Monday, January 15, 2007

“Patria o Muerte!” - “Fatherland or Death!”

How much longer are we to allow this cancer to grow in South and Central America?

Anti-U. S. rhetoric is reaching new highs but now the discontent is much closer to our southern border.
Ecuador and Nicaragua are the newest members of the Venezuelan/Iranian alliance.

Chavez noted the deep relationships between the two countries and said one can speak of a “single fatherland” when speaking of Iran and Venezuela.

The Fatherland? Hitler would be proud of these two thugs.

Chavez is so blinded by his hatred for America that he doesn't see the threat posed to his country from Islamic fanaticism. His socialist goals have no place in an Islamic theocracy and when the time is right Ahmadinejad will do to him what Hitler did to Stalin.

The only positive is that both countries are wasting their natural resources without building the infrastructure these nations will need when the oil runs out.

Mr Ahmadinejad's visit to Venezuela - his second in less than four months - comes as he seeks to end the international isolation over his country's nuclear program and make new allies in Latin America.

Caracas was the first stop on a tour that will take him to the newly elected left-wing governments in Nicaragua and Ecuador, led by Daniel Ortega and Rafael Correa respectively, which, like Venezuela, are seeking to reduce US influence in the region.

Venezuela and Iran are ready to spend up to £1 billion to help other countries free themselves from domination by the United States. The £1 billion investment fund set up by the two oil-rich countries would be used to finance projects in friendly third countries. Money that would be better spent to help the poor in their own countries. 40% of Iran is below the poverty level while 47% of Venezuela is also below the poverty level.

"It will permit us to underpin investments ... above all in those countries whose governments are making efforts to liberate themselves from the [US] imperialist yoke," Mr Chavez said, as the two men met in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

"This fund, my brother," Mr Chavez said, referring to Mr Ahmadinejad, "will become a mechanism for liberation. Death to US imperialism".

The Iranian leader called it a "very important" decision that would help promote "joint co-operation in third countries", especially in Latin America and Africa.

The two anti-American leaders have united in their defiance of President Bush. Their goal is to diminish American influence in the region. Chavez has pledged billions of dollars of help to the region in foreign aid, bond buy-outs and preferentially financed oil deals.

Chavez has also become a leading defender of Iran's nuclear ambitions, accusing the US of using the issue as a pretext to attack a regime it opposes and pledging to stand with Tehran.

Iran, meanwhile, is allegedly bankrolling militant groups in the Middle East, as well as insurgents in Iraq, in an effort to extend its influence.

The wise Hugo Chavez and oil blackmail

Mr Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, has called Mr Chavez "the champion of the struggle against imperialism". He congratulated the Venezuelan leader on his re-election last month and said the people had been wise to choose "a person as important on the world stage, a person so wise as Hugo Chavez".

Critics of Mr Chavez have accused him of pursuing an alliance that does not serve Venezuela's interests and which jeopardises its ties with the US, its main oil export market.

Both Venezuela and Iran are members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and Mr Chavez said that they had agreed to back a call for an oil production cut in the cartel to stem a recent fall in crude prices.

All that was missing was Cindy Sheehan.

13 Comments:

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Fatherland? Gads.

You have made a very astute post here, AC.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

great post AC..the larger question is..what can our govt do?

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Crusader,
It's a cancer, all right. But barely a word in the news about what Ahmadinejad is up to in Latin America.

Chavez noted the deep relationships between the two countries and said one can speak of a “single fatherland” when speaking of Iran and Venezuela.

That terminology goes well beyond the concept of an alliance. Ahmadinejad is trying to establish a toehold in Latin America, and Chavez sees himself as the next Castro. They will use their reserves of oil as a way to control the economy of the United States. That oil gives them power, and the United States had best wake up--now!

 
At 12:08 PM, Anonymous daniel said...

I have been to Caracus,Venezuela back in 1990. It has a beautiful coastline;lush green, mountainous.
Canaima National Park, has the highest waterfall in the world! 3,212feet!

It was part of a cruise to 6 different islands in the Caribbean I went on!
It was awesome!

Today I would not go there!
He can keep his stinking oil!

FTGF!

 
At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you insinuating that the anti-war left collaborates with America's enemies?

Just because Sheehan has been an all-expenses paid guest of Venezuela and Cuba while promoting her opposition to US foreign policy only proves that...well...ummmmm...

...say did you guys watch the Chargers get beat last night?

(Ze Faderland zhanks you, Cindy!!!)

 
At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AC

I never used to see Venezuelans attempting to leave. Now I see at least two a day.

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

I lived in Caracas 1966-70. Wonderful country, but had a Cuban-Marxist "street" under-current, even then. The "middle class" was never very large. It was either extreme poverty or extreme wealth... the sickness of most second & third-world nations.

Even then the Guardia National supplied machine-gun carrying guards for Embassy parties... especially if the "generales" like Chavez were invited. Course Nixon had visited around '60... and his reception to caracas had been none to warm, either.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

It's too bad fj..Venezuela could make major strides with its oil wealth but Chavez would rather waste it with his basically one-sided feud with Bush.
This is one squeaky wheel that would be better if it doesn't get noticed.
Threatening to sell F-16s bought from the US to Iran might get the full attention of Washington.

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

Single Fatherland?

I'm sure the commies that I photographed in Times Square last night at their anti-war protest would agree.

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Just a minute ago, I found THIS:

President Hugo Chavez's announcement at this week's innaugaral ceremony of plans to create a network of "socialist cities" run by "people power" in Venezuela's unsettled interior has some critics concerned he is moving his country toward a Pol Pot-type system.

The anti-American leader told the Venezuelan national assembly that large tracts, each 38.6 square miles in size, would be developed as new egalitarian communities run without mayors or municipal governments.

"I invoke and summon the constituent power, the people's power, the real fuel, so that the engines I am talking about may lead us to a better future," he said at the swearing-in ceremony where he declared "the new era on the road to socialism."

"Those of you who want to know what type of socialism I have planned for Venezuela should read Marx and Lenin," he said....

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Chavez must be planning on destroying the Constitution completely. He is already in the process of changing term limits for president..so that he can retain power after the end of this term.
I think we can officially remove Venezuela from the list of Democratic countries.

 
At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the Domino theory that used to dictate US foreign policy? If one country fell to communism, the the others would fall like dominoes. This triggered the involvement in Vietnam. Let's not repeat past mistakes.

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I think you're right about that one, AC.

 

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