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Painting the Maya Red: Military Doctrine and Speech in Guatemala’s Genocidal Acts
By Frank Smyth, May 5, 2010, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The bloodshed woven through the fabric of Guatemalan society remains a rarely told story. One reason for the ongoing lack of attention is the impunity that has long…

Playing the Iran Card
By Frank Smyth, February 24, 1998, The Village Voice

It is one thing to fight and lose. It is another to lose and win. The former involves miscalculating your chances. The latter involves accepting your losses up front. The latter is the cynic’s move. Saddam Hussein sacrificed tens of thousands of largely inexperienced Iraqi troops in the Gulf War, while saving both tactical firepower…