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Your tax dollars pay for mercenary warfare in Colombia

Here's a pretty old legacy post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 23 years ago, in 2001, on the World Wide Web.

Arianna Huffington continues her streak of pure awesomeness with an exposé of Washington’s use of your tax dollars on mercenary military corporations to fight the drug war in South America without inconveniences like democratic accountability or human rights protections or the informed consent of the American public. Huffington reports firefights between DynCorp agents (who are virtually all former US military troops) and FARC left-wing rebels in Colombia — while Washington maintains that Plan Colombia is not getting us involved in Colombia’s civil war. Yeah, right. We’re not, it’s just that American troops employed by an American corporation with tax money from Congress and the CIA are getting involved in Colombia’s civil war. If we keep this up, we will need to retrofit an old slogan designed for a different Latin American country: Colombia is Spanish for Vietnam.

Anticopyright. This was written in 2001 by Rad Geek. Feel free to reprint if you like it. This machine kills intellectual monopolists.