Noam Chomsky talked about Trump and Bolton’s fear-mongering with Democracy Now. Chomsky says John R. Bolton’s “troika of tyranny” speech is reminiscent of George W. Bush’s “axis of evil” address, which was essentially the announcement of the invasion of Iraq. Chomsky said that migrants are mainly from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, and not from Venezuela, Cuba, or Nicaragua as Bolton suggests.
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s terror wars with South and Central America devastated the region, causing it to descend into poverty and dictatorship. Decades later, Honduras elected reformist Mel Zelaya for president, but a military coup took place. Condemned by the international community except of course the United States, who had sponsored the coup. The US actions resulted in death and poverty, turning Honduras into the murder capital of the world.
“The Obama administration refused to call it a military coup, because if they had, they would have been compelled by law to withdraw military funding from the military regime, which was imposing a regime of brutal terror,” Chomsky explained.
“Now people are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible,” Chomsky said. “The troops being sent to the border outnumber the children who are fleeing.”
Now the Trump administration is sending troops to the border, and “frightening much of the country into believing that we’re just on the verge of an invasion.”