Colombia’s FARC Folly, Cuba’s End Game

Over on Facebook recently I posted the following comment to see what reaction it would receive from interested FB connections: Starting to wonder if Colombia was forced to negotiate with the FARC to secure the FTA from the Obama Administration. These FARC talks with Cuba make no sense. Bad for Colombia and regional matters. When …

The Venezuela-Iran Connection, More Anecdotal Evidence Keeps Piling Up

State Sponsor of Terrorism Review for Venezuela is Long Overdue A lot of folks in this town that are supposed to be in the know on such matters, dismiss the Iran-Venezuela connection. There is nothing to see here, move along, they try to say. This town is full of foreign policy Pucks. But there is …

Obama Administration Targets Venezuelan Oil Company

U.S. Imposes Economic Sanctions on Venezuela for Iran Links It was not as far as they should have gone, but the Obama Administration has, finally, imposed sanctions on PDVSA – a state-run Venezuelan oil company – for doing business with state sponsor of terrorism Iran. “The sanctions we have imposed will cut off PDVSA’s access …

FARCleaks

Three years after Colombia’s successful raid of a terrorist camp in Ecuador, a European think tank has announced that it will release a report of the contents of a computer seized during the operation that belonged to a FARC commander, Raul Reyes. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies announcement the publication: “provides unique insights …

Iran’s Cozy Relationship With Bolivia Goes Nuclear, Regional Relations Keep Expanding

Iran continues to carefully expand its network in Latin America; what are we doing about it?  Publicly, very little. A region rich with strategic natural resources, poverty, and anti-American governments, the Iranian mullahs see opportunities to exploit and they have wasted no time in doing so. Working closely with countries of the Bolivarian Alternative for …

Argentina Goes Nuclear

That Argentina would re-launch its nuclear program should come as no surprise.  What do you expect when megalomaniac Hugo Chavez announces he will start a nuclear program with the help of Russia and Iran? According to AFP, Argentine President Christina Kirchner said yesterday that they would re-start old uranium enrichment facilities. Kirchner, a Chavez ally, …

Around town …

The folks at McNabb Ferrari speculate on the potential impact on Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) cases stemming from a recent a reorganization of the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office that will merge two units in that office to create the “Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit”.    The unit will include 21 prosecutors and will …