Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Carter, who came to office in early 1977, not long after Indonesia invaded and annexed the tiny island nation of East Timor, increased military aid to the Indonesian dictatorship by 80%, Most of the 200,000 East Timorese deaths during the Carter. military aid to the Moroccan, forces invaded its southern neighbor. fought Congress to restore military aid to Turkey, Cyprus in 1974. All three in violation UN Security Council
Carter, vetoed consecutive UN Security Council against South Africa. Carter took American corporate interests
people of Zaire rebelled against Mobutu Sese Seko. Carter ordered the U.S. air force to fly in Moroccan troops to save the regime
sent military aid to mujahadeen to fight the leftist government with full knowledge that it could prompt a Soviet invasion
opposed Palestinian statehood, refused to meet Palestinian leaders. dramatically increased military aid to Begin. Israel violated annex to Camp David Accord resuming settlements on West Bank. Carter refused to enforce the treaty. dramatically increased military aid to Egyptian regime of Anwar Sadat.
Carter ordered evidence of joint South African-Israeli nuclear test be covered up
In May 1980, pro-democracy protestors seized South Korean city of Kwangju. U.S.- backed dictatorship of Chun Doo Hwan, Carter ordered the release of South Korean troops under U.S. command at the request of the dictator to re-take thecity massacring thousands. dictator Syngman Rhee similar reques, Eisenhower refused
ignored pleas from Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero to not send arms to the junta who were massacring many hundreds of peasant leaders, trade unionists, priests, human rights workers and other dissidents. continued even after Romero was assassinated with the shooting under orders from top Salvadoran general.
Carters last acts, approve a record arms transfers just weeks after troops under orders raped and murdered four American churchwomen
enacted Presidential Directive 59, switch to a counterforce strategy shift in nuclear policy from deterrence to one of a first-strike
supported Shah of Iran to the end. dictator ordered forces to fire onto thousands of unarmed demonstrators. dismissed anger at the 1953 U.S.-led overthrow constitutional government, was "ancient history,"
strong supporter of Fernando Marcos, Pakistani General Zia al Huq, Saudi King Faud. blocked human rights legislation initiated by Tom Harkin. increased U.S. military spending, militarized the Indian Ocean, withdrew the SALT II Treaty from the Senate before they even took a vote