February 10, 2003
The Next Vietnam?
It could be Afghanistan, or it could be Iraq. It could also be Colombia. NarcoNews reported on October 25, citing "reliable sources" that U.S. Marines had been ordered into Colombia, with a target date of February. Lo and Behold, the reliable sources were correct. The Marines are now "in country", and the military buildup may now be commencing.
In many ways, the U.S. is already at war with Colombia, sending billions in military aid to the hemisphere's worst human rights violator and engaging in a horrific fumigation programme causing widespread devastation to the Colombian peasantry.
It should come as no surprise that the principle concern of the U.S. in Colombia is protecting an oil pipeline. And it should come as no surprise that the Bush Administration is willing to destroy thousands of innocent lives to protect its "interests". So let's not be too surprised when the shit hits the fan, and the flow of men and materiel increases.
What You Can Do: Get into the streets. But also, don't drive a car, and don't pay your taxes. Dissent is vital, but must be backed up by hitting the motherfuckers where it will really hurt them: in their wallets.
Posted by Eddie Tews at February 10, 2003 07:16 PM