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#1782: U.S. plot theory : Lyall comments
From: J. David Lyall <email@example.com>
>From: Tom F. Driver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> the talk about US interests in Haiti is so overrated not to even warrant
>But it does warrant comment -- a lot of it. And the reason is that the U.S.
>Government has, in the century just past, spent an enormous amount of
>time, energy, and money attending to Haiti. That includes two military
>invasions and occupations, just for starters.
The US has spent a lot of time and money and energy attending to
the internal affairs of numerous countries in the Americas.
The Dominican Republic was occupied at the same time as Haiti
during the first world war.
The Mexican revolution was an ongoing drama at that time, some
interference in that confusing struggle went on, to undetermined
Johnson invaded the DR in 1964 but was afraid to take on the
Francois Duvalier. The permanent Duvalier revolution was left free to
order its own affairs rather than have the yankees intervene.
The achievements of the Duvalier revolution are in stark contrast to
slavish Dominicans, who accepted chastisement from the greenback
J. David Lyall
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