Too bad it wasn’t Hugo Chavez….and ending up like the Ceauscu’s.

All that Marxism, and nothing to show for it but empty shelves, and highly pissed off people. It’s not that they didn’t have any recent historical examples to warn them from veering off into the socialist hell hole.

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Venezuelan President is chased through the streets by protesters banging pots and pans and shouting ‘we are hungry’ as the country’s economic crisis grows

  • Nicolas Maduro’s popularity is plummeting as the economic crisis grows
  • He was chased through streets of Caracas as he tried to calm the crowds
  • Food shortage is so bad, a group slaughtered a horse in a zoo last month  

The Venezuelan President has been chased through the streets of Caracas after a political event as protesters call for him to step down.

Nicolas Maduro had attended a routine political event on Friday and was met by hoards of angry protesters banging pots and pans and shouting ‘we are hungry, we are hungry.’

Nicolas Maduro had attended a routine political event on Friday and was met by hoards of angry protesters

Nicolas Maduro had attended a routine political event on Friday and was met by hoards of angry protesters

It comes days after desperate Venezuelans broke into a zoo and killed a horse for meat as the country’s economic crisis is leaving people starving.

In one video, President Maduro tries to calm the crowd by walking among them but he is shouted at more by the protesters.

In one part of a video, the president tries to calm the crowds by walking among them but he is met with more abuse

In one part of a video, the president tries to calm the crowds by walking among them but he is met with more abuse

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Wherever its tried it fails.

Wherever it continues to exist, it does so on the back of the free market system and the taxpayers who are forced to into a perpetual indentured servitude.

No electricity, no antibiotics, no beds, no soap: Devastating look inside Venezuela’s crisis-hit hospitals where seven babies die every day, patients litter the floor and doctors operate without tools

Inside Venezuela's crisis-hit hospitals where 7 babies die a day

The impact of Venezuela’s economic collapse on its people is almost impossible to put into words. But these images inside calamity-hit hospitals go some way to communicating the devastation. Since oil prices plummeted, all aspects of everyday life – electricity, food, paper – have been rationed. Critically, medical centers are in crisis. Without soap, antibiotics, power, gloves and x-rays, surgeons are struggling to keep patients alive.

Photographs taken by New York Times photographer Meridith Kohut offer a glimpse inside some of the most notorious centers – while President Nicolas Maduro claims the socialist nation as the best healthcare in the world. The Luis Razetti Hospital (pictured) in the portal city of Barcelona looks like a war zone. Patients can be seen balancing themselves on half-broken beds with days-old blood dried up on their bodies. They’re the lucky ones; most are curled up on the floor, blood streaming, limbs blackening. Children lie among dirty cardboard boxes in the hallways without food, water or medication.

More here.

NOTE: Societies would have much much more than they could ever imagine, if they reverted back to smaller government and a wide open free market economy. Any resulting ”injustice” would pale in comparison to what the government statist has done to society.


To be expected………..


It’s not a happy time in Venezuela where due to the Socialist implosion of its economy under Chavez and Maduro, there’s no milk or toilet paper. So you can forget about Christmas.

“Christmas is dead,” says Elise Belisario, who, like many Venezuelans, can’t afford to hang decorations or make a traditional holiday meal this year.

Where Christmases past brought exuberant decorations and balconies drenched in lights, this year Petare’s streets are drab and dark.

“There’s just not enough money. We’ve switched off Christmas,” said Belisario, a 28-year-old with two kids who recently lost her job.

“We were rich and we didn’t even know it,” said Belisario.

At a nearby shop, cashier Olga Gonzalez, 50, dejectedly picks up the nearly empty piggy bank she has dressed up in a little Santa Claus suit in hopes of getting some traditional Christmas tips.

But there are no customers to leave them.

“People are more worried about buying food than giving gifts this year,” she said.

Venezuela, which has lots of oil, was so beaten down by Socialism that it’s now in the middle of a food crisis.

More here.



Daniel can write, and he’s right on.

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A Socialism Spill on Aisle 9

Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog

The working class in the United States has no better champion than Barack Obama. Like most champions of the working class, he has never actually worked at a real job and instead divided his time between academia, non-profits and politics which explains his current work ethic in which he tries to get a speech in between every two vacations..

The progressive law professors, who are currently the only thing standing between the working class and the abyss, at least according to other progressive professors, not only haven’t worked for a living, but don’t know what working for a living entails and don’t even understand the concept. Other things that they don’t understand include personal responsibility, consequences, elementary arithmetic and human free will.

That last one never fails to throw them for a loop. No sooner do they pass some comprehensive plan intended to ameliorate a terrible problem then they discover that the working people have made a hash out of it. But they never despair because they are certain that there is no progressive solution that cannot be fixed by an even more comprehensive progressive solution.

ObamaCare isn’t working? Go Single Payer? There are no more doctors? Outlaw illness. People are still getting sick? Fine them for sabotaging progressive medicine. Like the island whose colonial overlords tried to solve their rat problem by dropping snakes only to discover that it now had a snake problem, progressives always have solutions. The trouble is that they never understand the problem.

More here.



Adolf Hitler: “How, as a socialistcan you not be an antisemite?”


The subject of Hugo Chavez’s and his regime’s antisemitic policies is something that the high profile political & Hollywood Leftist (self anointed) elite are loathe to discuss. This interview was published at Israel National News and republished here with the author’s consent.

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Chavez’s Hostile Attitude toward Israel and the Jews

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Sammy Eppel

Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld“When Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela in 1998, there were about 25,000 Jews in the country including non-members of the community. Presently, the Jewish community has shrunk to 9,000.

“The major emigration of Jews over these years is in part a reaction to the anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism of Chavez’s regime. Jews have left the country, primarily for the United States. Others have gone to Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and Israel.”

Sammy Eppel is a member of the governing body of the Venezuelan Jewish community (CAIV). He is Acting Director of the Commission of Human Rights of B’nai Brith in Venezuela.

He continues: “Chavez came to power with populist rhetoric, promises of equality, assurances of strengthening democratic institutions, and undertaking to fight corruption. He convened a Constitutional National Assembly which voted in a new constitution. Thereafter, this constitution was greatly violated.

“With an ongoing divisive discourse, he crushed all democratic institutions. Chavez increasingly concentrated power into his own hands. Even legislative and judicial powers followed his orders. Elections mainly served to make the world believe that he was democratic. The electoral council was meant to be run by independents, but was packed with government supporters.

“The rampant corruption created a large number of new millionaires.

Paramilitary groups were trained and armed to ‘defend the revolution.’ Crime is currently at an all-time high. Caracas is a serious contender for being the world’s murder capital.

“Chavez’s relations with the Jewish community were problematic from the onset. During the 1998 presidential campaign, all candidates were invited to speak to the community. Chavez was asked to explain his close relations with anti-Semite and Holocaust denier, Norberto Ceresole, an Argentinian sociologist. Chavez replied that he only advised him on issues concerning rivers and borders.

“However after Chavez became president, Ceresole published a ‘bible’ for all revolutionaries. It was titled, ‘”Caudillo, Ejercito, Pueblo” La Venezuela del comandante Chavez,”’ which translates as ‘”Boss, Army and People,” the Venezuela of Commander Chavez.” The first chapter began with ‘The Jewish Problem.’ Due to its anti-Semitic nature, it only had one printing. Yet the text remained available on government-sponsored websites until 2009. It was downloaded by hundreds of thousands of Chavez’s followers. Not surprisingly, relations between the Jewish community and the Chavez government remained difficult throughout.

“There were also anti-Semitic incidents which were unprecedented in Venezuela’s history. In 2004, the political police raided the Caracas Jewish school and community center ‘Hebraica’ looking for weapons and explosives. Nothing was found. Then-Interior Minister Chacon explained that this occurred because of an anonymous tip by phone. The raid caused local Jews to start considering emigration. A similar raid took place again in 2007.

“In 2009, the oldest Caracas synagogue Tiferet Israel was invaded by a gang consisting mainly of police officers. Hierarchically, they depended on then- Interior Minister Tarek Al-Aissami. There is no record of street violence against Jews in this country where anti-Semitism has been historically low. With the accusations after Chavez’s death about him being poisoned by his ‘enemies,’ there is fear in the Jewish community that some radical elements or even a lone lunatic could ‘avenge’ the commandant’s death by attacking Jews. Graffiti to this effect has already appeared.

“The regime controls over 700 media outlets in Venezuela, including TV and radio stations, the printed press, and the Internet. Since 2004, state media kept up a constant barrage of false accusations, intimidation, and incitement against Jews. The Jewish community hired four professionals to monitor and document these attacks. The thousands of reported media assaults were only a small part of the overall onslaught, due to limitations in monitoring.

“Venezuela broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009. Chavez’s anti-Semitism was in essence political. He strengthened his close relationship with Iran by attacking Israel, Zionism, and the Jews. These sentiments were exported to Bolivia and Nicaragua. He also sponsored a worldwide circle of ‘intellectuals,’ media and politicians who promoted an anti-Israeli discourse.

“Chavez also opened the doors of Latin America to some of the world’s worst human rights offenders. In addition to the Iranians and their terrorist proxies, these included Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir, Qaddafi, Mugabe, Saddam Hussein, and the Assad family. Venezuela also became a hub for international drug trafficking.

“The Jewish community in Venezuela was always very attached to Israel. After 2009, there were visa restrictions for Israeli passport-holders which made family reunions with Israelis difficult. This became a further incentive for Jewish emigration.

“The oldest Jewish school had to be closed. All students are now concentrated into one facility. The two original main synagogues are located in high crime areas and barely have enough worshippers to hold services. When Venezuelan Jews were a numerous and prosperous community, we built major institutions including schools, synagogues, old age homes, community centers, cemeteries, and even a medical center. Nowadays, maintaining the existing Jewish institutions has become very difficult.” 



State sponsored antisemitism

Folks, this takes place in a society that has given itself over to full fledged socialism, at the hands of a demagogue and his fellow apparatchiks. This kind of obscenity can only take place within a statist environment, the same kind of environment that taking place within the United States. All I can say is that Obama’s 8yrs in office is going to have detrimental long term ramifications for generations to overcome, if they ever can.

NOTE: Oh, and socialist a-holes like Sean Penn and Oliver Stone suck up to this jerk, he’s ”their guy”.

Thanks to the great one (Vlad) for this film clip.



Socialists around the world, including Sean Penn, are euphoric.

It will never be truly known how many votes were stuffed by the authoritarian Fascist ruler of Venezuela, but you can be sure that his campaign machine and supporters had their fists full of ballots pre-stamped with ”El Presidenté’s” name.

Then there is the drone factor, how much of the Venezuelan populace is bought off, through Chavez’s redistribution schemes. That, more than any vote stuffing, is reasons why this thug of leader has been re-elected.

NOTE: Soon in November we shall see if Obama has managed the same.


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s electoral council says President Hugo Chavez has won re-election, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles.

National Electoral Council president Tibisay Lucena says that with most votes counted, Chavez had about 54 percent of the vote.

It was Chavez’s third re-election victory in nearly 14 years in office. The victory gives Chavez another six-year term to cement his legacy and press more forcefully for a transition to socialism in the country with the world’s largest proven oil reserves.

More here.



 Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama are interchangeable pieces in a socialist political board game . These two think more alike than what the Dems would ever dare let on. Chavez has a major rival, and after 14 grueling years of S.American socialism/Fasicsm, the people have had enough. of him.

Soaked by rain and perspiration, Henrique Capriles retreated reluctantly inside his campaign bus as the horn-blowing, flag-waving convoy crept through the pot-holed streets of the slums of Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second city.

A late evening tropical thunderstorm had finally forced him from his place atop a pick-up truck after a typical 12-hour day of rapturous rallies and rock-star receptions for the dashing 40-year-old opposition leader.

Undeterred by the downpour, the exuberant crowds outside chanted his name as firecrackers erupted in the pitch-darkness that is graphic testimony to the failure of the country with the world’s largest oil reserves to deliver electricity to its own poor.

In Venezuela’s presidential elections on Sunday, Mr Capriles faces one of the toughest challenges in global politics – defeating Hugo Chavez.

The socialist autocrat dominates the airwaves and is tapping the state’s deep oil coffers to fund his campaign and “buy” votes with a calculated explosion of investment in populist social programme in the weeks before the vote.

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Iran has been busy playing in the US’s own backyard for some time now, and if the reports hold up, they’re ramping up their game. KGS

Iran, Venezuela Plotting Attacks “Worse than 9/11”

by Anna Mahjar-Barducci
January 13, 2012 at 4:30 am

Tensions are mounting between the U.S. and Venezuela as the State Department decided to expel Livia Acosta Noguera, the Venezuelan consul in Miami, declaring her “persona non grata.” The Venezuelan consul was implicated in an alleged plot to launch cyber attacks on U.S. nuclear power facilities. The decision was taken as a direct result of the revelations made by the documentary The Iranian Threat, aired by the U.S Spanish language channel Univision.

In the film, the Venezuelan consul was caught on camera backing Iranian-sponsored cyber-attack against U.S. targets in 2007, when she was vice-secretary in the Venezuelan Embassy in Mexico. According to the documentary, these cyber-attacks would be “worse than 9-11.” The State Department did not want to comment on this decision. However, a U.S. high official stated that this expulsion is a serious issue, as “we do not take it lightly when we declare somebody persona non grata.”

More here.



When they’re not busy cooperating on building a nuclear infrastructure in Venezuela, their busy building rocket bases to protect it.

‘Die Welt’: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela

05/17/2011 01:41

German paper says Iranians paid cash to build mid-range missile launch pads on Paraguana Peninsula; Iranian engineers visited site in Feb.

BERLIN – The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, the German daily Die Welt wrote in its Friday edition.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is Teheran’s most important South American ally.

Iran is building intermediate- range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm – Khatam al-Anbia – owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguaná in February. Amir al-Hadschisadeh, the head of the Guard’s Air Force, participated in the visit, according to the report. Die Welt cited information from “Western security insiders.”

The rocket bases are to include measures to prevent air attacks on Venezuela as well as commando and control stations.

More here.


The honest three amigos

Yep, during the power vacum created by out-to-lunch Obama administration, a fascist Venezuelan government is going to get its hands on nuke technology. KGS

MOSCOW (al-Reuters) – Russia agreed on Friday to build Venezuela’s first nuclear power station after talks between Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Hugo Chavez in the Kremlin.
Russian nuclear agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro signed a deal on “the construction and use of an atomic power station on the territory of Venezuela,” after the talks.
Chavez, who rules South America’s biggest oil producer, has said he wants the nuclear power station to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Medvedev hinted that Chavez’s foe, the United States, might not like the deal, but said that it was peaceful.
“A deal in the atomic sphere has just been signed. I already know that it will make someone shudder. The president (of Venezuela) told me that there will states who will have different types of emotions about this,” Medvedev said.
“I would like to underline that our intentions are clean and open: we want our partner the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to have the full range of energy choices, to have energy independence,” he said.


Chavez: We love it when the people
we persecute turn to us for protection
And Hollywood dopes keep pimping Chavez as some kind of hero. Disgusting. KGS
Verbal, written attacks in Venezuelan media include hints that Jews are damaging the country’s economy, along the lines of the ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’

By Shlomo Papirblat

COSTA RICA – The increasingly anti-Semitic commentary in Venezuela’s state-sponsored media in recent days prompted the heads of the country’s Jewish community to request an urgent meeting with President Hugo Chavez last week. The presidential palace responded that their request would be granted.
The verbal and written attacks have included hints that the Jews are damaging the country’s economy and are following the notorious anti-Semitic fabrication “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” It is likely related to the rising tensions ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections, which are set for later this month.
“This anti-Semitism is troubling us all and it needs to cease immediately,” said David Bittan Obadia, deputy chairman of the Jewish community of Venezuela Friday. “We are not saying this is the government policy; however, [the government] is capable of putting a stop to the phenomenon. It has the tools. We will be very direct and adamant in the things we will tell President Chavez.”

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And Stone likes Chavez
So Stone feels at home with Fascists

It only stands to reason why Lefty Stone would desire to turn history on its ear, for he believes Hugo Chavez to be a “historical phenomenon” as much as he does Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. According to Stone’s narrative, it’s all the evil (capitalist) West’s doing, you know, the pilching of 3rd world national reserves and all that “imperialism”, that results in leaders like Hitler and Hugo coming into power.
But then again, Stone actually likes Hugo Chavez
In much of the same way many Lefties during the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s liked Uncle Joe Stalin, Oliver Stone is enthralled with Hugo Chavez and his anti-imperialist agenda. One of the more forgotten embarressments from the last century, was the Left’s facination with Mussolini’s “Fascismo”, something of which the Democratic party incorporated into their “New Deal” during the Roosevelt years. That disaster has crippled the US ever since, and with the election of the Manchurian candidate, Barack Obama, new life has been given to the marriage of business and state.
The Tundra Tabloids believes that this 10 hour docu-propaganda by Stone is in part, connected with the Marxist anti-historian Howard Zinn’s documentary series to be aired on the History Channel. This is just one more attempt by dedicated cultural Marxists to discourage Americans about their own history, by clouding and confusing the historical narrative thereby alienating “the people” from their patriotism for their country.
US patriotism sticks in the throats of cultural Marxists.
It’s what has happened in Israel and in many places throughout Europe, when extremist Leftist academics achieve high positions within the academy and create an echo chamber for their self styled propaganda. Once the politicians, media types and various governmental bodies have been inculcated by this echo chamber, the people, little by little, begin to no longer indentity and affiliate themselves with past generations. Snuffing out all forms of nationalism (for the developed world only) is at the heart of this movement.
The Jew always feels the brunt of the stick first
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this cultural Marxist movement in the US, seeks to limit or even cut off, all support for the Jewish state of Israel, who are considered nasty nationalist imperialists. At the heart of cultural Marxism is the loathing of the Jew, as much as there was in Hitler’s heretical Marxist National Socialism. So it shouldn’t surprise that Fascist Germany has much in common with Fascist Venezeula of today, and that the anti-Israel Oliver Stone is a big fan of Hugo Chavez. KGS
SWC’s Rabbi Abraham Cooper “The war on Venezuela’s Jews escalated with the attack in early February on a Caracas synagogue. Then the Sinaan Mordejay Community Center was pipe bombed in the early dawn hours this February 26th. Even before the arrest of 7 policemen for the first attack, nobody believed the government’s protestations that it was “shocked, just shocked” by the violence.
Until the recent drop in oil prices crimped his style, Chavez was emerging as the “sugar daddy” of the region. Bolivia’s President Morales is essentially a Chavez clone. Chavez has also attempted to subvert neighboring Colombia’s democratic government. All these countries are susceptible to infection by Chavez-style populist anti-Americanism and “anti-Zionism” which, all too often smacks of classic Jew-hatred. “

Preemptive Sanction Busting Watch: Chavez Promises to Gas-up Iran…….

Another reason why
sanctions won’t work

Who’s afraid of Obambi?

If the Russians continue to play by their own rule book, Venezuela can be assured that any calls for an increase in UN sanctions against the Iranian state, especially if they include the exporting of refined petrol, will be blocked by Putin in the UNSC.
And even in the event that the US managed to win Russian approval for the tougher sanctions, Venezuelan ships would be nonetheless quietly afforded protection by Putin, due to a quid-pro-quo agreement for a continued Russian naval presence in Venezuela.
Without a credible US foreign policy that includes the willingness to use force if necessary in order to maintain stability and enforce international resolve, the world will continue to see the likes of Iran and Venezuela thumbing their noses at the efforts of the present US administration. KGS

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sealed an agreement to export 20,000 barrels per day of gasoline to Iran, state TV reported Monday. The deal would give Tehran a cushion if the West carries out threats of fuel sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program.

The two countries signed the agreement late Sunday during a visit by Chavez, who pledged to deepen ties with Iran and stand together against what he called the imperialist powers of the world.

Western leaders have threatened to impose further sanctions against it should Iran refuse to bend to deadlines for talks aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear activities. One idea that has been touted, though not yet formally proposed, is to cut off exports of gas station-ready fuel to Iran.

One of Iran’s weakest points is its dependence on fuel imports. Despite its vast oil resources, it lacks the refinery capacity to meet its own demand and must buy vast quantities of commercial-ready fuel on the open market.

The Venezuelan fuel could help Iran if such sanctions are imposed.

“On the basis of a strategic decision, it was agreed to export 20,000 barrels a day of gasoline from Venezuela to Iran,” state TV quoted Chavez as saying at the end of his visit. The fuel shipments will begin in October.

Chavez Continues His Jew Hate Tour of the Middle East…….

Now it’s time to curse Jews
with Syrian strongman Assad

Chinless one: That’s a great blood libel Chavez,

That’s going straight into our state constitution!

The axis of evil unite, with the traveling monkey show of the anti-Semitic, Venevuelan thug-in-chief, Hugo Chavez stopping over in Syria, as Obama’s “open fist policy of dialogue” with the two states is being laughed at openly, as well as behind closed doors. KGS

DAMASCUS, Syria (al-AP)Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attacked Israel Thursday during his visit to Syria, calling it an imperialist nation that annihilates other people. Chavez comments came during a news conference with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad after a one-hour meeting at the hilltop presidential palace. “Israel has become a country that annihilates people and is hostile to peace,” he said, according to the Arabic translation of his remarks to reporters.
“The entire world knows it. Why was the state of Israel created? … To divide. To impede the unity of the Arab world. To assure the presence of the North American empire in all these lands,” he said.
Chavez is on an 11-day trip to Libya, Algeria, Syria, Iran, Belarus and Russia in his bid to build a multi-polar world and decrease U.S. influence in the region.

Thug Hugo Chavez Admits Iranian Presence in Venezuela…….

And the US has Chuckles the Clown Obama
to manage its affairs, how comforting is that?

UPDATE: Debbie Schlussel (who has written a ton on Hezbollah and about its involvement in South America and with the Buenos Aires boming ) notifies the TT and corrects the claim that Chavez admitted to Hezbollah being active in Venezuela, he spoke only about Iranians. Though IMHO it’s not a leap to believe that Hez-O-Nazis are actually there. Thanks to Debbie for spotting that, the matter is now cleared up, it was the TT’s oversight. KGS

Like Atlas said recently: “The US has become a joke on the world stage. The Obama presidency is imploding. Duck the shrapnel.”

Vlad Tepes notifies the Tundra Tabloids about a video he uploaded, here it is. Remember folks, there is no more pussy footing about whether Venezuela has Hezbollah operatives/terrorists working from its territory, he (Chavez) is now firmly on record as having the Hez-Nazis on Venezuelan soil.

It also harpoons the claim that Hezbollah is not an international terrorist organization. Those of us who blog daily about such matters know that Hezbollah was involved in the bombing of Jewish center in Argentina.
We also now know why the local Venezuelan Jewish community was feeling the pinch from the Thug Chavez regime (real Fascists) during the past few years, as incidents of Anti-Semitism have spiked during the Chavez years. It’s all too clear now, and just another stark example of the nexus between the hard Left and Islamofascism. KGS

Venezuela and Bolivia Delivering Uranium to Iran…….

The Three Amigos

Happy as clams to work together

The promoters of Islamic jihad are in bed with the anti-capitalist socialist regimes of South America, in order to create a new dynamic that will seek to challenge the status quo of the developed democratic West. No amount of carrots will sway the Iranians from trying to rival the West and increase its own hegemony in the Americas. KGS

Israeli document: Venezuela sends uranium to Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) – Venezuela and Bolivia are supplying Iran with uranium for its nuclear program, according to a secret Israeli government report obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The two South American countries are known to have close ties with Iran, but this is the first allegation that they are involved in the development of Iran’s nuclear program, considered a strategic threat by Israel.

“There are reports that Venezuela supplies Iran with uranium for its nuclear program,” the Foreign Ministry document states, referring to previous Israeli intelligence conclusions. It added, “Bolivia also supplies uranium to Iran.” The report concludes that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is trying to undermine the United States by supporting Iran.

Venezuela and Bolivia are close allies, and both regimes have a history of opposing U.S. foreign policy and Israeli actions. Venezuela expelled the Israeli ambassador during Israel’s offensive in Gaza this year, and Israel retaliated by expelling the Venezuelan envoy. Bolivia cut ties with Israel over the offensive. There was no immediate comment from officials in Venezuela or Bolivia on the report’s allegations.