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Old September 9th, 2017, 08:31 AM   #1

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«We probably have to attack Portugal»


Why did the United States attack portugal?
as of April 25, 1974
what was the fear for the united states america about portugal
Could it be that they were afraid that Portugal would be a Cuba in southern Europe what is the importance that portugal has for the united states of america these days, will be the same.
as it has in the past, as it was threatened by the United States of America
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Old September 9th, 2017, 03:53 PM   #2
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???????????????????????????????????????????

I'm an American I have no idea what the hell you are talking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portug...ates_relations
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Old September 9th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #3

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???????????????????????????????????????????

I'm an American I have no idea what the hell you are talking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portug...ates_relations
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“For 50 years, Lajes Air Base in the Azores has played an important role in supporting U.S. military aircraft (its importance such that the US had a contingency plan in 1975 to stimulate Azores independence in the event of a Communist takeover of Portugal[4]).”

“[4]Agence France Presse, Raw Story, 19 November 2010, US had plans to ‘take over’ Azores in 1975 – link: http://www.rawstory.com/2010/11/us-plans-azores-1975/"

After the 1974 coup, with the growing influence of the Communist Party in Portugal, several scenarios were explored by the USA, including a military invasion of Azores and eventually of the mainland.

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“For 50 years, Lajes Air Base in the Azores has played an important role in supporting U.S. military aircraft (its importance such that the US had a contingency plan in 1975 to stimulate Azores independence in the event of a Communist takeover of Portugal[4]).”

“[4]Agence France Presse, Raw Story, 19 November 2010, US had plans to ‘take over’ Azores in 1975 – link: http://www.rawstory.com/2010/11/us-plans-azores-1975/”

After the 1974 coup, with the growing influence of the Communist Party in Portugal, several scenarios were explored by the USA, including a military invasion of Azores and eventually of the mainland.
Damm I'm out of it today, I just missed it! They didn't actually do it though and B OP seems to think US is going to invade Portugal today though also(though the English does make it up for debate I guess).
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Damm I'm out of it today, I just missed it! They didn't actually do it though and B OP seems to think US is going to invade Portugal today though also(though the English does make it up for debate I guess).
LatinoEuropa, my fellow countryman, uses mostly Google translator. But he improved slightly in the last year!
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???????????????????????????????????????????

I'm an American I have no idea what the hell you are talking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portug...ates_relations
the fear of the United States

The vision and political action of the United States in Portugal during the democratic transition, "in which Washington feared that Portugal would become a communist country.



O mêdo dos Estados Unidos

a visão e a acção política dos Estados Unidos em Portugal durante a transição democrática", em que Washington receou que Portugal se tornasse um país comunista.
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???????????????????????????????????????????

I'm an American I have no idea what the hell you are talking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portug...ates_relations
the fear of the United States

The vision and political action of the United States in Portugal during the democratic transition, "in which Washington feared that Portugal would become a communist country.



O mêdo dos Estados Unidos

a visão e a acção política dos Estados Unidos em Portugal durante a transição democrática", em que Washington receou que Portugal se tornasse um país comunista..

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ABSTRACT: The idea of the Independence of Azores was a constant in autonomic process and the independence impulses was being more pronounced in time of economic crisis and associated with foreign interests fluctuated over time. In this period, the year of 1975, the special connection was to the United States, but there was other toss. However, the discussion will focus on the American way, in fact is from is addresses the influence of the independence forces in the establishment of the autonomic regime post April 25, 1974. The correspondence in the triangle US State Department, embassy in Lisbon and consulate in Ponta Delgada is the main source in use, consultation on website of National Archives. The US administration has maintained a privileged relationship with the separatists. After creation of Junta Regional the attention of consulate concentrates on those who assume the function of government until taking by the first government of autonomic constitutional regime.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 05:24 AM   #8

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Back in the 70s, life was kinda hectic for American military planners. There was a crisis every other day or so it seemed. The USSR,China,Viertnam,Cambodia,Cuba.
Making plans is what military planners did best. They even got paid for it.

Once there was a sniff of a communist government in Portugal, the white house would have let the military planners off their leash, to dream up magnificently detailed plans of intricate military operations and invasions; which once completed would have been complemented with maps and flow charts and tied up in pretty ribbons.

No big suprise here, the thought of commies creeping into western Europe would have scared the iving daylights out of uncle sam. Would America have invaded, that rather depends on the soviets, its more likely they would have opted for a economic option.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 11:00 AM   #9

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in that year, in 75, the Portuguese spoke of dividing Portugal into two countries with a civil war, if such attack of America did, half of Portugal it was the same as Cuba maybe with weapons from russia It's good that nothing happened but the civil war almost had to expold in Portugal because of the Portuguese communists from 25 April 1974 until 1980 were difficult years for Portugal
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Old September 10th, 2017, 01:17 PM   #10

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Well, the CIA did end up killing the Portuguese PM, just for kicks, so there is that too
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