Why the United States Will Never Have a Coup d’etat

August 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM 2 comments

DemocracyNow! aired a segment this morning called:  WikiLeaks in Latin America: Online Whistleblower’s Wide Impact in Region Where Assange Seeks Asylum:

If Julian Assange is granted asylum in Ecuador, he will become a resident of Latin America, where the trove of classified U.S. State Department cables he strategically disseminated through WikiLeaks has generated hundreds of headlines, from Mexico to Chile. A year after thousands of cables on Latin America were first released, the revelations have had different results — in two countries it led to the forced departure of the U.S. ambassador; in another it helped change the course of a presidential election. We’re joined by Peter Kornbluh, guest editor of “WikiLeaks: Latin America,” a recent edition of The Nation magazine devoted to exploring the impact of WikiLeaks across the region. Kornbluh is a senior analyst on Latin America at the National Security Archive.

During the interview, DemocracyNow! played excerpts of an interview Julian Assange had with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Assange’s TV show The World Tomorrow, on Russia Today.  This, from Correa, leapt out at me:

As Evo Morales says, the only country that can be sure never to have a coup d’etat is the United States because it hasn’t got a U.S. Embassy.

Quite a reputation, huh?

See the entire interview and read a “rush transcript” here.

(I should add that Correa was obviously talking about a coup d’etat by a foreign country.  Seems to me the U.S. is having a slow motion coup d’etat by the corporatocracy as we speak.)


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JC for pennies  |  August 4, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Never say never. Very dangerous to assume, sometimes.

  • 2. freshthoughtz  |  August 4, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    I do believe you are right. We are indeed having issues with Corporate America thinking they might be able to control where and how this country is led. Unfortunately for them, those of us who honor our constitution and work hard to keep people informed will eventually win this tug-of-war.

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