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But what country of the world and what group are famous for their propaganda and for being able to persuade people with an ideology? But it nevertheless is a very effective method of conquering a country to persuade them you're not a conqueror you're not invading, you're not an aggressor, you are their friend and you're liberating them!
If it's Russia in our Western newspaper, it's always aggression, invasion, conquest, expansionism, colonialism! But if it's one of the Western friends, the United States or France or somebody like that, "Oh, well that's just intervention to protect the people and to liberate them and guarantee democracy, etc.!"
But of course, if one of the Western nations does it, if dear Eisenhower sends the Marines into Lebanon after the Communists have won the election because he doesn't want Lebanon to go Communist, well, that's just intervention to liberate the people from the Communists. If dear LBJ wants to send the Navy and the Army into Vietnam after the Communists won a free and fair democratic election there to make sure that the Communist government doesn't take over, that's not invasion, that's not aggression.
That's mere liberating protective intervention! "Oh, that's not aggression! You mustn't say the United States ever invaded any country! That's not invasion, that's a mere protective intervention!" The U.S. has no ideology left.
Ted Rudow III, MA