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US will stand with Colombia?

You would think that, as a general principle, if country A sends troops across the border into country B, that the world community should stand in sympathy with country B’s right to protect it’s territorial integrity, right? The US is apparently pledging to support Colombia’s right to invade its neighbours. I suppose that’s in keeping with US policy with respect to Israeli attacks into Lebanon and Syria, Turkish attacks into Iraq, American attacks into Cambodia during the Vietnam war…

OK, so come to think of it, the US standing beside Colombia’s government is par for the course. They’d love any excuse to attack Venezuela. One potential benefit of Venezuelan troops on the Colombian border is that it may stem the flow of drugs across the border, which might be a net benefit for Trinidad…(though I fear it’s too late for that).

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8 Responses

  1. […] country B’s right to protect it’s territorial integrity, right?”: Trinidadian blogger Further Thoughts comments about the Columbia/Venezuela issue. Share […]

  2. Shouldn’t Ecuador be just as outraged at the FARC for being on their soil (for years) as it with Colombian government for a short incursion??? Shouldn’t have Ecuador partnered with Colombia against the FARQ? Yes to both. Ecuador believes that a socialist style approach to life and government would somehow bring prosperity to it’s citizens…. sad. Same for Chavesland… I mean Venezuela…
    Have a great evening,
    Don

  3. Ah yes, blame Ecuador, it’s their fault that Colombia can’t control their country. It’s Ecuador’s fault that Colombia violates their sovereignty.

    Kinda like blaming the woman for the way she was dressed.

  4. Nope thats not how it works in todays world. Wheather your terrorists be Islamo -Facists or rotten communists If you give them sanctuary, fianacial support, and logistical support then you are a defacto terrorist and open to attack by free nations. Deal with it or expell the terrorists and turn them over to the governments charges with fighting them. Equador brought this upon themselves.

  5. Deal with it or expell the terrorists and turn them over to the governments charges [sic] with fighting them…Equador [sic] brought this upon themselves.

    Interesting. So are you saying that the next time a Mexican drug trafficker crosses the border into Texas, the Mexican army should feel free to cross the border and bomb Texas?

    Colombia is unable to control their own territory, and that’s Ecuador’s fault?

    Nope thats not how it works in todays [sic] world

    Thanks for the lecture about world affairs. But next time, why not spend a few minutes figuring maybe the first thing about the situation. No? Too much work? Oh well…

  6. Look it’s simple as this. Here in the US we are the most powerful nation in the world. We can do what we want when we want. It may piss everyone else off. We don’t care. If you attack us or allies or you allow our attackers to hide from prosecution then guess what you will have to deal with consequences. Here are some good examples Afghanistan, Somalia with in the last couple of days now Ecuador. It is Ecuador’s fault we have known for a long time they offered safe territory for FARC. FARC got what they deserved. Ecuador got what it deserved. Hopefully Chavez is really stupid enough to start something. Though I doubt it. He is a crazy blow hard but I doubt stupid enough to attack Columbia. Because if he does the US will utterly destroy his armed forces within days if Columbia doesn’t do it itself. It doesn’t take a genius to check the facts and see that Columbia’s military has the power to destroy Ecuador and Venezuela both in a matter of weeks.

    Obviously Ian you think its OK for Venezuela and Ecuador to help FARC. Maybe your a FARC sympathizer. As long as Ecuador and Venezuela supports FARC, gives them a place to hide and launch attacks they are fair game. Do you really believe FARC should receive protection from these terrorist supporting states, because thats what your message implies. If thats the case sorry about your luck. You sound like you live in a dream world. Guess what I hope you enjoy your nightmare.

    By the way. It looks to me like Columbia did a damned good job of controlling their borders with Ecuador the other day. Thats why the number 2 man in Columbian terrorism is dead thank the random quanta for that.

  7. It looks to me like Columbia did a damned good job of controlling their borders with Ecuador the other day

    You really don’t have a clue, do you? I asked you to educate yourself about the situation, but you obviously prefer to broadcast (or narrowcast, since almost no one reads this blog) your total lack of awareness of what’s going on in the world.

    And you didn’t answer my question – are you saying that the next time a Mexican drug trafficker crosses the border into Texas, the Mexican army should feel free to cross the border and bomb Texas? Are you really trying to tell me that the US would deserve what it got because it failed to control its borders? Or do you just subscribe to the law of the thug?

    Hopefully Chavez is really stupid enough to start something.

    Oh, now I understand. You’re in the oil industry, and you’re looking forward to $200 a barrel oil.

    And, for what it’s worth (not that it matters one way or the other) I have no sympathy for FARC or Chavez. Or for thugs in general.

  8. Actually Ian I do have a clue and have in my possession video of the Mexican Army crossing our border and shooting at our border patrol. So to to answer your question what if it happened, Mexico being a very weak nation militarily compared to the US is really lucky we didn’t mess them up. Unfortunately if you would educate yourself on the issue you brought up. You would know they crossed our border supporting human trafficking and drug dealers not the other way around. Hypothetical’ questions like you propose are as useless to factual based arguments as anecdotal evidence is to scientific inquiry.

    Are you really such an ignorant human being to believe Columbia has no right to go after terrorist who kill their citizens and then run across the border of a country that gives them political, economic, and logistical support.

    Columbia by no means have been the good guys throughout the years but in this case they did the right thing.

    BTW I’m not now or have never been involved in the oil industry. But I bet you are one of those who think the Iraq war is all about oil. I would also bet your a way left politically oriented person.

    Just for your info when you think I have no clue whats going on in the world. I can pretty much bet I’ve been to more countries than you . I’ve almost assuredly been directly involved in more military conflicts than you. You are the more clue less one here buddy. Get a grip. It is in history at this time that democracies have decided they don’t have to take anything from terrorists and the countries that support them. And when a country supports them they loose all their rights.

    Oh btw learn to tell the difference a law enforcement issue and a military one. In the world of global politics there is a huge difference.

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