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"This could generate a war in South America"

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posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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"This could generate a war in South America"


www.news.com.au

LEFTIST leaders from Venezuela and Ecuador thundered against a US military presence in Latin America today, warning the "winds of war" were blowing across the increasingly polarised continent.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez led the charge, attacking Colombia's decision to host American forces at seven of its bases, a move also condemned by Chavez's Ecuadoran counterpart and ally Rafael Correa during the inauguration of his second term.

Speaking in Quito, Ecuador, at a regional summit, Mr Chavez said he was fulfilling his "moral duty'' by telling fellow leaders that the "winds
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posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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Seems to be a lot of tension going on in South America against the United States. Will be interesting to see how this plays out. Yet more countries angry with the United States. Would certainly not be a good thing if a war did indeed break out. I don't know what to make of this as my knowledge of this region is quite limited, What do you say about this?

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[edit on 10/8/09 by dallas18]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:26 PM
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Chavez doesn't have any power...

His own people don't like him anymore...

I wouldn't worry about it.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
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Chavez doesn't have any power...

His own people don't like him anymore...

I wouldn't worry about it.


Now I've heard everything -


Tell me what you know of this region ? Tell me what you know historically about the place, the US involvement, the reason behind his constant victories otherwise tell me you just post humdrum shibboleths.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 12:13 PM
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South America has been brewing for quite a while. The people down there have a revolutionary spirit (they always have). We are bound to see an uprising against the west there soon, esp. with countries like Bolivia and their resources coming into light.

If the NWO exists, South America in their biggest wrench.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 12:15 PM
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Nah, I don't see a war in South America any time soon.

I mean who will they sell all that coc aine to now?



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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President Chavez is just grand standing. If the United States wanted to topple his regime they could with little or no effort. If anyone is fanning the the fires of armed confrontation it's President Chavez. It has been alleged that the Chavez government has been funneling aid and support to the FARC insurgents in Columbia for some time now.



Experts estimate that at least one-third of all coc aine from Colombia is smuggled to Europe and the United States through Venezuela, with the authorities apparently turning a blind eye to the activities. According to government sources in Bogota, Colombian soldiers at a military base on the border observe dozens of planes carrying drug transports in neighboring Venezuela on a daily basis.

In addition, Chavez apparently provided thousands of Colombians, including many of the guerillas, with Venezuelan papers. Intelligence agencies fear that senior members of FARC have also traveled to Germany using Venezuelan passports -- tourists from Chavez's Venezuela are given more lax treatment when entering the country than Colombians.


www.spiegel.de...

That alone is act of war against Columbia by Venezuala. It has been reported in the July 23rd New York Times article that a contingent of 1,400 civilian and military personal are on the ground in Columbia.



While American antidrug surveillance flights would sharply increase in Colombia, the world’s top producer of coc aine, the agreement would not allow American personnel to take part in combat operations in the country, which is mired in a four-decade war against guerrillas. A limit of 800 American military personnel and 600 American military contractors would also remain in place, officials involved in the talks said.




Still, depending on how the accord is put in place, American troop levels in Colombia could climb sharply. The United States currently has about 250 military personnel in the country, deployed largely in an advisory capacity to Colombia’s armed forces, William Brownfield, the United States ambassador to Colombia, said last week.

Colombia, which has already received more than $5 billion in military and antidrug aid from the United States this decade, has found itself isolated diplomatically as Mr. Chávez presses ahead with his efforts to expand Venezuela’s oil diplomacy while eroding American influence in the hemisphere.


www.nytimes.com...

There you have it, right now the US has a skeleton crew in Columbia on a strictly advisory status. The article says that there are talks in place to increase those numbers in the future but at present I don't think it has happened. He is just looking for headlines, because his name has been pretty quite lately with Iran and North Korea in much of the headlines. If Columbia requests US support, President Chavez can't stop them, as a sovereign nation they have the authority to make that call.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 01:11 PM
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This could generate a war in South America


Hugo Chavez is an old fashion socialist banana boat captain who thinks he is a revolutionary commodore. He idols himself after a younger Fidel and would give his left stone to own a few Russian missiles. He's got a little oil and a rifle factory and thinks he can reconquista all of the Americas in the honor of Che.

Neither Central or South America has any reason... or the stomach to start a large scale war that would leave their nations in worse shape than they are now. Those that do play this game will likely end up just like Fidel, old and isolated, or worse, like Manuel Noriega.

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posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by dallas18

Seems to be a lot of tension going on in South America against the United States.


Yes alot of tension against U.S. from Latin America, Middle East, Asia, and of course alot of anti-americanism all over Europe.

What's the old saying, any enemy of my enemy is my friend?



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