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Re: Argentine misplaced sympathy
>You hope the US of A will "Grow up?"
>This from a country that embraced Nazism in the 30s & 40s,
>and into the 50's?
Touche. I never said my country is perfect, but the same way you have
marginal “neo-nazis” groups and the Ku Kux Klan in the Southern states right
now -any of them supported by most of the American people- the people in
Argentina who supported Nazism were marginal (unfortunatelly, many of them
were in the government at that time) and not most of the people.
>From a country whose history of dictators murdering
>and torturing their OWN people for decades?
You are quite right, specially the last one in the period 1976-83 (at least
10,000 killed, tortured and dissappeared). But I also remind you that your
government at that time supported their actions, because our sucesive
dictators (Jorge Videla, Eduardo Viola and Leopoldo Galtieri) were
Anti-Communist, so our Dictature was a warranty of safety in South America.
US government only changed its mind when we entered in war with Great
Britain in 1982. I also remind that your intelligence agency, the CIA, also
supported the coup d’etat of Augusto Pinochet on September 11 1973 against
the democratic ellected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, only because
Allende was Communist. CIA kept on supporting such tyranny despite Pinochet
murdered thousands of political oppositors (as many as our dictature). And
again US government only changed its mind when Pinochet killed one of his
oppositors in New York in the early 1980s. I also remind you that your
country also supported Somoza’s tyranny in Nicaragua in the 1970s. So, I
think USA supported many criminal dictatures in the name of freedom.
Of course, US historians and present politicians had performed a good
self-criticism of such mistakes. And I can also afirm that my country and my
people are performing our own self-criticism of our own mistakes.
Addittionally, I know most of the American people at that time did not know
that your government was supporting such tyrannies. You would rejected such
policies if you would know.
>All of the unfortunate incidents you mentioned
>were part of wars - military actions directed at other military forces and
>sanctioned by the United Nations.
>As unfortunate as they were, they pale in comparison to
>what happened on September 11th; acts that were from the planning stage
>directed at innocent civilians.
>I'm sorry that you are unable to intellectually understand the difference.
Please, read again my message. You will note that I wrote “…it is also true
that, excluding the attack against he Chinese Embassy in Belgrade (I don’t
think that it was a “mistake”), those strikes were not intentional.” So I’m
able to understand the difference.
>Has America made mistakes? Certainly.
>Are we untouchable? Certainly not.
>Remember the Maine - Pearl Harbor now, World Trade Towers.... and the
>results only made American stronger
I fully agree with you in all those topics. Actually I hope you get
>Your implication that we think we can bomb
>or do anything that we want to other peoples
>and countries without retaliation is another indication
>of your total and complete lack of knowledge and
>understanding of America and her people.
Wrong. I know that the average US citizen’s spirit is to live in peace and
freedom. But sometimes your government doesn’t. And I’m not talking about
Bush’s present administration. He was one of those presidents who prefered
concentrate in USA’s internal affairs and do not get involved in other’s
>Where you got that I have no way of knowing,
>but it sounds much like something you read in
>a propaganda pamphlet.
Far from it. Unfortunatelly it is the subliminal message you and your
government seemed to send to the whole world.
>Ignorance is such a terrible thing to have to live with.
Please give light to my ignorance.
>Lastly, Diego, we, the United States of America,
>are NOT on our knees, never have been, and never will be.
For you, I’m Mr. Zampini. More important: the meaning I gave to “being in
your knees” is about your being IN PAIN, not meaning SUBMISSION or
SURRENDER, it is clear that you are not gonna give up in your DETERMINATION
And we all hope so.
>In the meantime, I'd recommend you not piss off the Brits again,
>as they tend to lash out and bring pain to those that have pissed them off.
The Falklands War was an action made by our military government at that time
as an attempt to distract people’s attention because the people began to
discover the atrocities made by the Junta. Certainly it was one of our
faults. But that doesn’t change the fact that the Brits stole these islands
from us in 1833. And we also pissed off, because many of their most modern
warships lay in the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as a proof of the
proffesionalism of our pilots. If you want more data, read those articles
written by me:
“In the Homeland Day” members.nbci.com/zampini/Malvinas/May25th.htm
>God Bless America, the ONLY land of the free on this earth.
I desagree with the “only”, but I agree with the rest. I hope so.
Diego Fernando Zampini
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