Beware uncle Sam

Comissiong raises questions about role of American embassy

Social activist David Comissiong is viewing with suspicion the “fortress-like” United States embassy in Wildey, St Michael, questioning whether it was or it was not a nest of spies.

Addressing the inaugural two-day Caribbean Peace Conference organized by the World Peace Council, the International Network in Defence of Humanity and the Cuban Movement for Peace and People’s Sovereignty, Comissiong posed a series of questions about the functions of the embassy that suggested he felt there was more to than meets the eye happening out there.

Coordinator of the Caribbean Chapter of the International Network in Defense of Humanity, David Comissiong

“We have a massive American embassy in Wildey, and we have to ask ourselves what actually goes on within the precincts of that fortress-like embassy. Is that fortress-like just simply for processing visa applications? Might it be that the territory of Barbados is being used as a location for intelligence gathering and other military and intelligence activities that are detrimental to sister Caribbean nations like the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela?” Comissiong questioned.

Comissiong has been a strong defender of the Bolivarian revolution started by former president Hugo Chavez after he led his Fifth Republic Movement to power in 1998, and continued by current president Nicolas Maduro after Chavez’s death in March 2013.

The attorney-at-law has held that Washington is determined to destroy the socialist government in Caracas because it sees the revolution as a threat to the capitalist system espoused by the United States.

Comissiong is not alone in his thinking. It was in June this year, amid a flurry of activity within the Organization of American States (OAS) during deadly unrest in Venezuela, the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves cautioned his Caribbean Community colleagues against being part of “an activist quest for regime change” in Caracas.

It was in reference to attempts by some members of the OAS, including the US, to kick Venezuela out of the hemispheric body.

A similar theme emerged at today’s peace conference held under the general heading of, Resisting the Nuclear and Environmental Disaster: Building Peace in the Caribbean, with Hope McNish, the president of the Jamaica Peace Council calling for an end to interference in the internal affairs of regional states aimed at toppling the government.

While she did not name any perpetrators or the objects of the interference, McNish appeared to be referring to the United States policy towards Venezuela, which includes the recent ban on travel to the US from the Spanish-speaking South American country.

Hope NcNish

“We must oppose interference in the internal affairs of the countries of the region with the view to effecting regime change whether by creating unrest, manipulating elections or direct military intervention with the ultimate goal of controlling their natural resources and creating puppet regimes,” McNish said, while going on to denouncedmilitary exercises conducted in the region.

The region’s position as a zone of peace also came under scrutiny at today’s event, with Comissiong, the founder of the Clement Payne Movement, insisting that in order to satisfy the United Nations criteria, the Caribbean needed to get rid of North American and European military bases.

“We have to say to all foreign military bases, ‘out of the Caribbean!’ We have to say that . . . a zone of peace cannot accommodate European colonies,” he said, making specific reference to the French departments of Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana.

“If the Caribbean is to be a zone of peace it must be a colonial-free zone because intrinsic to colonialism is exploitation, cultural domination, psychological domination, anything but peace,” the activist stressed.

katrinaking@barbadostoday.bb

52 Responses to Beware uncle Sam

  1. Nikolaos Yarde
    Nikolaos Yarde October 6, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I say beware Venezuela …this country should not prop up that regime

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    • Jacob Donawa
      Jacob Donawa October 6, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      lol please Barbados can’t even prop itself up let alone Venezuela.

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    • Anton Brown
      Anton Brown October 7, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Lmao… you worry bout Venezuela. Dem don’t teach history at UWI? Pick up a history book or ask de older Bajan ppl, what happened yrs ago when the US had a military base in Barbados. Read about the USA and Cuban missile crisis. Read about Reagan and Adams. Read how for years the USA been trying to get them hands on Barbados to be the spy central of the world. Look Barbados will
      Not be to the USA, what Israel is to the Middle East. We nobody spy and we won’t be used. Barbados have always remained a peaceful respectful relationship with the rest of the Caribbean, South America and the world. Look the USA could never in its history be at peace, always at conflict both within itself and the rest of the world. The USA need to worry bout itself and leave Venezuela and the rest of the world alone. Who the hell declare the USA “God” of the world? Only thing them cause is destruction and bare confusion in the world.

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      • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 10:08 am

        @Aton – Good jab. Thinking about this article had me on the floor in laughter. We really need to get our brains in check. Job 30:30 – THE EARTH IS GIVEN OVER INTO THE HANDS OF THE WICKED. That is because in this spider we are deeply entrenched in has all countries ad peoples caught. The USA is the hammer of the earth and the weapons hub of the earth, but for whom????. And Israel is actually a falsely occupied territory too – AN EXTENSION OF THE SAME PEOPLE and hub. This lot of leaders have sold out for check and cheque.

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  2. Larry Thompson
    Larry Thompson October 6, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Man better watch his visa dont get revoke

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    • Sherlock Holmes. October 7, 2017 at 4:48 am

      You believe the US authorities are stupid? What visa what.

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    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray October 7, 2017 at 6:49 am

      That all you worried about a VISA.

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      • milli watt October 7, 2017 at 9:55 am

        @ larry thompson the a typical house slave thinking

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    • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 10:15 am

      @Larry – Listen BRO , We really need to discontinue this house negro mentality. We got into this sunken place/state via ingrunt thinking and begging for the delusion of inclusion.

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      • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

        Go commie, this is why black people is a day late and a dollar short.

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  3. Adrian Odle
    Adrian Odle October 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    it’s really interesting what he has to say…good work Mr.Comissiong

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  4. Lennox hewitt October 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    May be he n got no visa cause if he got and want to travel any place that got to use a usa visa i feel he getting turn down .

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  5. Thunder October 7, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Democracy is paramount Mr.Commissong continue to be a watchman in this nation we like to turn a blind eye to issues in this country,continue to let your voice be heard,everyone may not like or agree with what you say but they will certainly remember what you say,when everything comes crashing down.

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  6. archy perch October 7, 2017 at 3:42 am

    This commi Commissong. Ralph Gonzalves, Bobby Clarke et al keep pushing the communist policies that have been proven not to work in the world. They support the racist Government of family owned Cuba, from which I have never seen a black diplomat, nor official in the National Assembly Of Peoples Power.Now they support the ignorant dictator Nicholas Maduro, in a country where the people cant even get toilet paper. He Commi Commissong supports Maduro’s policies and the suffering of the people in Venezuela, but decries the DLP Barbados government policies which have struggled to maintain a good standard of living for its people in a difficult world economy.Get out of here with your besotted face you commi.

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    • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 10:29 am

      We that ingrunt. We got FAMILY/DYNASTY OWNED BARBADOS TOO. OR IS IT THE TYPE OF FAMILY THAT IS THE PROBLEM. I keep saying that thinking is a major issue with this people. The box is the minor problem. We people here suffering too and constant servitude. LOOK.

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  7. Sherlock Holmes. October 7, 2017 at 4:45 am

    This man is becoming more and more a paranoid clown daily. A literal dictator is holding the people of Venezuela to ransom and starvation and here he is singing the praises of Maduro and having the notion that there might be a nest of spies in the USA embassy .It is clear he has the Grenada situation on his mind, the strange thing is though is the fact that most Venezuelans seem to be content to welcome any form of interference in their state of affairs they are aware that they are living under a tyrannical regime you are brainwashed Comissiong and your focus should be on helping our brothers and sisters in hurricane ravished territories not being an alarmist with conspiracy theories geared at propagating a defense for a tyrant who has been constantly inflicting hardship on his country men and women.Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

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  8. Mia Colucci October 7, 2017 at 6:49 am

    This dude is a nuisance. Stupse.

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  9. Richard Johnston October 7, 2017 at 7:11 am

    With an unpredictable grand-stander in the White House this is probably not a good time to give the United States an excuse to retaliate.

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    • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

      No, maybe it is a good fu876ng time. Help on the way too. Keep watching.

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      • Richard Johnston October 7, 2017 at 10:36 am

        The credit rating of the US’s sovereign debt is AA.

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        • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

          Why wouldn’t it be????? Evil thrives and has been thriving when good people do nothing. And you know what f567 credit rating too.

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          • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 11:34 am

            And as for that sovereign debt being AA, keep your eye on WW3. Let he go help Puerto rico. And Nate running around up there too to play his part.

          • Richard Johnston October 7, 2017 at 6:03 pm

            What is Barbados’ credit rating?

          • Jennifer October 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm

            A CCC means nothing to me. That is for you to know and work on improving. Barbados to me is like robin island to nelson Mandela…………………

  10. seagul October 7, 2017 at 7:14 am

    The same Cuba which helped to liberate other countries from the darkest forces of racist apartheid and oppression. A hero of a nation to poor people all around the world— A country that was a bordello, a casino for the criminal classes of the US, where black people couldn’t set foot in the same parks as white.
    The power of love, this is what matters. Some people should take the time to read instead of swallowing cheap propaganda like fast food…

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    • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 10:39 am

      @Seagul – This may be true, but black people who are the most hated people on the face of the earth was placed in this position by divine intervention and can only be removed by divine intervention. believe it or not. And them lot in Israel is a fallacy – a mere extension of the hammer. HIStory is our main problem.

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  11. Carson C Cadogan October 7, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Has he now awaken from sleeping? That embassy has been there for years and he now realises that it exists?

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  12. Bajan boy October 7, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Funny how Hard on Cadogan and Sherlock Holmes continue to display a level of illiteracy not known in our country. Two high class clowns..

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    • Sherlock Holmes. October 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Bajan Girl finally you have learnt to spell the word illiterate i remember clearly when you could not spell it so go figure. There are times when vermin rather nocturnal or not love to crawl from under rocks and other crevices, go back to your domain Bajan Girl.

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  13. Anton Brown
    Anton Brown October 7, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Look a lot of wunna better remember you all history. Years ago the USA had a base down St.Lucy or St. Peter’s and the soldiers used to do as them like and rape the women, Barbados government had to run them out of Barbados. Next for years the United States have been trying then to set up a look out point using Barbados as it prime location to spy on the rest of the Caribbean, and Central America and the world. Bet half of you all don’t remember when Adams had to put President Tonald Regan in his place ” call him a cowboy and tell him the USA would never put another military base back in Barbados. Fidel Castro warned the government of Barbados years ago to be very careful of the USA in Barbados and not to trust them and why.
    Wunna don’t recall the damage the USA did in Grenada, Panama, Jamaica, Nicaragua, try following history. Look wunna think Barbados have not been getting downgraded for a reason and being advise to borrow money from the IMF for a reason? Wunna better wake up… read the history of the USA and the rest of the world, he’ll read its own history and what they have done to their own black ppl… war on drugs and guns ( notice how Barbados have a lot of both flowing in now), mass incarceration of blk men, devalue of education in black communities, experiment on black men with syphillis and all sorts of drugs. Castro warned Barbados many years ago about the USA and how it wouldn’t love to get it hands on Barbados to use it as a look out point for the rest of the world. Adams was smart enough in his days to keep them out, cause he knew what they were up to. Wunna got de idiot Stuart in office selling wunna out, he no Adams so wunna better keep a close eye on he. Last thing wunna need is the USA running wild down in Barbados, when them finish destroying wunna like them did Jamaica and all the other countries them been in wunna gone wake up.

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    • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 11:22 am

      @Anton – Well said – Literate lot. You forgot them lethal slow kill vaccines too. Lots of them agree with the IMF to come in too. While them engulf with the macaws, and eagles pecking. And nuff of this people like and accept this shogun and top gun bull$hi* and oblivious as to who the target is. Until these leaders revamp those systems we got here we are in serous trouble as a majority holding the minority bag.

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  14. milli watt October 7, 2017 at 9:56 am

    @ David if it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, looks like a duck then for sure it is a DUCK!

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  15. milli watt October 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

    they are dug in tight up there

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  16. Maaz A Love
    Maaz A Love October 7, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Keep up the good work …Comrade

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  17. Tone Watts
    Tone Watts October 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

    This is what i think David Comissiong and his fold believe” We must oppose interference in the internal affairs of the countries of this region with the view to effecting regime change whether by creating unrest, manipulating elections or direct military intervention.” Good and find, but how about if the said government and its army are killing innocent people, babies are starving because the country is mis-managed, people are flying the border, I understand David, “Do nothing” Well let me see… if i was being paid by a rum factory, i would never speak against that rum factory, I would never say that rum makes you drunk, Etc. readers you get my drift.

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  18. Donild Trimp October 7, 2017 at 10:47 am

    @ Jennifer –
    I corrected it for you: fu3-11-9ng.

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  19. Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 11:02 am

    “If the Caribbean is to be a zone of peace it must be a colonial-free zone because intrinsic to colonialism is exploitation, cultural domination, psychological domination, anything but peace,” the activist stressed”

    Now commie, we a little too late. The wording of this statement makes It sound like a share OXYMORON. This is like having MULTIPLE chains on and thinking you are a free person 🙁 This people is in the thick of the $hi*. BLAME BARROW AND GRANTLEY ETC.
    The other problem we got is the puzzle factor, educated to think that the black Americans, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Haitians etc are different to yourself when these are all FRAGMENTS one large Broken/pop down nation. People should only sleep for so long least they starve.

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  20. Belfast October 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    The US Embassy in Barbados does not need to fortify itself and employ a host of spies. Just throw a party invite the who- is- who of Barbados, waterboard them with Jack Daniels and Kentucky Bourbon and they will sing their hearts out. Ask Peter Wickham

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    • Jennifer October 7, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Belfast – True. Add in watermelons (spitting nuff seeds) and fry chicken too.

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    • Carson C Cadogan October 7, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      We all remember how the US Embassy used to love to invite Peter Wickham to their cocktail parties. For a little free food and drinks he used to spill his guts about Bajans to the Americans.

      I wonder if he still gets invited.

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  21. Ann Thomas October 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Where have you been living Mr. Commissiong? That building was there for years.

    What we need to be concerned about is the government in Venezuela. They need to go. Have you not seen the devastation that government has brought on that country? Or are you like our PM, in the dark?

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  22. Helicopter(8P) October 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Orangutangs don’t need visas and they are living better than the richest of billionairs. Their only threat and lament is the distructive ways of Homosapiens. Man has not yet seen what folly there is in his Super-Ego, and essentric thinking!

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  23. Dick Tracy October 7, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Wake Mr. Comissiong up please, he needs to concentrate on the Hilton near Browns beach! Barbados has 13 embassies in the US, I suppose we should all believe that Freundel is spying on there economy, but hasn’t learned a thing about his own.

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  24. Tony Webster October 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I am confident, that neither Mr. Commissiong, not the PEPpy folks , receive any a$$istance from El Familia Suprema de Cuba, nor from El Nuevo Generalissimo Maduro. I am absolutely sure. I think.
    Mind you, reliable, recently-published figures place a value of unaccounted / missing G.D.P.. for Venezuela, at $50B. Yes, that’s Billions. US currency, of course. Maduro et al at least have the sense to use the “right” stuff.
    I have no such figures for Cuba… nor enough ink to write-out all dem zeroes..

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  25. Greengiant October 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    This man needs a public life. He jumps from one issue to another, even creating issues where there’s none.

    Clearly he does not understand the purpose for embassies, and other foreign offices in countries. They all have the capacity to and serves the purpose of intelligence gathering. Why would you think any foreign government would invest in an oversea office? Only for trade, cultural and visa purposes? Get real or go orally absent mate.

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  26. Big Man October 7, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    He always in the News for the wrong reasons

    Why this educated Jester who likes to Grand Stand don’t relocate to Venezuela or Cuba and take along Denny

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  27. Alex Alleyne October 7, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    “FRIENDS OF ALL, SATELLITES OF NONE”.

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  28. Sheron Inniss October 8, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I agree with Mr C. No boasting but I received a Grade 1 for CXC History – General; A in all areas, including the SBA(wasn’t called that in my time though).

    I have continued my research to this day and the proof is staring us in the face. Plus the whistle blowers as they are called dun talk out the CIA, et al Dirty business.

    They are none so blind as those who refuse to see and that is why Bim is out to sea; rudderless and without oars and not having too much Dinero(US kind).

    The gov’t won’t stop borrowing the people money and the fine print murdering all of we.

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  29. sticks and stones October 8, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Coommie-song is using the oldest trick in the book call Distraction folks do not get fooled by his latest endeavor his sole interest is to protect the Maduro govt

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  30. seagul October 8, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Mr C is as James Baldwin would say– The Man we all would love to hate–but why?

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  31. Alvin Morris October 8, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Our fearless father of Independence RT Hon Errol Walton Barrow once told America that Barbados will be a friend to all and satellites of none.

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  32. Sherlock Holmes. October 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Amazing all of this rhetoric about the USA and where do most of you commentators try to go or go for holiday and in some cases many have not returned? The good ole U.S.OF A, i never take some discussions too seriously it a feel good jumping on the band wagon at times thing.

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