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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:29 PM

The U.S. Prepares For Military Action In Bolivia

The U.S. Prepares For Military Action In Bolivia

By Nil Nikandrov
Source: Strategic Culture Foundation
Sunday, January 27, 2013

The scandal over the “scientific team from the USA” broke out, despite attempts by the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia to kill it off. In June 2012, a team of team of specialists numbering 50 people came to the country, ostensibly to study the adverse effects of high altitude on humans and their capacity for rapid recovery of their fighting ability. To avoid attracting attention, the Americans used tourist visas and passed through border control in small groups. One group of these specialists went to the Yungas area, and another group to the slopes of Mount Chacaltaya. “Tourist” trails have been laid in the border areas with Peru and Chile.

The expedition’s activities in the country continued for a few months. Only after a series of articles in the U.S. media did the Bolivian authorities begin an investigation. Vice President Alvaro Garcia stated that the actions of the U.S. “scholars” in the country were in serious doubt. Initially, they assured that they were exploring issues of human adaptation to high altitude. Then it was announced that the experiments were being carried out in the interests of the U.S. / NATO troops in Afghanistan. Wow, more than ten years into the war against the Taliban, with the deadlines for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan approaching, the Pentagon suddenly remembered the “problem of high altitude “! Of course, after these confused explanations appeared, the assumption was made that not all those from the U.S. were scientists.

Officially, the expedition was headed by Robert Roach of the University of Colorado, but in reality, the “research team” was subordinate to U.S. military intelligence officers (Defense Intelligence Agency - DIA)… In Bolivia, its work was coordinated by the Defense Attaché of the U.S. Embassy. Col. Patrick Mathes and his staff provided operational cover. $4 million in funds was allocated by the Pentagon DIA for the expeditions scientific and intelligence work.

To carry out such operations without the formal permission of the host country, is an open challenge, demonstrating a disregard for the laws of Bolivia and its leadership. According to Vice-President Garcia, this is an “attack on the sovereignty of the country, and a preparation for a military attack on Bolivia.”

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:02 PM

1. Same old, same old. Have not learned a thing. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:28 PM

2. It seems the South Americans have learned

 

and have developed some capability in thwarting State/ CIA/military "fun and games."

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Response to reteachinwi (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:35 PM

3. Yes, they are subject to a severe form of natual selection.

The dumb and naive wind up dead, and soon, and so it has been for 500 years.

That is sort of what I mean about our foreign policy wonks: "haven't learned a thing", they still use the same tactics and methods to pursue the same goals, that were in use 100 years ago, 200 years ago, and then are surprised when the "natives" already know the game and the score and are prepared to take counter-measures.

This case here is obvious prep. for a "de-stabilization" campaign, which anybody who pays attention knows was coming one of these days, because that's all they know how to do.

When you found your policies on the assumption of your own superiority, YOU create your own weakness.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:50 PM

4. More typical action than direct intervention

would be the US intelligence agents seeking out and making contact with isolated ethnic groups in the hills, inciting them to insurgent rebellion against the government down in the lowlands, and/or gauging their interest in disruptive terrorism, with promises of financial backing and deliveries of arms.

We do this all over the globe, like other imperial countries of the past. Think of the Hmong and other "Montagnard" tribes in Laos and Vietnam during the long war in Indo China, used first by the French for their antipathy towards the main ethnic groups of the lowlands, and then later used by the Americans. Also the Pashtun tribes on the Pakistani border employed in the covert war to expel the USSR from Afghanistan, who would later take power as the Taliban.

This is probably the line of "research" the Obama Administration is up to in Bolivia.

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