No talk on Ecuadorean coup attempt?

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Jacob Richter
No talk on Ecuadorean coup attempt?

It's been a few days since a bunch of police thugs initiated a US-sponsored coup attempt against Ecuador's Rafael Correa, and there has been no discussion?

[Personally I'm for Correa veering left-ward, outmaneuvering even the Ecuadorean bourgeois patriots, and implementing "managed democracy."]

A_J

Is there actually any evidence that any of this was "US-sponsored"?  All I see are reports of police rebelling against wage cuts.

Fidel

[url=http://www.zimdaily.com/beta/news277671.html]CIA tipped off Mugabe on Ecuador[/url] They knew. "Veritas"

NDPP

Obama Administration Fingerprints on Ecuador Coup Attempt - by Wayne Madsen

http://www.voltairenet.org/article167155.html

"With Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama, coups against unaccommodating Latin American leaders would appear to be back in style. After Honduras, President Zelaya's overthrow in June 2009, Ecuador's Rafael Correa was the latest target. An outspoken member of the Bolivarian Alliance, Correa had been giving Washington a tough time. Behind the abortive coup, Wayne Madsen's investigation not only unveils the modus operandi of the CIA, but also lays bare Mossad's murky activities inside Ecuador..'

Fidel

Coups R them.

NDPP

Coups R U.S.

Bacchus

Fidel wrote:

[url=http://www.zimdaily.com/beta/news277671.html]CIA tipped off Mugabe on Ecuador[/url] They knew. "Veritas"

 

Mmm MM  "they had it 'on good authority' that he was warned"  And why would the CIA warned the anti-western mugabe on anything?

A_J

Bacchus wrote:

And why would the CIA warned the anti-western mugabe on anything?

Yeah, seriously.  And let's assume they did in fact warn Mugabe.  So what?  I can warn you to wear a jacket - that doesn't mean I'm responsible for the weather being cold.

Madsen, meanwhile, is a noted conspiracy theorist (the swine flu was man-made!) whose column doesn't present one solid piece of evidence (oooh, Clinton said some nice things about Kissinger the day before!).

Fidel

Bacchus wrote:

Fidel wrote:

[url=http://www.zimdaily.com/beta/news277671.html]CIA tipped off Mugabe on Ecuador[/url] They knew. "Veritas"

 

Mmm MM  "they had it 'on good authority' that he was warned"  And why would the CIA warned the anti-western mugabe on anything?

Maybe they like Mugabe. Ever think of that?

Here's another riddle. Why would neither the CIA nor NSA do anything whatsoever about terrorist attacks on home soil which they were warned about in advance by a dozen or so different intelligence agencies around the world?

And why would there be a NORAD stand down on the very same day?

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

A_J wrote:

Madsen, meanwhile, is a noted conspiracy theorist (the swine flu was man-made!) whose column doesn't present one solid piece of evidence (oooh, Clinton said some nice things about Kissinger the day before!).

 

Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't out to get me. Just because he is a conspiracy theorist doesn't mean there wasn't a conspiracy. 

Do you seriously believe that no one in the CIA was even thinking about a regime change in Ecuador?  After all the President was an outspoken proponent of the Bolivarian Alliance. It was merely serendipitous that his removal would benefit the imperial oil industry?

Or are you saying that the CIA doesn't botch coups?

 

Bacchus

They succeed and botch coups all the time (less now than in the 70s and before). But really it was only declared a 'coup' attempt by the president after he got beat up by cops protesting wage cuts.

Never bite the praetorian guard if you want to stay emperor doesnt mean the CIA was involved

 

internationalpa...

The following is an alternative persepctive which I think is of value to the discussion around the coup:
 
http://libcom.org/blog/ecuador-president-who-cried-%C2%A1golpe%E2%80%9D-...

Fidel

Bacchus wrote:

They succeed and botch coups all the time (less now than in the 70s and before). But really it was only declared a 'coup' attempt by the president after he got beat up by cops protesting wage cuts.

Never bite the praetorian guard if you want to stay emperor doesnt mean the CIA was involved

You're right, Correa could be just another paranoid lefty. And besides, it's not like the [url=http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/Ecuador_uned_WBlum.html]CIA involved themselves in Ecuador before[/url].

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

In my world view if my neighbor is a violent abuser who regularly beats up people I tend to think that when the MO fits they are more likely than not guilty. You could be right the CIA was not actually involved because there are right wing forces everywhere in the world just dying to become America's new lapdog.  The people behind the "police protest" might have been independent murderous anti-democratic police officers. [note I did not call them pigs]

I also am sure that if they had succeeded the US would have taken strong measures to reinstate the rightful President. [that was sarcasm]

NDPP