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South America: NATO's Sixth Continent

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US Escalates War Plans In Latin America

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14503

"plans for the direct US military aggression in Latin America, dormant since the invasion of Panama in 1989, may be slated for revival.."


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Frmrsldr
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I find how the "War on of Drugs" in Columbia is connected to Afghanistan and Kosovo very interesting.


NDPP
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Yes. Interesting also to remember that  narco wars were an earlier pretext before "humanitarian intervention" or TWOT


Frmrsldr
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Narco wars are the means the Pentagon has used to fund wars and its "black operations" since Vietnam. In fact, America learned this game from the French.


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whatever works..


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Chavez 'Ready for Combat' with Columbia:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=103004&sectionid=351020704

"Venezuela's military will respond if there's an attack against Venezuela," he added. Chavez further said he would call on his allies in this week's Summit of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in Quito, Ecuador, to pressure the Colombian President Alvaro Uribe into reconsidering the military deal with the US.."


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US Builds Up Bases in Oil Rich South America:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-builds-up-its-bases-...

"From the Caribbean to Brazil, political opposition to US plans for 'full spectrum operations' is escalating rapidly.."


remind
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So PNAC continues even with a USA regime change....


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Venezuela Surrounded

http://www.ipsnews.net/columns.asp?idnews=49888

"Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution find themselves surrounded by no less than thirteen US military bases in Columbia, Panama, Aruba, and Curacao, as well as the aircraft carriers and warships of the Fourth Fleet.

President Obama seems to have given the Pentagon a free hand.

Would the people of the world allow a new crime against democracy to be carried out in Latin America...?"

US - Venezuelan Relations: Imperialism and Revolution

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/5055

"If Washington proceeds toward a proxy war with Venezuela using Honduras as a dress rehearsal, (in addition to its overstretch today in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen) can it win a prolonged  offensive war?

A highly dubious proposition. More likely  it will re-radicalize the continent..."


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Canada, Honduras and the Coup d'Etat:

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/3080

"Honduras is one of the CIDA target countries, and the top recipient of Canadian development funds in Central America. In addition the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade disburses part of their Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Fund...and the Department of Defence runs a Military Training Program that includes the participation of Honduran soldiers.

Canadian corporations such as Montreal based Guildan Activewear and Scarborough based label maker Mayfair Canada are members of the Honduran Manufacturing Association. They are joined by Calgary's Merendon, a jewelry company whose directors are charged wtih defrauding shareholders in what the RCMP has called one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history.

On the financial front it is possible that Canadian companies active in Honduras will see an upward investment climate..."


conrad yablonski
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Aruba and Curacao especially are Hot Spots of anti-revolutionary zeal.


j.m.
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For those interested there is some interesting coverage on this topic as it relates to the presence of US military bases in Peru:

http://peruanista.blogspot.com/2009/04/united-states-has-secret-military...


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Fidel
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conrad yablonski wrote:

Aruba and Curacao especially are Hot Spots of anti-revolutionary zeal.

We met a dive guide on one of those three islands who told us one night at the bar he was paid $2000 USD a month to be a mercenary in Central America in the 1980's. His side-kick confirmed it. He looked the type, too - body builder type and liked carrying a pistol and big knife. I had a bad feeling about the asshole when I first met him, and I was right. 

 


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Mondo Hondo : Obama Goes Traditional in Latin America

http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1898-...

"For almost 200 years, since the proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine, the United States has continually asserted - and often physically exerted - its self-awarded right of dominion over all the lands south of its border.."


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Mexico Is On the Brink of Its Third Revolution:

http://www.narconews.com/Issue63/article4002.html

"The question is if that revolution will be peaceful or violent..."

even though Mexico is not in SA..


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Venezuela to Reinforce Troops on Colombia Border

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=16897

"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced plans for the deployment of new Russian-made tanks and combat helicopters on the border with Colombia.."


N.Beltov
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Colombia is the Israel of Latin America. It's the intermediary through which the United States attacks ____, ______, and _______. Hence the "free trade" agreements with the Colombian narco-state by the poodle regime in .... Canada.


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N.Beltov wrote:

Colombia is the Israel of Latin America. It's the intermediary through which the United States attacks ____, ______, and _______. Hence the "free trade" agreements with the Colombian narco-state by the poodle regime in .... Canada.

That, and like Honduras, Canada has a number of mining interests there as well.


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Supercriminals: Chiquita Lauded for Human Rights Abuses

http://www.counterpunch.org/kovalik01122010.html

In its most recent edition, the magazine, 'Super Lawyers' gave its cover story to the General Counsel of Chiquita Brands International, praising him for navigating the complex and difficult [legal] waters of Colombia. What it failed to mention is the trail of tears in Latin America left b Chiquita (formerly United Fruit)..."


Fidel
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That's insane. What a dull and grey socialist heck hole it is. Phat Robertson should put out another Patwa on Chavez.


N.Beltov
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Business Week, a history professor once told me, is very good for providing the virtually unadulterated bourgeois view of things. For that reason, he suggested to me and all of my classmates that we make a habit of reading it. Know the enemy.


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A Coup in Honduras

http://www.counterpunch.org/landau01152010.html

"Hey," said a supporter in Tegucigalpa, "the election was as legitimate as the Afghanistan farce."

Success took longer than its plotters desired, but official Washington has defined last year as ancient history. The kidnapping of Zelaya - for offering legal steps to reform--and subsequent death squad murders, well, 'let auld acquaintance be forgot.'

So thanks to amnesia (was there a coup there?) Honduras is again safe for Chiquita Banana, US banks and local artistocrats.."


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Year of Resistance: Interview with Eva Golinger

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/5074

"My opinion is that Obama's administration is much more dangerous towards Latin America than Bush was..."


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Latin American Peace Initiative (LAPI) Special Event in Toronto - Saturday March 30

http://latinamericanpeaceiniciativelapi.blogspot.com

"At this special event in LAPI will provide information that is not reported in the mainstream media and to raise awareness of the threats to peace in our hemisphere.."

Pentagon Bracing For A Snap Offensive Against Venezuela

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17689


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Britain May Provoke New Conflict with Argentina by Rick Rozoff

http://canada.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/72091

"If the UK succeeds in provoking a new war, it in turn will appeal to its NATO allies. Britain is playing with fire and if it ignites a new conflict it could spread rapidly far beyond the waters of the southern tip of South America.."


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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Britain May Provoke New Conflict with Argentina by Rick Rozoff

http://canada.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/72091

"If the UK succeeds in provoking a new war, it in turn will appeal to its NATO allies. Britain is playing with fire and if it ignites a new conflict it could spread rapidly far beyond the waters of the southern tip of South America.."

There's some problems with that theory:

1. The reason why the British pulled out of Iraq is that the U.K. could not afford economically, militarily and politically to fight two wars at once.

2. Both the U.K. and the other EU NATO countries are war weary and don't have the stomach for another war, even if NATO wants it to justify its continued existence if the Afghan war fails.

The reason why U.S. and U.K. chicken hawks want Falklands/Malvines War II is because of the offshore oil there. It's all about the crude dude.

My apologies to Linda McQuaig for the ripoff.


NDPP
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for whatever it's worth I hope you're right and not RR. As for 'war-weary', not quite yet I don't think...


Frmrsldr
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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

As for 'war-weary', not quite yet I don't think...

Look at the Netherlands. The funny thing is in all countries like Canada, the U.K., France, Germany  and even the U.S.A., etc., the majority of people polled expressed that they wanted the troops out now. Yet they have center right governments (except the U.K., which has a pro war Labor government - go figure) and even though they are democracies, the governments don't listen to the people and often either escalate the number of troops or escalate the length of military engagement.

Something is going to give sooner or later.


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Governmnents DO listen but what they 'hear' is that there is insufficient organized or motivated resistance capable of dislodging their  elite agendas - so they continue. Why has not every single anti-war MP not been screaming incessantly and without pause against this war since it started? The answer is that there has not been any significant  public pressure upon them to force this and plenty from the other side to keep them going along with it. Unless and until 'the majority of people polled' escalate the pressure considerably upon the PTB it will give later rather than sooner, if at all.


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