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Sydney Morning Herald: US switches cocaine air bases to Columbia

by x Monday, Aug. 03, 2009 at 3:51 PM

making drugs more "efficient and stronger"

The Sydney Morning Herald

US switches cocaine air bases to Columbia

July 18, 2009

BOGOTA: Colombia and the US are poised to sign an agreement to transfer anti-drug flight operations from Ecuador to at least three Colombian air bases, a move that has drawn criticism it will leave the country more dependent on Washington.

Although the deal has not been finalised, Colombia's Defence, Interior and Foreign ministers held a public forum in Bogota this week to discuss details of the plan.

"We are deepening co-operation agreements that already exist in our common struggle against narco-trafficking and terrorism," said the Foreign Minister, Jaime Bermudez, who framed the accord as a means of making the war on drugs more "efficient and stronger"....more at link


You there, U.S. citizen ...

by No More Empires And No More Barbarians! Thursday, Jul. 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Finally, my friend (I hope I can call you so ...) I tell you that mankind has reached a special moment of its evolution, when for the first time it has the ability and the opportunity to plan a decent future for itself and for the planet.

You there, U.S. citizen ...

You, ordinary people who still believes that exists what¥s right and what¥s wrong ...

You have already realized that, whatever happens, the billions and trillions appear, from the nation's coffers, to the bankers and arms¥s manufacturers.

Look at this great crisis in which you (and us too, even from afar) are put ... How many millions of unemployed people? How many difficulties and sufferings?

Weren¥t them the clever guys from banks and large corporations, just them, that caused the crisis?

It isn¥t precisely to them that enormous sums are being carried again?

It is strange ... For years and years you common people did not see (we haven¥t seen...) in the increases in purchasing power (in increments of salary) the good results achieved by companies.

Suddenly, the world comes down and once again money appears at the same side of it, because after all they are very smart and they will make the economy accelerate again ...

Indeed? Were¥nt them who¥ve put it down?

The same applies to the arms industry ... It does no longer matter to win the war... a war...that war...Fighting matters... Even when whole civilizations are simply sprayed, under the most brazen pretexts, who cares if the economy is being activated and the jobs are guaranteed?

You, U.S. citizen, don¥t you think much more could be done with all this money and without the intermediation of all these clever guys?

Tell me, please: do you really believe the official version for the episode of the Twin Towers on September 11? Do you really swallow the two electoral victories of George W. Bush?

About all this madness to walk the planet taking people to hell, have¥nt you seen yet just how and when all previous empires finished?

When attacked people, always in much greater numbers and also always around and within the empire, learned to use the weapons of their aggressors.

I¥m not writing this to you in the attempt of frighten you. Quite the contrary ... I know you're so involved in it as we are.

We think (Excuse me please...I¥m laughing at it...) you also think the time has came to us to live better and in peace and that this will only be possible if we get to establish real international solidarity to controlling the clever guys ever, that certainly will not disappear from the night to the day.

There are problems, we know ... Despite all the money we the common citizens (men and women) have donated to the campaigns of our representatives, we must recognize that large corporations and their lobbyists get so much more, faster and better than us, what positively identifies the need for a change.

But ... Look! I¥ve decided to write you for a very concrete and immediate reason, that can be used to practice an exercise of solidarity: the new five military bases that the U.S. intend to establish in Colombia.

Have you already given a look at the map of the Americas, the geographic position of Colombia?

From the perspective of people who live in South America is a terrible place for the establishment of aggressive people.

It¥s good to remember that Colombia, not by chance, has ever seen major political and military instability since got rid of the Spanish empire, not very long ago.

Especially after the assassination by the CIA, of a very popular Colombian leader in 1949, the nation have never known peace anymore.

You, my friend, (I hope I can treat you this way ...) should know that the U.S. is also the largest and richest market for drugs in the whole planet Earth.

With these few elements, Colombia¥s history became really clear.

You need to talk to your friends, there in the U.S., in order to organize actions to discourage these delusional projects of the staff of the Pentagon.

You know that was at the bottom of major crises that emerged monstrous and shadowy characters like Adolf Hitler, who proposed to overcome the difficulties through the war, of course that been payed by the manufacturers of guns, tanks, ships, airplanes, etc ... and who ended up shooting against the background of his own throat in a stinking bunker at a invaded and razed Berlin.

Bush dad¥s and Bush little son¥s dream was just like it and it is really very much alive inside some hearths.

You'll notice that the U.S. can not continue indefinitely invading, attacking and spraying up civilizations because many people around the world have yet learned to use the most modern and terrible weapons and someone can suddenly, and far away from any conventional war, commit a barbarity or a dozen of them.

Finally, I write to you because I think we have common problems, especially for the gentlemen bankers / speculators and gentlemen manufacturers of weapons, so many times generals and senators, themselves ... and gentlemen senators and generals, so many times manufacturers of weapons themselves.

And now that we¥re talking about it I ask you to work for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to determine the removal of the irresponsible coup that expelled "Mel" Zelaya, legitimate and constitutional President of Honduras (in the way of Colombia .. .) of his country and of the living with the people who elected him democratically and peacefully.

Finally, my friend (I hope I can call you so ...) I tell you that mankind has reached a special moment of its evolution, when for the first time it has the ability and the opportunity to plan a decent future for itself and for the planet.

Help me, please: No More Empires And No More Barbarians! Peace on Earth!

I send you a strong hug,


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