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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:21 PM
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Article following the Bush puppet invasion of Ecuador:
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John Lindsay-Poland | March 6, 2008

Absent in the discussion of the conflict brewing in the Andes over a Colombian military incursion into Ecuador to kill a guerrilla leader is the role of U.S. military in the conflict. It goes well beyond providing satellite intelligence on the location of guerrilla camps: the two countries have opposing responses to Washingtons attempt to militarize the hemisphere. Ecuadors constituent assembly proposes prohibiting all foreign military presence, while Colombia seeks ever greater U.S. military hardware, intelligence and troops. The U.S. response has been quite undiplomatic.

While visiting Italy last October, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa made a modest proposal: if the United States allows his country to set up a military base in Miami, his government would renew the lease for a U.S. base in the coast city of Manta. Otherwise, U.S. troops and operations will have to leave the when the base lease ends next year.

Less than a month later, Correa passed through Miami on his way to China, and U.S. Customs police treated the president as an ordinary foreigner. It wasnt the first time Correa and his vice-president had been denied diplomatic treatment. Ecuadors foreign minister called the incident a humiliation of a head of state, from arrogance by a country that believes itself above all others.

Declining U.S. Influence
Latin Americans are increasingly saying No to the U.S. military bases that are spread through the region. The Pentagon uses vassal states in Central America Honduras and El Salvador as bases for drug-war surveillance, police training, helicopter sorties, and military-run charity programs. And Colombia, a key ally in the region, receives more military equipment and training than the rest of the hemisphere combined.


"Fuera Bush" (Out Bush) demonstration in Latin America during Bush visit. The
signs behind the father and child say "The government invites you, The people repudiate you."

"Fora Bush" in Brazil during Bush visit.

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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:26 PM
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1. Forgot to thank Peace Patriot for the great article. Thanks! n/t
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