An Iranian “Base” in Central America

A few weeks ago Iranian gunboats engaged in a dangerous exercise threatening U.S. warships in the Straits of Hormuz.   The incident generated headlines and stories for several days as well as fascinating, albeit grainy, video coverage of the encounters.  As Secretary of Defense Bob Gates commented, the encounters serve as “[a] reminder that there is a very unpredictable …

A Nuclear Weaponized Latin American State, Not An Option

 “Borders, drugs, thugs, financial crimes … and non-proliferation,” excerpted below, is under review for publication later this winter.  Please credit the author by linking to this site if you are interested in quoting or citing any of the aforementioned excerpts.  In in the meantime, please address any questions or comments to pobletejason@gmail.com. It sounds rather …

Venezuela, Terror Sanctuary?

During a recent four hour speech before the Venezuelan National Assembly that country’s leader,  Hugo Chavez, said that part of his morning routine includes chewing on coca leaves and “recommended” the use of the habit-forming paste that he receives from Bolivia’s leader, Evo Morales.  As with most things in the Bolivarian Revolution, laws are relative and …

Terrorist Group is a “Real Army,” a Venezuelan/Cuban Land Grab for the Bolivarian Union?

Seeking to legitimize himself after repeated political failures in recent months, Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chavez has launched the next phase in his political kabuki theatre to undermine U.S. interests in the region.  Over at the Human Events website Gustavo Coronel, a former Venezuelan Congressman, details Chavez’s latest effort in his war of attrition against Colombian democracy. The …

Cuba/Venezuela Wage De Facto War of Attrition on Colombian Democracy

A few weeks ago I wrote about the imminent release of hostages being held by FARC terrorists in the jungles of Colombia.  We now know for certain Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chavez sole purpose had nothing to with playing “peacemaker,” but rather seek to legitimize a terrorist group. During his State of the Union speech before the Venezuelan …

In the news …

A picture taken somewhere in the Middle East?  Guess again.  Mexico.  The Zapatista National Liberation Army (“EZLN”) recently hosted a women’s “encounter” or “meeting” at the jungle settlement camp in Chiapas.   I posted an image from their website since it is something rarely seen in our media yet such meetings and anti-American and anti-Western efforts are a common occurrence with …

South America’s Dangerous Political Charlatans Lose, Again

For several months family members, international observers such as the Red Cross, media, and others anxiously waited for the release of several hostages held by Latin America’s largest terrorist organization, the FARC-People’s Army.   As posted on December 28, 2007 on this blog, the leaders of this political stage-show were doing nothing more than a canard.   Yesterday, …