Meet the most odious piece of sneaky-cowardly political interference in the Americas since, well, since the US backed a bunch of putschists trying to overthrow Chavecito:It’s not dead yet, but damned if there isn’t blood in the water now:
Translation mine.And the crisis unleashed by this odious accord isn’t limited to Venezuela or its uppity, mouthy president. Many Colombians don’t like it either:These people and thousands of others like them have been protesting this accord since it was first announced. Let’s hope the Colombian congress hears them and nullifies this bastard agreement, or there will be no peace within Colombian borders, much less between Colombia and its neighbors.PS: Otto has more, plus some winning snarkage. Go read.*Translation error fixed, thanx Otto…
La W Radio reports that the Constitutional Court of Colombia
has declaredwill declare* the military-cooperation accord between Colombia and the US inexecutable, since it must first be passed by the Congress before being approved.The court declared the measure inconstitutional, but left it alive for a limited time. It gave the Colombian congress one year to decide whether or not to approve the accord. […]The military accord produced a crisis between Colombia and Venezuela, after which [Venezuelan president] Hugo Chávez accused the US government of using Colombian territory to attack his country.