Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bush still President

Predictably, the US Asshole in Chief, unable to effectively retaliate against that uppity Indian Evo who had the audacity to tell the US ambassador that Bolivia was not a gringo colony and ought to fuck off, has lashed out against those with the least recourse to defend themselves, moving to suspend trade benefits for Bolivian artisan and textile goods. If anyone seriously thinks this move will weaken Evo, they ought to look at that picture of Bush because that is what most Bolivians will think of the development, the only real losers being those textile workers laid off until new foreign markets are found. If recent events are any gauge, also expect this move to only further diplomatically isolate the US from the region.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

He can stop Bolivian exports to the US, but not to Canada! (Note to self: look for places to buy Bolivian artisan goods up here...)

Bina said...

BTW, that was me. The publish thing fired before I was ready.

Anonymous said...

Love the blog. Can you tell me what real evidence Evo and his government has that the US govt. is/was orchestrating an overthrow of his government? Other than ill-timed meets with opposition governors, and doling out funds to departments -- both of which are not a diplomatic offense in themselves (at least on the surface it seems) -- I don't see much of a case being made by Evo.
I support the cause pushed by Evo, but I think this could be a case of blusteritis caused by Chavezitis. Or simple paranoia (justifable paranoia considering past U.S. history).
Again, there is a serious lack of evidence supporting Evo claims against the U.S.

mgrace said...

that`s the problem: without the us honoring freedom of info requests to release the info, we can only speculate. but i`m not too shy to call a spade what looks, walks and talks like a spade.
i might not have a recording of costas and goldberg plotting their nefarious deads, but c`mon. history gives us examples, and bush is an even bigger wanker than all the other preznits combined. i have no doubt that something`s up.

mgrace said...

sorry about the spelling.

mgrace said...

ah, she`s a canadian!! that splains it. ;)

Bina said...

Yep, I'm Canadian...it explains a lot. Including why I don't feel any need to check my brains at the door when it comes to what a US ambassador is up to in any given place. :D

BTW, no, of course, there's no evidence that Goldberg was involved in any conspiracy. Just some incriminating news photos showing him slinking around with a certain notable Media Luna-tic in the dead of night, barring the media from hearing what was said at their hush-hush meeting. No evidence at ALL!

mgrace said...

"Halleluja, sister!" the choir sings.
Yeap, sometimes I think belief alone rewires people's brains so they can't see the truth.

mgrace said...

I remember that post. You were one of the first ones on it! Nice.

Bina said...

Yeah, that "oh, he's just paranoid" meme is the most common one...usually tootled by people who either are completely clueless, or who are stealth-trolling, pretending to be "on your side" while actually trying to sow seeds for the other one.

What's sad is that the major media are so far behind the curve on this one. Or misreporting it as, you guessed it, another "oh, he's just paranoid" story. I can only conclude that they are misleading the public on purpose. A pity they can't be shut down for dereliction of duty. If one of them EVER reports honestly on things like this as clear manifestations of the 200-year-old Monroe Doctrine, I swear I will keel over from shock.

Anonymous said...

You have to have some proof. An ambassador talking to people is not proof. extreme left wing and right wing people are a bight on society. The world almost never matches their outlook so they need to constantly put a little English on reality. To be left or right wing the world needs to be a stereotype.

El Duderino said...

anon,
There is no debate here. USAID admits they funneled money to these people. Please read the letter posted of 90 academics to the US State Department concerning USAID funding of the political opposition to Morales. If the details of the concerns outlined in the letter do not raise serious questions and suspicions for you, you are a fool.

Bina said...

An ambassador merely TALKING to people may not mean anything, but his doing it in the dead of night, with ONLY the Media Luna-tics, during a time of extreme friction with the government, and with the media barred for the hour and a half it went on--what exactly would you call that? If you think it's anything other than a conspiracy, then it's obvious that nothing less than a baseball bat to the skull will convince you.

You know what I find to be a huge blight on society--bigger even than the far right? Ignorant "centrists" who think everybody else is an extremist stereotype. That's an extremely stereotypical view if ever I saw one. People who think like that tend to be exactly what the scumbassadors of the world count on to enable them. Apathy and ignorance are precisely the right growing medium for these fungi.