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US Military Base in Colombia? I Don't Like It, Says Lula of Brazil

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posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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US Military Base in Colombia? I Don't Like It, Says Lula of Brazil


www.brazzilmag.com

US plans to increase the number of troops in Colombia is drawing opposition, not just from left-wing populist leaders in the region but also from moderate governments like Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva prompting Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to tour the region to try to ease concerns.

Colombia, Washington's main ally in the region, says the deal with Washington is aimed at strengthening anti-drug efforts.

"Mexico is having the worst security crisis in its history due to the drug
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posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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US official vows 'good explanation' for Colombia bases
But the . of the Colombian military, General Freddy Padilla, said Tuesday two army bases and two navy bases would also be given US access under the deal, bringing the total to seven military facilities.

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This needs to stop!
Obama can't keep going around the world as he does and saying that anti-americanism needs to stop while he just keeps increasing military bases globally.

That's like throwing someone in the ocean and hoping he doesn't get wet. Makes no sense.

Imperialism needs to stop, even if you agree with this you can't afford it.

What's the use of stopping drugs into the country when the country has increasing tent cities all over the nation?

Where's the common sense?

www.brazzilmag.com
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posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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Funny thing is.....

The base is in Columbia.
The US trops are in Columbia.
The US equipment is in Columbia.

As far as I am concerned, Brazil and anyone else has nothing to say.

If the troops invaded other countries or something, then maybe an issue, else, mind your own business.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by mrmonsoon
As far as I am concerned, Brazil and anyone else has nothing to say.

If the troops invaded other countries or something, then maybe an issue, else, mind your own business.


Are you serious?

So if North Korea or Iran troops set up a base in Canada and Mexico you think Washington would keep their mouth shut?

Really????
No, there would be mass hysteria
Just like if Russia tried bombing the moon U.S. would be hysteric

Secondly, it's everyone's business because imperialism needs to stop.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Do you know when this based was created, i mean the exact date.???

It is my understanding that this base has been in exsistance for a number of years and this is simpley putting more men/equipment.

If a country happily allows another country to have a base, then it's not imperialism is it???

By the way, do you know the actual definition of that term???

Why don't you see when the base was created and the def of the term you used and get back to me, eh.

[edit on 8/5/2009 by mrmonsoon]



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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Personally, I'd be happy to see us close all our overseas military bases.

We would save a lot of money, pump up our own economy instead of someone else's, and be better able to defend the United States - which is why we need a military in the first place.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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Change you can believe in? Hmm. More nation building and expanding the American empire. Hardly a change from the last administration....



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 12:51 PM
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If don''t think that having over 900 military bases in over 130 countries around the globe is not imperialism then it is clearly you who needs to check the definition.

If you don't think that U.S. having MASSIVE embassies around the world, wherein they have so much influence over a given country resulting in a loss of sovereignty then it is again clearly you needs who needs to look up the definition.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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It does not realy matter what you think......that is to say, it does not change the facts at hand.

Just because you think everything the us/Isreal does is eveil or imperialistic, does not make it the case.


Also, the post is about a bases(s) in Columbia, not the rest of the world, that is off topic.

Sorry to disapoint you, but just becaue "YOU" don't like the use having bases around the world does not make it bad, wrong or imperialistic.


Lastly, if you are unable to define a term you use, perhaps you should not use it (deny ignorance)

If you want to use it, use it correctly and properly define it, so we can clearly see if you are using the term properly or jsut a hot ticket term to get peoples attention.

[edit on 8/5/2009 by mrmonsoon]



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