Thursday, December 13, 2007
First Venezuela, Then Bolivia, Nicaragua....
....and now Argentina. The Domino Effect keeps on keep'n on.
All have fallen to Socialism. Not the Socialism of universal healthcare and welfare. I'm talking about the Socialism embraced by Castro, Che, and Chavez. Just as Europe pushed hard core socialists out in the 1990s, South America is welcoming them with open arms. Chavez is truly trying to unite South America under socialism, inevitably falling under his control.
I had no idea Argentina was falling, but after reading this article it's clear that Chavez had his hands all over this recent Presidential election.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina said on Thursday the U.S. government pulled a "dirty trick" by accusing Venezuela of trying to smuggle $800,000 into Argentina to fund the former first lady's successful campaign for president.
U.S. authorities arrested three Venezuelans and an Uruguayan they accused of trying to cover up a scandal set off in August when a Venezuelan-American businessman tried to enter Argentina with a suitcase full of undeclared cash.
Argentine customs agents seized the money and let Guido Antonini Wilson, a U.S. and Venezuelan citizen, go, but an FBI affidavit said Venezuelan agents met him after he returned home to Florida to pressure him to conceal Caracas's role.
Argentine Justice Minister Anibal Fernandez said the U.S. probe was aimed at "smearing" President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, an ally of Venezuela's leftist leader Hugo Chavez.
So, Argentina's own customs officials sieze the cash in Argentina, and the US arrests those Venezuelan agents as they return to the US because they never declared who they were working for, yet it's all a conspiracy by the US to 'smear' President Fernandez de Kirchner, an ally of Chavez.
Any ally of Chavez is an enemy of the United States.
Some one must do something about South America. We're so distracted with the Middle East, and the world is so concerned about Global Warming, nobody is paying attention to Chavez's grab for power in South America.
posted by El Capitan at 2:18 PM
Like you I didn't know Argentina was in trouble of going that route 'til I read it here. Chavez is a problem for sure.
Congratulations on your promotion to Major.
That is certainly not good news. You are right - someone better keep an eye on South America.11:02 AM