USA and Cambodia
The USA had secretely begun to bomb Cambodia in 1965.
At this time, USA B-52 planes begin secret carpet bombing of the country. This term means bombing indiscriminately. The bombing would continue until 1973 and would eventually destroy the country’s stability leading to the chaos and anarchy of the killing fields under the Khmer Rouge.
According to Ben Kiernan, director of the Genocide Studies Program: “… beginning in 1969 the [USA] Air Force deployed B-52s over Cambodia. The new rationale for the bombings was that they would keep enemy forces at bay long enough to allow the United States to withdraw from Vietnam. Former US General Theodore Mataxis depicted the move as ‘a holding action . . . . The troika’s going down the road and the wolves are closing in, and so you throw them something off and let them chew it.’ The result was that Cambodians essentially became cannon fodder to protect American lives.”
The Vietnam-USA War
The number of USA troops in Vietnam peaks at 541,500. In the USA 250,000 people demonstrate against this involvement in Washington DC.
In Brazil, the military select the next president without elections. Western companies benefit from concessions and access to raw materials.
The new ruler, General Emilio Medici would admit in 1971 that “The economy is doing fine, the people aren’t.”
Chemical Warfare (USA)
Between 1967 and 1969 the USA sprays Agent Orange over 23,607 acres (95km2) in the border region between North Korea and South Korea. Agent Orange is a defoliant and contains dioxin, a chemical producing cancer and genetic defects in babies.
In previous years over 500 people from 36 countries (including Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and South Vietnam) have been trained in the use of chemical and biological warfare at the USA army’s Chemical School at Fort McClellan in Alabama.
The International Red Cross verified that USA-trained pilots from Egypt had dropped canisters of poison gas over Yemen in 1967. Over 150 villagers died after gagging, coughing and bleeding.
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