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By Doug Stokes

This debatable e-book keeps that during Colombia the U.S. has lengthy supported a pervasive crusade of country violence directed opposed to either armed insurgents and a variety of unarmed revolutionary social forces. whereas the context could switch from one decade to the subsequent, the fundamental guidelines stay an analogous: keep the pro-US Colombian country, guard US financial pursuits and safeguard strategic entry to grease. Colombia is now the 3rd biggest recipient folks army reduction on the planet, and the most important through some distance in Latin the USA. utilizing huge declassified records, this ebook exhibits that the so-called "war on drugs", and now the recent conflict on terror in Colombia are literally a part of a long term Colombian "war of kingdom terror" that predates the tip of the chilly warfare with US coverage contributing on to the human rights scenario in Colombia at the present time.

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3 billion military aid package which mostly goes to Colombia. Crandall states: ‘Washington’s solution for “saving” Colombia, that is, the component of Plan Colombia provided by the United States, was essentially a series of counter-narcotics measures. 35 He argues that with the election of George W. ’ 36 In pursuing the new agenda, Crandall cautions that Washington should wait for the Colombians themselves to come up with ways of ending the violence in Colombia. 37 In summary, the primary differences between conservative and liberal mainstream analysts of US policy in Colombia are their policy prescriptions and relative critical orientations.

46 Noam Chomsky, Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs (London: Pluto Press, 2000), p. 65. , p. 73. 48 Noam Chomsky, Power and Terror: Post-9/11 Talks and Interviews (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003), p. 70. 49 Chomsky makes reference to the initial stages of US CI intervention in Colombia, but does not go into any great detail. See Chomsky, Rogue States, pp. 70–2. 50 These documents were taken from the US National Archives, and the records of the US Department of State. They were made available between 2000 and 2002.

2. 13 Robert Pastor, Whirlpool: US Foreign Policy Toward Latin America and the Caribbean (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992), p. 32; for a good overview of the difference between realist and liberal approaches see Michael Doyle, ‘Peace, Liberty and Democracy: Realists and Liberals Contest a Legacy’, in Cox et al. (eds), American Democracy Promotion, pp. 21–40. 14 Richard Downes, Landpower and Ambiguous Warfare: The Challenge of Colombia in the 21st Century (US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 1999), p.

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