Thursday, October 3, 2013

Evo Morales

Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma spoke at the UN on September 25, 2013. He had some interesting things to say:
"You do not combat terrorism with more military spending or by training more military forces.  As far as I know you fight terrorism with social policies, not with military bases, you fight it with religious tolerance, with more democracy, more equality, more justice and more education.

"What peace can we speak of when military spending sacrifices the human rights of our peoples? How is it possible, when there are so many unemployed, for your (US) government,  for your president, to spend 700 billion dollars on the military? It is not possible for these huge amounts of money to be spent on the military and on espionage when there are so many brothers and sisters in the United States without homes, without jobs, without schooling. I simply cannot understand how they can spend so much money to interfere in other countries while leaving their own unprovided for."— From OpEdNews
Watch and listen to the English translation here:
UN News Center