By Doug Stokes

ISBN-10: 1842775464

ISBN-13: 9781842775462

ISBN-10: 1842775472

ISBN-13: 9781842775479

This arguable ebook keeps that during Colombia the USA has lengthy supported a pervasive crusade of nation violence directed opposed to either armed insurgents and quite a lot of unarmed revolutionary social forces. whereas the context may perhaps switch from one decade to the subsequent, the fundamental guidelines stay a similar: hold the pro-US Colombian country, defend US monetary pursuits and defend strategic entry to grease. Colombia is now the 3rd biggest recipient people army relief on the earth, and the most important by way of a long way in Latin the United States. utilizing wide declassified records, this ebook indicates that the so-called "war on drugs", and now the hot battle on terror in Colombia are literally a part of a long term Colombian "war of nation terror" that predates the top of the chilly battle with US coverage contributing on to the human rights scenario in Colombia this present day.

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This switch allegedly indicates a discontinuity in US objectives within Colombia. Furthermore, both conservatives and liberals do not challenge the belief that the USA has an innate right to continue to intervene in Colombia and the essenti            |  ally benign nature of US policy. 38 In contrast to these mainstream approaches, more critical approaches to US policy in Colombia tend to argue that US post-Cold War policy and objectives in Colombia continue to be characterized by a prevailing CI strategy aimed at destroying threats to US economic and political interests.

P. 63. 10 Michael McClintock, The United States and Operation Condor: Military Doctrine in an Unconventional War. Paper presented at Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC, September 2001, p. 28. 11 School of the Americas Watch, Colombia: 10,000 SOA Graduates. pdf> The School of the             |  Americas has recently changed its name to the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), a ‘cosmetic’ change in the words of one of its supporters, Senator Paul Coverdell.

183–8. 35 Crandall, Driven by Drugs, p. 45. 36 Crandall, ‘Clinton, Bush and Plan Colombia’, Survival, p. 169. , p. 170. 38 Crandall, Driven by Drugs, p. 8. 39 Guardian, 4 February 2003. html> 40 Wilkin, ‘Revising the Democratic Revolution – into the Americas’, pp. 663–4. 41 James Petras, The Geopolitics of Plan Colombia, November 2001. pdf> p. 3. 42 Giraldo, Colombia. 43 Richani, Systems of Violence, p. 147. 44 Kirk, More Terrible than Death, pp. 241–2. 45 For a sample of Chomsky’s work on US policy in Latin America, see Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman, The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism; Chomsky, Year 501; Noam Chomsky, Latin America: From Colonization to Globalization (Boston: South End Press, 1993).

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