Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bolivia Boots Peace Corp

Ah, we didn't need them anyway.

The Troops That Are Not Supported

"Bolivian governor arrested; Peace Corps volunteers evacuated" by Dan Keane, Associated Press | September 17, 2008

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Soldiers arrested an opposition governor yesterday on suspicion of directing a massacre of government supporters, as Bolivia's political crisis prompted the United States to evacuate its Peace Corps volunteers.

Yesterday, a day after more than 1,000 government supporters marched on the US Embassy, the United States announced it has suspended the Peace Corps program in Bolivia and advised other Americans to leave Bolivia if they can.

Of course, they won't tell you about the 5,000 that also marched!

The Peace Corps pulled out all of its 113 volunteers over the weekend and sent them to neighboring Peru. "Our first priority is the safety and security of our volunteers," Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter said.

More than 2,500 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Bolivia. The current volunteers - who worked in agriculture, business development, environment, health, and youth development - will be given a choice between continuing their service in another country or returning home, Tschetter said.

American Airlines over the weekend temporarily suspended the only nonstop daily flights between Bolivia and the United States. President Bush, meanwhile, increasing the diplomatic pressure on Bolivia, determined yesterday that Bolivia is no longer cooperating in the war against drugs and placed the Latin American country on a counternarcotics blacklist.

However, he spared Bolivia from cuts in US assistance that can accompany the finding. "I hereby designate Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela as countries that have failed demonstrably during the previous 12 months to adhere to their obligations under international counternarcotics agreements," Bush said in a statement released by the White House.

The guy is fucking incredible!

He says this after he has VIOLATED THEM for EIGHT YEARS -- and counting -- and the CIA is one of the biggest drug runners around!!!!