Regime Change Only Option for Venezuela

The Cuba-controlled dictatorial regime in Venezuela is running out of money. That is a good thing. Anemic as they are, U.S. economic sanctions are working and they should be a great deal more robust. Last week the U.S.Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned ten (10) Venezuelan government officials including the cultural minister, the …

US Congress Takes Aim at Hizbollah Terror Financing Networks, Iranian and Lebanese Politicos Rattled

The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved three bills that would give the Trump administration more economic tools in the global war against radical Islāmic terrorism. Frankly, some of these measures are not necessary. President Trump has the statutory and constitutional power to impose most of the proposed sanctions; however, if the Congress wants …

Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanctions

On this blog, since at least 2008 (a few posts here, here, and here), we’ve published several posts about Hezbollah in Latin America and the threats posed by other radical terrorists groups in Latin America. I started studying the matter while I was attending graduate school at Georgetown University in the mid-1990s. At the time, it …

They Know Not What They Say or Do, But They Have the Right to Say It

There are many protests in this area. Pick an issue and, likely, someone or some group has “protested” on behalf of that cause in front of the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the National Mall, or the streets of Washington, DC. It brings out all types of people, some with very strong opinions. Do these protests …

Iran’s Growing Penetration of the Americas, Courtesy of Latin American Leftist Leaders and Interests

“The core of this effort is fueled primarily by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and Communist Cuba.  This Lernaean Hydra also breathes its ideological poison with fellow travelers in Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and political parties and business interests throughout Latin America and the Caribbean…”  The incoming Obama-Biden Administration has been making the perfunctory statement that it will …

U.S. Targets Hizballah in Venezuela

The U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday issued a press release announcing the designation of two Venezuelan-based supporters of the terrorist group Hizballah. The Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said that “[i]t is extremely troubling to see the Government of Venezuela employing and providing safe harbor to Hizballah facilitators and fundraisers. …