Breaking News From CNN: Planes Struggle Without Fuel


danmillerinpanama:

CNN’s uncanny ability to explain often misunderstood facts to its viewers has helped it to lead all other legitimate news sources in ratings. Or is this an April Fool’s Day joke?

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OhwhILJ I do not know what concerns me more: that this is news to someone . . .

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Sec. Kerry to initiate North – South Korea peace process. Huh?


Anticipating the prompt success of the Israel – Palestine peace process as well as the desired outcome of the P5+1 nuke talks, Secretary Kerry will next devote his efforts to securing peace between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.

Ketchup Kerry

WASHINGTON, D.C., Happy World News Service. Recent developments make it clear that a Kerry Peace Process agreement between Israel and Palestine is about to be signed, finally bringing lasting peace to the Middle East. Progress there has greatly increased the chances for a successful outcome of the P5+1 negotiations with Iran. The tensions have all but vanished and the talks are moving forward swiftly and well. Indeed, it is almost certain that there will be a final deal of which all should be proud well before the November elections in the United States.

Even though these major foreign policy accomplishments have not yet been digested fully, the Obama Administration is convinced that the same tactics and strategies it used in both will be successful in bringing prompt closure to the spat between North and South Korea. Although minor adjustments will have to be made to take into account differences in geography and cultural perceptions, both President Obama and Secretary Kerry have long dealt successfully with many different cultures and feel confident that they will be no less successful in resolving the almost seventy year long squabble between the North and the South.

A statement issued today by the White House follows:

Office of the President, March 30, 2014

The time has come to put aside all petty misconceptions about North and South Korea, to accord both the respect they so amply deserve and to move forward with the creation of a lasting peace for the region. In doing so, We must — and will — be as scrupulously fair and impartial as We have been in dealing with Israel and Palestine; that is necessary for achievement of a lasting peace.

Although both the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) are esteemed members of the international community, only the DPRK includes in its official name the essential concepts that a nation be Democratic and that ownership be by the people. The DPRK also has its unique religion, Kimianity – The Religion of Kim – far superior to other religions (with the exception of Islam) practiced elsewhere because it encourages a healthy uniformity of thought and belief. For these and other reasons, life is good in the DPRK, better and happier even than in the ROK.

In the recent election of DPRK legislators, at least ninety-seven percent of all eligible voters cast their ballots. As expected, the results were substantially unanimous. To promote a similarly cohesive spirit in the South, both nations must be unified under one banner, that of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK), a one state compromise solution that will give legitimacy and true cohesiveness of spirit to the unified nation. This proposal should receive universal acclaim. Should either side reject it, or part of the detailed Kerry Peace Process Framework presented below, we hope fear that the nations of Europe and the Americas, as well as the other nations of Asia, will find it necessary to show their righteous displeasure by boycotting the offending side.

It has been claimed that Government officials and media of both the DPRK and the ROK have made unfortunate and even bellicose remarks, each about the other. That may possibly be true, even though We have seen no credible evidence of it. However, with proper reunification it will cease. In preparation, Secretary Kerry will seek immediate and binding commitments from both sides to stop being nasty and to be nice instead.

The detailed Kerry Peace Process Framework, as it evolves, is expected to include the following fair, equitable and common-sense core elements:

All political prisoners in both the DPRK and ROK shall be freed and united with their loving families as soon as they pledge to cease making excessively offensive remarks. Should any violate their commitments they, along with their families, will be returned sent to pleasant re-education parks to learn useful manual skills as well as the errors of their ways.

If and to the extent that either nation may be pursuing Uranium enrichment, such enrichment shall be limited to approximately five percent and no more Uranium shall be enriched than may be felt to be needed for present and anticipated future electricity generating facilities. Should either side or both desire radioactive medical isotopes or facilities, the final agreement shall include appropriate conditions and limitations, if any.

Due to the past (and anticipated future) candid and open nature of both nations concerning their solely peaceful intentions for nuclear energy, no inspections of military, medical, research or other facilities will be necessary, appropriate or required.

As a symbolic gesture of her eagerness for peaceful reunification, the ROK will require that all males between the ages of five and seventy years of age copy the greatly admired appearance of Dear Leader Kim Jong-un by having their hair cut monthly to emulate his coiffure as well as possible.

Correspondingly, as a symbolic gesture of her eagerness for peaceful reunification, the DPRK will agree and direct that ROK news, documentary and soap opera videos, jointly selected by the ROK and DPRK, be allowed into the DPRK and made available for mandatory viewing by all residents certified as having the appropriate electronic equipment and attitudes.

Similarly, the ROK will provide free, state of the art, video equipment to the DPRK to enable her production of news, documentary and soap opera videos for mandatory viewing in the ROK.

The DPRK and ROK will exchange agricultural and industrial engineers to provide guidance on how best to utilize their respective agricultural and industrial facilities and capacities.

It is hoped that these core elements of the Kerry Peace Process Framework will receive the universal acclaim they clearly deserve and hence lead to peaceful reunification as the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.

Office of the President statement ends.

Soure: American in North Korea

Soure: American in North Korea

The following is based on numerous reliable anonymous sources, including many close to President Obama and Secretary Kerry.

Unfortunately, initial reactions of the leaders of both the DPRK and the ROK have been less than completely positive. Dear Leader Kim Jong-un proclaimed that the proposal had been written by subversives loyal to the alleged but illegitimate President of the ROK, Park Geun-hye, daughter of notorious dictator Park Chung-hye and therefore not a suitable peace partner. She responded by alleging that Kim Jung-un’s even more dictatorial father, Kim Jong-il, had smelled worse than rotten fish and that leaders of the DPRK’s closest ally, China, had written the framework nonsense solely in order maliciously to distract world attention from China’s aggressively unlawful actions toward all oceans and proximate land masses.

President Obama and Secretary Kerry had anticipated such minor bumps in the road and will do their level best to work over, under and around them in time for the first Kerry Peace Process talks to be held well before November of this year.

Secretary Kerry and President Obama are hopeful that Japan will help in securing cooperation from the DPRK and the ROK by sending at least twenty-five hundred of her highest officials’ prettiest daughters to each country as comfort companions. That is expected to assuage all remaining ill feelings caused by requiring young Korean girls to provide badly needed comforts to occupying Japanese troops, after many years still a matter of grave concern in both the DPRK and ROK.

It is hoped that both the DPRK and ROK will embrace such a commitment from Japan as their first glorious joint achievement and strive for harmony in achieving many others through the Kerry Peace Process Framework.

Japan has yet to respond favorably to the suggestion, but Secretary Kerry seems confident that her likelihood of doing so promptly is as substantial as that of the long term successes of the Israel – Palestinian and P5 + 1 peace processes.

President Obama agreed, observing that the ways in which He has transformed not only America but the entire world, and His continuing successful efforts along those lines, are entirely consistent with Secretary Kerry’s successful transformational efforts earlier directed at Israel and Palestine and now to be devoted to the DPRK and ROK. “If not now, when? If not Me us, who?” He is reliably reported to have demanded.

Obama at desk

It takes a strong leader like President Obama to make and keep such clear, firm and vital commitments.

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Some are more equal…


danmillerinpanama:

President Obama is a petty little person whose ego needs constantly to be re-inflated by the sycophants privileged to surround Him. Having been elected President of the United States, twice, and having received a Nobel Pettiness Peace Prize may have sated Him temporarily. However, unwarranted obeisance is constantly needed. It’s a drug that has to be taken in ever larger doses to remain effective.

Perhaps administering His ego-maintenance drug becomes tiresome, and those required to do it need to lash out at others who view Him as the embodiment of petty incompetence that He has increasingly become. How could they not tire of it? For their own therapy, they have to lash out at those who see Him for what He is, rather than as they must to try to see Him. Otherwise, how could they do what is required of them?

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Another Tack: Some are more equal | JPost | Israel News .

03/27/2014 21:42

Everyone is perfectly free to go into raptures over Obama but it’s a whole different opera when not-so-flattering opinions are sounded.

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Obama’s thinking appears closer to that enunciated by the clout-packing pigs of Orwell’s Animal Farm. Photo: JERUSALEM POST ARCHIVES, FROM THE 1954 FEATURE FILM]

Speaking the truth can be a dangerous undertaking. It can expose the speaker to all sort of chastisement. This isn’t only so in any given country’s domestic affairs but very much so in relations between states.

Ours, after all, is a globalized reality. This fact can induce and intensify inordinate hubris in some leaders with pretensions to hold sway over more than their own specified domain. White House occupant and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barak Obama, for instance, often conducts himself as if the American electorate and the…

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The Obama Administration seems indifferent to the crisis in Venezuela. Why?


Venezuela is closer geographically than, and at least as important to the United States as, Ukraine. Yet the persistently blurred focus of the Obama Administration has been far less on violent Cuban inspired repression in Venezuela than on Russian repression in Ukraine. 

Alice in Wonderland

Here’s a new presentation by Senator Rubio on the continuing mess in Venezuela:

The constitutional crisis in Venezuela has apparently been far less disturbing to the Obama Administration, and to the “legitimate” media, than the less violent mess in Ukraine. It has drawn far less media attention than the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370, coverage of which has been extensive and continuous but abysmally uninformed. Here’s the best analysis of the disappearance of Flight 370 that I have found; it highlights the persistently incompetent media coverage.

Perhaps the relative lack of media coverage of the crisis in Venezuela is a good thing.

Is the Obama Administration trying to convince Europeans that it is capable of standing up to Russia?

Obama famous bear trainer

It won’t work. How about trying to convince Latin American nations that we still care about what’s happening there? Perhaps even that, despite President Obama’s inability significantly to affect happenings in Ukraine, we remain more important to Latin American nations than substantially smaller, poorer and less powerful Venezuela?

Does President Obama prefer the Cuban model of Governance, that el Presidente Chávez adopted and el Presidente Maduro has extended, to Putin’s model of Russian Governance? It seems so. Or is He just blowing soap bubbles in hopes that His declining numbers of admirers will be sufficiently impressed with His ability to do at least that?

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Peace process partner scam spam


The Israeli – Palestinian “peace process” scam is finally producing results.

Obama laughs

There’s little worthy of serious note vis a vis the Kerry – Obama  “peace process” for Israel and the Palestinians, beyond its likely failure because key Palestinian leaders are far more dedicated to eliminating Israel than to having peace with her. Nevertheless, and however low it may be in newsworthiness rankings, the principal (if not only) Palestinian “peace process partner,” the Palestinian Authority, has inadvertently helped to augment the volume of my spam e-mail. Here’s a sad plea for help I received today (Warning: as with any spam e-mail, it’s best not to click on the links this one contains):

Sallam  Aleikum.

I am Mrs. Suha Tawil Arafat, the wife of Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader who died in Paris. Since the death of my husband I have been humiliated by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. I have been subjected to physical torture.

As a widow it was so painful, I have lost confidence with everybody in the country at the moment. I think you must have heard over the media reports on the discovery of my husband hard earned fund in his bank account and allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my late husband in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine (P.L.O). And they are not relenting on their effort to make me and my only Daughter poor. Hence my desire for a foreign assistance for the future of my only Daughter .But at the moment the issues has been solved and settled after they claimed some of my late husband funds.You can visit the BBC news broadcast below for your understanding of what I am talking about; I am now seeking your assistance in moving this fund to your care because i have made up my mind to stay off from people of Palestinian Liberation Organization.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3479937.stm

Please I need your assistant over deposited fund amount $55,000,000,00. (Fifty-Five Million Dollars) with a Bank in abroad, So that I will permit the Bank to transfer the fund to your country for safe keeping and for lucrative business in your country in the name of my Daughter Zahwa. Please let this arrangement be known to you and I alone and l want all our correspondence should be strictly on email alone because my telephone number has been tapped and all my lines are monitoring in my country. lf you are willing to assist for our mutual benefits,

We have to negotiate on your Percentage of the $55,000,000.00 As I am ready to offer you 30% for you to assist me to buy a house and set up a business in the name of my (Daughter Zahwa) in your country and she will come and meet with you, Please do not betray me as you can as well view this report in the year August 2007 on:

http://www.jerusalemites.org/articles/english/2007/August/21.htm

This is how l was betrayed by some one l transferred my $11.5 Million Dollars to his Account and he size all the money and review my secret to his friend in Tunis, that is how l lost all the money, Please if you will be honest to me I will entrust more funds into your care and you will be having 30% percent on any of my money you receive, As this is one of the legacy that we will keep for our children.

But In case you don’t accept please do not let me out to the security and international media as I am giving you this information in total confidence. Though we really do not know each other before, but I will greatly appreciate if you render me these assistants in good faith please expedite urgency. I have settled with the people of palestine this very fund now is my right so feel free.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Suha Tawil Arafat.

Please reply here: suhaarafat96@yahoo.com

Royal Nigerian widows and sons of former high ranking Nigerian government officials, you have been bested. So has Team Obama, whose continuing pitches for ObamaCare are even less credible and coherent.

When will the Iranians develop scam spam technology capable of besting the sad Palestinian widow? Are they working on it diligently at Parchin? In view of their successes in scamming P5+1 experts, it should not be too difficult to barrage even less gullible souls with better and hence more productive scam spam. Perhaps Iran and North Korea can do it jointly, as they have in nuke and missile technology.

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President Obama to initiate Alaska – Russia peace process


This is another “rum enhanced special report” of the sort offered when there’s nothing new and interesting not already covered
widely and/or deeply elsewhere.
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Having shown remarkable success in the Israel – Palestinian peace process and in the P5+1 nuke process with Iran, Secretary Kerry will lead Alaska and Russia out of darkness and into the light before there is more violence. President Obama will have Secretary Kerry’s back

He did WHAT?

Obama did WHAT?

Incredible numbers of Alaskans have already petitioned the White House to return Alaska to Russia.

A petition that seeks to put Alaska back under Russian control has garnered more than 18,000 signatures in just a few days — about a fifth of what’s needed to capture a formal White House look.

Eighteen thousand equals 2.5 percent of the State’s 2013 population, estimated at 731,449 — making Alaska the forty-ninth most populated State in all fifty-seven. Alaska residents are also the smartest:

The population density of the state is 1.26 people per square mile, ranked the smallest density in the United States.The population density of the state is 1.26 people per square mile, ranked the least dense smallest density in the United States.

Many petitions have been filed with the White House, including one signed by 1776 Texas residents demanding that President Obama be crowned King of the Universe and transported immediately to His new Royal Palace on Jupiter. However, the Alaska petition is far more serious and only President Obama’s unmatched intellectual and legal skills, coupled with His exceptional moral leadership and unique understanding of the complex motivations of foreign leaders, can deal with it.

Deal with it He shall.

Obama Clown

President Obama intends to respond forcefully, producing yet another of His many foreign policy successes of which preventing Iran from having or getting nukes is only one of many examples.

Moving forward quickly because We Can’t Wait, He is already seeking a suitable mediator to help Secretary Kerry. He has asked that ACORN (or one of its many affiliates) volunteer and hopes that the intervention will be as successful as has been that of the Arab League in moving the crucial Israel – Palestinian disputes along fairly and equitably.

Should the peace process stall unexpectedly, President Obama intends to summon Vladimir Putin, the President of a weak regional power, and Sean Parnell, the current (Republican) Governor of Alaska, for meetings at the White House. He expects them to appear promptly if, as and when contacted. If they don’t, He may be forced to use an Executive Decree to return Alaska to Russia without consultation.

Obama and Putin new

UPDATE:

Hat tip to Power Line.

Obama famous bear trainer

 

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Bedtime for Obama


The Middle East is falling apart. The United States have ceased even to resemble a world power and force for good. Domestically, the United States are torn apart. It’s time for President Obama to divide his remaining time in office between golfing and sleeping.

Here’s a link to a recent analysis of U.S. contributions to increasing instability in the Middle East. Even principals in the Obama Administration disagree substantively. Martin Indyk, special U.S. envoy for the Israeli – Palestinian “peace process” talks, was present at an Arab League summit in Kuwait to oppose passage of an extremely hard line Arab position on the peace talks — which the Obama Administration has managed to foist on Israel as necessary for peace in our his time.

Indyk’s effort was in vain. He was also disappointed by the pointed lack of support he received from Anne Patterson, Assistant US Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and former ambassador to Cairo, where she became a fervent supporter of an alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood – an organization which most Arab League leaders meeting in Kuwait view as a threat to their stability. For Patterson, Indyk is an outsider.

Here’ another link:

It is hard to fathom US policy in the Middle East. However what is beyond dispute is that America is disengaging itself from the Middle East while seemingly encouraging extremist forces. It is a well-known fact that nature abhors a vacuum. What happens next is anybody’s guess. [Emphasis added.]

The Obama Administration’s major foreign policy push has been to force Israel to yield to demands from Palestinians. Israeli concessions continue to be met with more demands from Mohamoud Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Authority. That does not satisfy another major Palestinian faction, Hamas.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry may be able to force Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, under threats and pressure, to sign a “framework agreement” with Israel. But as this week’s rally of hatred in the Gaza Strip shows, even after the signing of a Palestinian-Israeli “peace” treaty, a large number of Palestinians will not abandon there dream of destroying Israel. [Emphasis added.]

Obama Administration threats and pressure against Abbas? I am unaware of any thus far.

“Jihad in Palestine is not terrorism. Jihad in Palestine is a sacred duty.” — Yusef Rizka, representative of Hamas.

A mass rally held in the Gaza Strip on March 23 showed that Hamas continues to enjoy popular support among Palestinians. Tens of thousands of Palestinians took to the streets to attend the rally commemorating the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

Hamas officials claim that nearly one million Palestinians attended the rally in the center of Gaza City.

Gaza Hamas rallyIt has been suggested, and I agree, that President Obama has been trying to set up Israel to take the fall when the “peace process” disintegrates.

He either chooses to misrepresent the facts or he is blinded by unremitting hostility to Israel. In any event, he indulges the PA’s intransigence despite replete evidence that this only worsens the divide between the parties. The inescapable takeaway  is that Obama lacks real affection for the Jewish state and when things fail intends to blame Israel.

Iran? President Obama has been pushing the P5+1 “negotiations” with Iran even though as structured they will not, and cannot, result in an Iran with neither nukes nor the ability to make and deliver them. Perhaps with both the P5+1 and “peace process” frauds, the process and a remote possibility of good results are all that matter; bad results will be somebody else’s fault and problem.

Venezuela? That mess continues to fester with no more than a few conciliatory gestures from the Obama Administration. Here’s a short video that Maria Corina Machado, an opposition leader and (until a few days ago) a member of the Venezuelan legislature, wanted to show at an Organization of American States (OAS) meeting in Washington last week. On the vote of a majority of OAS members the meeting, if held at all, was conducted in closed session.

Here is an interview with an Al Jazeera reporter, recorded shortly before or after the OAS meeting. When last I heard, although posted at YouTube by Al Jazeera, it was not available on the internet in the United States.

What difference does any of that make now? To the Obama Administration? To the vast numbers of students and others in Venezuela who have been protesting for more than a month and many of whom have been killed? Why has media coverage by Al Jazeera English — “an international 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha” Qatar – been more complete than that (permitted?) in the United States?

Maria Corina Machado’s twenty-five minute interview video is also embedded in the linked Al Jazeera article, as it has been embedded in other articles there; when last I heard it was not available in the United States either. Perhaps one or the other is available in the U.S. now. I don’t know. If the interview is available, please watch and listen; it’s in excellent English.

President Obama and His administration

Obama in Egypt

The President of the United States should lead (not follow) in the best, or at least a good and responsible direction, consistent with the values I hope we still hold dear — freedom, democracy and justice. Some have done better than others, but President Obama has done worse than any in my lifetime, which dates back to a few months before the Second World War began with the attack on Pearl Harbor.

We should not be supporting terrorists such as the Muslim Brotherhood and other sworn enemies of the United States, of democracy and freedom. Neither should we be trying to force the only reasonably free and democratic nation in the Middle East to make concessions demanded by terrorists. The Obama Administration, largely through “decorated war hero” Secretary Kerry, has been pushing Israel to yield to all of the increasing Palestinian demands even though doing so would bring death, slowly or quickly, to Israel.

In contexts where arsonists and firemen are involved, President Obama generally supports the arsonists and chastises or ignores the firemen. Most articles I have found in the U.S. “legitimate” media that even try to present “balanced” perceptions treat both arsonists and firemen as warranting equal praise and blame.

Even though it would be unwise for the United States to take military action in Venezuela to promote regime change, mere use of the presidential bully pulpit should do much to change the perceptions at least of those in the United States, principally on the left, who still support the Chavista regime of Venezuelan el Presidente Maduro.

Jonathan Turley’s blog today included an article about the stripping of Maria Corina Machado of her legislative status.

Venezuela has continued to assault on civil liberties started by the late Hugo Chavez under his “mini-me” President Nicolas Maduro. That legacy took a particularly menacing turn when opposition congresswomen Maria Corina Machado was stripped of her office after speaking to the Organisation of American States (OAS) about the violence in her country. The Venezuelan government insists that she “acted as a Panamanian official” by accepting the invitation and that her speech constituted a crime of “inciting violence”.

The violence in Venezuela has claimed the lives of more than 30 people and injured some 460 others as the public grows angry over an economy ravished through mismanagement, government takeovers, and controls.

Mr. Turley is a liberal in the old-fashioned sense of the word, neither a librul nor a statist. Most of the comments at the bottom of the article, however, are pro-Chavista and anti-opposition. Here is one example:

This “uprising” is nothing more than an astro-turfed counter-revolution financed by Venezuela’s financial elite and Big Oil – both of whom are still upset at the loss of profit and control they possessed before the actual Bolivarian revolution.

Venezuelans as a whole are far better off now than before Chavez rose to power.

Might strong words from President Obama shift the attitudes of at least some in His base toward freedom, democracy and justice, alienate His base or be ignored? I don’t know and it is very unlikely that He will try. Instead, He will continue to oppose the anthropomorphic climate change demon, tout ObamaCare and encourage racism, as he has done throughout his terms in office. He will continue to do whatever He deems politically expedient.

Oh well.

UPDATE:

The climate change demon may already have crippled our military’s ability to conduct amphibious landings. An article by Bryan Preston at PJ Tatler titled ‘Climate Change’ Admiral Says US Military Can No Longer Carry Out Amphibious Operations notes that a year ago,

Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, in an interview at a Cambridge hotel Friday after he met with scholars at Harvard and Tufts universities, said significant upheaval related to the warming planet “is probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . that will cripple the security environment, probably more likely than the other scenarios we all often talk about.’’ [Emphasis added.]

“People are surprised sometimes,” he added, describing the reaction to his assessment. “You have the real potential here in the not-too-distant future of nations displaced by rising sea level. Certainly weather patterns are more severe than they have been in the past. We are on super typhoon 27 or 28 this year in the Western Pacific. The average is about 17.”

The sky is probably falling too. Will Chicken Little call the King to save us? Quick! President Obama needs, again, to walk on the water to make the seas cease their rise and fall. It worked once, so it should work again.

Obama on water

UPDATE:

An article at Washington Free Beacon titled Experts: U.S. Adversaries Gaining Foothold in Latin America noted that

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu last month announced the Kremlin’s plans to establish new military bases in eight foreign countries, including Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. The sites could be used to refuel Russian long-range aircraft.

“There is a Russian adage that says that sacred space will not remain empty for long,” Berman said. “This is very much a throwback to what the Russians, what the Soviets at the time, used Latin America for.”

Iran’s Islamic government has cultivated both its commercial and ideological interests in Latin America, signing agreements to mine for uranium in Bolivia and Ecuador and erecting intelligence bases in multiple countries. The Iranian regime partially financed the construction of a “regional defense school” for the Venezuelan-led ALBA alliance in eastern Bolivia, which reportedly instructs left-wing paramilitaries similar to the basij militias in Iran and “colectivos” accused of killing Venezuelan protesters.

Vacuums can be dangerous toys.

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