Ecuador wants military base in Miami(more like DEMANDS base in Miami) - Page 2




 
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October 24th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Good boar hunting there as well
October 24th, 2007  
Infern0
 
every new zealander loves an underdog and i have to say when i read this story i had a wee chuckle to my self

also, i found this map;



impressive huh? well that is till you dig deeper, by my reckoning they are counting USMC embassy guards in their figures. also i can say that the US military base in NZ is the US navy's antactic resupply base at christchurch airport (and *maybe* the waihopo spy base)
October 24th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Outdated map, no troops in a few of those countries today and those pink countries the troops are there training or working in embassies. The map is misleading.
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October 24th, 2007  
Damien435
 
 
This map is quite misleading and is made for recruitment purposes and little more. It's true we do have troops in most of the nations around the world, embassy guards always count since they are members of the military. The odd part is that the United States considers embassies extensions of American territory, which means that according to the US those guards are on American territory anyways. Plus this map is pre-2003 Invasion of Iraq, Iraq should be striped pink and red.

Back to topic.

Screw it, we'll pull our base out, start to undo 120 years of 'diplomacy' in Latin America, for better or for worse.
October 24th, 2007  
Infern0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
Outdated map, no troops in a few of those countries today and those pink countries the troops are there training or working in embassies. The map is misleading.


i know, i thought what i said illustrated that i knew it was misleading,


also, the map it's self says the figures are from 2001/2002
October 25th, 2007  
03USMC
 
 
This grandstanding at Hugito's and Fidels behest. Number 1 Ecuador couldn't support a base here so it would be aside from the US subsidizing it and creating jobs. The only thing it would produce is a bunch of low paid Ecadorano soliders in Miami.

Other than that I think we shift or attention to Latin America and the CARIB because Fidel is slowly realizing his dream.
October 25th, 2007  
Tsunami
 
 
Why Miami - why not Alexandria, VA or better yet - San Francisco... Will fit in nice w/ the socialists, I mean liberals that already reside in these areas!
October 25th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
But they don't have mojitos and thongs Tsunami.
October 26th, 2007  
AussieNick
 
I should have guessed he was mates with Hugo Chavez. Im sure Ecudor hasn't got the budget to build a base let alone service it. Maybe a clapped out Hind and an Antonov will sit around permenantly grounded but that'd be the worst of it I'd expect.

Even if the US gave them the green light they wouldn't know what to do.
October 26th, 2007  
Infern0
 
exactly!, so the correct response would be to grant their wish and watch this guy squirm
 


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