Dictators, Autocrats, Oh My

In Saner Thought

Have you noticed that the US gives the greatest support to dictators, autocrats and military regimes?  Look at the latest trip by the president…..the room where he made his speech was overflowing with dictators and autocrats……

The Shah of Iran in the 60’s and 70’s, Pinochet of Chile, Saddam of Iraq before he became a bad guy and the same with Noriega in Panama, the autocrats across the Middle East…Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan etc……and the trend continues even today….we spend a lot of money and resources keeping these petty dictators in power….

Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump’s invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, whose “war on drugs” has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings. Criticism of Trump was especially intense given his similarly warm public support for other authoritarian rulers like Egypt’s Abdel Fatah…

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