Why has the United States supported so many ruthless dictators ?

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    Starting by saying it's been done largely without public knowledge or consent. ( except for manufactured consent* through propaganda ) This is an article published just weeks before we invaded Iraq in 2003.

    Saddam Hussein presumably has other things on his mind this weekend, but George W Bush is not the only person on his case. Officials from the International Olympic Committee may soon be in Baghdad to have a word with the Iraqi dictator's eldest son, Uday, about allegations that Iraqi athletes have been tortured and imprisoned on his orders.

    The IOC ethics commission have received a report detailing the systematic punishment of athletes, sometimes in the opulent headquarters of the Iraq National Olympic Committee, an organisation Uday has overseen since 1984. The building contains a dark secret, like Room 101 out of George Orwell's 1984 , where your worst nightmares come true. It is a prison on the first floor where as many as 50 sportsmen and women may have been murdered and many hundreds tortured, beaten and left to rot.


    Torture of Iraq's athletes

    20 Brutal Dictators Supported By the U.S. | Scribol.com

    U.S. support for brutal Central American dictators led to today's border crisis


    https://allthatsinteresting.com/us-dictator-alliances



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    Are we seeing a pattern here ?

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    All they had to do was say they were anti-communist and we'd throw money and materiale at them, regardless of how badly they were oppressing their own people.
     
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    Kind of a silly question. The reason is because dictators get shit done. Simple as that. They are also leaders of other countries that have shit we need. The stuff to make your smart phone for example. Or the dictator could be the leader of a country next to a country America don’t like, so we prop up that dictator so they can be a pain the guys ass that we don’t like. It’s not good, it’s not evil, it just is. It’s funny though how you toss the Rumsfeld thing in there. As if Dubya invented kissing dictator ass. Your hero half Black Jesus has photos of him with his face in a dictators lap. He is caught on tape letting a dictators lackey know the dictator will get everything he wants after an election. Just odd is all.
     
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    And it still works, judging by a population
    fooled by 3 years of Russia nonsense.
     
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    Natural resources for The Corporatocracy.
    The US is a fascist govt.
    SURPRISE !
     
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    The thread is meant to serve as more than just one rhetorical question.
    I could have chosen any number of different titles for it.
     
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    We have gone from a country which stood as the bulwark against Soviets aggression to openly worshiping a KGB thug. We have a President who actually said the Soviets were right to invade Afghanistan. That makes him to the left of Carter!

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    ^^Hill bot's back.
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    "Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."

    Unfortunately, while fighting Soviet imperialism, we were forced to choose between the lesser of two evils in regions of the world where democracy did not exist. We didn't fight the fight perfectly, but we are, and always have been, the morally superior combatant.

    Noam Chomsky? Really?

    I can't possibly take anyone seriously who idolizes that old commie hag.
     
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    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    That's played out many times in many countries under many heads of state.
     
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