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Doc ò The Massacre at El Mozote 320 pages Ô Hannahredhead Ñ In December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army's select American trained Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote where they murdered hundreds of men women and children often by decapitation Although reports of the massacre and photographs N foreign policy establishment Now Danner has expanded his report into a brilliant book adding new material as well as the actual sources He has produced a masterpiece of scrupulous investigative journalism that is also a testament to the forgotten victims of a neglected theater of the cold war This book chronicles the worst atrocity that has occurred in Central America the massacre of 767 non combatant civilians in December 1981 by the Salvadoran army in the village of El Mozote and likely many victims whose remains did not permit counting Not a dramatic narrative the author focuses on telling the facts preceding the situation the event and the denial and obfuscation by both the Salvadoran regime and the US government that poured six billion dollars into supporting the regime and its oppressionI'd already visited the site and heard the story of what happened told with a lot emotion by people who lived the Salvadoran conflict What I found most interesting in Danner's book is the materials he includes Intentionally or not the source materials embassy cables interviews US government hearing transcripts etc show how the truth is destroyed not by denial but through dilution misdirection small lies semantic games it dies from a thousand cuts It is a cautionary lesson to me as I process the news from conflicts military actions and other atrocities small and large that continue unabated

The Massacre at El MozoteN foreign policy establishment Now Danner has expanded his report into a brilliant book adding new material as well as the actual sources He has produced a masterpiece of scrupulous investigative journalism that is also a testament to the forgotten victims of a neglected theater of the cold war This book chronicles the worst atrocity that has occurred in Central America the massacre of 767 non combatant civilians in December 1981 by the Salvadoran army in the village of El Mozote and likely many victims whose remains did not permit counting Not a dramatic narrative the author focuses on telling the facts preceding the situation the event and the denial and obfuscation by both the Salvadoran regime and the US government that poured six billion dollars into supporting the regime and its oppressionI'd already visited the site and heard the story of what happened told with a lot emotion by people who lived the Salvadoran conflict What I found most interesting in Danner's book is the materials he includes Intentionally or not the source materials embassy cables interviews US government hearing transcripts etc show how the truth is destroyed not by denial but through dilution misdirection small lies semantic games it dies from a thousand cuts It is a cautionary lesson to me as I process the news from conflicts military actions and other atrocities small and large that continue unabated

Epub ´ The Massacre at El Mozote ï Mark Danner

The Massacre at El Mozote ô Es the Reagan administration uickly dismissed them as propaganda In the end El Mozote was forgotten The war in El Salvador continued with American fundingWhen Mark Danner's reconstruction of these events first appeared in The New Yorker it sent shock waves through the news media and the America Danner is extremely reserved in his prose here; he lets the facts speak for themselves Still this is one of the most devastating accounts of anything that I've ever read And then to read about Reagan administration and its lackeys at media outlets like the Wall Street Journal as well as the right wing campaigns to punish the reporters from the Washington Post and New York Times who wrote the first stories on the massacre which were partially successful they got the NYT's reporter taken out of Central America serves to enrage even further There were no limits to the utter depravity of US Central American policy during the 1980sI went to El Mozote in 2008 People have moved back but there's still an incredibly heavy pall of death that hangs over the place Epub ´ The Massacre at El Mozote ï Mark Danner

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Mark Danner ï The Massacre at El Mozote Kindle In December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army's select American trained Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote where they murdered hundreds of men women and children often by decapitation Although reports of the massacre and photographs of its victims appeared in the United Stat the depravity of the US during the Cold War The US had one objective in the Cold War Stop Communism It did not matter what tactics the governments we gave billions of dollars to used to secure that objective it only mattered that countries in Latin America and Africa fell into non Communistic hands Sign the check and don't ask uestions Don't worry about the death tolls or who has gone missing Ignore intelligent reports from El Salvador that say an entire village has been destroyed all because rebels were supposedly in the area No fund the war achieve your objective and don't ask about the atrocities that were committed to get it done In 1981 and entire village in El Salvador was erased by an US fundedtrained Salvadoran army They marched into El Mozote and wiped out an entire village in one of the most heinous stories I have ever read Compared to stories out of the Rwandan Genocide and the Rape of Nanking this book made me shudder and uestion the true depravity of man It is amazing the hatred that can fill a human life and the ability man has time and time again to see their neighbor as somehow not human and worthy of such treatment The trust of the massacre lay hidden for 11 years before Rufina Amaya Máruez the sole survivor of the attack managed to tell anyone her story For a bit information on one of the heroes of the situation look at