Top 5 Dictators America once Supported. The dictators in this video were all once supported by America. Pretty outrageous if you look at what these dictators ended up doing with America's support!
5. President Samuel Doe: Liberia
Samuel Doe was a warlord in every sense of the word, coming into power in an extremely bloody military coup. After declaring his allegiance to the United States during the Cold War, Doe pocketed most of the nearly $500 million in American aid money that Liberia received between 1980 and 1985, the country’s economic output decreased by more than 13%, health care became non-existent and by 1985 over 80% of the country was illiterate. Meanwhile Doe was having his political opponents murdered.
4. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi: Iran
After the CIA toppled the leftist government in Iran in 1953, Pahlavi was placed in power and gave Iranians an ultimatum; join his political party and vote for him or go to jail or die. The 1954 elections were a mere smokescreen; the Shah's security agents raided religious schools and threw hundreds of students from rooftops, his party received 100% of the vote and, in a twist of irony, there were actually more votes cast for the party than there were voters themselves. All the while the United States were backing him…
3. General Augusto Pinochet: Chile
On September 11, 1973 in a coup that was in part planned and aided by the CIA, Pinochet deposed democratically elected socialist President Salvador Allende, then swiftly instituted a military dictatorship thus ending civilian rule in Chile, all the while still being backed by the CIA. Pinochet reportedly interned 80,000 Chileans, executed at least 3,197 more and further still tortured about 29,000 people accused of dissent.
2. General Manuel Noriega: Panama
Noriega worked with the CIA for 20 years. Noriega was important to the U.S. in the attempt to destabilize Nicaragua and aid the contra rebels. It is clear that each U.S. government agency which had a relationship with Noriega turned a blind eye to his corruption and drug dealing, even as he was emerging as a key player for Pablo Escobar's Medellin drug Cartel. He shipping huge amounts of cocaine to the U.S. with the CIA's knowledge and was receiving $100.000 a year in the progress.
1. President Saddam Hussein: Iraq
The American government aided the Iraqi dictator during the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s. The Americans needed Hussein as an ally against a newly hostile Iran following the Iranian Revolution, and as such they armed the Iraqi army with biological weapons. Sadam was, given among a butload of conservative weapons: At least 21 batches of lethal strains of anthrax, nerve gas and mustard gas. He ended up using those weapons to destroy almost 200.000 innocent people.