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Obama says ‘days of meddling’ in Latin America are past

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posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 10:54 PM
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Obama says ‘days of meddling’ in Latin America are past
(bbc.com)




US President Barack Obama has told Latin American leaders that the days when his country could freely interfere in regional affairs are past.

He was speaking just before the seventh Summit of the Americas was due to kick off in Panama City.

Mr Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro will meet face-to-face for the first time since a December detente. But their much-anticipated meeting could be overshadowed by tensions between the US and Venezuela.

Mr Obama told a forum of civil society leaders in Panama City that "the days in which our agenda in this hemisphere presumed that the United States could meddle with impunity, those days are past".


Unless, of course, a republican president gets elected, then all bets are off.

The unspoken truth in the US is that America has meddled in Latin America, from Banana Wars to School of the Americas and coup d'etat galore and the "war on drugs," we've meddled on a grand scale. No this is not an earth shattering revelation. Just refreshing that a sitting US president has admitted a stark naked truth. Now for the fun part, where neocon's invent talking points to walk this back.




posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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This will make the neocons chomp on the bit, throw a fit, lament Mitt, with no plans to submit.

It also puts Hillary Clinton on the spot when the question comes up.

All in all, a welcome announcement for world peace and friendliness in the region.
edit on 10-4-2015 by Aleister because: one ed-it



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:07 PM
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Thats a hard one to believe, ill believe it when the war on drugs ends.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:17 PM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

So does it means that the US will withdraw all troops from Europe, the Middle East and Asia?
edit on 10-4-2015 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: Aleister

You think Obama's statement announces world peace? Is world peace even possible? I believe it is, but not today.

I would welcome the heralding of world peace if it came with authority. Mr. Obama cannot foretell the future and cannot truthfully make the claim that the days of US meddling in their affairs are in the past. He knows with no authority of events or situations that could arise that give cause for US intervention, which some could cry "meddlers".
This is not an anti-Obama "neocon" opinion. It is calling out a man who made a implied promise he cannot guarantee beyond his term.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

Sounds good but we'll see. Usually political leaders give out the official policy in public, while getting covert ops and intelligence "assets" to do the real policy from the shadows.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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I wonder what meddling he's talking about ??



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:48 PM
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The thought seems well intended and long overdue. However we all know what goes on in South America has little to do with any white house and all to do with our corporate controlled CIA. Maybe a few in our corporate congress have a asy...both rep and dem but it is the CIA in control.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:51 PM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

It was a plague from both party's. I don't think it's a simple matter of declaring those days over... decades of entanglement don't just stop. But, I'd like to think that a path is being laid for it ending.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Seriously?????

My jaw never fails to drop when fake conspiracies (Obama is Muslim Kenyan etc...) are discussed as if fact while the same people have no goddamn idea of the real conspiracies.
edit on 4/10/2015 by Kali74 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:52 PM
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Unless, of course, a republican president gets elected, then all bets are off. 



How long has Obama been president?

So he's just been keeping it on the back burner until his approval rating dropped.

And since he really hasn't done anything for the American people, his supporters can point and say just what a great guy he is, for doing absolutely nothing for the average American.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

So after 6 years, he's decided not to meddle anymore.

I wonder why.



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:59 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: Blackmarketeer

So does it means that the US will withdraw all troops from Europe, the Middle East and Asia?


Last I checked none of those places are in Latin America. I assume we are still free to 'meddle' in all those places if you take anything Obama says seriously.



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Blackmarketeer

So after 6 years, he's decided not to meddle anymore.

I wonder why.


There must be some failures ready to be exposed.




posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 12:03 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: xuenchen

Seriously?????

My jaw never fails to drop when fake conspiracies (Obama is Muslim Kenyan etc...) are discussed as if fact while the same people have no goddamn idea of the real conspiracies.



well I figure he should have mentioned at least one or two.




posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 12:14 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: xuenchen

Seriously?????

My jaw never fails to drop when fake conspiracies (Obama is Muslim Kenyan etc...) are discussed as if fact while the same people have no goddamn idea of the real conspiracies.


Your statement would have so much more merit if the OP had mentioned any of the things you just mentioned.

But it didn't so you failed



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 12:39 AM
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You mean Obama is going to stop meddling in Latin America?Really?

www.nydailynews.com...



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 01:01 AM
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It could have more to do with trying to maintain the IMF ,US dollar system and trying to wind back moves towards the BRICS ...I still am having a hard time with his move's towards Cuba . Has anyone figured that one out yet ?



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 02:02 AM
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Hahahahahahahaha ... obumma will make a great comedian when he leaves office ... thats a pretty good joke ...



posted on Apr, 11 2015 @ 02:12 AM
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originally posted by: Sunwolf
You mean Obama is going to stop meddling in Latin America?Really?

www.nydailynews.com...


The 2 that came to mind for me were:
1. The USAID Cuban Twitter scandal www.theguardian.com...

2. The sanctions on Venezuela we've been pushing since December of 2014 (www.theguardian.com...). These are particularly ironic since the justification was "abuse of protesters", even though the US law enforcement was busy abusing Ferguson protesters at the time



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