Originally posted by Parallex
Hugo chavez is still in power, and his form of Bolivarian government is increasingly popular in the face of increasing US militancy, along with the continuing rise of fascism around the world. There is a regional standoff developing in South America.
Originally posted by DutchBigBoy
I think this deployment is a connection to Iran who claimed that southamerica will be on their hand when it comes to war.
I also calculated that troops will be in place before sunday the 11th of juli when there is a new moon and thus very dark (perfect for night strikes).
Obama doesn't want brazil to aid iran in making their nukes.
The following three articles might give you an idea of my perception.
Originally posted by psychederic
You know what ?
Why do they want to legalize Marijuana ? "just for money" ? i don't think so ...
Remember brave new world ? en.wikipedia.org...
Remember the Culture ? en.wikipedia.org...
how happy days for all of us , are you prepared ?
I admit You should (re) read those books ...
Iran is increasing its paramilitary Qods force operatives in Venezuela while covertly continuing supplies of weapons and explosives to Taliban and other insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the Pentagon's first report to Congress on Tehran's military.
The report on Iranian military power provides new details on the group known formally as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), the Islamist shock troops deployed around the world to advance Iranian interests. The unit is aligned with terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, North Africa and Latin America, and the report warns that U.S. forces are likely to battle the Iranian paramilitaries in the future.
The Qods force "maintains operational capabilities around the world," the report says, adding that "it is well established in the Middle East and North Africa and recent years have witnessed an increased presence in Latin America, particularly Venezuela."
Originally posted by tetrahedron
reply to post by rubbertramp
"ex-patriot, americans who move abroad..."
An ex-pat is not an "ex-patriot", it is an expatriated citizen.
"...usually for political reasons."
Not really. Employment, leisure, novelty and affluence are the 'usual' reasons, political ones are atypical and 'expats' do not typically renounce their citizenship.
Had to get all pedantic up in here.
Troops in Costa Rica? Meh.
Originally posted by ANNED
Are we going down to help the or train the Costa Rican military
Lets see we will out number the Costa Rican military.
Oh that right costa rica has no military
why send a convoy of 46 warships to fight off drug cartels. YOU DON'T. U.S WARSHIPS, 46. WHAT,
i just recieved a e-mail from my ex-pat buddy down there. he said they've known about it for a few weeks, and the marines are gunna' crack down on their 'communities' and 'stronghold'. he says there's a few thousand of them dug in and ready for a fight. says the drug thing is just a cover, Costa Rica is small time compared to many other countries.
There is not going to be any convoy of 46 war ship that is BS.
There will be small groups of 4 to 5 ships rotating through the area on both coast. for a month or two at a time.
They will do training and drug intervention while they are down there. as one group rotates down another group will return to the US.
With the water of the northern gulf of Mexico restricted due to the oil spill they can not train there.
There are a number of small cargo and fishing boat down there that never seam to transport enough cargo or even carry fishing gear but always have the money to pay for fuel.
That is the target, the DEA has agents in ever port down there and have been watching these ships for years.
"there's a few thousand of them dug in and ready for a fight" Who drug runners and gun runners,???? what is your ex-pat buddy a drug runner hiding out from the US authorities. or ""communities' and 'stronghold""does he work for the cartels.??????
I know its not the Costa Rican military.
I have been to Costa Rica, I have friends that run a gold mine down there.
They have some very nice bars down there with very nice bar girls that remind me of Olongapo PI
[edit on 9-7-2010 by ANNED]