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Thursday, May 2, 2013

More "Smart Diplomacy" I Guess-- Bolivia, Angered by Kerry, Prepares to Eject U.S. Aid Agency


"Woo hoo! Suck it Bolivia! You're in our backyard, baby!"

"Smart Diplomacy" in action... again.

If only the Muslim Brotherhood was in Bolivia... I bet then things would be smoothed over quick-- maybe after an attack on the US embassy or something.

From the L.A. Times article by Emily Alpert (via Drudge):

Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Wednesday he was expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development from the country, accusing the aid agency of conspiring against his government.

“Surely to think that you can still manipulate us economically, politically -- those times are past,” Morales said at May Day celebrations in La Paz, according to the Bolivian national news agency.

The Bolivian leader asserted that USAID had sown divisions and destabilized the country and his government. Ejecting USAID was also a message to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, “who says that Latin America is the backyard of the United States,” Morales said.

Kerry referred to the Western Hemisphere as “our backyard” during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing last month. Though Kerry went on to say that the region was "critical to us" and stressed the U.S. should reach out to countries there, Morales and other leftists [only Leftists? I wonder...] saw his words as an condescending sign of disrespect from Washington.

In light of his words, “we are going to have to seriously analyze the presence of USAID and the U.S. Embassy," Morales was quoted as saying in the Pagina Siete newspaper last month. Their presence is "an open provocation ... to countries that have liberated themselves from imperialism."
It's odd how Latin America can still be real sensitive to certain phrases-- despite the fact that the Democrats control the executive and a (sort-of) Black man is the president. It's almost like those guys down south don't care or something. I can't believe how racially insensitive all of them are. Get with the program guys!

Of course Bolivia won't really eject USAID. They want the money.

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