Celebrating “Independence Day” On Diego Garcia

The hypocrisy of the U.S. Department of Defense knows no bounds. This news clip from their disinformation and propaganda Youtube channel, The Pentagon Channel, states that “US Service members stationed in Diego Garcia, thousands of miles from home, proudly observed the 4th of July holiday.”

The bitter irony of this scenario is that U.S. troops are celebrating their day of independence from Great Britain on a coral atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean, which was originally inhabited by the Chagossians. These native inhabitants lost their independence when they were forcefully removed in the 1960’s by the United States and United Kingdom, in order to establish a joint military base on the strategic island.