Friday, March 20, 2015
It’s official tyrant using child soldiers had CIA connection
The US government now admits that they provided at least some support to Charles Taylor who became a tyrant notorious for many atrocities in Liberia including the use of child soldiers many of whom were almost certainly forced into fighting for the tyrant. This isn’t news to many but the corporate media hasn’t paid much attention to it so when they do provide some news they continue to put it out in bits and pieces so that many people may not realize the full extent of what is going on.
The article doesn’t go into details about the fact that he used child soldiers, they only mention it briefly in one sentence, or explain many of the other details about his atrocities; if the public wants to know about things like that they’re going to have to get in the habit of doing some of their own research instead of relying on what the corporate media tells them. I suspect that this article isn’t widely discussed in the corporate media outside of the Boston area; I haven’t heard them mention it in the national press or the propaganda stations that they refer to as 24 hour news stations.
Nor does the Mass Media make much if any effort to explain the typical recruiting efforts of the CIA to the majority of the public; once again if you want to know more about that you’ll have to check with other sources. One of the oldest sources that reports on this is Victor Marchetti Author of “Cult of Intelligence;” he claims that the CIA routinely uses college professors that work with them to help recruit people from foreign countries. This has since been confirmed by many other researchers. I’m reasonably sure that William Colby, former CIA director, even admitted to this in his memoirs. People that understood this would be better able to recognize the importance of the history that Charles Taylor had in the US starting in 1972 as indicated in these further excerpts from the article.
The corporate media puts much less emphasis on these type of news stories which are routinely printed briefly and forgotten; while propaganda that glorifies the US military and the CIA is repeated over and over again. This leads many people to come to the conclusion that the US is the “leader of the free world,” as many politicians including Mitt Romney keep repeating over an over again. If the Mass Media put more emphasis on stories like this the claim that we’re defending democracy all around the world would be a much tougher sell. It would also be much tougher to justify all the military action that we continue to carry out around the world.
For one reason or another they omitted the picture shown above from the article on the web which appears in the print copy. I retrieved this photo from The New Dispensation at World Press which also provides additional information about Liberia.
For additional information see the following sites:
Girl soldiers: Charles Taylor's legacy (video)
Articles About Child Soldiers at Boston.com
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