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  • Silence No Solution for Iran-Venezuela Problem

    In his most recent congressional testimony the State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela successfully managed to outline Obama Administration policy for Latin America without once mentioning Hugo Chavez or Iran.  Such a glaring omission speaks volumes about the Obama readiness to “speak no evil” and bury its concerns about Iran’s cooperation with Venezuela in classified intelligence briefs safely removed from public scrutiny.

    Fortunately, independent researchers, undaunted by the silence of the intelligence community and unfazed by upbeat diplomatic rhetoric, continue to expose the growing ties between Iran and Venezuela via drug, terror, nuclear, and anti-American connections.

    In a recent policy paper by former National Security Council official Dr. Norman Bailey concluded: “Iranian participation in drug trafficking through Venezuela to Central America, Mexico, the United States, the Caribbean and to Europe through West Africa is extensive.”   Bailey warned that “Iranian penetration into the Western Hemisphere is indeed a security threat to the United States and the rest of the Hemisphere.”

    Investigative reporter Douglas  Farah, who has devoted more than a decade to exposing global international criminal and terrorist regularly describes the drug-terror-nuclear pipeline that runs between Caracas and Tehran.  He focuses on Iranian-Venezuelan preparations for asymmetrical warfare and their mutual “hatred of the United States and desire to see it disappear from the face of the earth.”  Farah warns it would be “imprudent to dismiss this alignment [between Iran and Venezuela] as an annoyance.  It is, instead, a direct and growing threat to the United States and Latin America.”

    Former Ambassador to the OAS and Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Roger Noriega has highlighted the budding nuclear relationship between Iran and Venezuela as did Manhattan district attorney Roger M. Morgenthau.

    Heritage Foundation research has also highlighted Chavez terrorist links and readiness to make Caracas a Mecca for would-be and actual terrorists.

    Warns senior scholar Dr. Jaime Suchlicki of the University of Miami, “the lessons of the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 should increase our uneasiness about Chavez’s adventurism and Iranian motivations in Latin America.

    Unfortunately, just as the Obama Administration gears up for a showdown with Iran over its nuclear weapons program, it steadfastly refuses to acknowledge the emerging Iran-Venezuela threat in Latin America.

    Posted in International [slideshow_deploy]

    9 Responses to Silence No Solution for Iran-Venezuela Problem

    1. Frederico Ferreira says:

      Great piece. Latin Americ needs, now even more, an engaged US. Just letting the region be is not working. Chavez needs to be contained.

    2. randy sa tx says:

      We need to stop worrying about Venezuela. What is the big obsession with Hugo Chavez? Is it that big biz is scared that the american people would want control over our natural resources like Venezuela instend of a private business owning the right to our water,oil and any of our natural resources.

    3. randy sa tx says:

      We need to stop worrying about Venezuela. What is the big obsession with Hugo Chavez? Is it that big biz is scared that the american people would want control over our natural resources like Venezuela instead of a private business owning the right to our water,oil and any of our natural resources.

    4. Tolomeo says:

      Iran – Venezuelan problem? what problem? not allowing the zionist rape them? as far as the world can see the problem in this world are the zionist regime ruling the USA and Israel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5. fabiola says:

      i dont like the way u do things in venezuela

    6. fabiola says:

      i dont like the ways u do things in venezuela

    7. fabiola says:

      i dont like they do things in venezuela

    8. fabiola dallas,texas says:

      i dont like how they do thingsd in venezuela

    9. fabiola ruelas, dall says:

      i dont like the way they do things in venezuela

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