Correa’s War for Oil, Oil for War Machine: Mad Men

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Ecuador to buy Brazilian warplanes, reports Ecuador Rising, so now we know for sure: let Brasil (and the Chinese, of course) take the oil out of the Amazon, repress the indigenous people who try to protect their land from severe contamination, and receive war machines in return – that is Correa’s anti-environmental neo-socialism in a nutshell. As if the world needed more of that sort of thing!?!?!?!?!?!

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PressTV, Wed, 30 Apr 2008
Brazil’s Defense Minister Nelson Jobim has said that Ecuador would buy 24 warplanes made by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

“It’s a done deal,” Jobim told Reuters during a visit to Ecuador’s capital Quito when asked if Ecuador had agreed to buy the turboprop Super Tucano planes.

Earlier, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said he planned to strengthen country’s air force to protect its border with Colombia after the country bombed a leftist rebel camp inside Ecuador.

Jobim did not say how much Ecuador will spend for the planes, but local media speculates it could cost more than $200 million.

“I don’t know the price… the purchase details were arranged by the Ecuadorian government and Embraer directly,” Jobim concluded.

3 thoughts on “Correa’s War for Oil, Oil for War Machine: Mad Men

    colono responded:
    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 03:13 (176)

    More on that done deal with the devil here:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN1230049220080512

    Edgar said:
    Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 11:23 (516)

    You have your information upside down. Those planes, as everyone knows, are only good for training and for fighting rebels groups. They are going to be used to do the job that the Colombian government should be doing, that is, watching their south border with Ecuador. So, once more, Ecuador has to put the money and the people to fix a conflict that is not ours.
    So, next time, get better informed before making these absurd comments.

    colono responded:
    Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 11:38 (526)

    You have got your world view upside down. Those planes, as everyone knows, are only good for the war industry and climate change (destruction). They are going to cost the Earth (including Colombians as well as Ecuadorians) and life in general will suffer the consequences. So, once more, an authoritarian government in the pocket of heavy industry and a socialist-liberal progressivist vision have hammered yet another nail in the coffin of civilization – and accelerated the arrogant damage to a planet that does not belong to humans alone – but to all shapes of life.
    So, next time, wake up to the reality of climate change, capitalism, patriarchy and other demons and skeletons that you keep in your closet before making such absurd comments.

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