Video Documentary Directed by Gerard Ungerman – Narrated By Ed Asner
Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure documents what many believe to be dangerous hypocrisy on the part of the American government. The film gives particular attention to the reasons behind the drug trade (Colombia is the world’s biggest cocaine exporter), which include illegal trade funded by radicals, the corrupt government, and the simple fact that most farmers harvest coca because they can’t survive on the profits of legitimate food crops.
Ungerman also explores the link to America’s notorious School of the Americas in Georgia and how targeted aerial fumigation has destroyed perfectly legal natural resources in the mission to eradicate drug crops. The film concludes that the U.S. military-industrial complex is cashing in on the violence they themselves perpetrate, while doing little to actually stem cocaine production.
Greg Palast on Antiwar Radio: Latin America, Plan Columbia and Big Oil
Twenty Years After End Of The Cold War: Pentagon’s Buildup In Latin America by Rick Rozoff
Venezuela, Colombia and the threat of war in Latin America by Kiraz Janicke
Official US Air Force Document Reveals the True Intentions Behind the US-Colombia Military Agreement By Eva Golinger
But let it be a nonviolent revolution. Eh?
The US created the problem through demand and exploitation. Producing coca is also polluting the waterways and soils of Colombia. Monsanto and Dow Chemical gave the world Agent Orange, and now they are producig new poisons–Roundup. The Rockefeller Trusts own controlling interest in Monsanto and the Rockefellers have a long history of exploitation in LatinaAmerican goig back to the first John D n(It should be noted that “Jay” Rockefeller of West Virginia is actually John D. RockefelIV)..
Chavez is the best thing that has happened in Latin America in years. He is sharing the petroleum wealth with the disenfranchised of the country. The same things needs to happen in Colombia which has a more diversified and richer natural resource base than does Venezuela.
It appears that finally Latin America is starting to stand up to the exploitation and abuse that the USA has subjected them to for years.
A revolution, a revolution i the thinking of the every day Latins has started and there will be no going back to the way things were. The US cannot continue to support governments that routinely suppress their people.