Ecuador calls departure of U.S. troops historic

Sep 18, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Newswatch 50

QUITO, Ecuador a " The last 15 U.S. troops left Ecuador's Pacific Manta air base on Friday, officially closing the U.S. military post in what Ecuador's government calls a recovery of sovereignty.The small U.S. mission flew anti-narcotics flights meant to help catch cocaine smugglers close to the point of production.But Ecuador's leftist President ...

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Rachel

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#189
Feb 19, 2010
 
Juan

It seems like Ecuador is not doing so well on its own. People are unhappy with their government. The crime is becaming more horrible, the economy is going from bad to worst.

If you like or not Ecuador needs help from a powerful country like USA. It has nothing to do with putting anyone's noses in latin countries.

To start with, It was a big mistake to close the American military base in Manta. The funny thing is that Correa realizes now how stupid he was with that desicion and he is trying to get in the good graces of the Americans.

Poor people of Ecuador, yesterday they were marching to protest how unhappy they are with their government.

I don't see any progress down there and for sure the people cannot wait to see happens.

I think you need to read a new book!
Jirehs

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#190
Feb 23, 2010
 
Juan y mis otros amigos y Rachel mi amica, I met some interesting people from Central/South American and they shared a lot of very interesting information. Juan is right about "certain people not putting their noses where they don't belong." However, these noses belong to Chinese, Russians and Iranians. These are not the noses you want sniffing around down there, believe me. Luckily there are still a good many Gringo noses in the area. I only hope and pray that the noses of the Ecuadorans and other south americans are very good at sniffing out what is good for their countries and what is bad. Espero que si! Es verdad.
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#191
Apr 7, 2010
 
Chulyavida wrote:
Mis amigos, gracias por sus palabras, sinceramente.
Actually, since this forum is in an English language format I don't think i'm being unreasonable. If this was in Greek or Cantonese I wouldn't have made my 'hurtful' comments.
BTW, i'm a Hungarian guy who grew up in Spanish Harlem, spoke French fluently for many years y ahora yo soy el esposo de una linda Cuencana sobre los ultiomos veinticinco anos.
Pero ya, no es importante, teng un buen dia!
Get a life. Nobody cares how important you think you are.
juan

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#192
Apr 14, 2010
 
k rachel i dont know the book is pretty good and about the people marching well you know that the media alter things and yes there is people who march agaist certain things that are going wrong with the country but if you ask people who lived there now about the president many people are happy due to his way of doing politics have is working of ecuador due to so much corruption there has been alot of changes in ecuador and slowly is getting better. before the poor people in ecuador had a govermnet who was wrong by the rich and never took care of the poor the educational system is changing and health care is improving ecuador is not a poor nation unfortunally in previous goverments they were corrupted and worked for certain empires ... hmm for example the law suit of (texaco) chevron in the amazon jungle ... ecuadro is wealthy and teh people true gentleman eventhough certain emmigrants from ecuador are ignorant and make ecuadorian people be put in shame in the us and other places in the world but over all these people have been cosume by the pop culture that america is feeding to teh world and unfortunally few people realize that opur future generations are gona be an unsociable society.. due to technology .... let us all remenber sometimes simple people enjoy life better then people who have all the conforts available ..
Pug

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#193
Apr 16, 2010
 
We in the United States are pleased with the closing of this base we need the troops, money, equipment and supplies elsewhere. Like our Southern border.

Maybe,more bases in foriegn lands should be closed as the United States can not afford this expense any longer
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#195
Apr 18, 2010
 

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su gente wrote:
dear randy, the world "hates" us cause they're jealous of what we have. simple freedoms that they can't have. by the way randy, there are several countries with their sticky fingers in OUR business. stealing classified info, instigating trouble in the poorer neighborhoods, flying jets into our buildings. don't you think we should have reasons to "hate" these countries?
even obama is now realizing that the sanctions and all the time-wasting talk with iran is finally a waste of time. things are getting more interesting. and wait till you see what happens in south america. places like paraguay and others will beg us terrible gringos for help. and like the idiots we are, we'll be happy to help.
Randy's right. The US needs to fix what's broken at home and mind our own business. I agree that Correa doesn't respect Obama nor is he a friend to the US which concerns me but our country is bankrupt and the neurotic need to maintain a military presence in every country in the world is a luxury that the US can no longer afford. In addition, it does produce understandable anger and resentment against the US since our presence in not needed or wanted in countries where WE are not at war.
jose

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#196
Apr 18, 2010
 
Jo Ana wrote:
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Randy's right. The US needs to fix what's broken at home and mind our own business. I agree that Correa doesn't respect Obama nor is he a friend to the US which concerns me but our country is bankrupt and the neurotic need to maintain a military presence in every country in the world is a luxury that the US can no longer afford. In addition, it does produce understandable anger and resentment against the US since our presence in not needed or wanted in countries where WE are not at war.
Did you know that Ashville defense contractors had over 40 million dollars in military contracts last year alone. Unfortunately, wars keep civilians working. Look at the job losses in Ashville alone if the plug was pulled. I wish America could still produce thing for the benefit of mankind, instead of things that feed the war machine, but it appears that is what they do best.
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#197
Apr 18, 2010
 
jose wrote:
<quoted text> Did you know that Ashville defense contractors had over 40 million dollars in military contracts last year alone. Unfortunately, wars keep civilians working. Look at the job losses in Ashville alone if the plug was pulled. I wish America could still produce thing for the benefit of mankind, instead of things that feed the war machine, but it appears that is what they do best.
Did you know that we do not care about Equador. We have our own problems to solve.
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#198
Apr 18, 2010
 
dear jose, believe me: most of US do not consider ourselves "important". but, believe me, when you need us (and you will) YOU will consider us important and we will be there. you will see. ask su amigos en chile who we are now quietly helping after their earthquake.

also, 5 minutes ago i spoke with a friend in ecuador. she told me of a lot of new extranjeros from russia and iran are in manta. earthquakes and natural disasters will be the least of your problems. i hope i am wrong, but i don't think so jose. es verdad.

ps, our defense industry does, in fact, keep a lot of people employed. don't you wish your defense industry did the same? without a strong defense you will always have extranjeros en su pais. russians and iranians? que lastima amigo. que lastima
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Apr 19, 2010
 
Pug wrote:
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Did you know that we do not care about Equador. We have our own problems to solve.
No one said you have to care about Ecuador. Yes you do have a lot of problems to solve, including a governor of Illinois that can last one term without being thrown out of office for corruption. I thought that only happened in small third world countries.
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#200
Apr 19, 2010
 
su gente wrote:
dear jose, believe me: most of US do not consider ourselves "important". but, believe me, when you need us (and you will) YOU will consider us important and we will be there. you will see. ask su amigos en chile who we are now quietly helping after their earthquake.
also, 5 minutes ago i spoke with a friend in ecuador. she told me of a lot of new extranjeros from russia and iran are in manta. earthquakes and natural disasters will be the least of your problems. i hope i am wrong, but i don't think so jose. es verdad.
ps, our defense industry does, in fact, keep a lot of people employed. don't you wish your defense industry did the same? without a strong defense you will always have extranjeros en su pais. russians and iranians? que lastima amigo. que lastima
Yes, su gente Ecuador does have many extranjeros from countries around the world. Chinese exploring for oil and natural gas are putting many young men to work at a decent wage. I hope unlike the American companies of the past, they treat the natural resources with a little more respect. The U.S. and Ecuador has and always will be a friend to one another. We have economic problems just like you, of course on a smaller scale, but the people of Ecuador don't wish any harm to America or their people. We are a county with wealth as well as poverty,just as the U.S. I wish you could return some day and see all the new cars running around here. Peoples lives are getting better for the most part. You can see it in their buying power. As we are a free country, you might see foreigners from the four corners of the earth here, but I consider that a good relationship with the outside world, would you not agree?
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#201
Apr 20, 2010
 
jose wrote:
<quoted text> No one said you have to care about Ecuador. Yes you do have a lot of problems to solve, including a governor of Illinois that can last one term without being thrown out of office for corruption. I thought that only happened in small third world countries.
You are correct. We have one governor in jail, and another begining trial. The United States has many problems to resolve BTW some of our States are on the verge of bankruptcy. We can no longer support these military bases across the world.

Unless we secure our borders we may become a third world country. The U S is full up no more room, money, or opportunity.
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#202
Apr 20, 2010
 
Su Gente wrote:
Rachel, you are right. The Gringos who had the great honor and pleasure of working in Manta did add to the economy of Manta and the surrounding area. And these Gringos were also rewarded by the fantastic experience of living in such an exciting place and making many great amigos y amigas in Ecuador. It is really too bad that Presidente Correa cannot see the real truth about the politics of South America, and this will not be good for Ecuador in the short term or in the long term. Es verdad.
Of course gringos like you would see it this way, however all american's want to do is enter a country, pretend to help and than use it as leverage for having "helped" to take over. The US needs to clean their own house before pretending to help others. All the US has done in the middle east is destroy innocent people, rape girls, kill innocent people. Give your head a shake, stay out of other countries, clean up yours first. When you do help, it is not an open invitation to try to take over a country. im so grateful they are out of Ecuador.
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Apr 20, 2010
 
paul wrote:
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Of course gringos like you would see it this way, however all american's want to do is enter a country, pretend to help and than use it as leverage for having "helped" to take over. The US needs to clean their own house before pretending to help others. All the US has done in the middle east is destroy innocent people, rape girls, kill innocent people. Give your head a shake, stay out of other countries, clean up yours first. When you do help, it is not an open invitation to try to take over a country. im so grateful they are out of Ecuador.
Provide links for each of your generalized accusations about ALL Americans.
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#204
Apr 20, 2010
 
Rachel,
My friend how are you?
I am totally agreed with you and I am proud to be an American as well. I love USA, because it is a great country. It gives me the opportunities to move up the lather if I work hard. It gives me the freedom of speech I can say what I think etc.
Su gente

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#205
Apr 23, 2010
 
jose wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, su gente Ecuador does have many extranjeros from countries around the world. Chinese exploring for oil and natural gas are putting many young men to work at a decent wage. I hope unlike the American companies of the past, they treat the natural resources with a little more respect. The U.S. and Ecuador has and always will be a friend to one another. We have economic problems just like you, of course on a smaller scale, but the people of Ecuador don't wish any harm to America or their people. We are a county with wealth as well as poverty,just as the U.S. I wish you could return some day and see all the new cars running around here. Peoples lives are getting better for the most part. You can see it in their buying power. As we are a free country, you might see foreigners from the four corners of the earth here, but I consider that a good relationship with the outside world, would you not agree?
Jose, if the Chinese and russians are helping su gente and providing jobs with good wages then I am very glad. I only hope that this is their only objective. I pray and hope Ecuador has a great future as a country and for its people. And for mi amigos en Ecuador like you. Have an excellent weekend, Su Gente en Florida

Since: Jan 10

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#206
Apr 23, 2010
 
latino_gringo wrote:
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No sorry you are wrong! America has an INSATIABLE DRUG HABIT! It is NOT Colombia's or Ecuador's that the US needs to have a military base in another country. And besides that how is 100 miiltary people going to affect a country?
We need to get OUR OWN HOUSE in ORDER!
This story is about closing the Manta base and the US war on drugs which is a FAILURE! I tried to keep my post ON TOPIC! Yes, the USA is NOT the only country that has a drug problem. Europe is fast becoming drug dependent also, as a large amount of drugs leave Ecuador and Venezuela everyday for Europe!

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