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  •  Why are people so upset about Chavez (1+ / 0-)
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    sparxy

    When U.S. backed killers have and are killing many thousands in South America.  Can Chile ever be forgiven?  Of course Chavez is paranoid, his government is targeted by U.S.!

    •  You can fool some of the people... (1+ / 0-)
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      gerbilmark

      ...all of the time.

      You might find this article an interesting read:

      Propaganda and Disinformation: How the CIA Manufactures History

         In the eyes of posterity it will inevitably seem that, in safeguarding our freedom, we destroyed it. The vast clandestine apparatus we built up to prove our enemies' resources and intentions only served in the end to confuse our own purposes; that practice of deceiving others for the good of the state led infallibly to our deceiving ourselves; and that vast army of clandestine personnel built up to execute these purposes were soon caught up in the web of their own sick fantasies, with disastrous consequences for them and us.

      -- Malcom Muggeridge
      May 1966

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