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Murrieta protestors willfully ignorant of U.S. role in creating brutal governments
by Gil Villagran, MSW ( gilbert.villagran [at] sjsu.edu )
Monday Jul 7th, 2014 8:45 PM
Who are the people on Border Patrol buses at Murrieta, CA. and why are they invading our nation? The protestors seem oblivious to America’s origin by illegal immigrants to the so-called new world, later to Mexico (now called the Southwest). Patriots would do well to spend their 4th of July, researching our own history. An Internet search of “U.S. sponsored death squads” documents our sordid history of fomenting military takeovers of democratically elected governments in almost every nation south of our border. Well-documented death squad murders amount to 35,000 El Salvadorans and 42,000 Guatemalans killed. People in fear for their lives run from the danger, even when their fate is unknown. Better to flee to an unknown fate in the U.S. than to await the well-known fate: kidnap, rape, and murder in their home.
The Murrieta protestors against Border Patrol detention of “illegal aliens” in “their community” are willfully ignorant of why children and mothers with babies would leave their homes on a perilous thousand mile journey infested with drug gangs and human traffickers, to a country they know does not want them and likely will deport them. Ironically, the protestors seem oblivious to America’s origin by illegal immigrants to the so-called new world, later to Mexico (now called the Southwest). Patriots would do well to spend their 4th of July, researching our own history.

Who are the people on Border Patrol buses and why are they invading our nation? An Internet search of “U.S. sponsored death squads” documents our sordid history of fomenting military takeovers of democratically elected governments in almost every nation south of our border. Well-documented death squad murders amount to 35,000 El Salvadorians and 42,000 Guatemalans killed. The Honduran military’s murder tally began yet another cycle of murder after the most recent U.S. supported coup in 2009.

The Georgia U.S. Army base at Ft. Benning’s “School of the Americas” is the forwarding address for the origin of much of the grotesque human tragedy that begins with training these nations’ military and police in counter insurgency techniques, which equate to torture, terrorism, and covert operations that destroy democracy and civil society. Many of the death squads have subsided since the end of the Reagan initiated Contra wars, but a number of yesterday’s trained killers have transformed themselves into today’s drug and human traffickers.

People in fear for their lives run from the danger, even when their fate is unknown. Better to flee to an unknown fate in the U.S. than to await the well-known fate: kidnap, rape, and murder in their home.