Exporting thuggery

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June 1, 2011
Center for a Stateless Society
by Darian Worden  
Posted in Commentary

"Politicians in powerful countries want to get strongmen on their side to extend their influence globally. A dictator might be a 'son of a bitch,' but as the saying goes, if he’s 'our son of a bitch' then he’s okay. And what becomes of the training and weapons given or sold to such upstanding individuals? Thugs use them to seize and control political power. Loyal forces like the Saudi Arabian National Guard use them to keep the cannon fodder in line. And superior firepower tends to be helpful in keeping the population from rising against the government." (05/31/11)


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