Hidden from Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the deal was this: the Individuals wished the island, of their phrases, swept and sanitized. An entire inhabitants was declared expendable; all of them had been to be deported.

Stealing a Nation (John Pilger, 2004) is a uncommon film regarding the plight of people of the Chagos Islands inside the Indian Ocean – secretly and brutally expelled from their homeland by British governments inside the late 1960s and early 1970s, to make means for an American military base. The underside, on the precept island of Diego Garcia, was a launch pad for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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