By: Paul Toscano
Manuel Noriega's main attributes were his cleverness and military intelligence. Shortly after he graduated military school he became the captain of the national guard. He also later became the head general of the army and was elected as leader. Shortly after the election the U.S. invaded Panama with 24,000 troops, because of his cleverness it took 5 days to capture him even when Noriega was outnumbered.
Noriega's main problem was his will to disregard human rights. He was extremely selfish and had unacceptable illegal behavior. He was also very corrupt and smuggled drugs through the US and CIA. Now he is sentenced to 40 years of American prison.
Noriega was depicted in COD Black Ops II which is the most popular video game in the world. In July 2014 Activision was sent to court because they apparently featured him in the game without his permission. However Noriega wrote the lawsuit while imprisioned therefore the case was dropped in October 2014.
Noriega Attempts to Press Charges on Activision
I Manuel Noriega am writing this lawsuit to Activision because I do not appreciate the fact that I am a character in your latest video game. I understand that the campaign mode takes place in the late 80's which is when the U.S. was involved with me. Even though the story is true, all the characters are fake except for me which I do not tolerate. I am willing to take this to court and press charges on you for reviling my true identity.
How does Noriega compare to Mao and Stalin?