Friday, March 7, 2008

Who Does Colombia Attack?

Well, obviously, Venezuela, which has been dealing with attacks by Colombia for several years.

And, now that Ecuador wants US troops out, Colombia attacks Ecuador. Do you see a pattern here?

In 2006, more labor leaders were killed in Colombia than in all the rest of the world combined. This is Colombia's role in South America- to run the drug gangs and paramilitaries that support Uribe, to attack honest journalists and labor leaders and to act as the cats-paw of American policy in the region.

Contrary to the assertions of Clinton and Obama, Colombia is not the victim here. The US is playing a dangerous game when we go looking for a fight in South America. Clinton and Obama are playing a dangerous game when they display their ignorance about this. Neither of them are ready to take a call at 3 AM from a general announcing that the invasion of Venezuela has begun. They don't have the guts to stop it.

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