The more wars the merrier

January 21st, 2003 – 10:22 pm
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“The United States has deployed troops in eastern Colombia in an area rich of oil and widely seen as a stronghold of Marxist rebels.

US special forces have begun training Colombian troops in counter-insurgency techniques in the province of Arauca.

The army is trying to protect an oil pipeline which has been attacked 200 times in the last two years alone.

It is the first time the US military has been directly involved in Colombia’s 39-year civil war.”

This, of course, is pretty much the same path we took when we got involved in the quagmire of Vietnam. This time, though, it’s about oil, not Communism. Not that the change in motives will make a difference in the number of people (on both sides) who die.

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