It used to be called the School of the Americas, but now it’s the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. As before, it’s located at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.
By the time it closed in 2000, the School of the Americas had trained 60,428 officers, cadets, noncommissioned officers, and others from twenty-two Latin American countries and the US. It trained them in jungle warfare; and some 22,265 American soldiers were trained there as well; and LBJ was real proud of them so he could continue his war in Vietnam and prepare to force a change in government in Chile.
Because Donald Trump has a messiah complex and because he is so good at lying and self-delusion, he thinks he’s still entitled to be our Commander-in-Chief, and he knows that his close personal friend Jair Bolsonaro is temporarily staying in Florida as he readies himself and his election-denying team to parachute to Brasilia so he can, with his loyal Bolsonarios, retake Brazil and send President Lula to prison for the second time.
Brazil has been experiencing an assault by the Bolsonarios in close parallel to our January 6, all inspired by Trump.
Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones was with Trump today as he and Bolsonaro touched base on their future plans.
“Jair,” Trump began, “first thing I’m gonna do when I get back in the White House, will be to bring the School of the Americas back.”
“That way, I can send my Marines down to Brasilia and help you get back in power.”
Bolsonaro immediately came alive. In near-perfect English, he said, “Donald, you and I are going to be True Historic Figures as we forever squash poor people and make them our slaves.”