Monday, March 03, 2008

Can "The Bogota Lobby" be far behind?

An American ally, the recipient of massive military aid, is leaking hints that a nearby anti-American leader was trying to provide terrorists with funding to develop nuclear weapons.

And it's not who you think!

I don't have anything to add to the brewing crisis in Latin America, but Mr. Trend has some intelligent commentary. I would just say that there's probably nothing worse for the US' image in Latin America than having this crisis get any worse. You've got historical grievances going back centuries, Colombia's huge reliance on US military aid making it look like a proxy or puppet, the potential for this to look very much like the Americans supporting right-wing proxies against elected leftist governments: very much the bad old days.

On the other hand, maybe my suspicion of the democratic peace theory will finally be justified.

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