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Monkey All Star Jr.
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« on: August 07, 2009, 06:08:55 PM »

Why is the Obama administration pushing for these bases, despite having previously criticized Colombia's human rights record?

The Administration's goals for the military facilities are "filling the gaps left by the eventual cutting of [military] aid in Plan Colombia," according to sources in Washington and Bogotá. The proposed bases, replacements for the soon-to-closed U.S. base in Manta, Ecuador, would serve to expand the U.S. military's counter-narcotic operations in the region, deepen involvement in Colombia's counterinsurgency war, and combat "other international crimes," according to Colombia's Foreign Minister.

Despite these hints at the intention of the bases, many serious questions remain.  In fact, even the Colombian Congress has yet to receive detailed information from the Uribe administration, despite repeated official requests.  Nonetheless, on Tuesday Uribe began a South America tour to convince his regional counterparts of the plan, despite not having briefed his own Congress.

In cooperating with the Colombian army, the U.S. would be demonstrating support for an institution with an atrocious human rights record.  More than 1,000 civilians have been murdered by the Colombian army in recent years, in a criminal attempt to portray them as guerrillas in order to raise the number of guerrillas killed in combat. Proposing these seven bases unmasks Obama's previous statements calling for the improvement of Colombian's human rights record as merely lip service.

Why?  Makes no sense.  Unless it's part of the one global economic market vision.  A trampling of independence?  Individual rights?

The right to prosper as separate countries?

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Monkey Junky
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 06:22:32 PM »

We have a secret airbase in Paraguay..We are building up defenses in Colombia..
Hugo is threatening to use his military. We have been supporting Colombia for years..
Hugo threatened to send his military to central America last month too.
Hugo is the reason.. Hugo protects the FARC ..FARC produce cocaine and move it. FARC in slave indigenous Indian people in South America and make them do all the work to produce cocaine. The FARC have murdered 50,000 people in Colombia over the last 40 some years.
The FARC have created the drug lords who are killing thousands in Mexico,,
The FARC were created by CUBA AND RUSSIAN military..
Hugo is the FARC.
Hugo is the threat to South America, Central America, Mexico, and now the United States of America.
Hugo Chavez is a modern day Nazi who needs to be stopped.
The human rights record in Colombia is directly affected by the FARC military operations inside of Colombia in my humble opinion.

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