Friday, October 31, 2008

Oldie But Goodie

“Why has there never been a coup in the United States?” [Chilean president Michele Bachelet] asked a group of investors.
“Because there is no U.S. embassy in the United States.”

But don't forget Bush's gramp's attempted fascist coup in the 1930s:
For the first time publicly, Wolf traced the origins of contemporary developments back to President Bush's Nazi grandfather, Prescott Bush, and his plan to launch a fascist coup in the 1930's.

1 comment:

Bina said...

Ha ha, great joke, Michelle, but unfortunately there's a different punchline.

There HAS been a coup in the US--the hit on JFK was a coup with CIA pugmarks all over it. Right down to the hired mafiosi. (Don't take my word for it--Fletcher Prouty helped write the book on how to do it in Latin America. The CIA routinely used local organized criminals to do "jobs" for them.)

There was also an attempted coup during the late '30s/early '40s, but Smedley Butler wouldn't spearhead it. Guess they shoulda gone with the mafia there, too, but the CIA hadn't been born yet.