[Marxism] Vheadline report: all US military leaves cancelled for Sept and Oct -- true?

Fred Feldman ffeldman at bellatlantic.net
Thu Aug 25 09:34:51 MDT 2005

Published: Monday, August 22, 2005
Bylined to: Bob Chapman 

All US military leave has been cancelled ... something big is in the

THE INTERNATIONAL FORECASTER editor Bob Chapman writes:  The US military
is building a new base and conducting secretive operations in Paraguay
... our Embassy there refuses to acknowledge a base exists and describes
the military activity as routine. 

The base is in Mariscal Estigarribia, 200 km (127 miles) from the
Bolivian border and will handle large aircraft and accommodate 16,000

There are now 500 of our troops there with planes, weapons, equipment
and ammunition. Either before, during, or after the coming presidential
election we expect the US to intervene or better put, invade Bolivia to
control its natural gas reserves. 

Paraguay has approved of the troops being there and given them total
immunity, free from Paraguayan law and the jurisdiction of the
International Criminal Court. George and the neocons have threatened to
withdraw $24.5 million in aid to Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Paraguay
if they didn't grant immunity to the US military. 

You cannot believe a word Washington says about the base being a
humanitarian undertaking, when they are struggling to fill the ranks in

Why would they be on a humanitarian mission in Paraguay?

They said the same thing in Manta, Ecuador, which houses an $80 million
US military base. The US is preparing for war in South America -- make
no mistake about it. 

In Bolivia if Evo Morales, or someone like him is elected, then you can
expect a US invasion. 
Paraguay, bordered by Brazil and Argentina is one of the wildest places
on earth. This is a very aggressive move by the US and all South
American governments should be very concerned. George Bush and the
neocons are using international terrorism as an excuse to appropriate
natural resources and subject people to their brand of democracy, which
is corporatist fascism. 

All military leaves for September and October have been cancelled ...
something big is in the works ... there is a buildup of material and
equipment ... personnel at draft board offices are waiting for the word
to activate. 

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