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What is our central american strategy?
Founding Ideals ^ | November 14, 2010 | Aaron Gee

Posted on 11/14/2010 5:16:30 PM PST by agee

Nicaragua invaded and assumed control of a small section of Costa Rica in late October. At first Nicaragua blamed the incursion on Google Maps. This farcical explanation belies the fact that Nicaragua has for years wanted the property on the other side of the San Juan River for its own canal from the Pacific to Atlantic. That project was originally dreamed up when Nicaragua was a Soviet Client state and a completed canal project would be a game changer. Currently the canal project is funded by Iran and Venezuela while Nicaragua is led by the same man that led the country during the cold war, Daniel Ortega.

This deliberately provocative action has elicited little more than a yawn from the US. Costa Rica has no standing army, so its response has been mostly diplomatic, through the Organization of American States (OAS). The OAS called for an immediate withdraw of Nicaraguan troops. Ortega’s response was to state that the OAS is irrelevant and that the permanent council’s vote was “manipulated” and “a conspiracy.” The only nation voting against the resolution for withdraw was Venezuela.

A foreign enemy working with anti US countries not far from our borders and our strategic interests has shades of Cuba 1962 written all over it. The US response to the Nicaraguan incursion currently only emboldens the two most anti US regimes in our hemisphere who are currently playing footsie with Iran. The state department even claims that it is unaware of any new canal being planned. The burgeoning problem is a ticking time bomb and our President has a choice. He can either act like Neville Chamberlain circa 1938 or John F. Kennedy Circa 1962. The fate of central american peace hangs in the balance.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: nationalsecurity; nationalsecurityfail; nicaragua; nss; obama; peace; venezuela

1 posted on 11/14/2010 5:16:39 PM PST by agee
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To: agee
The fallout from bambi will last for decades. Bowing to marxists thugs and abandoning blossoming democracies constitutes crimes against humanity IMO.
2 posted on 11/14/2010 5:20:21 PM PST by allmost
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To: agee

“What is our central american strategy?”

Allowing them to all come here & vote Democrat.


3 posted on 11/14/2010 5:23:21 PM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: agee

Seeing that Obama delayed his National Security Strategy one year past the date required by law, I would bet that any Central American Strategy is “winging it” as situations arise.


4 posted on 11/14/2010 5:23:28 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: agee

The Honduras incident was eye opening.


5 posted on 11/14/2010 5:29:07 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: agee
What is our central american strategy?

Same as it is everywhere else: Unconditional Surrender.

6 posted on 11/14/2010 5:30:48 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Winging it” is a kind euphemism. Obama is the dog that caught the fire truck. Governing is much tougher than criticizing.


7 posted on 11/14/2010 5:31:29 PM PST by agee
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To: agee
President has a choice. He can either act like Neville Chamberlain circa 1938 or John F. Kennedy Circa 1962.

Can someone explain how Chamberlain and Kennedy were different? Remember the Bay of Pigs?

8 posted on 11/14/2010 5:33:19 PM PST by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: BunnySlippers
The Honduras incident was eye opening.
 
Typical, Obama's first reaction is to fall into allegiance with the leftist elements. This makes his current predicament with Nicaragua & Venezuela tough. After all the espoused political philosophy isn't that different from a President that has promised to "spread the wealth around" and who went on the world wide apology tour.
9 posted on 11/14/2010 5:35:17 PM PST by agee
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To: agee

Long before the first shovel of dirt is turned in a Nicaragua canal, the Panama Canal Expansion Project will be completed. This expansion includes a third traffic lane across the isthmus with locks that will be able to handle ships up to 1400 feet long and 180 feet wide. Even if Iran and Venezuela bankrolled the project it’d be a white elephant with little practical use.


10 posted on 11/14/2010 5:44:11 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: agee
"Emulate Chavez"


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

11 posted on 11/14/2010 6:17:45 PM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: River_Wrangler

Chamberlain refused to see the threat and didn’t have any guts for conflict. JFK saw the threat, thought he had the guts for conflict, but chickened out.


12 posted on 11/14/2010 6:19:06 PM PST by rlmorel (When charity is mandatory, it becomes servitude.)
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To: rlmorel

Our Central America strategy: NONE.

Our Iranian foreign policy: SURRENDER.

Our Muslim policy: SURRENDER.

Next question?


13 posted on 11/14/2010 6:29:27 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: agee

Allow me to be the first to say - “PISS ON NICARAGUA< AND OTS PEOPLE!”

After America managed to get rid of Danny Ortega, those third world, banana republic savages decided they preferred Danny Boy and his communism.

America needs a jungle warfare training area. I propose that we use Nicaragua for such a training area. Just declare the whole area a free fire zone.

My patience for those sheeple, who once saved from the burning barn of communism by us, insist on running back into their burning barn.

It is Roast Mutton time, I say!


14 posted on 11/14/2010 6:50:14 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru

Oopsie! They typo demon posted that, not me!

Typo was:
Allow me to be the first to say - “PISS ON NICARAGUA< AND OTS PEOPLE!”

It should be:
Allow me to be the first to say - “PISS ON NICARAGUA, AND ITS PEOPLE!”


15 posted on 11/14/2010 6:53:37 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru

Obama will support Nicaragua quietly. Lots of rich Americans live in captialist Costa Rica. Been looking at it myself.


16 posted on 11/14/2010 6:58:39 PM PST by Phillipian (Post Tenebras Lux)
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To: MasterGunner01

You pretty much summed it up...


17 posted on 11/14/2010 7:23:04 PM PST by rlmorel (When charity is mandatory, it becomes servitude.)
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To: agee

“What is our central american strategy?”

Support the Communist, oppose our allies, open all possible avenues for drug trade, and give away as much money as possible.

Any questions?


18 posted on 11/14/2010 7:34:07 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: agee

Well at first he tried it with Honduras too and lost against them in the international court and now he has went after Costa Rica because they have no standing Army and he didn´t really want to push his luck again in Honduras since he had already lost there...let´s hope that the UN puts a butt whopping on him this time...he really, really needs to get his tail kicked out of office.


19 posted on 11/14/2010 7:35:50 PM PST by merena
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To: Phillipian

Question asked by one of my history professors:

What is the ultimate, final, power in Central America?

Answers ranged over just about everything from the Church to the particular Central AMerican countries military.

We students were all wrong, said the professor.

The correct answer was, is, and a;ways will be:

The United States Marines!

He was right. Anyone living there should do so with eyes open. Costa Rica has nice land, but no military. Now that the US Marines are not funded, and with the Bamster squatting in the Oval Office, ‘tis little wonder Danny Boy took part of Costa Rica.

Why not, who will stop him?


20 posted on 11/14/2010 8:05:51 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru
Ortega got elected back into power because the two leading conservative parties couldn't work together and so their vote was split.

Ortega also made an alliance with the corrupt former President Aleman, a rancher who looted the Treasury worse than the old Somoza dictators.

Since gaining power again, the Sandinistas have rigged the votes of the municipal elections, everybody in Nicaragua believes this is what happened.

The local people there who lived through the '80s generally no longer want anything to do with political radicalism. Ortega generally leaves people alone, that's why there's been no mass movement to remove him.
21 posted on 11/14/2010 8:31:31 PM PST by kenavi (The good ol' US of A: 57 state laboratories for the future.)
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To: merena

Given that you are not from America, it is understandable that you still have beliefs like:
“let´s hope that the UN puts a butt whopping on him this time..”.

The UN has never met a commie or a totalitarian they did not like. Waiting for the UN to do anything against Chavez is like waiting for Godot.

Better bring lunch.


22 posted on 11/14/2010 8:45:02 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: kenavi

People dumb enough to go commie twice in a row are our enemies. List ‘em and deal with them.

One of the things Bush did correctly do was make clear that those who support our enemies are also our enemies.

The place WOULD make a great training area.


23 posted on 11/14/2010 8:48:07 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru

Where did you get the idea that I am not FROM America? I was born in Dallas, Texas.


24 posted on 11/14/2010 11:24:05 PM PST by merena
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To: merena

My apologies, and I do mean apology. I had read your about page and still erred. Sorry ‘bout that.

Perhaps my confusion can be traced to my puzzlement over Jews who accept socialism. Perhaps that comes from confusing the Mosaic call for a just society with “social justice”, the collectivist ‘Mantra of the Moment’.

Bets of luck being orthodox in a commie country like Nicaragua.

On the positive side, a friend brought two of his shooting buddies out to my place to exercise my pistol and rifle range. One of them mentioned seeing many orthodox Jews in the gun store he favors.

Wrapping ones self in the Second Amendment is always a good idea. Speaking of same, what guns are you and your family allowed to possess in Danny Boy’s workers paradise?


25 posted on 11/15/2010 10:45:10 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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