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US Southern Command Chief warns of Chinese expansion in South America

Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 08:05 UTC
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General Laura Jane Richardson, the head of the US Southern Command, told the House of Representatives this week that “China continues to expand its influence” in Latin America and “manipulates” its governments through “predatory investment practices.” Read full article


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  • Shogun

    A case of Pan calling Kettle lol
    Competition well overdue

    Mar 11th, 2023 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Trimonde

    Last I checked, China has never been behind the assassination or ouster of any Latin American president, has never tried to overthrow any elected government, has never sent any troops or military interventions, nor finances and created propaganda for any of its preferred candidates, has never stunningly openly lied to the entire planet by creating million dollar efforts to install non elected politicians as a “legitimate government”, nor financed internal wars and guerilla fighting and murder. Neither has China (so far) logged thousands of acres illegally leaving behind poison and deadly chemicals in the rivers of countries in order to haul away as much of their geological resources as possible.
    When it comes to US and UK historical involvement @Shogun, I would hardly call it a comparison between Pot and Kettle. Just the fact that it is the -- Head of a sector of the US military global command -- makes her lying even more outrageous. Why should the US Military be talking about political situations relative to global democratic free associations among nations, if it did not want to right away create the framing for a belligerency or war hypothesis?? Once more an English speaking country with zero regard or respect towards the equal rights of all nations in the world, talking insolently and pedantically about what really is the US's oppressive pretension of domination of Latin America, and its own veiled and presumptuous greed for its resources and control of its politics.

    Mar 12th, 2023 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    When you dance with the Devil there is a price to be paid.

    Just Ask the Tibetans, Uyghurs, Taiwanese, Hong Kongers, or any of a dozen other ethnic groups in China or on its borders.

    Or any country bordering the S. China sea.

    Or any country in Africa that has done investment/extraction deals with the Chinese.

    The only thing free from China was covid 19

    Time to start supplying Taiwan with NLAW and StarStreak missiles, make that as unwinnable for Chinese as Ukraine is proving to be for the Russians.

    Slava Ukrayini, Slava Taiwan.

    Mar 12th, 2023 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • bushpilot

    Patrick thinks the U.S. is an oppressive, domineering, downright horrible country.

    Patrick lives in the U.S., enjoying all its completely undeserved, ill-gotten wealth and comfortable lifestyle.

    So, Patrick hates the U.S., but Patrick lives in the U.S.

    Patrick definitely hates the English, but Patrick speaks great english!

    Global democratic free associations among nations! Har, har, har!

    Unless that global democratic free association is “english speaking”.

    Patrick, China is no democracy! There is nothing “free” about China. That is easily ignored by you, because you define democracy as: “That which opposes english speaking people, is good 'democracy'.” You sure are brilliant!

    Tibet is a democratically “free” association. Uighur is a democratically “free” association.

    The south China Sea is a global, “democratic”, free association between China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

    China is great because it has “re-education” camps. The U.S. sucks because it doesn't have any “re-education” camps.

    Patrick dreams of moving to excellent China and living in a re-education camp there.

    One day Patrick is going to leave the evil, “english speaking” U.S. forever and live in China. He will speak Chinese only.

    China is a very good, and noble country. Even though the chinese people think gaining U.S. citizenship is like entering heaven.

    No one thinks living in China would be like heaven, no one wants to go and live there.

    Except Patrick.

    Actually, China is a bona fide hellish shit hole. The world should be nervous about its expansion. It is good that many powerful nations are also worried about this.

    Don't listen to Patrick. He just doesn't like white people.

    The only white person Patrick likes is Alexander Betts.

    Mar 12th, 2023 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pytangua

    The arrogance and hypocrisy of Southern Command chief General Richardson is incredible - as if the US had never engaged in 'predatory investment practices' in Latin America during the past two centuries. Has she ever rad the history of the US-Latin American relations?

    Mar 13th, 2023 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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