I read this book at the age of 16. It had been left at the house as a gift by a friend of my father shortly after its initial publication in 1980, placed on a shelf and nearly forgotten. A couple of years later, in about 1983, with the yoke of school indoctrination heavy on my shoulders, this book was a welcome, frank revelation of the treachery I had long suspected.
It is the story of Nicaragua’s betrayal by the U.S. during the regime of Jimmy Carter. But, it is more than that. It is an example of the treachery, mass murder and betrayal that has taken place over and over again all over the world since the Neutrality Act of 1794 was trodden to smithereens by evil powers that took root within our government by, at least, the turn of the 20th century.
I read this book more than 25 years ago, but I remember it well, as if I had only just finished it. The statements within it, the evidence given and the revelations of the nefarious groups of people working in South America and throughout the world impressed themselves on my mind as if they had been seared by a hot branding iron.
A terrible earthquake struck Nicaragua in 1972, devastating the capital city of Managua and killing thousands of people. The U.S. offered assistance. With little other alternative, Somoza accepted it. But, instead of helping Nicaragua to rebuild its democratic republic, elements from within the U.S. government instigated a civil war between two factions, the Contras and the Sandinista.
I remember well the official rhetoric in the news back in the 1970s and ’80s with regard to the Sandinistas. At times, the U.S. media were against them, saying they were the enemy communists and at other times they supported them. At first, Nicaragua was given money and arms to fight the “Communist” Sandinistas. Later, these funds were withdrawn.
Somoza would later be called a dictator, although, he was elected through a democratic process according the the constitutional law of the Nicaraguan republic at the time. There were all the other elements of a free republic in place up until the time of the devastating earthquake.
You may remember the Iran-Contra scandal. There is surely more to the story than what we’ve been given. In fact, if “Nicaragua Betrayed” revealed anything to me at all, the truth probably looks nothing at all like the official story. By the time the Iran-Contra scandal broke out, the Contras once again had official U.S. support under Ronald Reagan.
I learned from this book that the U.S. government, using U.S. tax dollars, has funded and continues to fund the slaughter of innocent people all over the world. It is their usual modus operandi to arm and support one side in a conflict and then the other – sometimes they fund and arm both sides at the same time. This is commonly done through government agencies and ostensibly private corporations.
I also learned that this cabal is much larger than the United States. It involves elements from world government, including the Vatican. There some orders within the Catholic Church that do, exclusively, good work. I know this first hand because I was attending a Catholic school run by good people at the time I was reading this book. But, there are some branches, like The Jesuits, whose role is to spread world government or communist propaganda anywhere in the world they erect their schools.
Interestingly, this book was banned in Nicaragua. Books are never banned because they contain lies; only because they contain truths that are inconvenient to the powers that be.
This book changed my life. It changed my view of the U.S. government and world governments. The events in this book may seem irrelevant to some people because they took place nearly 30 years ago in a place that most of us have no relationship to. But, the fact is that similar events had been happening before 1972, they have been happening every day since and they continue up to this very minute. In many ways, this book has never been more relevant.
Although, the popular focus is on the middle east, the U.S. government is still quietly dabbling in the affairs of South American countries. Special Services operatives are stationed in a surprising number of places there. You will not learn about this on the nightly news, but it is the sort of fact you learn in a town frequented by soldiers and veterans from all over the country, such as the one I live in.
Americans have lost their lives and continue to do so – even at this moment – because of lies told by international organizations funded through and acting through elements in the U.S. government.
I learned from this book that this is not my government – it does not act in the best interest of its citizens or, for that matter, anyone else. All Americans should read this book with their eyes wide open.