Excellent details provided. I was born in ’68 and my dad who was born in 1935, used to talk to me about the geo-political goings on. Being canadian did not instil us with a sense of “oh that’s those americans”. We always considered our country to be an extension in some ways to the US. My dad wholeheartedly believed there was nefarious dealings behind the scenes. We still always pledged our allegiance to the US, kind of sick though isn’t it? Be that as it may, the US still did a lot of good things for many countries, still do. There is a benightedness amongst the general population in political history ,— I know I have a flair for stating the obvious, but it still has to be said. Thank you for this.