>Known as the “The Fighting Quaker,” Smedley Butler was a decorated Marine Major General in the first half of the 19-hundreds.
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Thus I helped make Mexico, and especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenue in. I helped in the raping of half-a-dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers and Co. in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras “right” for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.
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Additional info on Butler:
- Confessions of an Economic Hitman
- A Game as Old as Empire
- The Secret History of the American Empire
- To be fair: See criticism of Perkins in Wikipedia