Panama will swear in a new president today
Twenty years after the United States removed Manuel Noriega from power, and with the recent focus on Honduras, Panama has been well below the radar for most Americans: But it is a strategically important country that is playing a growing role in global trade. Indeed, it is estimated that 5 percent of all international trade-and a much higher percentage of U.S. trade-goes through the Panama | Read More »
The Meddler and Honduras
The Meddler, otherwise characterized in the Middle East as Abu Hussein or domestically as the Great Prevaricator, has taken on a new role. Now, when his bookclub pal, Hugo, gives him a call, he answers. It seems the Venezuelan dictator is liningup his lackeys in Central America and someone in the Honduran military put a stop to it. How rude. The president in Honduras decided | Read More »
The fallacy of “democratically elected” mantra.
In the American New Left’s eyes, being “democratically elected” absolves you of all evil past, present and future and grants teflon legitimacy impervious to criticism. If you dare to question the actions of the democratically elected leftists (yes it only applies to the Left or terrorists) you will be castigated as an authoritarian fascist. We’ve seen it with the Left’s insistence on negotiations with Hamas, | Read More »
Turns out that Honduras did not have a coup after all.
(Background here.) They had a court order. Fausta updated: 1:50PM Indeed, Honduras’ La Prensa states that (My translation: If you use this, please credit me and link to this post) An official statement of the Supreme Court of Justice explained that the Armed Forces acted under lawful grounds when detaining the President of the Republic, and by decommissioning the materials to be used on the | Read More »
Last anti-Chavez TV station faces probe, shutdown. Government uses language similar to that used by Great Britain when banning Michael Savage
www.thepoliticalclass.com Last anti-Chavez TV station faces probe, shutdown. Government uses language similar to that used by Great Britain when banning Michael Savage. Communist dictator in waiting Hugo Chavez is preparing to shut down the last TV station that opposes his rule. Full story here. The Venezuelan government claims that the station incites “panic and anxiety” by criticizing the government. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – When | Read More »
Deadbeat Chavez Takes One From ACORN’s Playbook
In declaring squatter’s rights, maybe Uncle Hugo has heeded the advice of a certain former Community Organizer. On May 7, Venezuela’s National Assembly passed a law allowing the selective nationalization of oil service firms. On May 8, President Chavez exercised his newly minted authority and nationalized the assets of some 60 foreign-owned oil-service companies. Service companies are not the owners of reserves; Venezuela already stole | Read More »
Just a little humor for the Night Time
Gun sales surge after Obama’s election Chávez gift to Obama shoots book to No. 2 on Amazon.com
A thought on Central and South America
As we read that the Russians are going to place bombers in Venezuela and Cuba. As we read that the far left party in El Salvador is winning the elections this week, we must think back to American responses in the past. Were we not better off in the past when the CIA would pay for the assassination of South American leftists? I mean, we | Read More »
Chavez denounces new plot before Venezuela vote.
A plot against Chavez! Who could guessed such an event! Oh – we did back on February 9th. You can read our old story here.
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Chavez claims (convenient) coup; “conspirators” quashed.
Venezuela Arrests Soldiers Over Alleged Army Plot, Chavez Says Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said soldiers suspected of conspiring in a plot to destabilize the government were arrested, adding the situation is under control. Chavez, a self-proclaimed socialist who has accused the political opposition of trying to overthrow his government since he survived a brief coup in 2002, said the country’s intelligence | Read More »
Chavez wants what?????
Chavez, that dictator-in-waiting actually has the cajones to seek out western oil companies for help. Seems the drop in the price of oil has hampered his desire to create a socialist utopia. As an American citizen what would you recommend? I know what I’d do, I’d tell him to choke on that oil when it’s all he’s got left to eat. But that’s just me…I’m | Read More »
Still Undecided In This Election?
Just ask yourself (or them, or anyone voting for Barack Obama), why is that Hamas, Hezbollah, The Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Chavez, and every other miscreant on the face of the planet, are all salivating for a Barack Obama Presidency?
Bill Ayers and his view of the American economy
This is the fourth in a series of posts which discuss the relationship between Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, and our national economy.To read the first entry, click here. In this entry it will be shown that: Bill Ayers’ efforts to reform the public schools are a means to achieve a larger goal. The ultimate goal of Ayers is the establishment of a communist society. The | Read More »
Why the League of Democracies will not work
Senator McCain has proposed a League of Democracies to confront the world’s problems. He feels this would be more effective in dealing with problems than the United Nations whether it comes to dealing with Iran, confronting genocide in Sudan, fighting AIDS in Sub Saharan Africa and working together to solve the crisis facing our environment. While he hopes this will streamline decision making by uniting | Read More »
Creepy Comrades: The Ayers-Chavez Connection
In a recent post I referred to a speech unrepentant domestic terrorist and Obama associate Bill Ayers delivered in Caracas, Venezuela, to the 2006 World Education Forum, sponsored by UNESCO. His text is full of Marxist rhetoric, but that’s just Marxist Ayers being Ayers. He’s also a professor of education, and there’s nothing unusual about his presence at a global forum on education sponsored by | Read More »