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realclearworld

Nothing to worry about….

Yeah.  Nothing important.  So, let's lift the "embargo,"  give Castrogonia a line of credit, and help them import some harmless stuff from Iran.   And let's ignore whatever happens south of the U.S. border or in the Middle East.  We've got to ditch all of our obnoxious hegemonic tendencies and simply sit back and watch as the noble savages do whatever they please.   And we also have to get busy "investing" in programs here at home.  Free stuff for everyone, except for rich people.  Yeah.

Tehran’s booming Latin alliance

by Benny Avni, New York Post

Nearly two decades after a car bomb destroyed a Buenos Aires Jewish community center, killing 85, Argentina is forming a “truth commission” with Iran to investigate the case.

Yeah, and OJ is still looking for the real killers, too.

The commission is to “investigate” terrorism that Argentina long ago determined had been ordered by top officials in Tehran. It’s yet another success for Iran in breaking out of international “isolation” by tightening its relations with anti-American Latin regimes.

The deal with Iran “is a step toward unblocking a case that has been paralyzed for 19 years,” Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said last week. “Dialogue is part of Argentina’s foreign policy.”

Dialogue about this case? Really?

Back in 1999 (after years of foot-dragging), Argentine officials gathered compelling evidence on the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israelites Mutual Association — evidence that led to the culprit: Hezbollah and its Iranian masters.

The Argentine courts handed the evidence over to Interpol, which issued arrest warrants against one Lebanese man and five Tehran officials — including Iran’s current defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi.

But Kirchner is getting closer to the continent’s Castro-Chavistas — Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia. All those nations’ trade with Iran is rising, partly because of commercial interests, but a lot because of anti-US ideology.

With many markets closing to Argentina because of its inability to pay its debts, isolated Iran is an attractive trading partner. Since Kirchner took power in 2007, Argentina has nearly tripled its Iran trade, becoming Iran’s top foreign supplier of agricultural goods.

The leftist-populist Kirchner isn’t alone: Chavez and his anti-Yanqui axis also see Iran as an important ally....
Western intelligence agencies have been watching Venezuela’s dealings with Iran with increasing alarm. Iran and its allies (including Syrian President Bashar Assad) get gasoline from Venezuela, which in return buys Iranian know-how — perhaps in housing, but surely in arms and other sinister stuff.

Trade between Iran and Latin America rose to $3.6 billion in 2011. With the exception of Brazil, the largest trading partners (Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela) were largely motivated by anti-Americanism....

The US reaction has been near-nonexistent. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said merely that she’s “skeptical,” adding that Iran’s record “underlines the concern that its engagement on this matter be focused on achieving justice promptly.”

Sorry, “skepticism” and “concern” are pathetic responses when a killer is being drafted to run a joint investigation of a murder he’s known to have committed.

State has long turned a blind eye to anti-US radicalization in Latin America. That caution has yet to bear fruit..

Read the entire article HERE.

1 comment to Nothing to worry about….

  • Gusano

    But, But..."Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us,”