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whether by us or by the Soviet Union. Why?

Well, let’s come back to that, because there’s a more important thing, and that is that, um, I’m even f- far more opposed to the, uh, imposition of regimes by foreign troops. Now, in the case of Germany, let’s say, in the case of France, the, uh, the, uh, Pétain govenerment, uh, the Pétain-Laval government, the Vichy government, was supported by German troups.

Mm-hmm.

Had the German mili-, they weren’t throughout the country necessarily, because there was certainly indigenous support, but there’s no question that if German military force had been withdrawn to the other side of the Rheine, uh, then there would have been a, an overthrow of the Vichy government and France would have had some different form of, uh, government. Now, in that case, our invasion of France was, uh, whether one likes it or not, was in, was in reaction to an occupying external force. It’s just pure confusion to, identify that with the case of Greece, when we were trying to liberate, uh, w- we were trying to, uh, select the kind of society the, that Greek, that Greece would have and we were trying to save, uh, the rulers that we had designated as appropriate to save Greece from their own population. There were no outside forces. But don’t you realize you, uh, American Terror libretto © Jeffrey Lependorf 2008

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American Terror  

opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on the 1969 "Firing LIne" television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America...

American Terror  

opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on the 1969 "Firing LIne" television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America...

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