On the Issue of Sanders and the Contras

So the New York Times does a hit piece on Bernie Sanders for opposing Reagan’s policies in Central America.

Lest anybody forget, Reagan colluded with the Iranians (sold them arms when they were under sanctions) in return for money to support a terrorist war against Nicaragua, which went to the world court and got a judgement against the United States government.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua_v._United_States

In addition to selling weapons to the Iranians to fund his terrorist war in Nicaragua, Reagan also looked the other way when the CIA dumped crack in South Central LA to secure yet another source of funding.

It’s really not much different from the way Al Qaeda trafficked in blood diamonds to fund their own terrorist campaigns against the United States. Reagan deserved to be impeached in 1987 when Iran Contra broke, just like Bush deserved to be impeached over lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But, surprise, surprise, the collaborationist Democrats let him off the hook.

It’s really difficult to believe, at this point, that anybody can possibly take the NY Times seriously. Bernie, who’s honestly not that great on foreign policy, was absolutely right to be rude to the rich cunt cosplaying as Joe McCarthy. History is not going to look kindly on the American working class for not guillotining these corporate propagandists 35 years ago.

 

4 comments

  1. Thanks for the history review. My, how times have (not) changed. The Times, too.

    1. It’s amazing the NY Times is still shilling for criminal acts by a President who so obviously should have been impeached. And guess what, in 20 years, they’ll be defending Trump’s aggression against Iran and Venezuela.

      1. Which one? Would that have been Reagan or Bush? The more I know about US presidents, the less I believe we need a presidency. Switzerland has no president.

        1. This particular reporter was attacking Sanders for opposing Reagan and the Contras.

          Back in the 1980s, they were upset that the World Court gave Nicaragua a judgement against Reagan. They weren’t so concerned with Reagan’s crimes.

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