Amazing Events Unfolding in Guatemala: “All of the crimes that Rigoberta Menchú just described were crimes not just of General Ríos Montt, but also of the U.S. government”

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For those who have been following the story, below you will find the initial impact of the genocide conviction of ex-Guatemalan dictator Ríos Montt.

The majority of the coverage in the two videos linked below is with Rigoberta Menchú, the woman largely responsible for making sure that Ríos Montt was brought to justice. It is a powerful interview with an amazing individual, a testament to her courage, and a fitting tribute to the victims of genocide.

In the second segment, Allan Nairn joins the discussion for a short commentary, the highlight of which is the following:

“All of the crimes that Rigoberta Menchú just described were crimes not just of General Ríos Montt, but also of the U.S. government. The U.S. prosecutors in Washington should immediately convene a grand jury with two missions: first, coming to the aid of the Guatemalan attorney general, who has just been ordered by the court to investigate all others involved in Ríos Montt’s crimes, by releasing all classified U.S. documents about what happened during the slaughter, which U.S. personnel were involved, providing to the Guatemalan attorney general a list of all Guatemalan army officials and security force officials who were on the payroll of the American CIA, and then proceeding to issue indictments against U.S. officials who acted in the role of accessory or accomplice to the crimes for which Ríos Montt has already been convicted… There would be hundreds of U.S. officials who were complicit in this and should be subpoenaed, called before a grand jury and subjected to indictment. And the U.S. should be ready to extradite them to Guatemala to face punishment.”

  • Video 1: Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Hails Genocide Conviction of Ex-Guatemalan Dictator Ríos Montt
  • Video 2: Allan Nairn: After Ríos Montt Verdict, Time for U.S. to Account for Its Role in Guatemalan Genocide
    • echar

      Should, but will they?

      • Juan

        Sure they will, next Tuesday right after lunch.

        • echar

          I don’t think they can make it, perhaps it can be rescheduled?

    • Juan

      Damn, these bastards so deserve to be brought to justce and their crimes brought to light for all the world to see, especially in the US.
      But as we have seen time and again, it’s more than likely that nothing will happen to the US military and CIA personell involved in these attrocities.
      Of course, The Empire continues to perpetuate these types of attrocities around the world with total impunity. In many ways Guatemala was small potatoes compared to some more recent horrors.
      I guess, if nothing else, it’ll be intersting to watch and see how this will be spun here in the land of fat and stupid.

    • Charlie Primero

      I am so sick of these tin-foil hat conspiracies.

      Next these wack-jobs will claim the CIA imports drugs into the United States, Obama smoked crack and peeners in Chicago, WTC7 was a planned demolition, and the noble Freedom Fighters in Syria are funded by the west.

      • Juan


      • Juan

        Dude, I know.
        Next these whack jobs will be telling us that the US invaded Iraq under false pretenses. I feel sorry for these people.

      • echar

        You sexy bitch, why didn’t you tell us you are doing some modeling? Let’s see your best blue steel.

        • Charlie Primero

          I didn’t tell due to my humble nature, a trait I consider my most endearing.

    • BuzzCoastin

      even if they nailed Bush & Raygun for this
      they still would only have the puppets

    • Anarchy Pony

      If only we could go back in time and round up the board of the United Fruit Company.