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Will the U.S. Annex Latin America?

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The United States seems to be rushing into potential confrontations all over the globe. When the voters rejected the policies of George W. Bush by voting for Barack Obama, many people thought that this country would find a way to communicate with the rest of the World instead of deploying soldiers and weapons of war. Clearly this has not been the case. The United States of America has turned this planet into a playground for the Pentagon and we have seen an influx of soldiers and materials for waging war filling the airfields of Columbia, Costa Rica, Afghanistan, Poland and scores of other nations that have allowed their nations to be forward operating areas for this American Empire.

The military build-up in the America's is being touted as a way for the U.S. to carry out "drug-interdiction". This description of the U.S. militarization of the America's seems almost plausible until you consider the fact that most of the drugs entering the United States come from U.S "client states" such as Columbia, Panama and Afghanistan. The U.S. has yet to stem the drug trade in countries such as Columbia even though we have opened seven land and sea bases in that country. Reports of CIA-leased aircraft laden with cocaine are regularly reported on.

It seems odd that with all of the U.S. aid in the fight against narco-trafficking that we give to Columbia, that we could at least make a dent in the cocaine that enters the U.S. from that country. From the CIA's own website , Columbia is the World's leading exporter of cocaine. Colombia ranks as the third-largest recipient of U.S. aid, which is directed towards counter-narcotics programs exclusively. Yet Columbia remains the largest exporter of cocaine, how does this happen?

Now Costa Rica is jumping in on the U.S. Money train. Costa Rica's Nacion newspaper reported last week that the new agreement will see 7,000 US Marines, supported by 200 helicopters and 46 warships "enter and leave the country at will." The paper also cited a June 2 letter from Costa Rica to the US declaring that US troops will have "the right to carry out the activities it deems necessary in carrying out its mission." This seems like a lot of troops, ships and helicopters for drug interdiction. It is no wonder that Hugo Chavez has cancelled his trip to Cuba.

With Panama ceding four military bases in that country to Washington, Lain America seems to be on the road to becoming another stop in the U.S. Global Empire. Excuse me for being a bit skeptical, but we have, time and time again, seen increases in the drug trade every time that we declare a "war on drugs" in any given area. It seems that wherever the U.S. military enters an area, the drug trade prospers.

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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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