The exploitation of Diego Garcia

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  1. Quickgun Murugan

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    Mauritius Silent As Diego Garcia USA Military Base Expands

    Mauritius Silent As Diego Garcia USA Military Base Expands

    Mauritius’s territory island of Diego Garcia is expected to undergo major development and expansion in the coming weeks. For now, the Mauritian government has not said anything on this news but anonymous sources from the Mauritian Ministry of External Affairs said that the government will raise the matter with American officials at the Copenhagen Summit.

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    Admiral Douglas McAneny, Commander of the Submarine Force, US Pacific Fleet said that the base is expected to be turned into a supply and repairs base for Tomahawk missiles equipped submarines moving in the Indian Ocean. The Diego Garcia military base will also be upgraded so that it can accommodate up to 4 submarines at the same time.

    The upgraded floating port at Diego Garcia will be able to provide food, water, electricity and medical services to submarine members.

    For a recap, Diego Garcia was excised from Mauritius just before the 198 independence. The Chagos Archipelagos was then rented to the USA by the British. Since then the US has built a big air force base on the main island of Diego Garcia and the citizens of the Island were drop like abandoned dogs in Mauritius by the British and Americans!

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    Since years now, the citizens of Diego Garcia are still fighting for their right to return to the Island which was in some way “cheated and seized” from them. On this very topic the US government has always been silent and played the deaf while the British are playing the Yoyo with the citizens.

    Mauritius Silent As Diego Garcia USA Military Base Expands
     
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  3. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    All preprations by USA for the chinese rise, the island is even more valuable now then in the past, any hope of mauritius getting it back are unlikely at this point in time.
     
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    US has spent Billions on developing the base and it is strategically too important for them to leave it.

    The best bet for Mauritus would be to negotiate with the Americans to get some money for the rental.


    By the way do we know what effect would the base have on the economy of Mauritus if the US were to close it down.
     
  5. enlightened1

    enlightened1 Member of The Month JANUARY 2010

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    They've spent over half a billion of $ no way they're getting out of there. Even the government here doesn't do anything..just blowing hot air. They are going to the European Human rights court if I remember correctly. The House of Lords rejected their appeals to return on the island.
     
  6. civfanatic

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    Watch these videos to learn how the British deprived an entire population of their country, their property, and their loved ones, and forced them into a life of exile, poverty, and despair.

    The reason? To give the Yankees a military base from which they could rule the Indian Ocean, and destroy "rogue" countries that stepped out of line.

    Also, please visit this website to learn more about British injustice against the people of Diego Garcia, and how you can help them regain their country: http://www.chagossupport.org.uk/








     
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  7. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    The british made no secret of what they are but the yanks are even more vile by doing all these things whilst deluding there own population to believe they are fighting for freedom and democracy.
     
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    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    In Part 3 the former American MoD practically lied through his teeth. Can't really blame the old bugger, though.
     
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    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    Bump. Everyone should watch this video to learn more about the forgotten injustices that have taken place so close to India's shores.
     
  10. LurkerBaba

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    Human rights and democracy anyone ?


    Britain must end its sordid treatment of the Chagossian people now


    Britain must end its sordid treatment of the Chagossian people now | Geoffrey Robertson | Comment is free | The Guardian
     
  11. sob

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    Love the slant to the article in the last paragraph,

    Rendition, Bombing of Qom-- do the Chagossian people really care about these issues?
     
  12. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    There are what? 2000 of them? Give them each US$1000000. End of problem.
     
  13. sob

    sob Moderator Moderator

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    there are hundreds of islands lying vacant in the area. Pick one and settle them with all the amenities. Uncle Sam would be more than willing to underwrite these expenses.
    The same guys were warning that the islands would be under water due to global warming, so it in the end they would be better off somewhere else.
     

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