Look what they've done to what was once a beautiful jungle atoll. This is Diego Garcia, one of the Chagos Islands near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. First they removed the local fisherfolk. Then they destroyed the non-human animals, birds and most of the landbase. Now they want control of the surrounding ocean as well.
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I don't believe any land belongs to a government, but when a government does what the Brits are planning on Diego Garcia, I am outraged. It's bad enough that half the once verdant island has been converted to a US airbase and military outpost, but now they UK wants to "improve on" (sic) what Nature once provided and build a marine park! Fook.
I wonder if they are going to make the dolphins jump though hoops during airbase lunchbreaks?
Read the article here: http://links.org.au/node/1527
Greenpeace has once again backed the wrong side and is supporting the plan. I suggest you read the comments at the bottom of the article as they are very revealing, especially the one by Mauritian journalist Yan Hookoomsing: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/help-protect-chagos-20100202 .