Wake Up to Peacemaking, Latin America
The following article, Wake up to Peacemaking, Latin America,
follows the article I read today, (see below)
Latin America moves to reduce reliance on US weapons
By Michel Leclercq, September 8, 2009
September 8, 2009
Wake up to Peacemaking, Latin America,
by Arn Specter, Phila.
(Twitter and Op Ed News)
Let us put out a "Call: - loudly- to Latin America to change their policies
of arms buying to one of arms reductions and more, more, more diplomacy and the making of negotiations and agreements for cooperation and peace in the region! A new arms race in Latin America needs to be challenged!
At present the U.S. agreement with Columbia to use 7 of their military bases needs to be vigorously challenged as provoking an arms race that has repercussions throughout Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. The millions of people in Latin America need to feel safe rather than threatened. Seeing headlines in their papers or on television about more "war" weapons purchased by their government instills more fear and trepidation in their hearts and minds. Their children too are getting a message of war making instead of peacemaking. Be on the alert, Latin America, escalation of arms and military does not engender peace; diplomacy and cooperation does help bring about peace and security. The world is watching and hoping that you change policy and stand up for peaceful progress. thank you.
arn specter, phila.usa (Twitter and www.opednews.org )