The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Wolfowitz advocates Colombia ‘solution’ for Afghanistan

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In a Foreign Policy op-ed co-authored with fellow pro-Israel hawk Michael O’Hanlon, Paul Wolfowitz advocates a Colombia-type “solution” for Afghanistan:

In response to that growing danger [of a FARC victory], in 2000, the Colombian government put forward an ambitious Plan Colombia, which was warmly embraced by the Bill Clinton administration and later the George W. Bush administration. According to a recent Congressional Research Service study, the country has “made significant progress in reestablishing government control over much of its territory, combating drug trafficking and terrorist activities, and reducing poverty,” through a combination of brave actions by the Colombian military, some $7 billion in U.S. assistance, a relatively small number of U.S. military advisors and, particularly, the strong leadership of President Alvaro Uribe from 2002 to 2010. A number of senior FARC leaders have been killed, some through targeted air strikes, and thousands of FARC fighters have demobilized, partly as a result of a government amnesty program. According to Colombian government statistics and other sources, the number of FARC fighters has declined by half since 2001 (though they still number almost 8,000) and they are having difficulty recruiting new members. The International Crisis Group estimates the average age of FARC recruits today at less than 12 years old. The country remains plagued by violence, to be sure, but is no longer in danger of state collapse and no longer has the omnipresent feel of a war zone.

No doubt, Israel’s war industry would welcome the creation of another “Israel of Latin America” in the centre of Asia.

As Israel National News reports:

Colombia has close diplomatic ties with both Israel and the United States. Israel is a prime exporter of weaponry to Columbia and the two countries cooperate in the fields of security and technology.

Following the “It takes two to tango” strategic doctrine, there will no doubt also be opportunities for “rogue” former Israeli military officers to keep the pot stirred:

Yair Klein, born in 1943, was tried in absentia in 2001 for training the “death squads” which were used by Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha and Pablo Escobar, leaders of the notorious Medellin drug cartel, to wage war against the Colombian state in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

November 13, 2011 at 2:48 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Colonel Beau Gritz, director of Latin American assassinations for the USA, stated that the Israel Mossad and American CIA operated the Medellin Cocaine Cartel for their own private purposes. About half the cocaine in America was supplied by the Mossad and CIA.

    Gritz went public and now hides out in his fortified compound in Idaho in order to protect his life,

    Top American leadership directs the world wide drug traffic. One does not get to be President without being part of the drug trade. Look at our supply of AK 47s to the Mexican cartels. It being flaunted in our faces, fools. Denial runs deep in America.

    Wayne

    November 14, 2011 at 6:02 am


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