The us invasion of grenada, 1983 – howard ways to make good money zinn

In the autumn of 1982, president reagan sent american marines into a dangerous situation in ways to make good money lebanon, where a civil war was raging, again ignoring the requirements of the war powers act as ways to make good money the government did with cambodia in the mayaguez affair. The following year, over two hundred of those marines were killed when a ways to make good money bomb was exploded in their barracks by terrorists.

Shortly after that, in october 1983 (with some analysts concluding this was clone to take attention ways to make good money away from the lebanon disaster), reagan sent US forces to invade the tiny caribbean island ways to make good money of grenada. Again, congress was notified, but not consulted. The reasons given to the american people for this invasion ways to make good money (officially called operation urgent fury) were that a recent coup that had taken place in ways to make good money grenada put american citizens (students at a medical school on the island) in danger; and that the united states had received an urgent request ways to make good money from the organisation of eastern caribbean states to intervene.

The formal request that the U.S. And other friendly countries provide military help was made by ways to make good money the organisation of eastern caribbean states last sunday at the ways to make good money request of the united states, which wanted to show proof that it had been requested ways to make good money to act under terms of that group’s treaty. The wording of the formal request, however, was drafted in washington and conveyed to the caribbean leaders ways to make good money by special american emissaries.

Both cuba and grenada, when they saw that american ships were heading for grenada, sent urgent messages promising that american students were safe and ways to make good money urging that an invasion not occur… there is no indication that the administration made a determined ways to make good money effort to evacuate the americans peacefully… officials have acknowledged that there was no inclination to try ways to make good money to negotiate with the grenadian authorities… “we got there just in time,” the president said… A major point in the dispute is whether in fact ways to make good money the americans on the island were in such danger as ways to make good money to warrant an invasion. No official has produced firm evidence that the americans were ways to make good money being mistreated or that they would not be able to ways to make good money leave if they wanted.

The connection between U.S. Military intervention and the promotion of capitalist enterprise had always ways to make good money been especially crass in the caribbean. As for grenada, an article in the wall street journal eight years after ways to make good money the military invasion (october 29, 1991) spoke of “an invasion of banks” and noted that st. George’s, the capital of grenada, with 7,500 people, had 118 offshore banks, one for every 64 residents. “st. George’s has become the casablanca of the caribbean, a fast-growing haven for money laundering, tax evasion and assorted financial fraud…"

After a study of various U.S. Military interventions, political scientist stephen shalom (imperial alibis) concluded that people in the invaded countries died “not to save U.S. Nationals, who would have been far safer without U.S. Intervention, but so that washington might make clear that it ruled ways to make good money the caribbean and that it was prepared to engage in ways to make good money a paroxysm of violence to enforce its will.” he continued:

There have been some cases where american citizens were truly ways to make good money in danger: for example, the four churchwomen who were killed by government- sponsored death squads in el salvador in 1980. But there was no U.S. Intervention there, no marine landings, no protective bombing raids. Instead washington backed the death squad regime with military and ways to make good money economic aid, military training, intelligence sharing, and diplomatic support. The story in panama, nicaragua, guatemala and south east asia was tragically similar.

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