Sunday, June 25, 2017

The U.S. Has Been Meddling In Other Countries’ Elections For A Century. It Doesn’t Feel Good.

Russia has been quite the student.
By Ryan Grim, Arthur Delaney @ The Huffington Post

CONGO PREMIER PATRICE LUMUMBA, LEFT, WITH ANDREW W. CORDIER, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 
TO SECRETARY-GENERAL DAG HAMMARSKJOLD,
 


"Malcolm X once called Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba “the greatest black man who ever walked the African continent. 

Lumumba led an anti-colonial campaign to oust the ruling Belgians from the Congo and he became the country’s first elected leader. The U.S. set about almost immediately to overthrow and assassinate him, perceiving Lumumba (incorrectly, it turned out) to be a pawn of the Soviet Union. The Belgians took the lead in the plot against Lumumba, but the U.S. was a willing participant. When he was finally captured, he was tortured and killed. So that the public wouldn’t learn of the crime, he was doused in acid to make his body disappear. The assassins ran out of the substance, so they crushed, hacked and ground his body to pieces, scattering the remains in an area that would later be named for Lumumba. More than 50 years of conflict has followed. His killing has been called the most important political assassination of the 20th Century.”       Read more here

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