Monday, September 15, 2008

One Bolivia, No Room for Pando

Whether or not the CIA was responsible for the breakaway of the eastern provinces of Bolivia over the last few months, South American leaders meeting in Santiago on Monday, Sept. 15 agreed on one thing: there is no legitimacy in the call for autonomy in Bolivia's eastern provinces, and the mini-rebellion sparked by Pando Gov. Leopoldo Fernandez constituted a coup attempt. The leaders accepted President Evo Morales' claim that dozens of peasants were massacred under Fernandez's orders several days earlier. Bolivia had many good reasons for denouncing U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg, a thug of the first order.

It's a sure bet the U.S. will claim that the UNASUR organization is falling under the sway of Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales, which to a certain extent it is. But that's better than the Organization of American States being under the sway of the USA. Heck, Chavez claimed that last week's diplomatic flap was caused by a concrete CIA plan to assassinate him on Sept. 11, and maybe he was right (not that it legitimizes Chavez's decision to invite Russian bombers into his coutry, mind you). Morales also has a good point to make here. The rebellion of the eastern provinces should be brought to heel by Morales, with the help of UNASUR if necessary, and by any means necessary. And if some undocumented U.S. citizens get killed in the process, so much the better.

UPDATE, TUES. SEPT. 16, 3 pm - Nyah, nyah, nyah, Fernandez was arrested!


Ruth said...

My god. Thanks for the education I just got by scanning the articles in your links.

jess said...

Thanks for the update. The threat of land reform always gets the CIA/backed elites in a tizzy. Bravo to the South American leaders for backing Morales. This is a plot we've seen played out too many times and the ending is always tragic. Time to tweek the script.

Sharon said...

Jess is right it fall under the heading of

"Insanity is doing the same thing again and expecting a different result"