The United States' interventionist course of action
War and not peace
''War and not peace is the norm that rules international issues'' recites one part of the document Santa Fe I in which Ronald Reagan developed a political-military strategy of domination of Latin America in the decade of the 80s. Now, at the beginning of the Twenty-First century, George W. Bush, strengthened with the triumph of his party in the parliamentary elections with a deceivingly nationalist and anti-terrorist discourse, ratifies and deepens the orientation of that interventionist and militarist course of action.
Bush does it, taking advantage of the attacks against the twin towers on September 11, 2001 and putting in march a planetary military offensive that seeks, in reality, to control natural resources like petroleum, gas, biodiversity and water, and furthermore seating foundations of commercial integration agreements for the direct benefit of transnational financial capital and large corporations, including at the cost of Asian and European capital.
As is obvious, in the execution of this strategy of world domination, one of the priorities of the White House is the strengthening of its hegemonic presence in Latin America. The programatic foundation for this is found in the document Santa Fe IV, drafted in January of 2001 by intellectuals of the U.S. bourgeoisie, among which were the Lieutenant. Gral. Gordon Sumner Jr, Lewis Tambs and David Jordan. Their two theoretical-operative, military-economic instruments are Plan Colombia and the FTAA.