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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Should we help our ally Colombia?

Colombia is beset by Ecuador and Venezuela breathing down their neck. If these two attack should we not defend our ally?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The north of Colombia is held by the narco-terrorist. The Colombia military and Police have excellent anti-drug forces. Our D.E.A. and military aid in the pursuit of the drug cartels. The Colombian military have been fighting the terrorist for years and very adept at jungle warfare. I believe the Colombian forces would readily feed Venezuela and Ecuador their respective lunches.

    Source(s): 30 years in law enforcement. 7 as a dope cop.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Man, go read a little bit about Columbia, la Violencia, the AUC, narco traffiking, assasinations of judges and the fact that the Government there doesn't even control about 40% of the country it claims to represent.

    The current Government has a higher approval rating, and you might argue that there have been some improvements, but the Columbian Army still supports terrorists and drug dealers itself.

    Good luck with that mess.

    Here's a teaser:

    Colombian Army Accused In Massacre of Drug Police

    Prosecutor Alleges Soldiers Worked for Traffickers

    By Joshua Goodman

    Associated Press

    Sunday, June 18, 2006; Page A17

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic...

    And this:

    Trial in military massacre of Colombian police unit nears finale

    The Associated Press

    Published: February 17, 2008

    BOGOTA, Colombia: The long, torturous trial of Colombian soldiers charged with massacring an elite, U.S.-trained drug enforcement team illustrates the grave threat that drug corruption still poses to this country's security institutions.

    A cashiered army lieutenant colonel and 14 soldiers under his command each face up to 60 years in prison if convicted on Monday of the May 22, 2006 killings of 10 counter-narcotics officers, who showed up in the rural western town of Jamundi on a drug raid, only to be mowed down by an army platoon.

    (snip)

    The main defendant, former Lt. Col. Byron Carvajal, maintained that the unit was surprising leftist rebels. The army's top brass initially called the massacre a case of friendly fire. But senior police officials say they believe the platoon — whether its rank and file knew it or not — was protecting a major drug trafficker.

    All manner of underhanded methods were used to try to subvert the trial, which lasted a year and a half, including bribes and threats, senior police officials and prosecutors told The Associated Press.

  • 1 decade ago

    Guess what country is number ONE in getting Military Aid from the United States in the Western Hemisphere?

    Yes. Colombia the same country that has the Worst Human Rights Record in the Western Hemisphere.

    Meanwhile Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela have grassroots democracy with increasing spending for its citizens' Education and Healthcare. Why that's UnAmerican!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If they Cut the Coke pipeline, Bush will send in US troops to protect the Cocaine

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes,,,, for God's sake we must protect Columbia, the world's cocaine supply must be preserved!!!!

  • ddey65
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes, I think we should at least prepare to do so.

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