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    Diego Garcia's Lease Expires this month.

    The unspoilt coral island in the Indian ocean, Diego Garcia's, Ameristani lease is set to expire this month. Will the UK government roll it over for another 20 years or allow the illegally deported inhabitants and their children's return.

    American Military Base on Diego Garcia: What?s Next? | New Eastern Outlook



    "The 50 years term of the agreement between Great Britain and the USA regarding the Pentagon’s lease of Diego Garcia atoll, which is located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, for military purposes expires in December 2016. However, chances are it could be prolonged for 20 years till December 2036.


    Diego Garcia: The facts, the history, and the mystery - Telegraph

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    The Anglo-American empire and their continuous expansion.

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    Britain should stall and tell Obama he is at the back of the queue for a deal; which could take 10 years..
    Then give Trump a deal when he takes his crown

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    "The 50 years term of the agreement between Great Britain and the USA regarding the Pentagon’s lease of Diego Garcia atoll, which is located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, for military purposes expires in December 2016. However, chances are it could be prolonged for 20 years till December 2036.
    But-but-but we need DG to protect our free-dumbs. We should probably just annex that little spot of dirt, fcuk the natives.

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    Will the UK government roll it over for another 20 years or allow the illegally deported inhabitants and their children's return.
    Ask Hawaiians what happened to their kingdom and their self governance. But we needed pineapples, sugar cane and a little place called Pearl Harbor for our offensive(as opposed to defensive) blue water Navy...and to protect our free-dumbs. So it's all good.

    The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii
    https://www.archives.gov/education/l...awaii-petition

    Hawaiian Kingdom - The U.S. Occupation

    From elsewhere, on January 17 1893, the last Queen of Hawaii yielded her throne under protest with these words:

    "I, Lili`uokalani, by the grace of God and under the constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen, do hereby solemnly protest against any and all acts done against myself and the constitutional government of the Hawaiian Kingdom by certain persons claiming to have established a Provisional Government of and for this Kingdom.

    "That I yield to the superior force of the United States of America, whose Minister Plenipotentiary, His Excellency John L. Stevens, has caused United States troops to be landed at Honolulu and declared that he would support the said Provisional Government.

    "Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands."
    Maybe I just have a really bad attitude and need some re-education about the 'greatest nation in the world'.

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    Hell, if USA leaves DG maybe we'll find the missing MH370.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Hell, if USA leaves DG maybe we'll find the missing MH370.
    What about the bodies?

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    I went to Diego Garcia in the 70's - 'twas part of my job. I wouldn't call it the prettiest coral atoll in the world - with or without the concrete. There is nothing 'secret' about the base - it's just one of the most isolated places on the planet.
    It is also home to one of the few GPS ground monitoring stations that form part of the ground control system for that now indispensable utility. Of course the lease will be extended.

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    Plenty of territory in the archipellago north of DG to hide an airliner in among the reefs.

    There are marine biology posts dotted in and around it that are periodically used by university staff studying reef life forms including the goosenecked barnacles of the genus found on the MH370 flaperon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin
    Ask Hawaiians what happened to their kingdom and their self governance.
    ..and they've still got the Union Jack on their flag. Dooh Da, Dooh Da.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Hell, if USA leaves DG maybe we'll find the missing MH370.
    Minus the flaperons and various other pieces, of course. Which were planted in ocean currents to tittilate us and so we wouldn't feel too bad about the millions we spent on searching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    and they've still got the Union Jack on their flag. Dooh Da, Dooh Da.
    Sonoda’s claim that the Union Jack symbolizes British colonialism in Hawai‘i is also not accurate, because Kamehameha I joined the British Empire voluntarily, along with his principle chiefs, on February 25, 1794, when Kamehameha entered into an agreement with British Captain George Vancouver. The agreement provided that the British government would not interfere with the kingdom’s religion, government and economy—“the chiefs and priests, were to continue as usual to officiate with the same authority as before in their respective stations.”

    If the island Kingdom of Hawai‘i was colonized, Kamehameha would not have maintained the status of King, but would have been replaced by a British Governor-General. Queen Victoria recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent and sovereign State on November 28, 1843 after Lord Paulet’s seizure from February to July 1843. Therefore, Sonodo’s other claim of Lord Paulet’s seizure is true, but there is no evidence that the green, red and yellow striped flag ever existed.
    from: The Hawaiian National Flag and Royal Flag | Hawaiian Kingdom Blog

    circa 1819...notice which flag is being used as a rug.



    The first portrait was painted in 1819 of the baptism of Kalanimoku, the Hawaiian Kingdom’s former Prime Minister on board the French ship Uranie after the death of Kamehameha I
    Back to Diego Garcia...the trend continues.

    John Pilger - Stealing A Nation[Published 2004]
    https://archive.org/details/John_Pilger

    Stealing A Nation reveals the extraordinary story of the secret expulsion of the entire population of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean by successive British governments, so that the principal island, Diego Garcia, could be handed to the United States as a major military base. It is from this base that American aircraft have attacked Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Hell, if USA leaves DG maybe we'll find the missing MH370.
    Minus the flaperons and various other pieces, of course. Which were planted in ocean currents to tittilate us and so we wouldn't feel too bad about the millions we spent on searching.
    The search was a total waste of time as I've always said.

    But what makes you think that "the flaperons and various other pieces" were "planted"?

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    ^^

    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin
    John Pilger - Stealing A Nation[Published 2004] https://archive.org/details/John_Pilger
    btw the full documentary is at that link. It's not a book. It's also not in youtube form so I don't know how to embed the video here. It's about 56 minutes in length.

    Stealing A Nation wins Britain's most prestigious documentary honour, also top American award

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    I thought Diego Garcia was a US installation. Didn't think the soup dodgers had a base in the region? Didn't think the pommy coonts could afford one

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    I thought Diego Garcia was a US installation. Didn't think the soup dodgers had a base in the region? Didn't think the pommy coonts could afford one
    It is...courtesy of the British

    While still a plantation society, the archipelago, by then under British colonial control, provided a secure life featuring universal employment and numerous social benefits on islands described by many as idyllic. “That beautiful atoll of Diego Garcia, right in the middle of the ocean,” is how Stuart Barber described it in the late 1950s. A civilian working for the U.S. Navy, Barber would become the architect of one of the most powerful U.S. military bases overseas.

    Amid Cold War competition with the Soviet Union, Barber and other officials were concerned that there was almost no U.S. military presence in and around the Indian Ocean. Barber noted that Diego Garcia’s isolation -- halfway between Africa and Indonesia and 1,000 miles south of India -- ensured that it would be safe from attack, yet was still within striking distance of territory from southern Africa and the Middle East to South and Southeast Asia.

    Guided by Barber’s idea, the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson convinced the British government to detach the Chagos Archipelago from colonial Mauritius and create a new colony, which they called the British Indian Ocean Territory. Its sole purpose would be to house U.S. military facilities.

    During secret negotiations with their British counterparts, Pentagon and State Department officials insisted that Chagos come under their “exclusive control (without local inhabitants),” embedding an expulsion order in a polite-looking parenthetical phrase. U.S. officials wanted the islands “swept” and “sanitized.” British officials appeared happy to oblige, removing a people one official called “Tarzans” and, in a racist reference to Robinson Crusoe, “Man Fridays.”
    quote from:

    The Truth About Diego Garcia: 50 Years of Fiction About an American Military Base | Common Dreams

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    I thought Dago Garcia played for the Grateful Bread and founded Bum and Terrys Arse Cream

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    Don't forget to demand a lot of money for extending the lease.

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    This documentary:

    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin
    John Pilger - Stealing A Nation[Published 2004] https://archive.org/details/John_Pilger
    and this article[2015]:

    pretty much match up. worth a watch and a read...imo of course.

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