Oliver Stone, Political Numskull

Oliver Stone is, at best, a political numskull. And, with his latest docudrama about Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, Stone has somehow managed to give conspiracy theorists a bad name. A few years ago, Stone produced a propaganda film praising Chavez and the Bolivarian anti-American movement. Up until a few days ago, I had no idea …

Chavez Dead. Chavismo Lives, but Freedom Stronger

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez died yesterday. Finally. Now the Venezuelan people must deal with his brutal legacy, Chavismo, as well as those in the government that defend it. Chavismo is a radical, left-wing ideology that is uniquely Venezuelan, but heavily influenced by the Cuban regime and the Cuban Communist Party. There are other countries in the …

Committee to Free Venezuela Foundation’s Anonymous Effort

A mysterious group, The Committee to Free Venezuela Foundation, has posted a video about the Venezuelan problem in the Americas. I say mysterious because the most you can find out about them on the web is that they registered their domain name with a company in Portugal. Using a recent speech by Rep. Connie Mack …

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 …

Colombia, Not Sure What to Think of President Santos

Earlier this week, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said, yet again, that Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has been helpful in the war against the FARC terrorist group. “President Chavez has said: ‘If you find a FARC camp in Venezuela, give me the coordinates and we will respond immediately.’ When we have given him the information, …

Around Town …

Seattle resident Yuri Montgomery (aka, Yuri Malinkovski) received a New Year’s present of sorts from Uncle Sam. He was slapped with a $340,000 civil penalty and was banned from exporting from the U.S. for 30 years. If he behaves for ten years, the government will only require an up front payment $17,500. The balance of …

Iranian Regime Financing Projects in the Americas, Investors Need to Choose

For several years the Iranian regime has been expanding its diplomatic and economic presence in the Western Hemisphere.  It has done so with a great deal of assistance from Cuba – a State Department-designated state sponsor of terrorism – as well as Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, among others.  Even some of our better allies in the …