Pentagon Using Drug Wars as Excuse to Build Bases in Latin America
Even as a growing chorus of voices throughout Latin America argue that military responses to drug trafficking are ineffective against the narcotics trade and exacerbate existing human rights abuses and official corruption, the U.S. military presence in the region is growing. +
the entire islands of PR need to be covered.
I think this needs to be repeated: PENTAGON USING DRUG WARS AS EXCUSE TO BUILD BASES IN LATIN AMERICA.
This is how imperialism works, and has been working for the past hundred years. Peg a group as deficient and inherently corrup/unable to help themselves (with a problem we fund/aid/make worse/invest in) and use that as a reason to intervene and reap resources/secure global hegemony.
This is how the world works, but it depends on people either not knowing or not giving enough of a fuck to hold anyone accountable.
But let this be a video with an adorable 3 year old and I guess that’s the only way you can get Americans to be invested in the rest of the world. When you start adding in Western imperialism’s hand in the destruction people get silent…
Posted on the 12th of April, 2012 with 1,154 notes