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Old 01-20-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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Interesting article especially about how Diego Garcia became our huge military base - *article does contain profanity* :

The world war on democracy
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Well look it's another...



Oh yeah, nothing in there has any reference to any evidence so...

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Interesting article especially about how Diego Garcia became our huge military base - *article does contain profanity* :

The world war on democracy
It is very evident from the article that the author has an extreme hatred for both the UK and the US. Particularly his rant toward the last third of the article where he rambles incoherently.

Nothing he had to say about Diego Garcia is new or secret, just inaccurate. The US requested an unpopulated island in the UK owned Chagos Archipelago, and it was the UK who decided upon Diego Garcia.

Diego Garcia and the rest of the Chagos Archipelago was unpopulated until the 18th century. Diego Garcia was first settled by the French in 1778, who abandoned their colony after the British East India Trading Company established a colony in 1786. The British colony failed within a year, however. In 1793 the French re-established their colony, which included plantations with slave labor. After the French lost the Napoleonic wars, Diego Garcia became the property of the UK in the Treaty of Paris in 1814.

The so-called "native" inhabitants of Diego Garcia descended from the slave labor the French had transported to the island 219 years ago.
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