Official US Air Force Document Reveals the True Intentions Behind the US-Colombia Military Agreement By Eva Golinger

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By Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
Nov 5, 2009

An official document from the Department of the US Air Force reveals that the military base in Palanquero, Colombia will provide the Pentagon with “…an opportunity for conducting full spectrum operations throughout South America…” This information contradicts the explainations offered by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and the US State Department regarding the military agreement signed between the two nations this past October 30th. Both governments have publicly stated that the military agreement refers only to counternarcotics and counterterrorism operations within Colombian territory. President Uribe has reiterated numerous times that the military agreement with the US will not affect Colombia’s neighbors, despite constant concern in the region regarding the true objetives of the agreement. But the US Air Force document, dated May 2009, confirms that the concerns of South American nations have been right on target. The document exposes that the true intentions behind the agreement are to enable the US to engage in “full spectrum military operations in a critical sub-region of our hemisphere where security and stability is under constant threat from narcotics funded terrorist insurgencies…and anti-US governments…”

The military agreement between Washington and Colombia authorizes the access and use of seven military installations in Palanquero, Malambo, Tolemaida, Larandia, Apíay, Cartagena and Málaga. Additionally, the agreement allows for “the access and use of all other installations and locations as necessary” throughout Colombia, with no restrictions. Together with the complete immunity the agreement provides to US military and civilian personnel, including private defense and security contractors, the clause authorizing the US to utilize any installation throughout the entire country – even commercial aiports, for military ends, signifies a complete renouncing of Colombian sovereignty and officially converts Colombia into a client-state of the US.

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via Postcards from the Revolution: BREAKING NEWS: Official US Air Force Document Reveals the True Intentions Behind the US-Colombia Military Agreement

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  10. “Stability” is a code word which means an environment where corporations can make the maximum profit- no unions, no nationalized industries, slave labor wages and no countries that form unions with their own trading organizations or banks. There have been a number of provocations along the Colombia-Venezuela border. They may be trying to start a war between Colombia and Venezuela in which the US interferes on the side of Colombia.

  11. The real threat, and it has always been the real threat, to stability is the USA and the multinaitonal corporation it represernts and takes orders from.

    The importnce of this letter coming out at this time cannot be underscored sufficiently. It is only recently that the leaders of Latin America have more or less united and shown some sort of backbone. This letter will strenghten their resolve to solve their own problems without relying on the corrupt and exploitative giant of the North.

    Furthermore, the letter will give additonal incentive for the rest of Latin America to follow the examples of Venzuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua, and to a lesser extent Chile.

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