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posted 07 October 2005 01:13 PM      Profile for Cougyr     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In this other thread WingNut posted an article about a US move into Paraguay. Here's more.

This agreement grants U.S. soldiers complete legal immunity from some of their actions while they are in the country, affording them the same privileges as diplomats as well as leaving them free from prosecution for any damages inflicted on the public health, the environment or the country’s resources.

As one would expect, South Americans are asking questions.

Suspicion of the U.S. military in Latin America is nothing new. The U.S. Army already has four Cooperative Security Locations (CSL), or permanent military bases (formerly called Forward Operating Locations (FOL), the Pentagon recently changed the terminology to imply a more “cooperative” effort), located in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba; Aruba-Curaçao; Manta, Ecuador; and Comalapa, El Salvador. Rumors have started that the Paraguayan base at Mariscal Estigarribia could become the next U.S. CSL.

I have my own question to do with Bush's insane war on terror. Are the Americans setting up another torture camp. Guantanamo is too public for GW. A few people have cottoned on to Diego Garcia. Is Mariscal Estigarribia hidden enough?

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