goals of the revolution." He also said, "We will export our revolution throughout the world, and must abandon all idea of not doing so, for not only does Islam refuse to recognize any difference between Muslim countries, it is the champion of all oppressed people." He also said, "We are at war with infidels. Jihad must triumph."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also said that Islam will conquer the mountain tops of the world. There is evidence that he was behind the hostage crisis, in which American embassy workers were kidnapped and were released in the beginning of Ronald Reagan's presidency.

Current Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that saying death to America is like saying they want refuge from the Satan [the Iranian regime since the 1979 Iranian revolution considers America the great Satan and Israel the small Satan], which he says is that it is to remind them that Satan is ready to attack them, their spiritual shield and their faith.

Leader of the Iranian supported Hezbollah terrorist organization Hasan Nasrallah says ''Death to America'' and ''Death to Israel" when speaking in demonstrations [to demonstrators] in Lebanon that calls for those actions. Ahmadinejad also said in demonstrations [when speaking to the demonstrators], ''Death to Israel,'' and also spoke in demonstrations [when speaking to the demonstrators], that called for the

''Death to America.''

This threat is not fake. Liberals want to make the comparison between Iran and Iraq. In terms of having WMDs, unlike the Iranian regime, Saddam Hussein's Iraq was under tight control by the UN, which made sure that Saddam had no WMDs. What happened with Iraq was that Saddam didn't cooperate with the UN inspectors. Saddam's defectors said that Saddam was creating WMDs. And American intelligence and the intelligence of many nations also said so. There's plenty of evidence that Iran is making WMDS. The US found out Saddam had no WMDs after the US-led coalition started to invade of Iraq. But Iran really is making WMDs.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Jose Maria Aznar in 2001, then Prime Minister of Spain, that Iran plans to launch a war with the US and Israel until America and the Jewish state are completely destroyed. Ali Khamenei also stated that Iran's number one agenda includes "setting Israel on fire."

During the Second Lebanon war, a book was found based on Ali Khamenei's radical Islamic teachings. It was made for the revolutionary Guards in Iran. It was being distributed by Hezbollah in Lebanon. The book is called Al-Jihad. It calls for holy war on infidels.

Dr. Hassan Abasi, theoretician of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard intelligence, said, ''Our missiles are now ready to strike at their civilization, and as soon as the instructions arrive from Leader [Ali Khamenei], we will launch our missiles at their cities and installations. Our motto during the war (in Iraq) was: Karbala, we are coming, Jerusalem, we are coming. And because of Khatami's policies and dialogue between the civilizations, we have been compelled to freeze our plan to liberate the Islamic cities... And now we are [again] about to carry out the program.''

He also said, ''The global infidel front is a front against Allah and the Muslims, and we must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front, by means of our suicide operations or by means of our missiles. There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them.''

Ali Khamenei called for ''the annihilation and destruction of the Zionist state."

Deputy of Hezbollah Sheikh Naim Qassem admitted that Hezbollah needs permission from Iran to commit its terrorist attacks. Iran has also sought to turn Iraq into an Islamic republic and make Iraq into America's enemy and opposed to Israel's right to exist.

Iran is willing to make alliances with any anti-American regime, even non-Muslim ones such as Venezuela and Cuba. Iran also makes alliances with anti-American [and anti-Israel] Sunni radical Islamist terrorists and even Sunni regimes such as the Syrian one.

Iran seeks to destroy US interests in the Middle East. Yet while it's becoming more clear that Iran is a threat, liberals are in denial. Liberals whitewash the Iranian regime, a regime that has persecuted non-Muslims for 29 years.

This article is not an attack on all Iranians or all Iranian Muslims. It's an attack on the Iranian regime. I showed in this article the threat from Iran that liberals are denying.

In Iran, a woman's life is worth half as much as a man's. The Iranian regime even arrests women for not dressing like a religious Muslim.

The threat from Iran is a Nazi-like threat. When Hitler made clear about his goals, the world ignored him. The same thing is happening with Iran.