Panama Uncovered: New Book by Thomas Bleming
Friday, November 02 2007 @ 04:42 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
When United States military forces invaded the Republic of Panama on Dec. 20, 1989, special "Archive Retrieval Teams" were dispatched to scrub clean all official and unofficial records - from court and prison files to newspapers and television videos - that made reference to guerilla uprisings against the dictatorship of Brigadier General Omar Torrijos. This information, concerning the years 1979-81, was effectively erased from Panama's history. Until now.
Bleming presents a detailed account of his involvement with Panamanian exiles opposed to Torrijos, including his trip to Nicaragua to obtain arms, his dealings with the CIA, and his capture, imprisonment and torture.
"Panama: Echoes From A Revolution" contains dozens of photos and secret documents that shine an eye-opening light on the shadowy world of mercenaries and their connection to the CIA. Pointing to the fact that there remains no record of these uprisings against Torrijos, Bleming contends that a cover-up continues to exist at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
An action-packed thriller, "Panama: Echoes From A Revolution" also serves as a history book that recognizes the very real sacrifices and sufferings of Americans and Panamanians who failed in their struggle to overthrow a corrupt dictator and were subsequently erased from historical accounts as if none of it ever happened.
Thomas James Bleming is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He has fought around the world as a soldier of fortune and revolutionary. He is the author of "War in Karen Country: Armed Struggle for a Free and Independent Karen State in Southeast Asia" (published by iUniverse), which details his involvement with the Karen National Liberation Army. Bleming is active on the international scene as a combat journalist and is available as a motivational speaker.
More information is available at http://www.thomasjamesbleming.com.
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