Little Fidel in Caracas
By A.M. Mora y Leon | The American Thinker
19.12.04 | On Venezuela, the Los Angeles Times has written a superb editorial,
correctly realizing that dictator Hugo Chavez is emerging as Little
Fidel in Caracas and preparing to assume the full world mantle of his
dying tyrannical hero.
Americans, it's more important than the mainstream media has let on.
It's not very well known that Hugo Chavez has destroyed nearly all
personal liberties in his country since consolidating power six weeks
ago. And even less known than that this same dictator has stepped up
his ties with the international terrorist community, recently visiting
the ayatollahs of Iran. On that trip, Chavez directed his goons in
Caracas to raid on a Jewish school full of children. The object was to
terrify them, ostensibly in search of 'weapons,' but in reality it was
Chavez's gift to the glowering ayatollahs. Chavez has always had a soft
spot for anti-semitic terrorism, given his flowery love letters to
jailed Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal. But in the past six
weeks, he's concretely stepped up his ties to the terrorist regimes, as
if he were angling hard to join the Axis of Evil. That's bad news for
The key there is to mobilize the region to both watch him and be vigilant about him and to pressure him when he makes moves in one direction or another. We can't do it alone. This is a region where if we try to do it alone, we actually probably strengthen him. But the OAS (Organization of American States) can do a lot. We're hopeful that the recognition that he's not following a democratic course will help mobilize the OAS to do that. They have done it before -- with Peru they did it. Watching his activities and making it costly at least politically for Chavez to carry out anti-democratic activities either at home or in the region is really about where we are.
-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, via Pittsburgh Tribune Review and Daniel's Venezuela News and Views
-The Los Angeles Times, Dec. 18, 2004
Meantime, Venezuelan analyst Alexandra Beech in London has written a fine blog essay analyzing the Los Angeles Times' and other media's growing realization of the leftist disaster now unfolding in Chavez's Venezuela. It's well worth reading.
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