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09-30-2010, 06:09 PM
Ghost In The 'Lac
09-30-2010, 06:37 PM
yeah tell me about it, i was meant to be going there in the next few days man
09-30-2010, 06:58 PM
09-30-2010, 07:37 PM
same ol same ol
10-01-2010, 12:25 PM
10-04-2010, 05:34 PM
yeah basically the US goverment CIA front organizations USAID & the national endownment for democracy funded this coup attempt through right wing elements in the ecuador police and some ecaudorean army elements aswell that are controlled by the US goverment puppet opposition party leader who used to be president of ecuador
its the same old US goverment covert imperialist shenaigans attempting coups in resource rich countrys, in this case its oil as usual
there fucking wit other peoples countrys for the same old reasons, a leader gets popular democratically elected to power that represents all of his people first, from all backgrounds in a genuine way and makes his resources benefit his country as a whole and breaks the US puppet controlled greedy elite in the said country that only look out for the rich and there puppet master's in enjoying the rewards of the countrys resources, monoply on power in the country and the same leader aligns him self wit fellow like minded a-alikes presidents in the same continent in flopping US goverment imperialism in the continent and region, you get what i'm saying
10-04-2010, 07:31 PM
Not enough drugs coming from there lately?
Ghost In The 'Lac
10-04-2010, 11:47 PM
The president of Ecuador is one of the most popular leaders in all of south america. His approval rating is high, and hes even more popular now after all this. There would be no coup. The military were on his side, the people were on his side, all south american leaders are on his side universally, this man was going no where.
This was a weird thing, but he also played a big part in fanning the flames in his actions on that day. I like the guy, but he was provoking a lot, the way he went back down into the barracades a second time, and the way he was shouting off his balcony after the special forces rescued him from the hospital. It was like a movie at times. Lets not forget it was he that started calling this a coup attempt. When probably it was just a serious police protest that got carried away by a few bad apples and spiralled out of control.
The borders are reopend now, so im gonna hang out probably a few more days then try to enter, ive been reading shits getting back to normal, and police are said to be accepting there bonus cuts, wait to see if it holds.
10-05-2010, 12:26 PM
the bonus cuts getting cut excuse by the police was bullshit, correa has done the utmost to raise the police's wages over the years, this wasn't a cut in there bonus but a rearragement of the financial package the police get, this was a pre-planned coup attempt supported by the US goverment using the bonus cuts lie as an excuse to assassinate correa and bring in regime change
but the coup plotters from the US goverment puppet opposition party only had certain middle management army guys wit them and the police, the US goverment usual divide & rule tactics dosen't carry weight anymore like it did in the 70's and in the previous decades, when it comes to undercover covert coups unless its a blatant invasion like iraq, because to mount a successful covert coup you've got to have the support of the army from top to bottom and this is why the coup flopped, the top army officials support correa and this is why the US goverment attempted coup through puppets flopped in venezuela in 2002 aswell, the US goverment imperialist divide and rule tactics dosen't have the same clout like it did back in the day no more, because heads are onto that bullshit, thats why correa along wit chavez and morales and others formed the ALBA organization to flopped US goverment imperialist policy's and agenda's in the continent and surrounding region
correa is another latino malcolm x to me, he faced down the punk police coup plotters on his ones after they fired shots at his car, on some, "if you want to kill me, kill me, go ahead, but my policy's will be carried out by another correa after me", after they tear gassed him and shit, he's fearless and lionheart in defending his values and won't let anyone devaluing them for no devilish motives no matter what, i respect his gyangsta, thank god the army switched on the coup plotters at the hospital correa got taken to for his tear gas injuries, the punk police surrounding the hospital in an attempt to assassinate him, but the army backed them down, ran em out of there, made em fall back, good over evil, everytime and you know this
salute correa, salute chavez, salute evo morales, salute castro, salute the lady from lula's party in brazil that might win the elections there, salute ortega in nicaragua and salute all the other presidents in americas that are independent of US goverment imperialism and represent there people first and make sure there resources benefit all of there country first
10-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Ecuador Coup Attempt Engineered by the CIA
by Nil Nikandrov
Global Research, October 5, 2010
Strategic Culture Foundation - 2010-10-03
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Ecuador's police forces played the key role in the coup attempt which shattered the country on September 30. The passing of a law affecting the police officers' bonuses and job benefits became a pretext for the rebellion which erupted in the capital city of Quito and the Guayquil seaport town. Actually, the law was not supposed to entail pay reductions, but those who masterminded the coup managed to convince the police that it would and thus provoked the uprising.
The subsequent developments followed the traditional Latin American pattern: rebels created bases, set up roadblocks, and had all flights to and from Ecuador suspended. The country's air force counting scores of US-trained officers partially sided with the police, while pilots from Venezuela who served in Ecuador in the framework of the military cooperation program were isolated. President Rafael Correa barely escaped death when he approached the police barracks to explain the reforms personally: shooting was audible around, he was sprayed with tear gas, and, moreover, several combat grenades exploded nearby. The president and his bodyguards took refuge in a military hospital which was promptly besieged by the rebel police forces and armed civilians evidently furnished by the opposition. The siege continued for several hours until special forces arrived and escorted Correa to the presidential palace.
Over the past several years the police of Ecuador was courted by the US Embassy which no doubt had its own interests in mind. Money from funds run by the FBI, the CIA, the DEA, and other US agencies was routinely poured into bonuses for the police top brass and operatives, equipment for various police divisions, etc. The cooperation became so cordial that occasionally the US intelligence community used Ecuador's police and army intelligence service to keep under surveillance the country's politicians, journalists, and others regarded as potential opponents of the US. Ecuador's intelligence services rushed information to their US partners during the crisis that hit the country's relations with Columbia after the latter bombed FARC camps in the territory of the former, leaving their own government blind to details of the situation.
The January, 2007 advent of Correa's patriotic administration largely put an end to the abnormal arrangement as the Ecuadorian government started to regain control over the country's agencies. Among other things, Correa forbade them to maintain unofficial ties with the US Embassy or get on its payroll. The efforts predictably angered Washington which, in one instance, demonstratively demanded that the Ecuadorian drug enforcement agency return the computers formerly supplied to it by DEA. The relations between Ecuador and the US saw another chill when Correa closed the US airbase in Mante. In response, Washington slammed Quito over its friendship with Venezuela and Nicaragua, diapproval of Plan Colombia, and the implementation of an original model of socialism.
The success of the operation which led to the ouster of president Manuel Zelaya in Honduras inspired the US hawks to put similar schemes to works elsewhere in Latin America, Washington's eventual goal being to isolate Hugo Chavez and remove his allies from power across the region. The US Administration reckoned that Ecuador was the easiest target on its political hit list. Correa's reforms meet with staunch resistance mounted by the local oligarchy, pro-US elites, and the army officers corps zombied in the notorious School of the Americas to fight communism which under present-day conditions circulates as a bracket term for whatever political movements Washington frowns upon.
The subversive activity targeting president Correa is coordinated by Heather Hodges who was appointed as the US ambassador to Ecuador in August, 2008.She did a job in Guatemala during the reign of its bloody dictator Rios Montt and served as deputy director of the US State Department's Cuban division which is known to be tightly interwoven with the CIA. Mrs. Hodges also worked with USAID in several countries and served as the US ambassador to Moldova where her mission was to alienate the country's leadership from Russia and to organize a color revolution with the help of pro-western NGOs and the energetic youths from the US Peace Corps. At the moment her trainees are employed by the CIA stations in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
US Secretary of State H. Clinton visited Quito last June to assess the situation from within and to probe into the possibility of reorienting president Correa from Chavez to the US, but failed to exact any concessions from the Ecuadorian leader. As a result, Hodges was instructed to launch the operation aimed at weakening Correa's positions and – in the longer run – toppling him. USAID alone made a $40 mln financial infusion into the cause, former president Lucio being the key figure in the plot. Gutierrez's disastrous presidency ended with his escape from the country. Following an amnesty, he challenged Correa in the 2009 presidential race which he explainably lost.
According to the coup blueprint drafted by the CIA, Gutierrez was to announce the removal of “dictator” Correa and the transfer of authority to a provisional government in a televised address. The plan additionally included the disbandment of Ecuadorian parliament and the organization of snap elections. The conspirators, however, were dispersed by the defenders of the legitimate president and failed to clear Gutierrez's access to TV. Besides, the Indian organizations from the PACHAKUTIK group chose not to partake. The coup therefore collapsed.
Currently Ecuador is under emergency rule. Correa plans to purge the country's law enforcement agencies and to find out who – including the army officers – was involved. Charges are already being pressed against Gutierrez and his Sociedad Patriotica.
Causes of the unrest in Ecuador and the steps necessary to prevent the recurrence of coups in Latin America were analyzed during the UNASUR emergency meeting which convened in Buenos Aires on October 1. Attention should be paid to the fact that Washington chose not to condemn the perpetrators of the coup in Ecuador.
Nil Nikandrov is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Nil Nikandrov
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