So, some simple updates of things going on in my life.
Edit: Oh and look I found a picture of Muhammad.
The officers were briefed in the wardroom in preparation for a landing, ostensibly to protect American lives and property. The planned invasion was labeled "Hard Rock Baker" - a covert plan to restore Guatemalan government to its pro-American leaders. The CIA was directing the operation against the newly installed leftist-leaning government of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán - a classic case of gunboat diplomacy. We listened on the shortwave radio to Radio Moscow and Pravda denouncing the American "invasion" in Central America, while President Eisenhower and his secretary of state, John Foster Dallas, denied Americans were anywhere in the area. "Hard Rock Baker" was not publicly disclosed, in fact, until the mid-1990s.Once again, as it seems with a lot of this book, there is so much wrong in such a short amount of space. So one sentence at a time. What American lives were at stake in Guatemala? What America was doing there was protecting its own special interests, it had nothing to do with American lives and properties. The United States was there chasing down a supposed communist threat.