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Obama's working for Business International is certainly suggestive. His mother's working with CIA-infiltrated organisations, frankly, isn't. How could an American anthropologist work in the Asia-Pacific region at that period without working with CIA-infiltrated organisations? Clearly, not at all.

But the paragraph on the Fiji coup of 1987 is bullshit. Suggested reading. The coup was a personal initiative of its leader, prompted by the election of an ethnic Indian prime minister. Any CIA involvement was marginal at best, and the offhand denial of any indigenous agency in the affair is rather insulting.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Dec 14th, 2014 at 09:01:20 AM EST
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the offhand denial of any indigenous agency in the affair is rather insulting.

...and yet all too frequent in certain circles that think themselves as progressive. Progressive, not to the point of conceiving that the natives may grow restless without the CIA telling them to...

Even though the USA doesn't have the same colonialist past as European nations, paternalism is still alive and well.

by Bernard on Sun Dec 14th, 2014 at 01:35:29 PM EST
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