Monthly Archives: January 2007

>EU/USSR2 Files: Communist Bloc tightens noose around North America with multiple strategic partnerships; Zyuganov visits President Lukashenko

>In 2007 the leaders of communist states and non-ruling communist parties are power networking with one another in ways that ought to prompt the astute observer of international politics to consider the possibility that Eastern Europe’s “ex”-communist parties, now ruling as social democrats and socialists, serve as fronts for the seemingly small, but unreconstructed Marxist-Leninist successor parties–which also claim succession from the old totalitarian regimes–lurking in the background. Since 1990 this pattern has repeated itself throughout the Not-So-Former Soviet Union and the Not-So-Former Soviet Bloc: Communist Party renames itself, bulk of members transfer membership to renamed party; rump continues to operate under original name. Since KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn warned us five years before the fact that communism would disassemble itself, should we be castigated for concluding that in each Eastern European and Central Asian republic the rump party acts as a sort of political placeholder?

Exhibit 1, Hungary: Hungarian Socialist Party (ruling, “ex”-communist), Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party (non-ruling); both descendants of ruling Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party

Exhibit 2, Slovakia: Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (ruling, evolved from communist front Public Against Violence, Slovak section of Civic Forum), Communist Party of Slovakia (“non”-ruling)

Exhibit 3, Romania: Democratic Party (ruling, formerly faction of “ex”-communist National Salvation Front), Romanian Communist Party (“non”-ruling, revived) and assorted left-communist groups

Exhibit 4, Bulgaria: Bulgarian Socialist Party (ruling, “ex”-communist), Communist Party of Bulgaria (ruling, revived), and assorted left-communist groups

Globetrotting Gennady Visits Comrades in Belarus Following Trips to China and Vietnam

Gennady Zyuganov (pictured above with Belarus President Lukashenko), leader of the Russian section of the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union, no sooner wrapped up his most recent junket to China, where he conferred with top-echelon communist party officials, than he departed on January 30 for Belarus which, to quote his colleague and leader of the CPSU Oleg Shenin, is an “oasis” of Soviet socialism in the “post”-communist world. In Minsk Comrade Gennady met with Tatiana Golubeva, the leader of the pro-Lukashenko Communist Party of Belarus (CPB). This is not the first time Gennady and, for that matter, Oleg have popped over to Belarus for tea. In 1997 they attended the Third Congress of the Peoples of the USSR in which host President Alexander Lukashenko brought the audience to a standing ovation at the end of a speech advocating the restoration of the good ‘ol CCCP.

Gennady Zyuganov arrives in Minsk
30.01.2007 13:54

Head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov has arrived in Minsk, first secretary of the central committee of the Communist Party of Belarus Tatiana Golubeva told BelTA. In her words, Gennady Zyuganov will discuss cooperation between the two parties and conduct a number of meetings.

In addition to the closed-door meeting with the CPB, Zyuganov also met President Lukashenko, a die-hard Soviet communist. Referring to the natural gas spat orchestrated by the Kremlin, Comrade Alex declared: “What is happening now between Belarus and Russia has nothing to do with the Russian people. There has not been any deviation from the centuries-long historical course, nor will there be any.” Lukashenko’s personal website reported on January 30 that the “President of Belarus also pointed out [to Zyuganov] that diversifying foreign economic ties, reducing the dependence on the markets, including raw material markets, of a single country, pursuing real multidirectional policy is an absolutely normal process.”

While visiting his supporters in Belarus, Comrade Gennady probably put in another plug for the restoration of the Soviet Union, which is the raison d’etre of the restored CPSU. The vanguard of the revolution will be contesting the 2007 State Duma election and 2008 presidential election in Russia. In the Belarusian state media report below Zyuganov alludes to the pro-Western Russian “Right” that occupies the Kremlin–that is, the Putinist-Chekist-Surkovist-Gryzlovist regime–and which has systematically corrupted the soul of Russia while pillaging its natural resources. This is not the first time that Zyuganov has tried to influence Belarusian politics. In 1996 he persuaded Comrade Alex to drop plans for a referendum that would provide the Belarusian president with unlimited powers.

Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian peoples have no future without uniting, Gennadiy Zyuganov says
30.01.2007 18:05

The peoples of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine have no future in case they do not unite, Gennadiy Zyuganov, the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, told a press-conference 30 January. “Without uniting, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine have no future and prospects. Together this is 210 million people, enormous markets, splendid potential, unique history, the Great Victory and an opportunity to compete with anyone in the world today,” the policy-maker said. The three Slavonic states possess essential strategic resources that “will determine the stability of any people and state in the 21st century”.

“This is a half of the planet’s fresh water supplies, a half of coniferous forests, a half of all black earth on the planet,” he added. A union of the Slavonic states might become one of the most powerful geopolitical centers in the world alongside with the European Union and China, he said. “This is why Belarus and Russia should add to each other’s potential rather than divide them,” Gennaguy Zyuganov said.

However, “there are forces in Russia who want no union, but who rather want to separate Russia into uyezds”, he believes. “These are the people who destroyed the USSR and today see Russia as a storehouse of resources,” he added.

In addition to the visit from headquarters (Moscow), Hitler-facsimile President Lukashenko has also received housecalls from “post”-communist Hungary, which is now part of Mike (“I’ll Always Be a Communist”) Gorbachev’s “new European Soviet.” In view of the fact that Gyula Thurmer, leader of the Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party (MKM), is not the putative head of state or government of Hungary–which like Belarus is governed by “ex”-communists–one should be intrigued by his presence in Minsk, where he met with Comrade Alex. MKM is one of the two direct successors of the formerly ruling communist Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party, the other being the presently ruling Hungarian Socialist Party. This political faux pas ought to prompt one to inquire more deeply concerning the professional relationship between Thurmer and “ex”-communist Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány and Hungary’s two main leftist parties. Thurmer, it should be noted, appeared very well prepped for the meeting with “Europe’s Last Dictator.”

Gyula Thurmer: Hungary shows growing interest in Belarusian market
30.01.2007 16:13

Hungary has been showing a growing interest in the Belarusian market, chairman of the Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party Gyula Thurmer has stated today in the course of his meeting with the president of Belarus. Mr. Gyula Thurmer expressed regret that the trade turnover between Belarus and Hungary in 2006 made up only $200 million and voiced hope that it would considerably grow in the near future. Mr. Gyula Thurmer has noted that Belarus and Hungary have different views on the development of their countries. According to him, it is private capital rather than interests of ordinary people that comes out on top in Hungary today. Mr. Gyula Thurmer expressed readiness to promote political relations between the two states. Hungary is going to open its embassy in Minsk soon, Mr. Gyula Thurmer underlined.

Communist Bloc Tightens Noose Around North America with Multiple Strategic Partnerships

In spite of the “collapse” of communism in Russia, both Comrades Shenin and Zyuganov have made visits to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to reassure communist leaders there that all is well in Moscow, namely, that in 1991 the CPSU did not deviate from its plans to export communist revolution but rather privatized its interests in the “invisible party economy” in preparation for a resurgence, which is now unfolding. Lapdog Lukashenko’s strategic partnership with the Asian state merely ratifies the venerable Moscow-Hanoi Axis.

Alexander Lukashenko: cooperation between Belarus and Vietnam reach level of strategic partnership
24.01.2007 13:35

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Minh Triet on the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Belarus and Vietnam, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA.Alexander Lukashenko noted with satisfaction that over the past years the cooperation between the two countries has reached the level of strategic partnership.“Our countries have similar positions and cooperate constructively on the key foreign political issues, oppose the creation of the one-polar world and wish to see that the interests of developing countries and the countries with economies in transition are observed”, says the message of the president.

The Belarusian-Vietnamese strategic partnership, of course, is a footnote in the Red International. Minsk and Hanoi play second fiddle to the Sino-Soviet strategic partnership, as do the Russo-Vietnamese, Russo-Indian, Russo-Venezuelan, Russo-Canadian, Belarus-Venezuelan, Sino-Venezuelan, Sino-Brazilian, Sino-Mexican, Sino-Canadian, and Sino-European Union strategic partnerships. However, all of these interlocking relationships between communist, non-communist, and soon-to-be-communist states mean one thing: the USA is surrounded and very few legislators, executives, and directors of intelligence are paying attention. If that isn’t enough, Iranian President Mahmoud (“Iwannajihad/Imanutjob”) Ahmadinejad has received a cordial inivitation from Comrade Alex to visit Belarus in the not-too-distant future. Still suffering jet lag from his whirlwind tour of neo-communist Venezuela and neo-Sandinista Nicaragua, will Ahmadinejad ink a strategic partnership with the junior member of the United State of Russia and Belarus?

In a follow-up to the Russian-Belarusian Union Shield 2006 military exercises, the Russian and Belarusian general staffs are presently conducting more wargames to integrate the two countries’ military commands. The old communist tactic of “one step forward, two steps back” has served its purpose well by not only infiltrating the North Atlantic alliance with “post”-communist states, but also luring that alliance to the very borders of Russia where it can provide a pretext for Moscow’s long-planned preemptive military strike against the West.

Moscow launches joint Belarusian-Russian command-and-staff wargame
30.01.2007 11:35

Moscow has launched today a joint Belarusian-Russian command-and-staff wargame, chief of the Belarusian defence ministry’s press service Vyacheslav Remenchik told BelTA.

After the wargame the parties will work out measures on ensuring safety of Belarus and Russia and mechanisms of their realization.

Partaking in the game are representatives of military departments, economy and foreign ministries of Russia and Belarus, Collective Security Treaty Organization and other agencies concerned. The game is held under command of defence ministers of Russia and Belarus Sergei Ivanov and Leonid Maltsev respectively. The command-and-staff wargame will run till February 2.

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>EU/USSR2 Files: "Ex"-CPSU Moscow mayor Luzhkov opposes "gay pride" parade again; French and Russian reds debate homosexuality, fuel social revolution

>Pictured here: Police break up illegal “gay pride” march in Moscow, May 2006. Between 1933 and 1993 sodomy was a criminal offence in Russia. Although such relationhips have been decriminalized, Russian communists and nationalists still take a dim view of the “capitalist/fascist” perversion.

The Political Cults of Sodom and Marx Unite in a Broad Front

Prior to the rise of the New Left in the 1960s, most communists and other socialists were opposed to the legalization of sodomy and viewed the presence of homosexuals in their ranks as a liability to the party. Both Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin rejected homosexuality as a capitalist perversion that could distract communists from their main task of preparing for proletarian reovlution. Lenin declared:

It seems to me that this superabundance of sex theories […] springs from the desire to justify one’s own abnormal or excessive sex life before bourgeois morality and to plead for tolerance towards oneself. This veiled respect for bourgeois morality is as repugnant to me as rooting about in all that bears on sex. No matter how rebellious and revolutionary it [sexual perversion] may be made to appear, it is in the final analysis thoroughly bourgeois. It is, mainly, a hobby of the intellectuals and of the sections nearest to them. There is no place for it in the party, in the class-conscious, fighting proletariat.

For decades, known homosexuals were expelled from communist parties. Since the 1960s, however, communist parties worldwide have for the most part reversed their position on the issue of homosexuality. Western communists presently view “gay and lesbian liberation” as a vital component in the proletarian revolution, characterizing organized, militant sodomites as a vanguard within the vanguard, meaning the communist party. Writing in the September 10, 2000 issue of The Alternative Orange (Syracuse University), Bob Nowlan and Mark Wood affirm:

The struggle for gay and lesbian liberation has the potential to become a significant force in the ongoing struggle to transform capitalism into communism. The most advanced — the most radical — sections of the gay and lesbian liberation movement represent the potential vanguard of the struggle for sexual emancipation in the socialist transition from capitalism to communism. This does not mean that gay and lesbian liberation can or should replace the proletariat as the vanguard of the whole movement of revolutionary struggle and transformation of capitalism into socialism and communism; instead, it means that gay and lesbian liberation can and should become a vanguard within, and as a relatively autonomous part of, the larger proletarian vanguard as this proletarian vanguard carries out the larger task of reconstructing all of social reality in the total movement of revolutionary transformation from capitalism to communism. As such a vanguard within a vanguard, the gay and lesbian liberation movement can become more than a mere addendum to or appendage of the struggle for socialism and communism and can make a substantial contribution to the determination of both the form and the content of the revolutionary transformation of capitalist society and culture into communist society and culture: contributing to the reimagination and reinvention of socialism and communism by (re)shaping principle and program (including long-term, medium-term, and short-term objectives) as well as organization, strategy and tactics.

The “sexual orientation” of these authors is unknown here, but it should be obvious that most communists are not homosexuals, while most homosexuals are not communists. However, both communists and homosexuals seek radical transformation that entails the end of all social and economic privilege for heterosexual families, otherwise known as patriarchy. Both groups are implacable and intolerant of opposition. Both groups presently control the terms of debate and quickly shut down opponents through the use of invective. For example, communists label all informed, principled anti-communists as “fascists,” while sodomites have invented the Orwellian term “homophobe” to stigmatize all informed, principled opponents of “fornication with strange flesh,” to quote the King James Bible’s reference to sodomy. (The old version of the Holy Scriptures, by the way, provided the basis for the English-speaking world’s condemnation of both communism and sodomy until about forty years ago.) Finally, both communists and sodomites are very much like religious cults in that adherents are thoroughly convinced of the righteousness and infallibility of their cause.

In the hands of the revolutionary left, the contemporary sodomite movement has in fact become an essential battering ram in the overthrow of capitalism. This is evident in the proclamations of most Western communist parties.

The Trotskyist Youth for Socialist Action, for example, rightly observes that heterosexuality serves as the basis of capitalist societies: “This family form under capitalism presupposes and reproduces a heterosexual norm, which pervades the state and society and is oppressive to anyone who deviates from it. As long as heterosexual love is the basis for forming a family, people whose emotional and sexual lives revolve largely around same-sex love are marginalized from family life.” YSA then notes the important role of politically active sodomites (“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender”) in (leftist) “democratic upsurges” outside North America: “Open LGBT participation in mass democratic upsurges in several Latin American, Southern African and Southeast Asian countries have shown how lesbian/gay liberation and national liberation can go together.” The legalization of “same-sex” marriage in neo-communist South Africa and the impending legalization of the same in neo-communist Venezuela are two such examples of the YSA’s highlighted “democratic upsurges.”

Along similar lines, but ignoring the historical fact that Comrade Lenin (whom they quote) scorned homosexuals, the Communist Party USA issued the following resolution of solidarity for “LGBT” causes at its 2005 National Convention. Pictured here: The “lavender” and the red”: the synthesis of the communist and homosexualist political agendas.

Communist Party, USA: Resolution on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights

Whereas, “Working-class consciousness cannot be genuine political consciousness unless the workers are trained to respond to all cases of tyranny, oppression, violence, and abuse, no matter what class is affected” (Lenin); and,

Whereas, Lesbian, gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people face various forms of oppression and discrimination; and,

Whereas, hate crime based on sexual orientation is now the second-highest category of hate crimes in the United States, and hate crimes against LGBT people are increasing; and,

Whereas the ultra-right is using hatred and prejudice against LGBT people to divide the working class; and,

Whereas the Communist Party, USA is committed to fighting against oppression and for working-class unity;

Therefore be it resolved that the Communist Party, USA redouble its efforts to fight oppression of LGBT people; and,

Be it further resolved that the Communist Party step up its efforts to work for full equality for LGBT people; and,

Be it further resolved to establish a National Commission of the Party on the fight for LGBT rights and equality.

Adopted by the 28th National Convention of the Communist Party, USA, Chicago, IL; July 1-3, 2005.

Pictured here: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican) and his wife Maria Shriver (Democrat) at the Log Cabin Republicans’ June 2006 “Courage to Lead” dinner.

During the 1950s the CPUSA made much ado about expelling Harry Hay and the other sodomite founders of the Mattachine Society, which has been defunct under that name since 1987. However, the communist party membership of Hay and his cohorts eloquently testifies to the radical societal transformation that both communists and homosexuals demand and to their converging political agendas. Likewise, David Thorstad, the founder of the pederast/sodomite network, the North American Man/Boy Love Association, began his political career in the Socialist Workers’ Party while the pervert club that he founded enjoys the legal support of the American Civil Liberties Union, a front for the CPUSA.

Not content to harness the support of the CPUSA, militant sodomites have also infiltrated the two major US parties. The center-left sports its National Stonewall Democrats, while the center-right sports its Log Cabin Republicans. Operating in tandem in true dialectical fashion, these internal factions are committed to advancing “LGBT” issues such as “same-sex” marriage and adoptions. Ironically, in so doing, many sodomites abandon the Left’s call for social revolution in favor of the “embourgeoisment” of “gay” men and other fornicators. In such cases sodomy acquires a “middle class” respectability. The mainstreaming of sexual perversion is in truth a serious drawback for communists who seek to harness this “vanguard within the vanguard.”

Devious Dialectic: French and Russian Communists Adopt Opposing Views on Homosexuality

Although sodomy was decriminalized in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution, Joseph Stalin recriminalized homosexual acts with a law that remained in effect until 1993. Between the two world wars, communists viewed homosexuality as a “late-capitalist” or “fascist” social disease.

Following in the footsteps of Stalin and notwithstanding the potemkin, communist-orchestrated changes in “post”-communist Russia, Soviet communists for the most part oppose homosexuality to this day. This includes Gennady Zyuganov, leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. Although we have not found any public statements to this effect, Zyuganov’s Stalinist colleague Oleg Shenin, leader of the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union, of which the CPRF is the Russian section, probably opposes homosexuality too. Following the line of their interwar colleagues Comrades Gennady and Oleg probably view homosexuality as an illness of the degenerate capitalist state. In 2005 the French Communist Party supposedly broke ranks with the CPRF over the issue of homosexuality, condemning their Russian counterparts for not approving homosexuality and supporting sodomite plans for a “gay pride” parade through Moscow.

In response to the Moscow “gay” community’s plans to sponsor another parade this year, Mayor Yury Luzhkov has again expressed his opposition. In the article below, the reader should remember that Luzhkov is an “ex”-member of the CPSU and a co-founder of the crypto-Stalinist United Russia party that “rules” in the State Duma. That Moscow Patriarch and KGB/FSB agent Alexius II likewise supports the ban permits Soviet communists to frame the contention as an anti-Western Russophile versus pro-Western Russophobe debate.

Moscow mayor dead set against gay parade, calling it “Satanic”
14:04 29/ 01/ 2007

MOSCOW, January 29 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov said Monday he would never allow a gay parade to take place in Moscow despite pressure from the West.

“Last year, Moscow came under unprecedented pressure to sanction the gay parade, which can be described in no other way than as Satanic,” Luzhkov said at the 15th Christmas educational readings in the Kremlin Palace.

“We did not let the parade take place then, and we are not going to allow it in the future,” said Luzhkov who has been in office since 1992.

The conservative 70-year-old mayor of the Russian capital also banned Portuguese bullfights in Moscow in 2001 for their violence and did not let the St. Petersburg-based rock group Leningrad perform in the city because of their explicit lyrics.

Luzhkov thanked the attending head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II, for his support at a time when, he said, the West is exerting considerable pressure on Moscow authorities and trying to promote gay relationships under the cover of creativity and freedom of expression.


“Religious thinkers throughout the world have said that the West has reached a crisis of faith. Some European nations bless single-sex marriages and introduce sexual guides in schools,” Luzhkov said. “Such things are a deadly moral poison for children.”

This is the second time Moscow authorities have banned a gay parade in Moscow. On May 26, 2006, a Moscow district court upheld a Moscow government resolution prohibiting a gay march, which was scheduled for the next day, as opposition to the planned event was strong in Russia, especially from the Russian Orthodox Church and other religious leaders.

Despite the ban, about 200 people took to the streets May 27 in an unsanctioned demonstration to mark the 13th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Russia.

The attempt resulted in violent clashes between sexual minorities and their opponents – representatives of a number of political parties, religious and radical movements – and the detention of some 120 people from both sides, most of whom were later released.

Last year, per Pravda’s 2006 report below, there was a major flap between the CPRF and FCP over the former’s opposition to homosexuality. The FCP leadership was apparently prepared to expel Zyuganov’s party from the Red International. In response, the CPRF expressed disdain for the French in general. Pictured below is Marie-George Buffet, leader of the French Communist Party.

The world communist movement is currently facing a major scandal. The relations between the Russian and the French communist parties have been practically ruined. The reason of the conflict lies in the negative attitude which the leader of the Russian communists, Gennady Zyuganov, expressed against the recent gay pride parade in Moscow.

The outcome of the “free love parade” in Moscow is history now. Young communists and patriots violently attacked the homosexuals and defamed them. Delegates of the French Communist Party, who took part in all events organized by the Moscow gay movement, did not hesitate to express their reaction to that.

The French communists harshly reproached their Russian colleagues of being homophobic and betraying the Marxism-Leninism ideology. The Socialistic Party of France (the country’s second largest party) supported the communists of France too.

Unlike for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the struggle for social justice implies the protection of class interests, as well as people’s rights and freedoms, including the right to choose a sexual orientation.

That is why the French communists described the Russian Communist Party as a homophobic and anti-communist organization. A member of the political bureau of the French communist organization Richard Sanchez said that they simply could not make up with such an idea. “It is nonsense for European communists. Being a communist and a homophobe at the same time is so typical of the Communist Party of Russia,” said he.

Another spokesman for the French communist party said that the CPRF was a non-communist party, which still had the communist rhetoric, but betrayed the ideals of Marxism.

“The French comrades” also criticized Russia’s communists for their aspiration to form the real opposition in Russia. “The Russian Communist Party has actually been the government of the country for almost 80 years. Therefore, they simply do not know what it means to be a real opposition. They think of themselves as the opposition, but they do nothing that an opposition organization would do. It’s all about declarations, that’s all,” Sanchez said. Richard Sanchez thinks that Russia needs to have the real leftist movement, but not the CPRF which views itself as an opposition organization.

The Communist Party of France harshly criticized the long-standing leader of the Russian Communist movement, Gennady Zyuganov. “Many in Europe think that he personifies the communist party of the Stalin regime. It is very good for the CRPF’s opponents to have Zyuganov in the office as long as possible. As long as such political adversaries exist, everyone can live at their ease,” a FCP member said.

The standstill in the Russian communist movement, as FCP believes, has been caused because of the isolationist and totalitarian stance of its leadership. “Russian Communist Party may have its future only if new people join it, the people of the new generation. The leadership needs to be changed. We hope that young people will come and join the CPRF in order to change the party from within. Zyuganov must go and make way for young people. However, he will keep the power in his hands until a strong movement stands up against him,” Sanchez emphasized.

Furthermore, spokespeople for the French communist organization were shocked to know that the leaders of the Russian Communist Party actively cooperate with Neo-fascists and nationalists. “Their contacts with fascist-oriented organizations discredit the party in the eyes of all European communists. It is a grand shame. However, the Russian communists dare to blame us for the betrayal of the communist ideas,” one of the FCP delegates said.

Despite such a complicated situation, the FCP spokespeople stated that the parties could still continue to cooperate. However, “this cooperation could only be possible when the CPRF has the people who defend liberal values and freedoms.” For the time being, the leadership of the French Communist Party can only criticize the CPRF for its homophobic views.

The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov publicly condemned the initiative to hold a gay pride parade in Moscow. He stated that it was an “unhealthy” idea and refused to comment the critical position of his French colleagues. Zyuganov’s press secretary Alexander Yushchenko expressed his boss’s attitude on the matter anyway: “The French communists can support whoever they want there in France: either homosexuals or onanists,” said he.

The remarks from Zyuganov’s deputy, Ivan Melnikov, were clearer. The official said that Russia was a country of firm traditions. “Moscow is not Berlin or Paris. Any displays of unconventional sexual orientation look revolting in Russia. The gay parade was originally initiated by a small group of people. They were interested in their own promotion. They probably worked someone’s investment too,” Ivan Melnikov said.

“We have quite good relations with the French Communist Party, but we have never touched upon the question of the gay parade in Moscow. We do not know the people who made public statements for the media (FCP member Richard Sanchez). That is why we do not identify their views with the position of the French Communist Party,” the official added.

As it can be seen, the leadership of the Russian Communist party decided to ignore the criticism of their French comrades. At least, they tried not to take the incident too seriously.

It is not ruled out that the Central Committee of the French Communist Party may write an open letter to the leadership of their Russian communist organization. The French communists may want to cease all contacts and relations with Russia. The FCP is the stronghold of European communist movement, which means that the conflict may bring serious trouble for the CPRF. It may become a party in disgrace, while the West may finally be convinced of the anti-communist essence of the Russian Communist Party and its leader Gennady Zyuganov.

Pyotr Alekseyev
Pravda.Ru

By contrast, the Russian Maoist Party supports the sodomite agenda through the associated Revolutionary Homosexual Front. This is actually typical for Maoist parties worldwide.

In view of the fact that the world communist movement continues to coordinate its activities against the West on just about every other imaginable issue, the astute observer of communism should consider the possibility that the division between French and Russian communists over the issue of homosexuality is as fake as the so-called Sino-Soviet split. Communists know very well that the pansexualization of societies, in which all human relationships are potentially sexualized, leads to the destruction of those institutions that have historically offered the most vigorous resistance to communism: family, religion, property, and patriotism. With Russia’s rapidly shrinking population, the recriminalization of homosexuality, as well as abortion, is actually in the best interest of Soviet communists who intend to transform their country into a renewed base for world revolution. Conversely, Western communists for the most part openly champion these two evils in order to attack their perceived enemies: privilege, heterosexual marriage, patriarchy, private ownership of the means of production, and Christianity.

Even if the policy difference between French and Russian communists is real, the effect is the same: the CPSU/CPRF endeavors to reverse Russia’s autogenocide, while their Western counterparts promote sexual anarchy and the bloodshed of the unborn, further reducing the ability of the West to defeat its foe.

>EU File: Islamo-Marxist front No to Bases organizes rally in Prague, opposes US radar bases in Czech Republic

>The No to Bases campaign brings together the Czech Republic’s Islamo-Marxist network, including the Communist Youth Union of the Czech Republic (KSM; whose website is still online in spite of the offical ban against the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia’s youth section), Muslim League, Socialist Organisation of Workers, and Humanistic Movement. Notwithstanding the campaign’s comparison of US radar installations in the Czech Republic with the 1968 Soviet invasion, in opposing the Washington-Prague military agreement, Czech communists are most certainly carrying out the wishes of their masters in Moscow, the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In a previous blog we noted that the Russian military takes a dim view of NATO’s encroachment onto what was recently its own turf. Protests like this expose the hidden coordination between communist parties and states.

The KSM are pictured marching here on another occasion.

US military radar opponents protest against the project in Prague
(Czech News Agency Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)

Prague, Jan 21, 2007 (CTK) – About 150 opponents of a possible location of a U.S. missile defence base in the Czech Republic, who met in the centre of Prague today to protest against the project, dropped their intention to set off for the U.S. embassy and ended the demonstration after less than an hour.

The USA on Friday officially asked Prague to launch negotiations about placing a radar part of the base on Czech territory. The Czech centre-right government of Mirek Topolanek wants to do so. Topolanek (Civic Democrats, ODS) said at a press conference on Saturday that the issue should be decided on by parliament and that he considers holding a referendum unnecessary.

The No to Bases activist group, which organised the protest meeting today, believes that the government’s mandate is too weak and that the government cheats the public. The activists say that the base would seriously harm the local population’s safety and interests.

“If we hold on, we can deal a blow to the USA that would be the biggest it has experienced over several past decades,” a speaker at the meeting said. He compared the negotiations about the base and Prague’s possible agreement with it to the invitation of the Soviet-led occupation troops in 1968 by the then Czechoslovak communist hardliners.

The No to Bases group, founded in July 2006, also collects signatures on a petition demanding that a referendum on the base be held. Almost 40,000 people signed various petitions against the project last year. The plan’s advocates say that the radar station would enhance security of the country and of Europe, and that it would benefit local companies and research. rtj/dr

>Communist Bloc Military Updates: "One clenched fist": Massive joint CSTO-SCO war game, Peace Mission Rubezh-2007, planned for summer

>Pictured here is Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, conferring medal to Chinese General Ge Zhenfeng upon conclusion of first-ever Sino-Soviet war game, Peace Mission 2005.

In preparation for its preemptive strike against the West, which includes Western Europe and North America, the Communist Bloc, which originally coordinated its militaries through the Warsaw Pact, is conducting joint exercises and integrating its separate national command structures. The revitalized Communist Bloc includes the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which embraces the “post”-Soviet space of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia, and Uzbekistan, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which embraces China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, with India, Iran, Mongolia, and Pakistan holding observer status. The least three states have applied for full membership, while India has not. The fact that both Russia and Iran interact through the SCO might provide some explanation for the protective diplomatic cover that Moscow has placed over Tehran’s nuclear program.

Pictured here: Russian combat vehicle drop in China’s Shandong Province, Peace Mission 2005.
Together the CSTO and SCO are sometimes referred to as the Moscow-Beijing, Eurasian, or Trans-Asian Axis. Together these countries, boasting Russia’s missile power and high-tech weapons systems and China’s formidable manpower and large troop-capable merchant marine, present a daunting foe for the West’s two primary international military commands, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, whose membership has been infiltrated by the “not-so-post”-communist states of Eastern Europe, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which no longer maintains its Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center on a 24/7 basis.
For strategic reasons related to the long-range communist plan, the Kremlin frequently issues dark warnings against the expansion of NATO into “former” communist countries and the very border of Russia itself (in the case of Poland and the Baltic states), thereby providing a pretext for instigating war against the West. This stance was again reiterated upon the publication of reports that the USA intends to deploy elements of its national missile defense system in “post”-communist Poland and the Czech Republic. “Deployment of American radiolocation systems in the Czech Republic and of a position area in Poland is dangerous for Russia,” Colonel-General Vladimir Popovkin revealed with unabashed candor. “First of all, because our strategic nuclear forces will be visible.” Sixteen years after the so-called demise of Soviet communism, the Kremlin is still anxious to hide its strategic nuclear forces from the West.

Pictured here: Helicopter gunships in China’s Shandong Province, Peace Mission 2005.
Peace Mission 2005 occurred between August 19 and 25, 2005. The joint exercise featured three phases and involved nearly 8,200 Chinese troops and 1,800 Russian troops. It initiated in the Far East Russian city of Vladivostok and terminated in Weifang, in China’s Shandong Province. In the first phase Russian and Chinese staff officers held strategic consultations and battle planning. The second and third phases entailed a one-day offshore blockade and then a concurrent amphibious landing and airborne assault in the ocean off Shandong and on the Weifang live-fire range. Since the two war gaming powers are senior SCO members, observers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan attended, as did observers from India, Iran, and Pakistan. The USA was not invited to send observers, but followed the war game using satellite reconnaissance.
In June 2006, Russia and Belarus held a large joint war game called Union Shield 2006 to further the integration of the two military command structures that comprise the United State of Russia and Belarus, a vital component in the planned restoration of the USSR.

Pictured here: Rubezh 2006 military exercise command post.

Between August 21 and 27, 2006, CSTO conducted a war game in Kazakhstan, called Rubezh 2006, by testing its collective rapid-deployment force, which involved 2,500 personnel, 60 armored vehicles, 50 artillery pieces and mortars, 40 aircraft and helicopters, and 14 warships and support vessels. (Kazakhstan abuts the Caspian Sea.) Simultaneously, China and Kazakhstan conducted a two-stage “counterterrorism exercise” under the aegis of the SCO, with the first stage in Kazakhstan and the second in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. State-run Novosti has posted pictures of the Rubezh 2006 operation here. Rubezh 2006 was the follow up to Rubezh 2004, until that point the largest exercise in the CSTO’s history.

Pictured here: Army General Mukhtar Altynbayev, Kazakh Defense Minister, and Colonel-General Vladimir Bulgakov, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army, monitor the Rubezh 2006 exercise.

During the press conferences that followed Peace Mission 2005, the Russian General Staff and Chinese Central Military Commission exuded extreme pleasure in the successful joint operation. A repeat Sino-Soviet war game for 2006 was announced but did not occur, until now. Both components of the Trans-Asian Axis have scheduled a joint CSTO-SCO military exercise for the summer, to be called Peace Mission Rubezh-2007. This massive war game will center on the Volga region and the Ural Mountains, which divides European Russia and Asian Russia, or Siberia.

CSTO-SCO exercise to be held in Russia in 2007 – Baluyevsky

MOSCOW, November 3, 2006: – The first joint military exercise of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be held on Russian territory, the chief of Russia’s General Staff said Friday.

“The first ever joint exercise in the history of these two organizations will be held in the summer next year,” Yury Baluyevsky said.

The decision was supported by the majority of the CSTO and SCO chiefs of the General Staff during a meeting in Moscow on Thursday.

The Collective Security Treaty Organization is a post-Soviet security grouping that comprises Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a regional security and economic alliance in Asia comprising Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The joint maneuvers of the two alliances, named Peaceful Mission Rubezh-2007, will be held in the Russia’s Volga-Urals area and will involve ground and air units of all member countries.

Baluyevsky said Thursday that Russia, Belarus and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics have already developed common air defense and communications systems, and are continuing to work on other joint defense systems.

The reader should take stock of the fact that, as the article above reports, “The joint maneuvers of the two alliances, named Peaceful Mission Rubezh-2007, will be held in the Russia’s Volga-Urals area and will involve ground and air units of all member countries.” Be assured, the simultaneous war preparations of the Communist Bloc and the planned Soviet communist coup d’etat for the 2007-2008 political season are not coincidental. Since there is a high probability that leftist Hillary Clinton, whose husband Bill is in the backpocket of Beijing, will win the presidential election in 2008, the USA and its few remaining allies in the West might very well be without capable leadership to repel a resurgent Communist Bloc.

>USSR2 File: "One clenched fist": Zyuganov visits counterparts in China, twice in 2004; Venezuelan state media reports communist plan to restore USSR

>Pictured here: Gennady Zyuganov, chair of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), and Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

In his prophetic 1984 work New Lies for Old, KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn warned that after staging the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, a new “post”-communist Russia would mend the potemkin “Sino-Soviet split” by establishing a new strategic partnership between Moscow and Beijing. Such a partnership would have terrified the West into adopting a highly militaristic and–from the communist perspective–undesirable posture during the First Cold War (1945-1991). Golitsyn referred to the new Sino-Soviet rapprochement as “one clenched fist.”

Before long, the communist strategists might be persuaded that the balance had swung irreversibly in their favor. In that event they might well decide on a Sino-Soviet “reconciliation.” The scissors strategy would give way to the strategy of “one clenched fist.” At that point the shift in the political and military balance would be plain for all to see. Convergence [between East and West] would not be between two equal parties, but would be on terms dictated by the communist bloc (pages 345-346).

Fast forward to the 2001 Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and the first-ever Sino-Soviet military exericses, Peace Mission 2005, which we analyzed last year in this blogsite. Indeed, as Golitsyn predicts, policymakers in Washington DC have taken due note of the Moscow-Beijing strategic partnership. The shift in the “political and military balance” of the world has moved from a communist-infiltrated NATO to the communist-dominated Trans-Asian Axis.

The continuing harmony of interests between the covertly ruling Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and the overtly ruling Communist Party of China was recently confirmed through the presence of Gennady Zyuganov in Beijing on December 14, 2006. This occurred a few weeks after Comrade Gennady discreetly accompanied President Vladimir Putin to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Hanoi, where the former conferred with Vietnam’s communist officials. That latter tidbit of news was published nowhere except the website of the CPRF and at Once Upon a Time in the West. Following the 2004 reorganization of the Union of Communist Parties-CPSU as the restored CPSU, Soviet communists deplored the Sino-Soviet split and stressed the importance of a united bloc between Moscow and Beijing to oppose the “unipolar hegemony” (or imperialism, to use old-fashioned communist rhetoric) of the USA. These party documents have been published at our blogsite.

China, Russia pledge to boost party-to-party exchanges
2006-12-14 21:17:38

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — A top Chinese official on Thursday called for more cooperation between China and Russia, including the exchanges between parties.

Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met with Gennady Zyuganov, president of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

The two officials agreed on further deepening the exchanges and cooperation between the two parties.

China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation has developed “fast and well”, withstanding the test of complicated international situation since its establishment ten years ago, said Li.

The two sides have strengthened political mutual trust, increased economic and trade cooperation, and shared broad consensus on various key international and regional issues, Li said. “China and Russia have become important forces in safeguarding world and regional peace and stability.”

Li also expressed his best wishes for the success of the China Year in Russia in 2007, expecting it will carry on bilateral friendship.

Zyuganov congratulated on the success of Russia Year in China this year.

The year of 2007 marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the cooperative agreement between the two communist parties. Zyuganov said he and his party will go on intensifying cooperation with the CPC and make concerted efforts for a successful China Year in Russia, lifting the strategic partnership of cooperation to a new height.

According to China Vitae, which publishes the activities of high-ranking Chinese dignitaries, Zyuganov previously met CPC officials in Beijing on April 23 and September 2, 2004.

The Communist Bloc’s long-range plan of deception, subversion, and destruction of the West continues unhindered and unnoticed by the shopping mall regime. That the “ruling” United Russia party is merely a crypto-Stalinist front for the CPRF and restored CPSU is evident in the cooperation protocol that Comrade Czar Putin’s pro-Kremlin party inked with the CPC in 2004. The fact that President Putin’s putative political enemy Zyuganov has the freedom to visit Russia’s primary strategic partner and discuss communist policy with the Butchers of Beijing should prompt one to ask: “Who’s really in charge in the Kremlin?”

In previous blogs we have also noted how the restored CPSU, under the leadership of Stalinist and August 1991 coup plotter Oleg Shenin and his colleague Zyuganov, is carefully monitoring the “red spread” in Latin America. It is evident that Venezuela’s neo-communist dictatorship is likewise carefully monitoring the plans of Soviet communists to restore the USSR by 2010. The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), the CPRF, and the restored CPSU–of which the CPRF is the Russian section–coordinate their activities through various components of the Red International, such as the International Communist Seminar, hosted by the Workers’ Party of Belgium. The PCV supports President Chavez and is presently reviewing the possibility of joining Comrade Hugo’s proposed pro-presidential “United Socialist Party of Venezuela.”

The West–including its governments, militaries, intelligence and security agencies, and shopping mall economies–cannot cope with a Soviet communist coup d’etat in Moscow. Indeed, Western morale and the Western worldview is incapable of processing such information. We have been informed that communism is dead, although Latin America is now in the grip of revitalized communist regimes. Had the West heeded the warnings of Golitsyn and other East Bloc defectors 20 years ago, its inhabitants might now be prepared spiritually and militarily to eradicate the communist pestilence. This is unlikely now.

While the Venezuelan state media does not mention the restored CPSU by name, its goals and operations are mentioned within the context of the CPRF.

Russian Communists insist to fight by restitution of the USSR
By: Agency Bolivariana de Noticias (ABN)
Date of publication: 20/01/07

Moscow, 20 Ene. ABN. – The Communist party of the Federation of Russia (PCFR), led by Guennadi Ziuganov, urged east Saturday to compatible organizations continue fighting by the restoration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), during a regional encounter, according to reported Latin Press.

“We considered that the restitution of the unified mother country must be the key task of our groupings and by that objective we will work of energetic way,” affirmed Ziuganov when taking part in the plenary session of the Council of the Union of Communist Parties of the old USSR.

The appointment, celebrated in the northeast of Moscow, the Russian capital, attended representatives of Bielorrusia, the Soviet Ukraine, Armenia and other ex- republics, according to a news article of the Vesti program, the Rossia channel.

The leader of the PCFR, second political force here, called to the cooperation between all the republics of the postSoviet space, because ‘ without the union of Russia, Bielorrusia, the Ukraine and of other nations sisters we do not have perspective históricá, sentenced Ziuganov.

The adopted resolution east Saturday emphasizes that all the parties formed in territories of the former USSR, continuators of the communist ideas, must be united in the fight by the Soviet power and the socialist direction.

The text formulates votes by the creation of a unified State, similar to which existed between the 15 republics until December of 1991.

Other strategies of the Communists for this year have to do with the coordination of actions and common positions against the manifestations of antiComunism, facist nationalism, the capitalist globalización and the expansionistic plans of the Organization of the Treaty of the North Atlantic (NATO).

For next June, the PCFR glides to celebrate an international conference dedicated to the “Great October and the contemporaneidad”, according to another document circulated between the press.

The Communists of the large stone bench of Ziuganov in the Russian state Duma (House of Representatives) list the partisan machinery in order to assure a vantage point in the regional elections March.

These elections to the parliamentary assemblies in 14 regions of Russia represent a barometer of the mood of the electorate, facing the joust of December for the renovation of mandates in the federal Duma and the presidential ones of 2008.

>USSR2 File: United Russia youth section organizes rally in Moscow, protests removal of Soviet monument in Estonia, exposes red core of Russian "Right"

>Since launching this blogsite we have provided ample documentation that the “Russian Right,” which is represented by the Putinist-Chekist-Surkovist-Gryzlovist regime, is a fiction and serves as a pretext to re-Stalinize Russia and reintegrate the Not-So-Former Soviet republics under the direction of the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The article below notes that the youth section of Russia’s putatively ruling party, the Young Guard, organized the rally in Moscow and that 300 pro-Putin Nashi activists, who have been harrassing the British ambassador in Russia for months, put in an appearance, dressed in Soviet military garb.

Rally against WWII memorial removal in Tallinn without incidents
24.01.2007, 14.54

MOSCOW, January 24 (Itar-Tass) — An action of protest against the removal of the Monument to the Soviet Soldier-Liberator in Tallinn, was held without incidents in downtown Moscow, a source in the information department of the Moscow main police department told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

Partakers of the rally issued an appeal to the Estonian parliament, in which they denounced the Estonian law, which allows pulling down monuments to Soviet soldiers and relocating their graves. They also opposed “fanning up nationalistic sentiments in Estonia.”

About 2,000 people participated in the rally under the slogan “Protect the memory of Soldier-Liberators”.

The movement Molodaya Gvardiya (Young Guard) of United Russia, Georgiyevtsy, Nashi (Ours), Rossiya Molodaya (Young Russia) and the Estonian non-governmental organisation Night Watch voiced protests to the Estonian authorities, which passed the law to pull down the Monument to the Soviet Soldier-Liberator in Tallinn. About 300 Nashi activists were wearing the Soviet military uniform.

Young people, who were carrying the flags of their movements, chanted slogans: “We are a living monument to the war,” “Hitler is a hero of Estonia,” “Protect the memory of soldier-liberators.” According to war veterans, Estonia wants to mar their victory in World War Two. The Young Guard of United Russia initiated the rally.

More than 150 policemen and servicemen enforced order during the rally.

>Communist Bloc Military Updates: China confirms anti-satellite weapon test, deploys J-10 warplanes near Taiwan Strait; People’s Daily endorses Hillary

>On January 22, the Washington Post published an editorial entitled “Hillary is in”, in which the author said that along with Obama, Hillary’s candidacy “is a development to be welcomed by Americans of both parties.” It seems that the Americans are prepared psychologically for either a black or a female president.
— Editorial, People’s Daily Online, official publication of Communist Party of China; January 24, 2007

Pictured here: “Reds in space”; Chinese astronauts (“taikonauts”) Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng aboard Shenzhou 6, which was launched on October 12, 2005, on top of a Long March rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

In addition to its successful manned space program, the People’s Republic of China has now demonstrated to the world that it has the capability of potentially blowing US spy satellites out of orbit. The Pentagon will sleep well tonight. Of course, the Soviets have maintained orbital weapons platforms for decades. As we blog below, former President Bill Clinton, whose wife will be running for the same office in 2008, may very well be responsible for the technology transfer that made China’s weaponization of space possible.

China confirms test of anti-satellite weapon, has informed US – UPDATE 2
01.23.07, 2:42 AM

ETBEIJING (XFN-ASIA) China confirmed that it has conducted a test of a satellite-destroying weapon, saying it has informed the United States of its actions.

‘Regarding having conducted the test, China has already notified other parties and has also notified the American side,’ foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told reporters.

‘But China stresses that it has consistently advocated the peaceful development of outer space and it opposes the arming of space and military competition in space.

‘China has never, and will never, participate in any form of space arms race,’ Liu said. The White House said last week that China had used a missile to destroy an orbiting weather satellite on January 11, making it the third country after the United States and the former Soviet Union to shoot down an object in space.

Until Tuesday, China had refused to publicly confirm the test.

The successful test drew condemnation and expressions of concern from many countries, including the United States, Japan and Australia, amid fears the test could spark an arms race in space.

It meant that China could theoretically shoot down spy satellites or other orbiters operated by other nations. AFP

In spite of China’s pseudo-capitalist perestroika deception, the world’s most populous country and paleo-communist state is unswervingly committed to digesting Taiwan and ending the Chinese Civil War. A report issued by the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which was held in 2002, offered the friendly “velvet glove” approach to Chinese-Taiwanese unification:

The message carried in Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary Jiang Zemin’s report to the ongoing 16th CPC National Congress is one of goodwill and total sincerity to Taiwan compatriots.

Yang Guoqing, president of the All-China Federation of Taiwan Compatriots, told China Daily that Jiang’s message was received warmly by Taiwan compatriots and boosted their confidence in the peaceful reunification of the motherland.

The principle of peaceful reunification, the formula of “one country, two systems,” and the eight-point proposal put forward by Jiang represent the trend of the modern era and fully accord with the fundamental interests of Taiwan compatriots, Yang said.

Separatism is against the will of the majority of Taiwan people and is doomed to failure, said Yang, who is also vice-president of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and head of the Taiwan delegation to the congress.

Inside the velvet glove, however, is an iron fist. With a little technology transfer from the crypto-communist Putinist regime in Moscow, Beijing is beefing up its strike force against the “secessionist province” otherwise known as the Republic of China.

China deploys J-10 warplanes near Taiwan Strait
dpa German Press Agency
Published: Sunday January 21, 2007
Taipei

China has deployed its newly-developed J-10 warplanes near the Taiwan Strait, apparently to warn Taiwan against seeking independence, a Taiwan newspaper said on Sunday.

The China Times, quoting an unnamed military official, said China has deployed 12 J-10 warplanes to an airbase in Zhejiang Province in south-east China, 500 kilometres from the Taiwan Strait.

“China has begun mass production of J-10s. It plans to produce 120 J-10 warplanes,” the official said.

China unveiled the J-10 on January 5, claiming it was superior to the US F-16 fighter jets which are serving in the Taiwan Air Force.

The Taiwan military official said China wants the J-10 to replace the J-7 and J-82 – the previous models of the J-line warplanes – in airstrikes against Taiwan, but Taiwan still thinks its F-16s are superior to the J-10s, the China Times said.

“The F-16’s rivals are the SU-27 and the SU-30. China plans to manufacture a total of 400 SU jets with transfer of technology from Russia,” the official said.

China called the development of the J-10 a breakthrough in China’s research and development of heavy fighter aircraft.

China and Taiwan split since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, and China has threatened to recover Taiwan by force if Taipei declares independence.

For self-defence, Taiwan has been buying modern weapons from Western countries to protect its air space and the 200-kilometre Taiwan Strait.

Ten years ago the Taiwan Air Force launched its second-generation fleet – 130 self-developed IDFs (Indigenous Defence Fighter), 150 US F-16 Block A/Ds and 60 French Mirage 2000-5s – to boost its defences against China.

The Taiwan Air Force is seeking to introduce its third-generation fleet. The Taiwanese press has said the US has agreed to sell Taiwan 66 F-16 Block D/Cs, which are more advanced than F-16 Block A/Bs.

How China Bought the Clintons, Took the White House, and Improved Its Killer Satellite Technology: The 1996 Democratic Campaign Finance Scandal Revisited in Advance of the 2008 Election

Pictured here: The Slickster, John Huang (center, facing), and James Riady (right).

I rather suspect that the CPC would be very pleased for its second Manchurian Candidate, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, to occupy the White House. After all, her husband, China’s first Manchurian Candidate, performed so well. Charles R. Smith, writing in September 2003, dredges up the sinister connections between the People’s Liberation Army, the Lippo Group bank, and the Clintons:

Moctar and James Riady played a key role in bringing the Clintons to power in Washington. The Indonesian billionaire and his Lippo banking company managed to contribute large sums of money to the Clintons’ campaigns even though it was against the law. Moctar’s gardener contributed $450,000 directly to Bill Clinton in a single check. James Riady, Moctar’s son, eventually pleaded guilty to campaign violations.

The connections between the Riadys and the Clintons have a much more sinister theme than simple foreign money inside U.S. elections. Testimony before the U.S. Senate revealed Moctar Riady’s involvement in Chinese espionage. The Lippo Group is in fact a joint venture of China Resources, a trading and holding company “wholly owned” by the Chinese communist government and used as a front for Chinese espionage operations.

Riady, deputy chair of the Lippo Group, is a long-time family friend of the Clintons since 1977, having worked for Jackson Stephens’ Worthen bank holding firm in Little Rock. Through their relationship with Stephens, Riady and his dad Mochtar met Bill Clinton, who was then Governor of Arkansas. James was also a major campaign contributor to the Democratic Party. In 1998 the United States Senate investigated Riady, who pled guilty to campaign finance violations by himself and the Lippo Group. Riady’s US$8.6 million fine was the largest ever imposed in a campaign finance case.

Riady cohort John Huang worked for the California branch of the Sino-Indonesian Lippo Bank, became deputy assistant secretary for international economic affairs in the Clinton Commerce Department, and then in 1996 became a primary fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. In 1999 he was convicted for funneling US$156,000 in illegal campaign contributions from Lippo Group employees to the Democratic Party.

Writing five years earlier, Smith reveals in “How China Took the White House” that Chinese funding for the Democratic National Convention also came from the People’s Liberation Army through front companies known as COSTIND and Poly Technologies Corp.:

Yet, Lt. Gen. Shen of COSTIND is also the boss of one Wang Jun, international arms dealer and friend of Bill Clinton through Charlie Trie. The same Wang Jun, Chinese arms dealer, who paid his way into a meeting with Bill Clinton inside the White House. COSTIND owns Wang Jun’s company Poly Technologies Corp. Poly Technologies also is backed by the Lippo Group and Bill Clinton’s Indonesian billionaire friends — the Riadys.

Bill Clinton’s self-described “good friend” Charlie Trie took the money he obtained from Jun and passed it directly to the DNC as admission into the White House. John Huang, the “secret” cleared, DNC fund-raiser/Commerce employee, also took money from the Riadys and passed it on to Bill Clinton. Thus, the Chinese Army contributed to Bill Clinton’s re-election campaign from three directions. PLA money came from Johnny Chung, as published in the New York Times. More money also came from Charlie Trie and John Huang.

Smith also reveals that in 1994 President Clinton gave Loral Space and Communications Corp. CEO and Democratic Party stalwart Bernard Schwartz the go-ahead to initiate technology transfers with communist China: “One of the deals that Schwartz made with COSTIND was for the use of computer-generated secret codes to control satellites in space. The export of secure control systems for satellites to China had never been approved by any other U.S. president.” That same technology transfer, personally authorized by “Comrade” Bill, is quite likely behind China’s new killer satellite demonstration. In January 2002 the US federal government successfully prosecuted Loral for violations of the Arms Export Control Act, resulting in a US$14 million fine, the second largest in the history of the regulation.

Wanna bet that the MSM will diligently deep six these “archaic facts” in order to promote the Moscow-Beijing Axis’ favored candidate for the 2008 US presidential election?

The People’s Daily article below notes that “Comrade” Hillary possesses three outstanding qualities: 1) prestige and popularity, 2) expert advisors, especially in the form of her spouse, the Slickster, 3) and the ability to raise funds, with an ironic and amusing reverse hat tip toward the PLA and said Indonesian intermediaries. Pictured below: “Best buds”; President Bill (“Slick Willie”) Clinton and the previous President-Dictator of China, Jiang Zemin.

First female president or first black president?
UPDATED: 17:35, January 24, 2007

“I am in and I am in to win”

“I am in and I am in to win,” said HillaryRodham Clinton, New York State senator and spouse of former US President Bill Clinton, when she announced her bid to be the first female president in American history on January 20. Ms. Clinton, 59, formally stated in a video posted on her personal website that she was preparing to run in the 2008 US presidential election. Ms. Clinton loftily said: “Only a new president will be able to undo Bush’s mistakes and restore our hope and optimism.” Ms. Clinton clearly chose what she hopes will be a lucky date to announce her candidacy – usual practice dictates that the next US President will be officially sworn into office on January 20, 2009.

Ms. Clinton also announced in her speech that she was forming her exploratory committee to run for president. She said that she was starting by inviting all Americans to join her in a series of live web chats on three evenings to discuss improving health care, reducing deficits, concluding the Iraq War, regaining America’s position as a respected player in international affairs, and more.

“Changing the political status quo”

On January 16 – four days before Ms. Clinton came forward as a presidential candidate – 45-year-old African American senator Barack Obama made it clear he had the same dream. He too announced his intention of running in the election in a video posted on his website. He has decided to form his presidential campaign exploratory committee, and will confirm his involvement on February 10. “As Americans, we must change our political status quo,” he said.

If he succeeds in the 2008 presidential election, Obama will be the first black president in the history of America.

Many analysts believe that the Democratic Party will win the next presidential election. In a public opinion survey conducted by Newsweek and released on January 21, 49 percent of respondents said they would vote for the Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential election while only 28 percent said they would support the Republican Party. As much as 70 percent are opposed Bush’s policies in Iraq.

Given such high expectations of success for the Democrats at the 2008 elections, many Democrats are keen to enter the playing field and try their luck. Other senators who have announced bid for Democrat candidacy are former Senator and 2004 Democratic vice president nominee Senator John Edwards, Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Rumor also has it that Delaware Senator Joseph R. Biden, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and retired General Clark may also bid.

Clinton and Obama way ahead of the pack

Although it is still too early to draw conclusions about the 2008 US presidential election, it widely believed that there is no dark horse, and that either Ms. Clinton or Obama will win.

The Washington Post and ABC Sunday jointly announced the results of the latest poll, according to which, Ms. Clinton’s support rate within the Democratic Party is as high as 41 percent and Obama’s is 17 percent. Gallup’s poll, taken a week ago, found that approximately 29 percent of Democrat voters support Ms. Clinton, while 18 percent prefer Obama. Other recent surveys also show that Ms. Clinton and Obama are far more popular than other Democrat candidates.

The superwoman’s “three secret weapons”

Ms. Clinton’s unparalleled prestige and popularity is her greatest advantage. Nearly everyone knows her in the United States. In fact, her popularity has actually grown since her husband, Bill Clinton, concluded his two terms in office. In recent years Ms. Hillary Clinton has become the hottest female politician in the US political arena.

Hillary’s second advantage is that she has one the best political advisors in the country at her side – her husband. Bill Clinton, 60, still has the outstanding personal charisma that helped him win office in 1992 and remains very popular. Many Americans cherish the memory of the good times in the Clinton era. This will undoubtedly be of benefit to Ms. Clinton.

Ms. Clinton’s third “secret weapon” is her outstanding ability to raise funds. In autumn last year when she was reelected senator, she raised more than US$40 million. There is still US$14 million left over in the bank. Former Speaker of the House, Republican Newt Gingrich, once said that Hillary could raise more funds than any other Democrat, and that this amount could potentially exceed the total raised by other Democratic candidates.

Of course, Hillary has her “Achilles’ Heel” – her ambiguous stand on the war in Iraq. She once voted in favor of the war in Iraq and still “stands in the last row” in the anti-war queue, despite criticizing the war and shifting her position on it. Another worry for some might be that between the Clinton and the Bush family, the White House has been dominated by just two families for nearly 20 years. Ms. Clinton may not fulfill Americans’ desire for change.

Obama has both obvious advantages and defects

Obama’s major advantage is that he is young, vivacious and charming. Obama is quite unlike the traditional politicians in Washington DC. Both media and the public have lavished praise on him, reminding people of the years of Bill Clinton or even the Kennedy brothers. This is the so-called “Obama phenomenon”

. Secondly, Obama is currently the only black senator in the United States Congress, and just the fifth black senator in US history. His father came to the US as a student from Kenya, which will make him popular with African American voters. Thirdly, Obama is an outstanding example of someone who is living the American dream. He was born into a common family and rose from the bottom of the society. He often claims to be the “poorest person in the Senate”. Civilians find this very inspiring. Fourthly, unlike Hillary, Obama has taken a firm stance against the Iraq war. This will help him to win the anti-war vote.

However, to some extent, Obama’s advantages are also his shortcomings. His biggest weakness is that, comparatively new to Washington, he lacks experience. Obama was elected a senator for the first time in 2004. Only one other senator has spent less time in office than he. If he does not receive adequate guidance, Obama will face enormous obstacles in raising funds and controlling issues for discussion in the future.

No matter who wins the election, Ms. Clinton or Obama, Americans will face an interesting question – a female president or a black president? Either one would be unprecedented.

A poll by the Cable News Network (CNN) in December 2006 found that 62 percent of American voters are prepared to accept a black president. On January 22, the Washington Post published an editorial entitled “Hillary is in”, in which the author said that along with Obama, Hillary’s candidacy “is a development to be welcomed by Americans of both parties.” It seems that the Americans are prepared psychologically for either a black or a female president.

By People’s Daily Online

>Latin America File: Sandinistas slash government salaries, fuel prices; ex-Contra leader Ortega’s VP; Venezuelan Army to build highway in Nicaragua

>In addition to slashing fuel prices, “born again” communist and Jimmy Carter bud Comandante Ortega, is admirably cutting his own salary and that of his cohorts in order to soothe the fears of the impoverished masses who voted for him and the wary policymakers in Washington DC. This follows an attempt by Comrade Dan to reassert direct presidential control over Nicaragua’s police and military forces.

Pictured here are the neo-communist presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela, Ortega and Chavez.

In a move that ought to prompt the student of Latin America’s red spread to re-examine the origins of the US-backed Contra resistance during the 1980s and the staged drawdown of the Sandinistas during the 1990 election, former Contra leader Jaime Morales is now Ortega’s vice-president. In spite of the fact that the Sandinistas chased Morales into the hills, confiscated the banker’s mansion during the 1979 revolution, and moved Comrade Dan’s furniture into the premises, these former arch-enemies are now best friends. “We were sworn enemies,” Morales opines. “I know Ortega in times of war and in times of peace. He has matured a lot and the Sandinistas have changed.”

The Sandinistas have NOT changed and their cozy relationship with the terrorists and communists of the Sao Paulo Forum is incontrovertible proof. Old commies don’t change their ideology. They only change their tactics. The temporary retreat of communism in Nicaragua occurred simultaneously with a similar phenomenon in Eastern Europe, reinforcing the belief among the duped inhabitants of the shopping mall regime that communism was dead. “Since that time,” writes Tim Rogers in the May 5, 2006 issue of The Christian Science Monitor, “Ortega’s [Sandinista] party has managed to consolidate enormous power in the legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government, despite losing three presidential bids in the process.”

Nicaragua’s President Ortega Cuts Government Salaries, Including His Own
January 23, 2007

Nicaragua’s new leftist president, Daniel Ortega, has slashed his own salary as part of a government austerity plan.

A former Marxist rebel who led Nicaragua in the 1980s, Ortega returned to office on January 10. After seeing how much the government spends on payroll, he said he is cutting his own salary and those of ministers and senior civil servants.

Several presidents in Latin America have recently reduced their salaries to deflect criticism that they earn too much while many of their citizens live in poverty. President Felipe Calderon of Mexico cut his salary by 10 percent after taking office in December.

The United Nations classifies half of the population of Nicaragua as poor, and 17 percent as extremely poor.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
Source: VOA

Neo-Communism’s Twenty-First Century Domino Effect

The Venezuelan Armed Forces is busy these days consolidating President Chavez’s Socialist Republic. Personnel are learning to fly Russian fighter jets, operate Russian assault rifles, and construct plants to produce more Russian assault rifles. They are preparing to repel a hypothetical US invasion and offering a little covert ground support for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which has pledged its allegiance to Comrade Hugo. They are shuttling President Comrade Evo around Bolivia in two loaned helicopters. MSM reports indicate that there are 30 Venezuelan soldiers in Bolivia. Unconfirmed reports, which we have posted, suggest that there are as many as 3,000 Cuban and Venezuelan troops in Bolivia.

The MSM also reports that Nicaragua’s neo-Sandinista regime will be employing the Venezuelan Army to build a highway across the country. “The Venezuelan army will build a 300-mile road in Nicaragua that will link the Pacific to the Atlantic region, El Universal reported Jan. 22,” the short news item reveals. “The construction, set to begin in a year and be completed in at least five years, will cost an estimated $350 million and will be financed by Venezuela as a donation.” Perhaps Comrade Hugo’s troops and military engineers will overstay their welcome in Managua and mingle with their revolutionary chums in the Nicaraguan Armed Forces? After all, the neo-communist parties of neighboring El Salvador and Guatemala need a little encouragement to oust the anti-communist regimes currently in place. Chavez talks of “21st century socialism.” We might as well talk of communism’s new “domino effect.”

In any event, the Caracas-sponsored highway project in Nicaragua is only the next step in the consolidation of the political relationship between the Ortega and Chavez regimes, the first being the formation–before Ortega’s November re-election–of a Nicaraguan-Venezuelan oil firm, Alba Petróleos de Nicaragua, to operate under the management of AMUNIC, the Sandinista-controlled municipal government association. The second step was the admission two weeks ago of Nicaragua into the Castro-contrived, neo-communist, anti-FTAA trading bloc known as the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas.

>USA File: Hillary: "I’m in to win"; Sen. Clinton launches presidential bid, hides leftist baggage, Bill’s KGB links; Democratic Party in red orbit

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Hillary Clinton: With no hyperbole, Moscow’s candidate for the US White House. Be assured, the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which will be contesting Russia’s December 2007 State Duma election and March 2008 presidential election, will also be closely scrutinizing America’s next (and last?) election year.

Some highlights from Mrs. (“I’m in to Win”) Clinton’s resume:

1) Board of Editors, “progressive” Yale Review of Law and Social Action

2) Clerk at Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein law firm; worked closely with Robert Treuhaft, member of Communist Party USA and Harvard-trained lawyer for the party, in defense of Black Panthers; summer 1971

3) Linked to fellow Yale Law School graduate Robert Borosage, who would later become director of the Institute for Policy Studies–a Marxist think tank and KGB front–and then director of Campaign for America’s Future, which seeks to push the US Democratic Party further to the left

4) Supported World Federalist Association, which advocates world (communist) government

5) Chaired New World Foundation, which awarded grants to the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, which was connected to the communist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, currently El Salvador’s chief opposition party; the National Lawyers Guild, a front for the Communist Party USA; and the pro-Sandinista, pro-liberation theology, Jesuit-linked Christic Institute; 1982-1988

And this is skimming the surface . . .

Some highlights from Mr. (“First Gentleman” wannabe) Clinton’s resume:

1) Conducted mysterious trip to Moscow’s War Moratorium Committee, in company of scion of Czech communist family, January 1970

2) Maintained friendship with same Czech communist family from early 1970s to the period of his own presidency

3) Supported, as state governor, drug/arms smuggling operation in Mena, Arkansas, a key component in the Reagan Administration’s covert strategy to supply the Nicaraguan Contras; Cuban-born Felix Rodriguez, who captured communist terrorist Che Guevara in Bolivia in 1967, was the chief CIA agent involved in the Mena operation; according to Terry Reed, who cites Israeli intelligence, Rodriguez was a double agent for Moscow; 1980s

3) Suppressed information concerning Iraqi connection to Oklahoma City Bombing, 1995

4) Ignored communist Chinese theft of US nuclear secrets, 1995-1999

5) Overlooked attempt by People’s Liberation Army to finance the US Democratic Party with illicit donations and his own re-election bid, 1996

6) Endeavored to disassociate himself from the “Clinton Body Count” extending from Little Rock, Arkansas to Fort Macy Park, Virginia (where Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster “committed suicide”), and beyond

Question: Will Slick Willie stay home and bake cookies?

Hillary Clinton launches White House bid: ‘I’m in’

January 22, 2007

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton jumped into the fray as a 2008 presidential candidate with the words “I’m in” posted on her Web site.

“And I’m in to win,” she added in a statement, announcing she has set up an exploratory committee that can gauge opinions and raise money for a presidential campaign.

Clinton’s announcement comes on the same day that the next president will be inaugurated two years down the road: January 20, 2009.

The former first lady and Democratic senator from New York is considered her party’s front-runner in what has become a diverse Democratic field.

Should she win, she would be the first woman to serve as president of the United States — and the first presidential spouse to do so as well. President Bill Clinton served two terms from 1993 to 2001.

On Tuesday, Democrat Sen. Barack Obama announced that he was filing papers to form a presidential exploratory committee, a bid to become the first African-American president.

And on Sunday, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, also a Democrat, is expected to announce his bid, one that could make him the first Latino president.

Live ‘Web chats’ start Monday

Bringing “the right end” to the war in Iraq, reducing the deficit, making the country energy independent and health care affordable were issues Clinton touted in her announcement, speaking on a video posted on her site.

“After six years of George Bush, it is time to renew the promise of America,” she said.

“I grew up in a middle-class family in the middle of America, and we believed in that promise,” the 59-year-old Chicago native said.

“I still do. I’ve spent my entire life trying to make good on it, whether it was fighting for women’s basic rights or children’s basic health care, protecting our social security or protecting our soldiers.”

On Sunday she’ll appear at the Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center to discuss legislation that would expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. The center bears the names of the two Manhattan neighborhoods it serves — Chelsea and Clinton — coincidentally, Chelsea Clinton is the senator’s daughter’s name.

In the video, she invited Americans to join her in a three-night series of live video Web chats beginning Monday.

“So let’s talk. Let’s chat, let’s start a dialogue about your ideas and mine, because the conversation in Washington has been just a little one-sided lately, don’t you think?”

She’ll travel next weekend to Iowa and later to New Hampshire, two kickoff states for the Democratic presidential nominating process in 2008, according to her campaign organizers.

When Clinton launched her Senate bid in New York in 1999, she began a “listening tour” around the state to explore views on education, business and health care issues.

Her Republican opponent, Rick Lazio, called her a “carpetbagger” because she had not previously lived in New York. But she beat him, becoming the first sitting first lady to win an elected office, and was re-elected last year with 67 percent of the vote.

A crowded field

Clinton’s announcement puts her in a big Democratic crowd of candidates.

In a statement released Saturday, Obama said: “Senator Clinton is a good friend and a colleague whom I greatly respect. I welcome her and all the candidates, not as competitors, but as allies in the work of getting our country back on track.”

In addition to Obama and Richardson, the field also includes former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the party’s 2004 vice presidential nominee, who declared his candidacy late last year; Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, a liberal critic of the war in Iraq; and Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.

Sens. Joe Biden of Delaware and Chris Dodd of Connecticut have also said they will seek the nomination, and other Democrats mentioned as possible candidates include the party’s 2004 presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts; retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark, and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Clinton wants troop cap, is wary of al-Maliki

Clinton, who just returned from a trip to U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany, has urged the Bush administration to return its focus to Afghanistan.

She has proposed a bill to cap troop levels in Iraq and require congressional approval before the president may send more troops.

She has also been highly critical of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, saying Washington should cut off financial support to the Iraqi government unless it shows commitment to stemming the sectarian violence there.

“I don’t have any faith,” she said of al-Maliki, when asked by CNN if she had any faith in him.
In 2002, Clinton was among the majority in Congress who voted in favor of authorizing Bush to attack Iraq if Saddam Hussein refused to give up weapons of mass destruction as required by U.N. resolutions.

In a 2005 letter to constituents posted on her Senate Web site, she said that she took responsibility for her vote, which she said she made “on the basis of the evidence presented by the administration.”

In turn, she said, “I, along with a majority of Americans, expect the president and his administration to take responsibility for the false assurances, faulty evidence and mismanagement of the war.”

CNN’s John Roberts contributed to this report.

If you have any doubts whether the Democratic Party, with which the Clintons are associated, is manipulated by communists and KGB assets, visit the new sections in this blogsite’s right column: “Communist-Infiltrated Political Parties.” The following organizations and front groups have pushed the Democratic Party firmly into the communist orbit:

  1. Campaign for America’s Future, as noted above, is a nonprofit organization committed to pushing the Democratic Party leftward; Director Robert Borosage was also director of the Institute for Policy Studies, a Marxist KGB front, between 1979 and 1988
  2. Congressional Progressive Caucus is dominated by Democratic members of the US Congress and connected to the Democratic Socialists of America
  3. National Stonewall Democrats is an “LGBT” faction of the Democratic Party; sodomites seek radical social transformation and, hence, are natural allies of communists; for example, Harry Hay and his partners in crime in the defunct sodomite Mattachine Society were “ex”-members of the Communist Party USA
  4. Progressive Democrats of America is an internal faction committed to pushing the Democratic Party leftward
  5. Shadow Democratic Party is a vast network of leftist organizations connected to multi-billionaire socialist George Soros and leftist-feminist Hillary Clinton; prior to his re-election, the Shadow Democratic Party was committed to removing President George W. Bush from office
  6. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is a political party with close links to the Congressional Progressive Caucus
  7. Communist Party USA endorsed the platform of the Democratic Party in the 2006 general elections and encouraged communists to vote Democrat; communists, as a rule, only support other parties if those parties are furthering communist objectives; although the Communist International has for over 60 years been defunct under that name, the CPUSA still coordinates its actions with foreign communist parties and states; the CPUSA attended the last International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Lisbon, between November 10 and 12, 2006; the Communist Party of the Russian Federation–which constitutes the Russian section of the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union–and the Communist Party of China sent delegates to that conference

>Latin America File: Ahmadinejad’s tour of regional Red Axis coincides with Sao Paulo Forum; Ortega demands direct control of police and military

>The imperialists don’t like us to help you progress and develop. They don’t like us to get rid of poverty and unite people. The whole world knows that Nicaragua and Iran are together.
— Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran; statement made while visiting Nicaragua, January 14, 2007

While Latin America’s neo-communist bloc, the Sao Paulo Forum, plotted its next political moves in San Salvador vis-a-vis “US imperialism,” Iranian President Mahmoud (“Iwannajihad/Imanutjob”) Ahmadinejad conferred with “born again” communist dictator Comandante Ortega and his red cohorts, Comrades Chavez, Morales, and Correa. Pictured here: The genocidal anti-Zionist President of Iran and the neo-communist President of Nicaragua raise their fists in solidarity. The Islamo-Marxist noose tightens around North America . . . Keep on shoppin’, folks.

Iran and Nicaragua vow close ties
January 14, 2007

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has pledged closer ties with Nicaragua as he continues his Latin America tour.

“We have common interests, common enemies and common goals”, he said as he visited shantytowns in Managua with the Nicaraguan leader, Daniel Ortega.

Mr Ahmadinejad arrived in Nicaragua from Venezuela where he signed business agreements with President Hugo Chavez.

The Iranian president’s visits are aimed at boosting ties with the region’s most vocal critics of the US.

The aim is also to garner further support in the international debate over Iran’s nuclear programme and its alleged interference in Iraq.

Washington’s concern

Some of Latin America’s leftist leaders are also keen to expand ties with oil-rich Iran, correspondents say.

This development has concerned Washington, which accuses Tehran of sponsoring terrorism and seeking to build a nuclear bomb, charges the Iranian government denies.

The Bush administration is watching Mr Ahmadinejad’s tour closely, says BBC Latin America correspondent Duncan Kennedy.

As well as meeting Mr Chavez and Mr Ortega, Mr Ahmadinejad is also due to attend the inauguration of Ecuador’s leftist new President Rafael Correa.

It is also expected that the Iranian president will meet Evo Morales of Bolivia.

Poverty

Mr Ortega took his visitor on a tour of shantytowns in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua.

“The imperialists don’t like us to help you progress and develop. They don’t like us to get rid of poverty and unite people,” said Mr Ahmadinejad.

“But the whole world knows that Nicaragua and Iran are together.”

Mr Ortega said he would sign accords with Mr Ahmadinejad to help reduce poverty in Nicaragua, one of the poorest countries in Latin America.

The two countries announced that they were restoring full diplomatic relations and re-opening embassies in their capitals.

Not content with infiltrating Sandinista die-hards into the police and military forces prior to the calculated abandonment of their public monopoly of power in 1990, Comandante Ortega–in a move that should come as no surprise to regular visitors of this blogsite–is demanding direct control over these potential instruments of coercion. Pictured below: Sandinista supporters welcome the Iranian President to Nicaragua.

Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:58 PM ET
MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega wants to take direct control of the army and police, but critics warn it could mark a return to the authoritarian rule of the 1980s when he led a Marxist revolutionary government.
Ortega sent a reform proposal to Congress on Monday that proposes limiting the power of the defense and interior ministers over the army and police force, and giving more to the president.
He first seized power in a popular 1979 revolution that toppled a family dictatorship and then led Nicaragua in a civil war against U.S.-backed Contra rebels before being voted out of office in 1990.
He was reelected president in November and took office last week, joining a growing anti-U.S. bloc in Latin America led by Venezuela’s populist president, Hugo Chavez.
Ortega’s first reform proposals were quickly condemned by critics. “What we see here is his authoritarian slant,” conservative lawyer Gabriel Alvarez said on Tuesday.
The proposals will be discussed with senior army and police chiefs, and Congress is expected to begin debating them on Friday.
Ortega, who said he dropped the Marxist policies of the 1980s, ran for election as a moderate center-leftist. Rivals and some business leaders, however, fear he will follow Chavez’s lead and extend government control over the economy.
He insists he will respect private property and wants good relations with the United States even as he allies himself with Chavez and leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales.

>Latin America File: New law permits Chavez to rule by decree, single-party dictatorship to absorb presidential, communist, and other leftist parties

>This process is unstoppable. This process is a historic necessity.
— Juan Montenegro Nunez, Pro-Chavez Deputy, National Assembly of Venezuela, January 18, 2007

Despite previous rumblings of dissatisfaction from the Bush Administration regarding the Chavez regime, since Comrade Hugo’s second re-election in December 2006, the White House has been remarkably silent on the dramatic acceleration of the communization of Venezuela. I rather suspect that the Socialist Republic of Venezuela has taken a back seat in the foreign policy deliberations of President Bush and his advisors to the Middle Eastern state with which Chavez is allied, namely, the Islamic Republic of Iran. In confronting the Islamo-Marxist global alliance, the USA is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Which is which, however? Is Venezuela the rock and Iran the hard place? Or is it vice versa? Either way, no one in the USA or Canada is prepared to deal with the political (and possibly radioactive) fall out.

The article below notes that Chavez attended the recent Mercosur conference in Brazil, where he urged fellow leftist presidents to reject the pro-Washington policies of Latin America’s main trading bloc. What is not stated is that he probably also urged them to join Comrade Fidel’s pet project, the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, which presently includes Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua and, in the near future, Ecuador, and which has received the endorsement of the Vancouver-based World Peace Forum.

Venezuela’s Chavez gets initial approval to approve laws by decree
1/19/2007

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill granting President Hugo Chavez the power to rule by decree for 18 months so that he can impose sweeping economic, social and political change.

Emboldened by his landslide re-election last month, the leftist leader has called for “revolutionary laws” to accelerate the country’s transformation into a full socialist state.

“This process is unstoppable,” lawmaker Juan Montenegro Nunez told the National Assembly Thursday. “This process is a historic necessity.”

The vote was unanimous as the National Assembly has been entirely filled with Chavez’s allies since opposition parties boycotted 2005 elections.

Chavez began his third term last week by announcing his intent to nationalize key sectors of the economy, rewrite the country’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, and strip the Central Bank of its autonomy.

He also called for an end to foreign ownership of lucrative crude oil refineries. Venezuela is the world’s fifth oil producer and the fourth supplier to the United States, its top customer.

“What is becoming evident is that all the powers are one single power in Venezuela — Hugo Chavez,” said opposition politician Gerardo Blyde.

Chavez has angered Washington with his relentless anti-U.S. rhetoric, his support for Iran’s nuclear ambitions and his warm relations with Cuban leader Fidel Castro. And yet with oil profits booming and his popularity high, Chavez seems to be in step with many Venezuelans.

At the apex of a resurgent Latin American left, he urged South American leaders meeting in Brazil Thursday to abandon the U.S.-supported free market policies and privatization of state industries that formed the pillars of their main trade bloc, Mercosur.

“We came to approve accords, create space (for the disenfranchised), projects to strengthen the real integration of South America and contribute with something we consider absolutely necessary: the reformulation of Mercosur,” Chavez said.

The Venezuelan bill provides a broad “mother law” that would enable Chavez to enact laws by decree. The measure is expected to easily win final approval on its second reading in the assembly.

National Assembly President Cilia Flores said that vote would probably be next week, though she did not specify a day.

“The president has asked for a year and a half, and he will have a year and a half to adapt all of these laws to the new political model,” Flores said as the debate opened Thursday. The discussion lasted four hours, though there was no real opposition.

Chavez has not spelled out what other changes he intends to make, but Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro suggested nationalization also was on the horizon for the mining sector.

“The basic industries of minerals should be in the hands of the national state,” he said at the Mercosur summit in Brazil.

It was unclear whether that would mean a total state takeover or majority stakes for the government in mining operations now held by private companies. Already state conglomerates have for decades dominated the mining of iron and bauxite to produce steel and aluminum.

Chavez last week designated Venezuela’s main telecommunications company and the country’s electricity and natural gas sectors as targets for nationalization.

Chavez has formed a commission to rewrite the constitution in keeping with his socialist vision and expects to hold a referendum on the changes by the end of the year. Chavez has already revised the constitution once since he took office in 1999.

Among the changes, Chavez is seeking an end to presidential term limits, which would allow him to run again for the presidency in December 2012.

Chavez has been emboldened to make more radical changes at home after winning re-election with 63% of the vote, his widest margin ever.

Chavez says he is crafting a new sort of “21st century socialism” for Venezuela. Critics say it is starting to look like old-fashioned totalitarianism by a leader obsessed with power.

Following his most recent electoral triumph, Comrade Chavez proposed the amalgamation of the presidential party, Fifth Republic Movement (MVR), and 23 pro-presidential parties, including the Communist Party of Venezuela into one new organism, to be called the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Spanish: Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela, PSUV). On December 18 Minister of Communication and Information Willian Lara dispatched a missive to the National Electoral Council, in which the proposal to dissolve the MVR and organize the PSUV in 2007 was outlined. The parties that supported Chávez in the 2006 presidential election and ratified the formation of a single-party dictatorship (although not phrased as such), arranged by the number of electoral votes received, include:

  1. Fifth Republic Movement (MVR)
  2. For Social Democracy (PODEMOS)
  3. Fatherland for All (PPT)
  4. Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV)
  5. People’s Electoral Movement (MEP)
  6. Everybody Wins Independent Movement (MIGATO)
  7. Venezuelan Popular Unity (UPV)
  8. Revolutionary Middle Class (CMR)
  9. Tupamaro
  10. Socialist League (LS)
  11. Movement for Direct Democracy (MDD)
  12. Emergent People (GE)
  13. Union Party
  14. Militants Civic Movement (MCM)
  15. National Socialist Group of Liberation Pro Venezuela (PROVEN)
  16. Communitary Patriotic Unity (UPC)
  17. New People Concentration Movement (MCGN)
  18. Action Force of Base Coordination (FACOBA)
  19. Independents for the National Community (IPCN)
  20. Active Democracy National Organization (ONDA)
  21. National Independent Movement (MNI)
  22. Laboral Power (PL)
  23. Venezuelan Revolutionary Currents (CRV)
  24. Action Networks of Communitary Change (REDES)

Meanwhile, in another blow for freedom in Venezuela, Rear Admiral Luis Goatherd, who holds a position in the presidential staff, affirmed that the National Armed Forces will support President Chavez’s “21st century socialism.” Patriotic officers and enlisted men in Venezuela’s armed forces defected at least five years ago and organized themselves into the Venezuelan Military Resistance Movement. National Guard Brigadier General Angel Sánchez Velasco joined the resistance on October 24, 2002. His predictions regarding Chavez’s dictatorship by stealth have materialized: “Wake up. Chavez has smuggled a dictatorship in through the back-door. But together, we can give the country a better future, and put a brake on Chavez’s subversive Castro-Communist project.” Too late.

>USSR2 File: Putin aide contends dissident murders anti-Kremlin plot, observers finger exiled oligarchs, ignore restored CPSU leadership

>There are strong groups which have joined together to constantly attack the president’s line and him personally. None of these murders are in our interests.
— Igor Shuvalov, Kremlin spokesentity, January 18, 2007

So who, if not solely Comrade Czar Putin, is interested in bumping off Russian dissidents? In one sense Comrade(?) Igor is absolutely right. The murder of Russian dissidents reflects very poorly indeed on the Kremlin and Russia’s putative leadership must realize that fact. We must look elsewhere for the perps. A resolution of the Fifth Congress of the Red Youth Vanguard (AKM), held on April 17, 2004, offers a clue:

[AKM] together with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union [is committed] to attaining the creation of a revolutionary front of oppositional forces in the territory of the USSR, the purpose of which is the removal from authority of the police regime of Putin in Russia and the pro-Western regimes in the republics of the USSR, the restoration of the Soviet regime, socialism, and step-by-step revival of the Soviet Union on the basis of the results of the All-Union referendum on March 17, 1991 (“On the Tactical Missions of AKM”).

With respect to understanding “post”-communist Russian politics, therefore, the fundamental error of most Kremlinologists today is to ignore the machinations of the continuing/restored CPSU, which operates under the leadership of Oleg Shenin (pictured above), in collusion with Gennady Zyuganov’s potemkin Communist Party of the Russian Federation. AKM is the youth section of the CPSU.

It has been our contention for months that the crypto-communist Putinist-Chekist-Surkovist-Gryzlovist regime is purposely comitting suicide to smooth the entrance for a Soviet communist coup d’etat later this year or in 2008. This procedure has entailed simultaneously discrediting Putin in the sight of both Russia and the West, as well as re-Stalinizing Russia’s political and economic system. In the process, Comrade Czar Putin is eliminating potential enemies–namely, counter-revolutionaries such as bankers, businessman, and talkative ex-agents of the security and intelligence apparatus–of the planned Shenin regime. He is also neutralizing energy-dependent, “post”-communist European states that would nevertheless squirm at the prospect of implementing Vladimir Lenin’s dream, a restored Soviet Union merging with an expanded European Union.

Note that the Kremlin’s reaction is to frame Russian Jewish oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Leonid Nevzlin, a typical communist ploy. “Zionism now is a force of a class character,” CPSU chairman Shenin, a key August 1991 coup plotter, insisted during a 2000 interview with the Moscow weekly The Patriot, “it is the vanguard of world imperialism. It did played in the past, plays now and wants to play in future considerable part in enslavement of peoples, in building up the ‘new world order’ – the regime of superexploitation and genocide of the working people of all nationalities. It’s a fact. Karl Marx characterised class essence of Zionism as mercantilised one, as financial oligarchy and now we see this more and more.”

Shenin is simply following in the footsteps of his predecessor Joseph Stalin. In a lead-up to the infamous communist-concocted “Doctors’ Plot,” Stalin, speaking at a December 1, 1952 session of the Politburo, announced: “Every Jewish nationalist is the agent of the American intelligence service. Jewish nationalists think that their nation was saved by the USA (there you can become rich, bourgeois, etc.). They think they’re indebted to the Americans. Among doctors, there are many Jewish nationalists.” Moscow’s phoney “Doctors’ Plot” followed hard on the heels of Prague’s “Slansky Trials,” in which certain elements of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (which still exists) were executed for alleged Zionist-Titoist-Trotskyist sympathies.

In the article below Yuri Chaika (“ex”-CPSU), Russia’s Prosecutor-General since June 2006, insinuates that Nevzlin, a business partner of jailed communist-turned-capitalist-turned-repentant-leftist Mikhail Khodorkovsky could have ordered Litvinenko’s murder.

Putin’s Aide Says Recent Murders of Dissidents Are Plot Against Russia
18.01.2007 MosNews

A senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the murders of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and former spy Alexander Litvinenko are part of an attack by powerful groups against the head of state, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.

Litvinenko’s death in London on November 23 from polonium poisoning followed the murder in Moscow of prominent journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Both were critics of Putin.

“Polonium-Litvinenko-Politkovskaya are all linked together,” RIA news agency on Thursday quoted Putin aide Igor Shuvalov as saying in Berlin.

“There are strong groups which have joined together to constantly attack the president’s line and him personally,” Shuvalov said. “None of these murders are in our interests.”

The murders of Litvinenko and Politkovskaya raised concerns inside Russia about the political stability Putin has been credited with enforcing after the chaos of the 1990s and the fall of the Soviet Union.

The Kremlin has said Litvinenko’s lucid deathbed statement accusing Putin of his death was nonsense.

But the murders scuffed Putin’s image abroad and strained Moscow’s relations with the European Union and the United States.

Some pro-Kremlin politicians have suggested Putin’s opponents abroad might be seeking to use the murders to muddy the Kremlin’s image. Shuvalov did not name the people who could be seeking to undermine Putin.

Key Putin opponents include tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who lives in London, and Leonid Nevzlin, a former top manager of the YUKOS business empire, who lives in Israel.

Both fled Russia after what they called Kremlin-backed persecution. Russian prosecutors have said they want to question Berezovsky in the Litvinenko case.

The Prosecutor-General said last month that Nevzlin, a business partner of jailed oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky, could have ordered Litvinenko’s murder. Nevzlin’s spokesman called the accusations ridiculous.

Politkovskaya, a 48-year-old mother of two, was shot dead outside her apartment in central Moscow on October 7. Politkovskaya had won prizes for her coverage of Russia’s war with rebels in the southern province of Chechnya.

“We take the murder of Politkovskaya as a provocative act,” Shuvalov said. “The president has given the orders to solve this crime. It is stupid to link this murder to the leadership of the country.”

>USSR2/Middle East Files: Russian admiral predicts US strike against Iran, Kremlin delivers SAMs; Rice, Cheney blast Tehran-backed Iraqi insurgents

>For dot connectors, a major conflagration is looming in the Middle East as Russia supplies nuclear client state Iran with surface-to-air missiles and the Pentagon expands its military presence in the region, including 600 Patriot anti-missile missiles. Israeli news source Debka reports:

The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress Friday that Iranians are now on the US target list in Iraq. He spoke of an “aggressive ground campaign” against Iranian networks operating inside Iraq. The Pentagon has also referred to possible cross-border raids into Iran, but so far none has been approved. The stakes have been rising since Wednesday, Jan. 10, when the US president vowed to seek out and destroy Iranian and Syrian networks disrupting US operations in Iran and fomenting violence.

The Islamo-Marxist Axis is personified in the picture above: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad embraces his Venezuelan alter ego Hugo Chavez during the Iranian President’s previous junket to Caracas in September 2006. Ahmadinejad just wrapped up another tour of the Latin American Red Axis between January 13 and 16.

Echoing President George Bush’s admonitions, televised on January 10, against the terrorist-sponsoring state of Iran, both Vice-President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice have warned the Islamic theocracy against supporting the Ba’athist insurgency in Iraq. The Kremlin, which concocted the problem in the first place by nourishing the imams in Iran from the get-go, continues to discretely monitor the beating of war drums in the Middle East and offer prognostications that portray the USA in a bad light:

Russian admiral predicts impending US strike against Iran
MOSCOW, Jan 9 (KUNA)

Former Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Edward Baltin said Tuesday that the presence of so many nuclear submarines in the Arab Gulf waters pointed to likely plans for a US attack against Iran.

Baltine, who was quoted by Interfax news agency, said the presence of US submarines in Gulf waters meant that Washington was contemplating a strike against Iran.

“The presence of the submarines indicates that Washington has not abandoned plans to launch a sudden attack against Iran,” the admiral said.

He blamed Monday’s collision between a US submarine and a Japanese sea liner near the Strait of Hormuz on the fact that US submarines needed to sail relatively higher than their usual depths to get clearer vision enabling them to zero in on likely targets.

The admiral recalled that, in previous conflicts, US submarines had “cleaned up” the road to pave the way for an air strike through destroying enemy air defense installations.

In the interest of furthering peace in the Middle East, the neo-Soviet state is kindly unloading some excess military hardware in Tehran, which has warned Israel to back off over the issue of Iran’s nuclear program. This was the proclamation of President Mahmoud (“Iwannajihad/ Imanutjob”) Ahmadinejad during his recent PR tour in the Western Hemisphere: “They [Israel] are aware of Iran’s strength,” he intoned. “I believe they will not do such a stupid thing, and its masters won’t as well… Everyone knows that the Zionist regime has nuclear weapons while Iran abides by the international laws. This regime wants to hurt the Iranian people. They have many dreams but they are not so strong.”

Russia Delivers Surface-to-Air Missiles to Iran — Defence Minister
16.01.2007 MosNews

Russia has delivered new anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran and will consider further requests by Tehran for defensive weapons, the Reuters news agency quoted Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov as saying on Tuesday.

“We have supplied the modern short-range anti-aircraft systems TOR-M1 in accordance with our contracts,” Ivanov told reporters “Iran is not under sanctions and if it wants to buy defensive … equipment for its armed forces then why not?”

A defence ministry source later told Reuters deliveries of hardware under the $1 billion deal, which has been criticised by the West, have not yet been completed.

>Feature: Red World: Heritage Foundation releases economic index; Hong Kong No. 1, USA No. 4, Canada just makes Top 10, Russia in the tank at No. 120

>The conservative think tank Heritage Foundation recently released its 2007 Index of Economic Freedom. Statistics, gulag inmates, and East Bloc defectors agree: Capitalism works, communism does not. However, you will never convince a communist of this fact. Indeed, he will employ capitalism to destroy capitalism and advance communism, to wit the perestroika deception in Eastern Europe and pseudo-capitalist People’s Republic of China. The economic success of Hong Kong, which serves as window dressing for China’s laogai regime, can be attributed to one century of British administration, rather than one decade of communist totalitarianism.

With a little help from Comrade Czar Putin–frontman for the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union–“post”-communist Russia’s economy tanked with a ranking of 120. To the acclaim of the CPSU leadership, Comrade Lukashenko led paleo-communist Belarus with a stunning performance of 145. Meanwhile, many of the Not-So-Former Soviet republics and Not-So-Former Soviet Bloc countries occupied the center of the Heritage Foundation’s list or are way down at the bottom. The latter group includes the Stalinist hell holes known as North Korea (157), Vietnam (138), and Cuba (156), as well as “up and coming” Stalinist hell hole Venezuela (144).

Canada barely made the top ten. Hang your head in shame, Soviet Canuckistan. Next year, the Great Red North will bump Switzerland. For the uninformed, the national motto here is “Tax me, I’m Canadian.”

The picture above is courtesy The People’s Cube. Need a laugh? Visit The People’s Cube. You’ll never look at communism the same way again. (I encourage communists to visit The People’s Cube, too. Reds take themselves way too seriously.)

Top Ten

Hong Kong 1 [89.3] (legally part of communist China since 1997)
Singapore 2 [85.7]
Australia 3 [82.7]
United States 4 [82.0]
New Zealand 5 [81.6]
United Kingdom 6 [81.6] (communist insurgency, IRA)
Ireland 7 [81.3] (communist insurgency, IRA)
Luxembourg 8 [79.3]
Switzerland 9 [79.1]
Canada 10 [78.7]

Chile 11 [78.3] (socialist government)
Estonia 12 [78.1] (“ex”-communist)
Denmark 13 [77.6]
Netherlands 14 [77.1]
Iceland 15 [77.1]
Finland 16 [76.5] (semi-communist)
Belgium 17 [74.5]
Japan 18 [73.6]
Germany 19 [73.5] (including “ex”-communist East Germany)
Cyprus 20 [73.1] (neo-communist)
Sweden 21 [72.6] (semi-communist)
Lithuania 22 [72.0] (“ex”-communist)
Trinidad and Tobago 23 [71.4]
Bahamas 24 [71.4]
Austria 25 [71.3]
Taiwan 26 [71.1]
Spain 27 [70.9] (semi-communist; communist insurgency, ETA)
Barbados 28 [70.5]
El Salvador 29 [70.3]
Norway 30 [70.1]
Czech Republic 31 [69.7] (“ex”-communist)
Armenia 32 [69.4] (“ex”-communist)
Uruguay 33 [69.3] (neo-communist)
Mauritius 34 [69.0] (semi-communist)
Georgia 35 [68.7] (“ex”-communist)
Korea, South 36 [68.6]
Israel 37 [68.4]
Botswana 38 [68.4] (only African country to never experience socialism)
Bahrain 39 [68.4]
Slovak Republic 40 [68.4] (“ex”-communist)
Latvia 41 [68.2] (“ex”-communist)
Malta 42 [67.8]
Portugal 43 [66.7] (semi-communist)
Hungary 44 [66.2] (“ex”-communist)
France 45 [66.1]
Jamaica 46 [66.1]
Panama 47 [65.9]
Malaysia 48 [65.8]
Mexico 49 [65.8] (communist insurgency)
Thailand 50 [65.6] (Islamic insurgency)

Costa Rica 51 [65.1]
South Africa 52 [64.1] (neo-communist)
Jordan 53 [64.0]
Oman 54 [63.9]
Namibia 55 [63.8] (neo-communist)
Belize 56 [63.7]
Kuwait 57 [63.7]
Slovenia 58 [63.6] (“ex”-communist)
Uganda 59 [63.4] (neo-communist)
Italy 60 [63.4] (neo-communist)
Nicaragua 61 [62.7] (neo-communist)
Bulgaria 62 [62.2] (“ex”/neo-communist)
Peru 63 [62.1] (communist insurgency)
Swaziland 64 [61.6]
Madagascar 65 [61.4] (“ex”-communist)
Albania 66 [61.4] (“ex”-communist)
Romania 67 [61.3] (“ex”-communist)
Guatemala 68 [61.2]
Tunisia 69 [61.0] (national communist)
Brazil 70 [60.9] (neo-communist)
Macedonia 71 [60.8] (“ex”-communist)
Qatar 72 [60.7]
Colombia 73 [60.5] (communist insurgency)
United Arab Emirates 74 [60.4]
Kazakhstan 75 [60.4] (“ex”-communist)
Honduras 76 [60.3]
Lebanon 77 [60.3] (Islamic insurgency, Hezbollah)
Mongolia 78 [60.1] (“ex”-communist)
Kyrgyz Republic 79 [59.9] (“ex”-communist)
Fiji 80 [59.8]
Moldova 81 [59.5] (neo-communist)
Kenya 82 [59.4] (“ex”-communist)
Turkey 83 [59.3]
Sri Lanka 84 [59.3] (semi-communist)
Saudi Arabia 85 [59.1]
Senegal 86 [58.8] (“ex”-communist)
Poland 87 [58.8] (“ex”-communist)
Cape Verde 88 [58.4] (“ex”-communist)
Pakistan 89 [58.2]
Guyana 90 [58.2] (semi-communist)
Ghana 91 [58.1] (“ex”-communist)
Zambia 92 [57.9] (“ex”-communist)
Gambia 93 [57.6]
Greece 94 [57.6] (failed communist insurgency)
Argentina 95 [57.5]
Morocco 96 [57.4]
Philippines 97 [57.4] (communist insurgency)
Tajikistan 98 [56.9] (“ex”-communist)
Paraguay 99 [56.8]
Dominican Republic 100 [56.7]

Mozambique 101 [56.6] (“ex”-communist)
Cambodia 102 [56.5] (“ex”-communist)
Tanzania 103 [56.4] (“ex”-communist)
India 104 [55.6] (communist insurgency, Maoists/Naxalites)
Ivory Coast 105 [55.5] (“ex”-communist)
Malawi 106 [55.5]
Azerbaijan 107 [55.4] (“ex”-communist)
Ecuador 108 [55.3] (neo-communist)
Croatia 109 [55.3] (“ex”-communist)
Indonesia 110 [55.1] (failed communist insurgency)
Guinea 111 [63.7] (“ex”-communist)
Bolivia 112 [63.7] (neo-communist)
Burkina Faso 113 [63.6] (“ex”-communist)
Benin 114 [63.4] (“ex”-communist)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 115 [63.4] (“ex”-communist)
Ethiopia 116 [62.7] (neo-communist)
Cameroon 117 [62.2]
Lesotho 118 [62.1] (neo-communist)
China 119 [61.6] (paleo-communist)
Russia 120 [61.4] (“ex”-communist)
Nepal 121 [61.4] (neo-communist; monarchy capitulates to Maoists, 2006)
Yemen 122 [61.3] (“ex”-communist)
Mali 123 [61.2] (“ex”-communist)
Niger 124 [61.0] (“ex”-communist)
Ukraine 125 [60.9] (“ex”-communist)
Mauritania 126 [60.8]
Egypt 127 [60.7] (national communist)
Equatorial Guinea 128 [60.5] (“ex”-pseudo-communist)
Gabon 129 [60.4]
Djibouti 130 [60.4]
Nigeria 131 [60.3]
Uzbekistan 132 [60.3] (“ex”-communist)
Suriname 133 [60.1]
Algeria 134 [59.9] (national communist)
Haiti 135 [59.8] (neo-communist)
Rwanda 136 [59.5] (neo-communist)
Central African Republic 137 [59.4]
Vietnam 138 [59.3] (paleo-communist)
Togo 139 [59.3]
Laos 140 [59.1] (paleo-communist)
Sierra Leone 141 [58.8] (“ex”-communist)
Syria 142 [58.8] (fascist-communist)
Bangladesh 143 [58.4] (semi-communist)
Venezuela 144 [58.2] (neo-communist)
Belarus 145 [58.2] (paleo-communist)
Burundi 146 [58.1] (“ex”-communist)
Chad 147 [57.9] (“ex”-communist)
Guinea Bissau 148 [57.6]
Angola 149 [57.6] (“ex”-communist)
Iran 150 [57.5] (pro-Soviet Islamic theocracy)

Congo, Republic of 151 [57.4] (“ex”-communist)
Turkmenistan 152 [57.4] (“ex”-communist)
Burma 153 [56.9] (semi-communist)
Zimbabwe 154 [56.8] (paleo-communist)
Libya 155 [56.7] (pro-Soviet national communist)
Cuba 156 [56.6] (paleo-communist)
Korea, North 157 [56.5] (paleo-communist)

Sudan – Not Ranked (“ex”-communist)
Serbia – Not Ranked (“ex”-communist)
Congo, Dem. Republic of – Not Ranked (neo-communist)
Iraq – Not Ranked (post-war transitional government)

>Feature: Italian Senator Paolo Guzzanti, chair of Mitrokhin Commission, interviews KGB defector Gordievsky, discusses PM Prodi’s KGB links

>At Rivoluzione Italiana, Senator Paolo Guzzanti–who chaired the Mitrokhin Commission (2002-2006) that endeavored to unearth KGB-directed subversion in Cold War Italy–has published the complete text of a recent interview of Oleg Gordievsky, London-based KGB defector and friend of the late FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. Gordievsky is pictured here. The interview begins by quoting Gordiekvsky, who observes that the KGB follows the policy of not recruiting foreign communists, presumably to protect the foreign communist party, but rather pro-communist leftists, such as the current Prime Minister of Italy and former President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi.

Litvinenko and Guzzanti share a personal contact by the name of Mario Scaramella, a consultant to the Mitrohkin Commission, who is now under arrest by Italian authorities on charges of gunrunning and violating state secrets. Prior to Litvinenko’s murder by polonium-210 poisoning, in November 2006, Scaramella sought to warn the FSB defector of the contents of an email that allegedly contained death threats against Litvinenko, Scaramella, and Guzzanti. Would it be too bold to surmise that those death threats originate from the Lubyanka (KGB/FSB headquarters in Moscow)?

The computer translation below is courtesy Babelfish.

“I have not then never known if Roman Prodi were or it had not been recruited from the Fifth Department of the Kgb, but one what is sure and the memory very well: when I was to Moscow between 1981 and the 1982 Prodi was most popular in the Kgb: they were enthusiastic: they found in tuning from the part of the Soviet Union. Moreover the Kgb never did not enlist enrolled to the Communist Party, because it was forbidden, but only persons oriented on the left but not communist, with a predilezione for the university university professors and all those who could orient the public opinion “.

Therefore she says to me in front of the recorder Oleg Gordievsky, the greatest dissident and transfuga from the Kgb, become then a high official of the services of British intelligences and the most authoritative historian of the matter with to professor the Christopher Andrew with which a fundamental text for the University of Cambridge wrote: “KGB, the history of its operations to the foreign country, from Lenin to Gorbaciov” (translate in Italian like “the secret History of the Kgb”, Rizzoli publisher). The interview has happened during an encounter of eight hours in the house of Gordievsky, a colorful one cottage in the forests to an hour from London.

E’ the moglie of Oleg Gordievsky that comes to take to me in front of the victorian railway stazioncina of the citizen in which they live on one red Citroen. After eight hours of conversations and detections creed of being able to say that we are he becomes to you friends and we will greet ourselves with sympathy under a driven in rain from English film in front of the same station, when by now it is night. The moglie of Oleg is one adorabile mrs. who has imbandito the table in front of the window on the garden where they come to eat the vixens that Oleg nutre with to the scoiattoli. The cottage it is share at the same time and fiabesco. Maureen has prepared a series of excellent tartine with French cheeses, salmone Scottish, Italian wine and its husband will put in up to now never revealed table not little truth.

When we speak about Prodi on the whose account, from President of the Mitrokhin Commission and I have openly convinced to me of it inquired, Gordievsky has a motion of stizza like if it were wanted to be freed of a weight, after that in too many has only emphasized the fact that it effectively does not know if Prodi were or she had not become an agent of infuence of the KGB. It indicates the recorder that for hours he has prohibited to me to use and finally says to me: “I want to make a declaration that I have not never made up to now”.

Sorseggia the wine in the goblet and says that Prodi was apprezzatissimo in the Kgb and that to fifth direttorato they spoke very about he and always with enthusiasm: that obviously it does not demonstrate that Prodi had become a man of the KGB, but it explains as was simply right from part of the Investigating committee to seriously examine this hypothesis for how much today joins embarrassing from the moment that Prodi is puts into effect it them Prime Minister of the ministers.

Gordievsky says therefore: “In period 1980-81 I was to Moscow and then I attended the men of the Department that now calls intelligence service on foreign country (SVR, ndr) and felt continuous voices (“rumors”) from which it was understood that Roman Prodi was particularly popular between who in the KGB was taken care of France, Spain and Italy. But was more than other Italy the Country in which 5° the succeeding greater Department riscuoteva having enlisted more than one hundred regular agents without to count the migliaia of voluntary collaborators. To that age I did not have interest to ask as it had gone to end and if it they had indeed enlisted or only maintained like a possible profit contact for the operations. This I do not know it and in fact I do not say it: but I can guarantee that its popolarità in the KGB was largest.”

Which thing means for popolarità?

“They said: Prodi is more or less for Soviet Union, and was obvious that it was considered upgrades them candidate for an enlistment in the Kgb. But the fact is that the Italian candidates were migliaia, especially between the politicians and Prodi was for me only a possible candidate between many. That then to the end they had recruited it or not, I have not never known it because I left Moscow and I could not have this kind of information and is the reason for which, honestly, I have always answered that me it does not turn out and I cannot assert it, to who asks to me if Prodi had a relationship with the KGB “.

And second it the KGB in Italy took care itself of he?

“obvious E’ that in the station of the KGB to Rome there were some persons who knew it well personally, or that they followed it however much they give near”.

True E’ that the Kgb enlisted mostly in university atmospheres avoiding the members of the Italian Communist Party?

“the decision not to recruit agents of the Kgb between the members of the Pci was taken many years ago. It was forbidden. The explanation of this prohibition was that it had to avoid upgrades I discredit them del Communist Party nel case that an agent had been uncovered. But the second reason consisted in the fact that not was some need to recruit the Communists because they were people ours in any case: we could always address to they chiedendogli whichever thing, and they ce gave it without to ask a contract for enlistment with the KGB. For this a limitless budget was allocated in order to recruit members of the Parliament between the exponents not communist, but simpatizzanti for the Soviet Union. Then, between the categories more searched came the university university professors, the industrial leaders and whichever able person to address the public life or to exercise an infuence on the government. The better blow was to recruit directly someone to the inside of the government, or persons in a position to influencing the government choices. Then it followed who worked for the government, the staff of the civil administration, the army, the ministry of the Foreign countries and the cabinet of the Prime Minister. This was the ABC, so to speak, of the KGB.

It turns out that members of the Communist Party were train to you, also is not like agents of the KGB, for illegal actions?

“Yes, until the end and in various types of schools to Moscow and outside Moscow”.

Until when?

“Until 1991, but still in the 1992 many Communists, also Italian, attended the schools for foreign Communists to Moscow. My sister taught in one of these schools and knows perfectly as the things went “.

It was only an political-ideological instruction?

“the Italian Communists, and also of other countries that lived in free democracies and therefore did not have to fight against tyrannies and dictatorships, not only came instructd in the leninista Marxist ideology, but also in disciplines that they did not have null to that as an example making with politics, as the number communications. I asked myself: which sense had a such training for Communists who lived liberations in regimen of democracy? They answered us that all the Communists, also of the Countries democratics, had to be however trains you to the communications codified for being able clandestinely to enter in case of coup d’état of right or an invasion American.”

And all this happened during Eighty and the Ninety?

“Glie I have already said it: until 1992, the end of the Soviet Union “

Therefore also in flood it was of Gorbaciov, the democratic.

“But that difference wants that it made Gorbaciov? It was however full it was Soviet, until the end: with Gorbaciov just nothing was not changed. And in fact, until the 1991 they have been expenses mountains of moneies in order to train the foreign Communists

” In Italy the Communists support that these training only happened in years Seventy, when a true danger of military coup would have been second they and because they had been the Italian Communists to have asked they for being trains you to the art of the clandestinità. But they have always denied with fierce disdain that the training had been protratti until the end of the Soviet Union, that is until the other yesterday.

“and instead he is like I say I to them: the training continued in all the fields and in all the geographic areas and outside divided between official schools within Moscow and secret schools Moscow. Lì has been trains you until the end not only the western Communists like the Palestinian Italians, but all groups and those Arabic terrorists who then will become the heads of to the Qaida. Without to count the people that came from Angola, from the Mozambique, South Africa, from Nicaragua, Cuba and Chile. All followed course of three types: military, espionage and counterespionage. The course of espionage and counterespionage were followed outside in the secret schools Moscow. Therefore it is obvious that all, Italian comprised, were train to you in order not to defend themselves from nonexistent coups d’état, but in order to prepare regimes for Soviet especially in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, but not only.”

It has made a reference to the Qaida. She can say more?

“We say that selection of persons to train coming from from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Countries of the Middle East, from the Iran, the Iraq and Saudi Arabia was made from the KGB one: they will become all the future pictures of To the Quaida. Indeed, just colonel Alexander Litvinenko on this point has made the acute analyses and not little important detections: perhaps who has trained this people did not expect the 11 september, but he was perfectly aware to have created and adminisered extreme unction to of the mechanisms for the production of terror that therefore would have carried the terror against the West, like had been they taught.”

Litvinenko has said in the interview to the Novisti Ucraina of 28 December 2005 that famous Talik captain in order to have slandered which Mario Scaramella is in jail, was connected with To the Qaida. Of it it knows nothing?

“I can only say that there is always a tie between experts of Soviet terrorism and to the Qaida, but of this specific man are not in a position to saying that role had.”

>Red Terror File: Russian prosecutors suspect Yukos co-founder was murdered, court orders arrest of banker in Kozlov killing

>Another Russian businessman, Yukos co-founder and Khodorkovsky bud Yuri Golubev, bit the dust on January 7, in London. Initial reports stated that he died peacefully of natural causes. Subsequent reports, below, affirm that Golubev died a “violent death.”

Russia Suspects Yukos Co-founder’s Death in London Was Murder
January 16, 2007
MosNews

Russian prosecutors plan to ask British police to check their suspicions that a co-founder of ruined Russian oil giant Yukos was killed in London, the Reuters news agency reports.

Yuri Golubev, a long-time business partner of jailed former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky, died last week at the age of 64.

Media at the time quoted British police as saying the death was not being treated as suspicious after a post-mortem examination confirmed that Golubev had died from natural causes.

But Itar-Tass news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying: “The Russian Prosecutor General’s office is preparing … a request to Britain’s security authorities to examine thoroughly the circumstances of Golubev’s death as there are reasons to believe he died a violent death.”

Interfax and Ria news agencies carried similar reports based on an unnamed source.

The Prosecutor General’s office was unavailable for comment.

Golubev was one of the main witnesses in an investigation into a number of Yukos officials in what critics said was a Kremlin campaign against Khodorkovsky, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin’s leadership.

Yukos has been dismembered and is now bankrupt after facing billions of dollars of back tax claims. Golubev was crucial in helping the company become a top Russian oil producer.

In a separate case, Russian investigators are due to travel soon to Britain as part of an investigation into the poisoning of former security agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Litvinenko, a former Russian state security officer, died on Nov. 23 in London from radiation poisoning caused by ingesting polonium 210. British police say he was murdered.

That banker Alexei Frenkel, who has protested his innocence, has been arrested for ordering the murder of fellow banker Andrei Kozlov serves the cause of the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union only too well in eliminating Russia’s “parasitical” pseudo-capitalist class in advance of the Soviet communist coup d’etat planned for later this year or 2008. The article below notes that no one has been convicted for the murders of Paul Klebnikov, a Russian-American editor at Forbes, and Anna Politkovskaya, the outspoken critic of the Putinist regime.

Russian Court Orders Arrest of Suspected Mastermind Behind Top Banker’s Murder

January 15, 2007
MosNews

A Russian court sanctioned the arrest of a former private bank boss who is suspected of ordering the 2006 assassination of deputy central banker Andrei Kozlov, Reuters news agency reported Monday.

Police detained Alexei Frenkel, 35, on Thursday. He was head of a private bank Kozlov had closed down three months before he was shot dead in a parking lot in September. Frenkel has protested his innocence.

“On Jan. 17, Frenkel will be officially charged and after that we will be able to read the official documents,” Frenkel’s lawyer Igor Trunov commented on the situation.

Kozlov was well respected in financial circles for his fight against money-laundering inside Russia’s banking system.

He was the highest-profile official to be murdered during President Vladimir Putin’s six-year rule and his death prompted Putin to order a cleanup of the financial sector.

Securing a conviction against the person who ordered Kozlov’s killing would be a coup for Russia’s police and prosecutors, who have a poor record in investigating contract killings.

No one has been convicted for the murder last year of investigative journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskya, or the killing in 2004 of U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov.

>Latin America File: Sao Paulo Forum lauds defeat of capitalism in Western Hemisphere, Correa proclaims 21st century socialism, Bolivian reds protest

>Reveling in the relatively peaceful, electorally-driven “red spread” throughout the Western Hemisphere, Latin America’s Sao Paulo Forum (FSP)–currently meeting in San Salvador, El Salvador–is predicting the imminent demise of neoliberalism (capitalism). The following article is from Granma, the publication of the Communist Party of Cuba, one of the prime movers behind the FSP.

XIII the Encounter of the Forum of Sao Paulo approved Sunday a document in which indicates that the “advances in the political and electoral land create favorable conditions without precedents to advance towards definitive the political and ideological defeat of the neoliberalism in our region”.

“We agreed in which, although the neoliberalism continues being the hegemonic doctrine imposed by the centers of being able world-wide, the confrontation in ascent from the towns [peoples] to its sequel of concentration of the wealth and masificación of the social exclusion, favors a political accumulation without precedents on the part of the left”, emphasizes the declaration, transmitted by AFP.

The document recognizes that the electoral triumphs jeopardize to the parties of the Latin American left “to act agreed with the expectations deposited in them by the towns, under pain of which their governments are single a brief lapse after which the neoliberal domination is recycle”.

Titled the new stage of the fight by Latin American and Caribbean integration, the presents in the Forum concluded that the fundamental objective of the alternative model of integration “is the well-being and dignificación of people, the towns and the countries of Amé rich Latin”.

The FSP consists of the:
  1. Communist Party of Argentina
  2. Clement Payne Movement (Barbados; linked to Communist Party of Cuba)
  3. Communist Party of Bolivia (supports President Evo Morales)
  4. Workers’ Party (Brazil; ruling in coalition), Communist Party of Brazil (ruling in coalition)
  5. Communist Party of Chile, Socialist Party of Chile (ruling in coalition)
  6. Colombian Communist Party, National Liberation Army (Colombia; insurgent), Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (insurgent)
  7. Costa Rican Peoples’ Party
  8. Communist Party of Cuba (single-party dictatorship)
  9. Dominica Labour Party (ruling in coalition)
  10. Dominican Liberation Party (Dominican Republic; ruling in coalition)
  11. Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (El Salvador; chief opposition)
  12. Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity
  13. Working People’s Alliance (Guyana)
  14. Party of Labor (Mexico; contested 2006 general election in coalition with Party of Democratic Revolution), Popular Socialist Party (Mexico)
  15. Sandinista National Liberation Front (Nicaragua; ruling)
  16. Paraguayan Communist Party, Free Homeland Party (Paraguay)
  17. Peruvian Communist Party, Socialist Party of Peru
  18. Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, Socialist Front (Puerto Rico), Hostosian National Independence Movement (Puerto Rico), University Pro-Independence Federation of Puerto Rico
  19. Broad Front (Uruguay; ruling coalition), Communist Party of Uruguay (ruling in coalition), Socialist Party of Uruguay (ruling in coalition), Tupamaros (Uruguay)
  20. Communist Party of Venezuela (ruling in coalition)
Meanwhile, apeing President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who frequently sports his trademark red T-shirt these days, newly installed Cormade Rafael in Ecuador is likewise proclaiming that “21st century socialism” has arrived in his country.
The elect president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, proclaimed east Sunday the sprouting of a “Amé rich Latin Socialist of century XXI”, coining the name whereupon the Venezuelan agent chief executive, Hugo Chévez, baptized the new phase of his bolivariana revolution.
“As a miracle the servile governments, the democracies of plastilina, the neoliberal model have collapsed, and has begun to arise the Amé rich Latin arrogant, he frees, sovereign, joust and Socialist of century XXI”, symbolically said Strap after being invested in the Andean town of Zumbahua in an indigenous ceremony.

The agent chief executive, an economist of left of 43 years that I will assume the east presidency Monday officially, was accompanied in Zumbahua by Chévez and the Bolivian president, Evo Morales.

Strap [acronym for Correa’s ruling coalition] emphasized that its ascent to the power extends the saga of the new Latin American left and praised the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, and to the governors of Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Nicaragua, to those who it called “companions and friends”.

“¡ How it has changed Amé rich Latin!, and I will continue changing, because what we lived she is not one é little of changes but a change of é little. The servility, the betrayal is being thrown by our towns the waste basket of history “, maintained.

“The neoliberal night is arriving at its aim, the new day has begun”, added Strap, that arrives at the presidency of Ecuador after an overwhelming victory in second return on the bananero tycoon, Alvaro Noboa.

Strap assured that I will be the president of the natives – who represent the third part of the Ecuadorians and promised to carry out a “democrética revolution and radical” by means of the call of a Constituent Assembly that replaces the “effective model of operation and injustice”.

“The way recié n begins, the second great battle is the Constituent Assembly to reform these structures you expire and to end the fécticos seudo owners of the country and powers that as much damage have done to us”, emphasized the agent chief executive, who I will issue east Monday a decree summoning the popular consultation on the component.

Across the Andes, Bolivian communists take to the streets to rally in defense of Comrade President Evo by demanding the resignation of a regional governor, Manfred Reyes Villa, who opposes Morales’ neo-communist regime. Morales, like Correa, is seeking to rewrite his country’s constitution in order, no doubt, to enshrine socialism as the official state ideology, much as Comrade Hugo is implementing in the Bolivarian Republic. In the communique below the youth section of the Communist Party of Bolivia threatens revolutionary violence against Villa’s government.

The facts happened yesterday once again demonstrate facist carécter and the true face of the rightist prefect Manfred Reyes Villa who years atrés ademés acted next to the punitive forces of the dictatorship assassinating to those who were against the dictatorship, we did not forget that he was east personage who support almost until the end to Gonzalo Sénchez de Lozada in its criminal killer government who to but of 60 companions in October of 2003, is east gentleman that has leaned in groups of young people, which by weights become sicarios, ademés some groups of the middle-class, prefecturales sectors of the small bourgeoisie and civil employees.

These groups have acted yesterday of aggressive form and criminal against the companions who were in the seat of the flags and that single made watch, it has been seen that these groups have been trained to cause and to face the popular sectors, these “pacifist” groups walked armed with knives, woods of golf, bats of baseball, woods, chains irons and with ready firearms to even attack which we requested the resignation of this prefect, accomplice of the oligérquicos, separatist and servile sectors to imperialism.

Before this the COMMUNIST YOUTH OF BOLIVIA calls to the town [people] to organize itself to defend its rights that have been obtained in years of fight with bloodshed of thousands of companions.

– WE DEMANDED the RESIGNATION of this facist and killer prefect, as well as we demanded the resignation of this personage we will do the same with all those that esté n against the popular interests.
– Before the aggression armed of these facist groups the town [people] must right to defend itself, before the facist aggression the town [people] I will respond with the revolutionary violence to defend itself.
– We denounced before the town that the prefecture and comité civic they are arming and training to boys, thus arming assault groups similar to the facist cruceñista youthful union to attack against the sectors mobilized in this process of change.
– La JCB llama al pueblo a movilizarse, a defender este proceso, a consolidarlo y a impulsar cambios més profundos por un futuro socialista.

Por el socialismo!!!

Juventud Comunista de Bolivia (JCB) – Comité regional CBBA

>Feature: World Social Forum and National Conference of Brazilian Bishops promote "red spread" in Latin America

>I swear by Christ the greatest socialist in history.
— Hugo Chavez, neo-communist President of Venezuela, on occasion of third swearing in ceremony, January 10, 2007

ALBA is the message of Christ.
— Daniel Ortega, neo-communist President of Nicaragua, on occasion of his country’s inclusion in the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, January 11, 2007

We recently encountered this article exposing the Catholic-Communist convergence in Latin America at the anti-communist, albeit somewhat left-leaning, Solidarity Force website. In 2006 the author of the same, Alejandro Peña Esclusa, published a book, The Continent of Hope (full text), chronicling the spread of neo-communism south of the Rio Grande. Brazilian conservative political commentator Olavo de Carvalho contributed the book’s forward.

Communist expansion through the World Social Forum
Alejandro Peña Esclusa (April, 2006)

Simultaneous to the Sao Paolo Forum, the left launched another initiative of international growth: the World Social Forum (WSF). For this end it summoned its first meeting at the city of Porto Alegre in January 2001.

According to its declaration of principles, the object of the World Social Forum was to oppose the “globalization, neo-liberalism, and the domain of the world through capital or any other form of imperialism” (1). Nevertheless, even though it was not directly stated, the World Social Forum promotes another type of globalization and imperialism, but with socialist emblems, a subterfuge which in practice disguises its communist character.

This predisposition was evident immediately after the inaugural session, when the attendants carried out a demonstration through the center of Porto Alegre carrying flags with the sickle and hammer, portraits of Lenin and screaming slogans in favor of communist Cuba and the Colombian guerrilla.

The World Social Forum criticizes, and rightly so, the existing injustice in the world and the negative aspects of capitalism while at the same time it promotes a series of Marxist postulates such as the struggle of classes, disapproval of private property and the destruction of the traditional forms of social organization.

The WSF claims that it is not an institution to obtain power and for that reason does not include among its participants party representations (2), yet while the first World Social Forum was being held, the first World Parliamentary Forum was also carried out, with the attendance of 400 leftist legislators from 30 countries. In that meeting it was announced the constitution of an international network to ensure that the proposals emanated from the WSF would have “a real legislative translation” (3).

Even when the World Social Forum may declare that it doesn’t seek power, in practice it opens the way to socialist and communist parties. This action operates at three levels: the philosophical, which promotes a materialistic cosmic view of man and history, the political, which carries out an intense propagandistic activity to discredit and attack its opponents; and the psychological, by carrying out street protests of great virulence, to terrify any opposing sector.

For a few years now, each time the heads of State belonging to the G8 (group of the eight most industrialized countries) held their meetings in a certain city, the World Social Forum organized street protest to sabotage such meetings. A particularly violent demonstration was carried out in July 2001 in Genoa, Italy, which ended in vandalism, dozens of injured and one dead.

Lately, they protested not only against the G8 but also against meetings where any adversary may be present. In November 2005, sectors belonging to the WSF led by Hugo Chavez, organized in Mar del Plata, Argentina, a parallel summit to the IV Summit of the Americas, where the president of the United States, George Bush was participating. There were violent protests which turned into vandalism, looting and fires.

The World Social Forum promotes confrontation and anarchy. As expressed in an editorial of the Cristiandad magazine dated February 19th 2002, the World Social Forum “has managed to weave an amazing net of organizations and activists in 5 continents, complementing each other and joining forces which up to now, didn’t seem connected. The only variation from the previous left movements is the addition of anarchy and chaos. This new left, carries the banner of aggressive rebellion; it aims to end all authority, hierarchy, order or morality; its purpose is to devastate everything in order to create an egalitarian, anarchical society similar to the most backward tribes” (4).

The editorial concludes by saying ”…this is the old sophism of the two headed coin”; exposing the blunders of capitalism, they offer as an alternative the faults of socialism, while “excluding a third possibility”, a healthy capitalism based on production, scientific development and social justice.

Liberation Theology

It is surprising that a few years after the disastrous failure of communism in the Soviet Bloc, socialism has gathered such strength as seen in the Sao Paulo Forum and the World Social Forum. This is due, among other reasons, to the support of the Liberation Theology.

One of the chief promoters of the World Social Forum is Francisco “Chico” Whitaker, Director of the Committee of Justice and Peace of the Brazilian Catholic Bishops National Conference. Another personality is the Dominican priest Frei Betto, counselor to Fidel Castro, author of the book “Fidel and Religion”, and for many years director of the magazine America Libre, the medium of diffusion for the Sao Paolo Forum.

In January 2005 the first World Forum of Liberation Theology was held, within the framework of the V World Social Forum, in Porto Alegre, with an attendance of 175 theologians from the five continents. At the meeting the Brazilian liberation theologian Leonardo Boff, member of the Editorial Board of the magazine America Libre, played a leading role.

It seems absurd that the Catholic Church, one of the institutions which fought most against Marxism, should be used to give the World Social Forum a varnish of spirituality, which only helped to recruit thousands of gullible youths. We have to explain though, that it is not the institution itself, which was represented, but a current which infiltrated it and uses the name of the Church to promote this political project.

On August 6th 1984, the Vatican strongly condemned the Liberation Theology through a document issued by the congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, presided by the present Pope Joseph Ratzinger [now Pope Benjamin XVI].

The document, entitled Libertatis Nuntius (On Certain Aspects of the Theology of Liberation) is meant to “draw the attention of pastors, theologians, and all the faithful to the deviations, and risks of deviation, damaging to the faith and to Christian living, that are brought about by certain forms of liberation theology which use, in an insufficiently critical manner, concepts borrowed from various currents of Marxist thought” (5).

Later it warns, ” Let us recall the fact that atheism and the denial of the human person, his liberty and rights, are at the core of the Marxist theory”. The theology of liberation “go on to a disastrous confusion between the ‘poor’ of the Scripture and the ‘proletariat’ of Marx. In this way they pervert the Christian meaning of the poor, and they transform the fight for the rights of the poor into a class fight within the ideological perspective of the class struggle” 6.

As explained the editorial in the Cristiandad magazine, the World Social Forum has taken the Marxist concept of class struggle to world scale: it covers not only the class struggle between employers and employees, but “rich countries against poor countries, economic blocs against each other, productive continents against consumer continents, impoverished worlds against developed worlds, farm workers against land owners, feminists against the family, all kinds of immoralists against honest people, drug addicts against reasonable people, laymen against clergymen, lay people in opposition to ecclesiastic hierarchy, citizens against the State, etc.” (7)

The socialist materialism promoted by the WSF has found fertile soil for expansion in the West since the hemisphere has fallen victim to another type of materialism based on hedonism and individualism, a topic which we will examine further on.

Sources (for the original Spanish version)

1 World Social Forum Charter of Principles, www.forumsocialmundial.org.br [2006].

2 World Social Forum Charter of Principles, www.forumsocialmundial.org.br [2006].

3 Guimaraens, G. Foro Social Mundial: laboratorio de la subversión. www.cubdest.org/0206/gfsm.html [2006].

4 Cristiandad. Con el pretexto antiglobalización, el anarcosocialismo que hoy renace. www.cubdest.org/0206/cfsmcrist.html [2006].

5 Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe. Libertatis Nuntius www.corazones.org/doc/libertatis_nuntius.htm [2006].

6 Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe. Libertatis Nuntius www.corazones.org/doc/libertatis_nuntius.htm [2006].

7 Cristiandad. Con el pretexto antiglobalización, el anarcosocialismo que hoy renace. www.cubdest.org/0206/cfsmcrist.html [2006].

>Breaking News/Grey Terror File: Revolutionary Struggle terrorist cell fires rocket at US embassy in Athens, no injuries reported

>That communists are still prepared to destroy the USA by force of arms should be apparent in this latest attack by Greek reds on the US embassy in Athens.

Rocket attack at U.S. embassy in Athens
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:58 AM EST
By Karolos Grohmann

ATHENS (Reuters) – Suspected leftist guerrillas fired a rocket at the U.S. embassy in Athens on Friday but no one was hurt in the blast, police and government officials said.

In the most serious attack against the mission in 10 years, the small rocket launched from across the street shattered windows and woke up nearby residents in the central Athens area at 5:58 AM (0358 GMT).

“There are one or two anonymous phone calls which claim that the Revolutionary Struggle was behind the attack,” Public Order Minister Byron Polydoras told reporters outside the embassy. “Most likely, it is an act by local perpetrators.”

The leftist guerrilla group has emerged as the most serious domestic threat since the dismantling of the deadly November 17 group in 2002. It claimed an assassination attempt against Greece’s culture minister in May and a bomb at the Economy Ministry which wounded two people and damaged buildings 13 months ago.

“I am treating this as a very serious attack,” U.S. ambassador to Athens, Charles Ries, told reporters outside the mission. “The embassy was attacked in a senseless act of violence. There were no injuries.”

Police said the 2.65 mm, east European-made rocket landed inside a toilet on the third floor, slightly damaging the glass facade and ceiling. No launcher has been found.

ATTACK CONDEMNED

“It was a huge explosion, the ground shook. I woke up and rushed to the balcony to see what happened,” a local resident, who was not identified, told Greek TV.

Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyanni rushed to the embassy, often the target of Greek protests and demonstrations, to meet Ries and condemn the attack.

“Such acts have cost us dearly in the past,” she told reporters. “The government will do everything in its power so they are not repeated.”

In February 1996, November 17 claimed responsibility for a rocket attack at the back of the compound, which caused minor damage to three diplomatic cars and some surrounding buildings.

Once Greece’s biggest security threat, the group was dismantled two years before the Athens 2004 Olympics. It had staged hundreds of bombings, shootings and rocket attacks, and killed U.S. and other foreign diplomats in Greece.

Dozens of police cars surrounded the embassy and hundreds of police cordoned off roads in the area, including a boulevard in front of the mission. Police helicopters hovered overhead.

The heavily guarded embassy building, surrounded by a 3-metre-high (9-feet-high) steel fence, has guards posted at every entrance and at street corners around it.

In November last year, Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators marching to the embassy, chanting slogans including “Bush the butcher, out of Iraq” and “The USA is the real terrorist.”

>Latin America File: Nicaragua joins Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas less than 24 hours after "ex"-communist dictator Ortega assumes presidency

>There goes the neighborhood (meaning the Western Hemisphere). The neo-communist Cuban-Venezuelan-Bolivian economic bloc greedily consumes neo-Sandinista Nicaragua. So much for Comandante Ortega’s supposed reconciliation with “the Church.” Utilizing the rhetoric of the Jesuit-spawned liberation theology that has decimated Catholicism in Latin America, President Ortega declared: “ALBA is the message of Christ.” In December 2006 the new President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, signed an accord with the recently re-elected Chavez to accelerate the integration of Ecuador into ALBA.

Pictured above: Comrades Hugo, Dan, and Evo in Managua on January 10. This was a busy day for Chavez, who flew to Nicaragua shortly after being sworn in as President of Venezuela for the third time.

Incidentally, the acronym ALBA means “dawn” in Spanish, a fact that the organization’s founders heavily promoted in order to seduce Latin Americans into the region’s new communist bloc. Old commies never die. They just change their tactics.

The ALBA website contains additional information concerning Nicaragua’s inclusion into the organization.

The Latin American “red tide” is surging so fast now that Americans and Canadians will very shortly find it lapping at the banks of the Rio Grande . . . and further north still. It’s worse than a bad dream because it’s real.

Chávez and Ortega Pactan alliance
The Newspaper of Today
Thursday, 11 January of 2007

Nicaragua. In unit [harmony] with the axis Cuba-Venezuela-Bolivia, Daniel Ortega signed yesterday a pact of adhesion to the Dawn [ALBA], the Bolivariana Alternative for the Américas, being created by Fidel Castro dictator and Venezuelan agent chief executive Hugo Chavez.

Less than 24 hours to have assumed the presidency of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega printed his company/signature to be united with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales in the Bolivariana Alternative for the Américas (White), a project that is against the plan of the United States to create a market of free commerce in all the continent.

The main witnesses of the act were the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez; the one of Bolivia, Evo Morales; and the vice-president of Cuba, Jose Ramon Machado.

“I declare in name of the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua our adhesion to the principles enunciated in the joint declaration subscribed the 14 of December of 2004 between the president of the Bolivariana Republic of Venezuela and the president of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba”, said to Ortega when reading the declaration.

Bolivia adhered [joined] to the Dawn the 29 of April of 2006.

Independence

Ortega was euphoric. “This act symbolizes the aspirations of independence of the American towns, whose roots are united deeply in the history of America”, the Nicaraguan in the ceremony celebrated in the Theater Nacional Rubén Darío said, in Managua.

The sandinista leader said that “Latin America rises gathering the flag of freedom and justice”, minutes before saluting militarily to Chávez and being fused soon in a hug. The sandinista presents applauded.

Ortega, when reading the declaration of adhesion from Nicaragua to the Dawn, complained against the applied economic policies in Latin America, and said that these “have taken to the exclusion of the popular majorities of the benefits of the economic growth, that have deepened the inequality and the poverty in the region.

“In Nicaragua these neoliberal policies have created a situation of social emergency, because to million citizens the access to the education, the health and a worthy use has refused them”, it added.

Integration

The leftist president said that the negative effects of the neoliberal model force the region to assume “a strategic alliance between the states and the towns [people] of Latin America and the Caribbean, cradle in the principles of solidarity, cooperation, complementación and mutual aid”.

The gifts already began to arrive. Chávez announced that between the first projects with Nicaragua it is the installation of a refinery in that country and said that it does not try “to make money, but to only help the town [people]” to leave the poverty.

Ortega added that the unit and integration of the towns [people] of Latin America and the Caribbean “will allow to incorporate to our region in the world in conditions that assure our right to the development will sustain and the unrestricted exercise of the national sovereignty, as opposed to the hegemonic pretensions” of the United States.

“The Dawn is the message of Christ”, emphasized Ortega before its followers, after receiving congratulations and hugs of its colleagues of Venezuela and Bolivia and the vice-president of Cuba.

“Welcome to the gold dawn”, president Chávez to Ortega responded to him, and also he asked to him the andinista leader who does not let itself deceive by the multilateral organisms, transnational companies and EE.UU.

“Taken care of the dagger”, it indicated Chávez, “in we ourself is the solution of our problems”.
The Venezuelan agent chief executive celebrated that they are the four countries of the region that already integrate the Dawn and said that it hopes that other nations in the future add themselves.

>Middle East File: US forces raid Iranian consulate in Iraq, Bush threatens Iran for supporting insurgency, additional carrier strike force deployed

>Iran condemns US raid on its Iraq consulate
January 11, 2007
Agence France Presse

Iran has condemned as “provocative” a raid by US troops on the Iranian consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil during which five employees were arrested.

“This is a provocative US action and it is contrary to all international laws, and it is condemned,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told state run radio.

“By doing this the Americans are following two aims, firstly to continue their pressure on Iran and secondly to create tension among Iraq’s neighbors,” he said Thursday.

“These provocations and mischievous actions cannot tarnish the ongoing friendly relations with Iraq,” Hosseini added, however.

He said that Iran had asked Iraqi officials to pursue the case.

An Iranian diplomat in Baghdad said on condition of anonymity that US troops had Thursday raided the Iranian consulate in Arbil and arrested five employees.

“We don’t know the reason for this,” the diplomat said of the raid, which came amid mounting US accusations that Iranian agents are fomenting unrest in Iraq and ordering attacks on American forces.

“The Americans arrested five employees and took all the computers and documentation,” the Iranian official said.

The US military in Iraq said that its forces had made six arrests in Arbil on Thursday, but did not confirm if any were Iranians.

The Iranian consulate building in Arbil, which is the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, was sealed off by Kurdish security forces, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene.

This is not the first time that US troops have arrested Iranian officials.

On December 27 a US military spokesman, Major General William Caldwell, said that US forces had detained two Iranian nationals among eight people rounded up on suspicion of weapons smuggling in a raid in Baghdad.

The two Iranians were later handed over to Iranian officials in Baghdad.

In the following excerpts from President George W. Bush’s speech on January 10, 2007, Mr. Bush rightly connects a successful US foreign policy in Iraq with the neutralization of Iranian and Syrian support for the Iraqi insurgency:

As we make these changes, we will continue to pursue al-Qaida and foreign fighters. Al-Qaida is still active in Iraq. Its home base is Anbar Province. Al-Qaida has helped make Anbar the most violent area of Iraq outside the capital. A captured al -Qaida document describes the terrorists’ plan to infiltrate and seize control of the province. This would bring al-Qaida closer to its goals of taking down Iraq’s democracy, building a radical Islamic empire, and launching new attacks on the United States at home and abroad.

Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity — and stabilizing the region in the face of the extremist challenge. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We will interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq.

We are also taking other steps to bolster the security of Iraq and protect American interests in the Middle East. I recently ordered the deployment of an additional carrier strike group to the region. We will expand intelligence sharing — and deploy Patriot air defense systems to reassure our friends and allies. We will work with the governments of Turkey and Iraq to help them resolve problems along their border. And we will work with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating the region.

Fellow citizens: The year ahead will demand more patience, sacrifice, and resolve. It can be tempting to think that America can put aside the burdens of freedom. Yet times of testing reveal the character of a Nation. And throughout our history, Americans have always defied the pessimists and seen our faith in freedom redeemed. Now America is engaged in a new struggle that will set the course for a new century. We can and we will prevail.

We go forward with trust that the Author of Liberty will guide us through these trying hours. Thank you and good night.

>Latin America/Middle East Files: Chavez nationalizes electricity and communications, Ahmadinejad’s Latin American tour reveals Islamo-Marxist nexus

>We’re moving toward a socialist republic of Venezuela, and that requires a deep reform of our national constitution. We are in an existential moment of Venezuelan life. We’re heading toward socialism, and nothing and no one can prevent it.

— Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela; televised address on occasion of swearing in new cabinet, January 8, 2007

Following Comrade Czar Putin’s rollback of Russian “capitalism,” Bolivarian communism is now moving full steam ahead. We have already noted that the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union is carefully monitoring the “red spread” in the Western Hemisphere.

Chavez plans to nationalize telecom, utilities
Venezuelan leader takes steps to making nation socialist; oil may be next Francesco Spotorno/Reuters
January 8, 2007

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez announced plans Monday to nationalize Venezuela’s electrical and telecommunications companies, pledging to create a socialist state in a bold move with echoes of Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution.

“We’re moving toward a socialist republic of Venezuela, and that requires a deep reform of our national constitution,” Chavez said in a televised address after swearing in his new Cabinet. “We are in an existential moment of Venezuelan life. We’re heading toward socialism, and nothing and no one can prevent it.”

Chavez, who will be sworn in Wednesday to a third term that runs through 2013, also said he wanted a constitutional amendment to eliminate the autonomy of the Central Bank and would soon ask the National Assembly, solidly controlled by his allies, to give him greater powers to legislate by presidential decree.

The nationalization appeared likely to affect Electricidad de Caracas, owned by Arlington, Va.-based AES Corp., and C.A. Nacional Telefonos de Venezuela, known as CANTV, the country’s largest publicly traded company.

“All of that which was privatized, let it be nationalized,” Chavez said, referring to “all of those sectors in an area so important and strategic for all of us as is electricity.” “The nation should recover its ownership of strategic sectors,” he said. Before Chavez was re-elected by a wide margin last month, he promised to take a more radical turn toward socialism.

Chavez said that lucrative oil projects in the Orinoco River basin involving foreign oil companies should be under national ownership. He didn’t spell out whether that meant a complete nationalization, but said any vestiges of private control over the energy sector should be undone.

Oil ‘should become property of the nation’

“I’m referring to how international companies have control and power over all those processes of improving the heavy crudes of the Orinoco belt — no — that should become the property of the nation,” Chavez said.

In the oil sector, it didn’t appear Chavez was ruling out all private investment. Since last year, his government has sought to form state-controlled “mixed companies” with British Petroleum PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips Co., Total SA and Statoil ASA to upgrade heavy crude in the Orinoco. Such joint ventures have already been formed in other parts of the country.

Chavez threatened last August to nationalize CANTV, a Caracas-based former state firm that was privatized in 1991, unless it adjusted its pension payments to current minimum-wage levels, which have been repeatedly increased by his government.

After Chavez’s announcement on Monday, American Depositary Receipts of CANTV immediately plunged 14.2 percent on the New York Stock Exchange to $16.84 before the exchange halted trading. An NYSE spokesman said it was unknown when trading might resume for CANTV, the only Venezuelan company listed on the Big Board.

Wall Street investors

Investors with sizable holdings in CANTV’s ADRs include some well-known names on Wall Street, including Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., UBS Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. But the biggest shareholder, according to Thomson Financial, appears to be Brandes Investment Partners LP, an investment advisory company in California. Also holding a noteworthy stake is Julius Baer Investment Management LLC, a Swiss investment manager.

Chavez’s nationalization announcement came in his first speech of the year, a fiery address in which he used a vulgar word roughly meaning “idiot” to refer to Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza.

Chavez lashed out at Insulza for questioning his government’s decision not to renew the license of an opposition-aligned TV station.

“Dr. Insulza is quite an idiot, a true idiot,” Chavez said. “The insipid Dr. Insulza should resign from the secretariat of the Organization of American States for daring to play that role.”

Following Cuba’s lead

Cuba nationalized major industries shortly after Castro came to power in 1959, and Bolivia’s Evo Morales moved to nationalize key sectors after taking office last year. The two countries are Chavez’s closest allies in Latin America, where many leftists have come to power in recent years.

On Wednesday — hours after Chavez is sworn in for another term — former revolutionary Daniel Ortega returns to the presidency in Nicaragua.

In Managua, Venezuelan Ambassador Miguel Gomez indicated Monday that the two countries planned to work closely together, and said Nicaragua could eventually become Venezuela’s top aid recipient — getting even more help than Cuba and Bolivia, which benefit heavily from Venezuela’s petro-diplomacy.

The United States remains the top buyer of Venezuelan oil, which provides Chavez billions of dollars for social programs aimed at helping the poor in countries around the region. Gomez said Chavez and Ortega planned to sign an agreement on Thursday providing Nicaragua with resources — he described them as loans — for infrastructure, health, education, agricultural development and the construction of 200,000 houses, as well as energy and debt forgiveness.

While Latin America’s Red Axis–represented by the Sao Paulo Forum–consolidates its stranglehold on the Western Hemisphere, Iranian President Mahmoud (“Iwannajihad/Imanutjob”) Ahmadinejad intends to confer in person with his fellow anti-USA, anti-Israel, anti-West neo-communist comrades. Pictured below: No, it’s not Darth Sidious but, rather, the President of Iran, either receiving the worship of his citizen-slaves or offering homage to the Arabian moon god Allah.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad to tour Latin America
Jan 10 3:42 AM US/Eastern

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to kick off a four-day tour Saturday to Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela, whose leaders share his defiance towards the United States, media said.

“Ahmadinejad will start his visit with a trip to Venezuela to hold official talks with his counterpart President Hugo Chavez,” the Kayhan newspaper quoted a presidential statement as saying.

The Iranian president has maintained a close relationship with his fiery Venezuelan counterpart, who has given his unequivocal support to Iran’s nuclear programme and its hostility towards the United States.

Ahmadinejad visited Venezuela last September while Chavez has made numerous trips to the Islamic republic.

After his one day visit to Caracas, Ahmadinejad is scheduled to head to Managua to hold talks with the Nicaraguan president elect and former US foe Daniel Ortega.

According to the report, the Iranian president will on Monday take part in the swearing-in ceremony of the Ecuador’s new president Rafael Correa, who won his country’s presidential election last November.

Correa has vowed to seek stronger ties with Venezuela, oppose a free-trade deal with the United States, and not renew the lease for a US military air base on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast.

Ahmadinejad will also hold meetings with other South American presidents including Bolivia’s Evo Morales, before wrapping up his tour on Tuesday, the report added.

>Africa File: Ethiopian and Somali troops route Islamic Courts Union, US air strikes kill terrorists linked to 1998 embassy bombings

>“Post”-communist Somalia: The Wild West of the Horn of Africa. Sixteen years of anarchy and bloodshed. We have extensively documented the worldwide anti-Western Islamo-Marxist nexus at this blogsite. The alliance between the invading forces of neo-communist Ethiopia and the legal Somali government–which is also neo-communist–against the short-lived counter-government of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), therefore, suggests that the nexus is not always mutually conducive.

The dominant party in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, while the dominant party in Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government is the Somali Salvation Democratic Front, which ousted pro-Soviet communist dictator, self-styled “Comrade” Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. A mural of Barre’s defunct Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party is depicted here.

In addition to moral support from Al Qaeda, the ICU has received military hardware and logistical support from Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Hezbollah.

Since Mengistu Haile Mariam installed a communist dictatorship in Ethiopia in 1974, the Horn of Africa has experienced endless wars among feuding Marxist armies. On December 12, 2006 an Ethiopian court convicted Mengistu in absentia for his role in that country’s Red Terror in 1977 and 1978. Mengistu lives in exile in Zimbabwe, where a spokesman for communist dictator Robert Mugabe, William Nhara, recently declared: “As a comrade of our struggle, Comrade Mengistu and his government played a key and commendable role during our struggle for independence and no one can dispute that . . . Comrade Mengistu asked for asylum and he was granted that asylum. That position will not change.”

Extremists killed in U.S. airstrikes in Somalia
January 09, 2007
The Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two U.S. airstrikes in Somalia killed large numbers of Islamic extremists, government officials and witnesses said Tuesday. The targets were suspects in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa in 1998.

The attacks, by an AC-130 gunship, came after the terror suspects were spotted hiding on a remote island on the southern tip of Somalia, close to the Kenyan border, Somali officials said. The island and a site 155 miles to the north were hit.

It was the first overt military action by the U.S. in Somalia since the 1990s and the legacy of a botched intervention — known as “Black Hawk Down” — that left 18 U.S. troops dead. The U.S. military said Tuesday it had sent an aircraft carrier to join three other U.S. warships conducting anti-terror operations off the Somali coast.

U.S. warships have been seeking to capture al-Qaida members thought to be fleeing Somalia after Ethiopia invaded Dec. 24 in support of the government and have begun flying intelligence-gathering missions over Somalia.

President Abdullahi Yusuf told journalists in the capital, Mogadishu, that the U.S. “has a right to bombard terrorist suspects who attacked its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.” Yusuf had entered the restive capital Monday for the first time since his election.

Deputy Prime Minister Hussein Aideed said the U.S. had “our full support for the attacks.”

But others in the capital said the attacks would only increase anti-American sentiment in the largely Muslim country.

“U.S. involvement in the fighting in our country is completely wrong,” said Sahro Ahmed, a 37-year-old mother of five.

Already, many people in predominantly Muslim Somalia had resented the presence of troops from neighboring Ethiopia, which has a large Christian population and has fought two brutal wars with Somalia, most recently in 1977.

Ethiopia forces had invaded Somalia to prevent an Islamic movement from ousting the weak, internationally recognized government from its lone stronghold in the west of the country. The U.S. and Ethiopia both accuse the Islamic group of harboring extremists, among them al-Qaida suspects.

One U.S. attack took place on Monday afternoon on Badmadow island. The area is known as Ras Kamboni and is suspected to be a terror training base. Ethiopian and Somali troops had, over the last days, cornered the main Islamic force in Ras Kamboni, with U.S. warships patrolling off shore and the Kenyan military guarding the border to watch for fleeing militants.

Witnesses said at least four civilians were killed in another attack 30 miles east of Afmadow, including a small boy. The claims could not be independently verified.

“My 4-year-old boy was killed in the strike,” Mohamed Mahmud Burale told the AP by telephone. “We also heard 14 massive explosions.”

The AC-130, a four-engine turboprop-driven aircraft, is armed with 40mm cannon that fire 120 rounds per minute and a 105mm cannon, normally a field artillery weapon. The plane’s latest version, the AC-130U, known as “Spooky,” also carries Gatling gun-type 20mm cannon. The gunships were designed primarily for battlefield use to place saturated fire on massed troops.

“We don’t know how many people were killed in the attack, but we understand there were a lot of casualties,” government spokesman Abdirahman Dinari said. “Most were Islamic fighters.”

U.S. officials said after the Sept. 11 attacks that extremists with ties to al-Qaida operated a training camp at Ras Kamboni and al-Qaida members are believed to have visited it. The alleged mastermind of the embassy bombings in East Africa, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, escaped to Ras Kamboni, according to testimony from one of the convicted bombers.

Mohammed is believed to be the leader of the al-Qaida East Africa cell.

Leaders of the Islamic movement have vowed from their hideouts to launch an Iraq-style guerrilla war in Somalia, and al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden’s deputy has called on militants to carry out suicide attacks on the Ethiopian troops.

Somalia has not had an effective central government since clan-based warlords toppled dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991 and then turned on each other, sinking the Horn of Africa nation of 7 million people into chaos.

>EU File: Archbishop of Warsaw resigns two days after appointment, church commission: Wielgus collaborated with reds; Cardinal Glemp defends colleague

>Which of the priests gave in to the pressure and collaborated with the communist intelligence? This question about the past has a very real impact on Poland’s present. Today we are facing this issue: can a person who collaborated with the regime be the moral and theological authority for a whole diocese? From what we learned about archbishop Wielgus, his collaboration might have meant as many as 20 years of informing the communist regime about what was happening in the Church. And the main aim of the Communists was the destruction of the Church.
— Tomasz Terlikowski, Newsweek Polska

Men are fallible. They sin, they commit errors of judgment. The Apostle Paul (formerly the Pharisee known as Saul of Tarsus) affirms: “As it is written, There is none righteous. No, not one” (Romans 3:10).

The Archbishop of Warsaw’s resignation illuminates and hopefully will exorcise the specter of communism haunting the Catholic Church in Poland, in addition to supporting the anti-communist lustration currently taking place in that country under the guidance of Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the identical twin brothers occupying the offices of president and prime minister, respectively. Both politicians, who are putatively rightist, jumpstarted their political careers in Solidarity, one of the first communist fronts that Moscow–according to KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn in New Lies for Old (1984)–utilized to advance the perestroika deception in Eastern Europe. Lech Kaczynski, moreover, was a close advisor of Lech Walesa, alleged agent “Bolek” and secret police collaborator.

Resigning Archbishop Wielgus and Cardinal Glemp are depicted above.

Polish archbishop quits over police ties
By RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press Writer
Sun Jan 7, 6:25 PM ET

Warsaw’s new archbishop abruptly resigned Sunday over revelations that he cooperated with Poland’s communist-era secret police, stunning worshippers by sadly yielding the archbishop’s throne just minutes before he was to be formally installed.

To cries of “No, no!” and “Stay with us!” in and outside St. John’s Cathedral, a despondent Stanislaw Wielgus read from a letter to Pope Benedict XVI in which he offered his resignation “after reflecting deeply and assessing my personal situation.”

The Vatican said Wielgus’ past actions had “gravely compromised his authority” as one of the top church officials in the late Pope John Paul II’s deeply Roman Catholic homeland, adding that the 67-year-old priest was right to go “despite his humble and moving request for forgiveness.”

But his withdrawal sparked an uproar among those gathered in the red-brick cathedral and crowded outside under umbrellas, most of whom had not heard the Polish church’s announcement of the resignation a half hour earlier. “They stoned the bishop!” an elderly woman outside shouted.

In a sign of how the painful revelations have divided believers, Wielgus’ words also drew applause from the congregation — including President Lech Kaczynski, whose conservative party has sought both to purge Poland of the vestiges of communist influence and to strengthen traditional Catholic values.

John Paul’s staunch opposition to communism is credited with inspiring the rise in the 1980s of Poland’s pro-democracy Solidarity movement, which helped end communist rule in 1989.

But the country has grappled since his death with a string of revelations about respected Catholic figures cooperating with the secret services. None has rattled Poles like the case of Wielgus, the highest-ranking church official found to have ties with the secret police.

The disclosure is particularly troubling to many because it shakes a widely held belief that the church acted as a courageous opponent of communism. Secret police agents not only spied on the church, but also brutally murdered a charismatic Warsaw priest tied to Solidarity, the Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko, in 1984.

While the Mass was to have marked Wielgus’ official installation, he had been archbishop since taking his canonical vows for the post Friday. He previously was bishop of Plock, but it was not immediately clear what future role Wielgus might have with the church.

Resignations of bishops or archbishops so early in their tenures are virtually unheard of in the Catholic Church. Most bishops forced to quit because of scandal have been in their seat for years.

After announcing his resignation, Wielgus removed his glasses and sat down on a chair next to the throne that would have been his as archbishop. Cardinal Jozef Glemp took the top seat instead.

Glemp, Poland’s top church leader, then delivered a homily defending Wielgus. He called him “God’s servant” and warned of the dangers of passing judgment based on incomplete and flawed documents left behind by the communist authorities.

“Today a judgment was passed on Bishop Wielgus,” said Glemp. “But what kind of judgment was it, based on some documents and shreds of paper photocopied three times over? We do not want such judgments.”

Last fall, Glemp said documents that have come to light since the communist era showed the climate of fear gripping Poles during those days resulted in about 15 percent of the country’s clergymen being coerced into giving information to the secret services.

Throughout the homily, Wielgus looked down, his mouth twitching and eyes batting shut repeatedly.

“What he did was stupid, it was a mistake, but it was less harmful than what others did,” said Barbara Matusiak, a 60-year-old doctor standing outside the church. “We don’t know how we would have acted in his shoes, and so we have to forgive.”

Others expressed relief.

“If he was a spy, then he made the right decision to resign,” said Teresa Sikorska, 58, who was selling souvenirs at the nearby Royal Castle Square. “How can you go to church and believe a man that spied on people? You can’t.”

Wielgus was named archbishop by the Vatican on Dec. 6 to replace Glemp, who gave up the post after more than 25 years that included Poland’s dark days of martial law during a communist crackdown and its transformation to a free-market democracy.

Allegations that Wielgus was involved with the secret police were first raised by a Polish weekly Dec. 20. But the case flared into a crisis Friday when a church historical commission said it had found evidence that Wielgus had cooperated with the communist authorities.

Wielgus initially denied that, but then acknowledged he did sign an agreement in 1978 promising to cooperate with the security force in exchange for permission to leave Poland to study in West Germany.

He insisted he did not inform on anyone or try to hurt anyone, and he expressed remorse for both his contacts with the secret police and his failure to be forthcoming from the start.

The church said the pope asked Glemp to administer the archdiocese until another replacement is found.

Marek Zajac, a commentator for the respected Catholic weekly Tygodnik Powszechny, commended Wielgus for stepping aside, but said the move took too long.

“All of the recent perturbations and painful moments for the church — very dramatic and maybe dangerous for the future of the church in Poland — could have been avoided,” Zajac said on TVN24.

Associated Press writers Monika Scislowska in Warsaw and Maria Sanminiatelli in Rome contributed to this report.

In addition to the church historical commission that exposed Wielgus’ collaboration with the communist secret police, the Polish media has also unearthed documents from the archives of the Polish United Workers’ Party that reveal the archbishop’s two-decade collaboration with Warsaw’s red regime.

Gazeta Polska: Archbishop Wielgus a former communist spy

According to the weekly Gazeta Polska, Archbishop Stanisław Wielgus, who is to succeed Cardinal Józef Glemp as the metropolitan of Warsaw, has in the past been a secret collaborator of the communist intelligence.

Joanna Najfeld reports.

Investigative journalists from the Gazeta Polska weekly have found documents from the communist archives, according to which the newly appointed archbishop metropolitan of Warsaw, Stanisław Wielgus, collaborated with the communist secret services for over 20 years, informing them about the activities of the Catholic Church in Communist Poland.

Tomasz Sakiewicz, editor in chief of Gazeta Polska:

‘Our authors have found materials from the archives of Communist secret police which show us that Bishop Wielgus was a secret collaborator of secret communist intelligence. We are very sure that these materials are true. His cooperation lasted for 22 years. He was one of the most important collaborators of the communist intelligence in the Church.’

Lately archbishop Stanisław Wielgus has been known as a vocal opponent of revealing former communist spies in the present Polish public life. Now he denies the accusations against himself. He says he kept in contact with communist era secret service but never actively collaborated against the Church. He also claims that the documents produced are fake.

According to Gazeta Polska Archbishop Wielgus was one of the most important communist spies in the Catholic Church. He is supposed to have started collaboration back in the 1960s and worked initially for the department dedicated to destroying the Catholic Church. Allegedly, he agreed to cooperation with the communist services in exchange for an opportunity to pursue his scientific career abroad.

Gazeta Polska writes that the archbishop’s cooperation went uninterrupted until the beginning of the 1990s when the communist services ceased to exist. He never changed his mind about what he was doing, even after a series of brutal murders by the communist regime on priests, says Gazeta Polska.

Independent investigative journalist Leszek Szymowski has written on communist crimes, also those dealing with the Catholic Church:

‘Communism used priests as very important sources of information. They informed about everything that happened in the Catholic organizations and in the Catholic Church. The communist government used them to fight against the Catholic Church. Information gained from the priests was used to enforce the actions of intimidation of the Catholic hierarchy and to discourage Poles from being Catholic. What is also important is that the historians discovered that Polish priests were also used as spies in a very serious plot of KGB against John Paul II.’

The activity of communist spies among the clergy helped the communist services perpetrate most horrendous crimes, such as the brutal murder of Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko, continues Szymowski:

‘Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko of Warsaw’s Żoliborz district, a priest of ‘Solidarity’, was murdered in 1984. Before that he was being spied on. One of the most important spies was Fr. Michał Czajkowski who was later one of the most popular Polish priests and one of the big authorities in Poland.’

It is of grave importance for Poles to find out the truth about the country’s Communist past, as these questions heavily influence Poland’s present, says philosopher Tomasz Terlikowski of Newsweek Polska:

‘Which of the priests gave in to the pressure and collaborated with the communist intelligence? This question about the past has a very real impact on Poland’s present. Today we are facing this issue: can a person who collaborated with the regime be the moral and theological authority for a whole diocese? From what we learned about archbishop Wielgus, his collaboration might have meant as many as 20 years of informing the communist regime about what was happening in the Church. And the main aim of the Communists was the destruction of the Church. ‘

If the vetting process had been done just after the fall of Communism in the early 1990s, we wouldn’t have a major public opinion scandal every several weeks now, argues Terlikowski:

‘The consequences of neglecting the vetting process are very serious. Church hierarchy loses credibility in the eyes of some believers. You can have the impression that most priests collaborated with the Communists when in fact only a small number of them did.’

It is not the first time that Gazeta Polska has written on Communist agents present in Polish present public life. Recently, they have published information on Milan Subotic, a former communist collaborator, who has been an influential figure in one of Poland’s biggest commercial television stations, TVN.

Gazeta Polska’s editor in chief, Tomasz Sakiewicz, again:

‘It’s our mission. Journalists should show people the truth. The truth about Poland is that we were occupied by the Soviets and their communist cooperators. Most dangerous collaborators were the secret collaborators, because now they are still active in our public life, some of them cooperate with Russian intelligence. They are still dangerous for our country. I am very sure that people should know the truth. Just like after the second world war, Germans should know the Nazi cooperators, we should know who were the communist cooperators.’

The Institute of National Remembrance has not commented on the findings of Gazeta Polska.

>EU/USSR2 Files: Neo-Soviet regimes in Minsk and Moscow collude to hold Europe hostage over oil transit, Poland and Germany affected

>For Western consumption, the Union State of Russia and Belarus appears to be at odds with itself over the Russian behemoth’s supply of gas and oil to little Belarus. The friendly dialectical spat between the two neo-Soviet regimes, however, serves at the same time to intimidate Moscow’s “new European Soviet” into submission. The state-run Novosti reports regarding Belarus’ diversion of the Russian oil transit to Poland and Germany: “The situation with Belarus resembles the energy crisis early last year when Russia, which supplies more than 25% of the EU’s oil and natural gas, suspended gas exports to Ukraine amid a gas price row, affecting consumers in western Europe. Ukraine later admitted tapping Russia’s Europe-designated gas.”

Wrap: Belarus suspends Russian oil transit to Europe over duty dispute
20:49 08/ 01/ 2007

MOSCOW, January 8 (RIA Novosti) – Belarus has suspended Russian oil transit to Europe over Russia’s failure to pay a transit duty of $45 per metric ton of oil going through Belarusian territory.

Russia doubled the gas price for Belarus to $100 per 1,000 cu m from January 1, and also imposed an oil export duty of $180.7 per metric ton for the ten-million nation. Belarus responded January 3 by introducing the transit duty.

Poland and Germany, which receive Russian oil via Belarus, said Monday Russian oil supplies going through the Druzhba pipeline to European customers had been disrupted. Russia’s pipeline monopoly Transneft [RTS: TRNF] blamed Belarus for blocking European exports.

Transneft said Belarus is siphoning off Russian oil designated for Europe from the Druzhba pipeline.

Russia exports oil to Poland and Germany via the northern branch of the Druzhba pipeline.

“From January 6, Belarus began tapping oil destined only for customers in western Europe from the Druzhba pipeline unilaterally, without any warning,” Semyon Vainshtok, the head of Transneft, said.

He said Belarus siphoned off 900 metric tons of oil in the past 24 hours alone. “In all, 79,000 metric tons of oil has been tapped since January 6,” he said.

EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs is expected to soon convene an extraordinary session to discuss energy supplies from Russia.

A European Commission representative said the EU body is following the situation closely.

Vainshtok called on Belarus to observe international norms, which outlaw transit discrimination. “Transit is a ‘sacred cow’,” he said, adding that Transneft was doing its best to increase oil exports through other pipelines.

“The pipelines in Primorsk [outside St. Petersburg] are operating at maximum capacity of 76.5 million tons a year [1.54 million bbl/d],” Vainshtok said.

Transneft said late last year it had increased in advance the capacity of the Baltic Pipeline System, a direct pipe from Russia to Europe, from projected 72 million metric tons a year (1.44 bbl/d) to 74 million (1.5 million bbl/d).

The system launched in 2001 supplies Siberian oil to the Primorsk terminal bordering on Finland for export to Europe and the United States.

The situation with Belarus resembles the energy crisis early last year when Russia, which supplies more than 25% of the EU’s oil and natural gas, suspended gas exports to Ukraine amid a gas price row, affecting consumers in western Europe. Ukraine later admitted tapping Russia’s Europe-designated gas.

Vainshtok accused Belarus of planning to steal Russian oil in advance.

“Belarus canceled the signed contracts on oil supplies to its own oil refineries for January. Why? Because they assumed they will make taps, unauthorized taps [of Russian oil] – this is how diplomats call what the Belarusian side is doing,” Vainshtok told Russia’s NTV television.

Poland’s economics ministry said earlier Monday that oil had stopped coming through the Druzhba pipeline, and Poland’s PERN company operating the Polish section of the pipeline said it had sent a letter to the Belarusian operator last night but received no answer.

Poland’s Deputy Economics Minister Piotr Naimski said his country still had enough oil reserves to last 80 days.

A deputy Russian economic development and trade minister said Monday talks with Belarus will start only after Minsk abolishes the transit duty.

“Belarus’s oil siphoning in response to Russia’s failure to pay the illegally imposed duty resembles a trade war,” Andrei Sharonov told Ekho Moskvy radio.

Sharonov also said mutual duty-free regime and low energy prices for Belarus yielded several billion dollars annually in recent years to Belarusian budget.

Germany’s economy minister, presiding over the EU council of energy ministers, warned Monday against dramatizing the disruption of Russia’s European oil supplies via Belarus.

Michael Glos said, “I am concerned about the closure of the important Druzhba pipeline. I expect supplies [via Belarus] to be resumed soon and in full.”

The German minister also welcomed the decision of EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs to convene a special group for oil to discuss the situation.

“As a country presiding over the European Union, Germany will do its best to prevent oil supply restrictions from disrupting deliveries to European companies and consumers,” Glos said.

He called on Russia and Belarus to meet their obligations on oil supplies and transit.

“This incident shows once again that high reliability requires a balanced and mixed energy complex, which would avoid any unilateral dependence,” Glos said, adding that it was the focus of the new energy policy pursued by the EU and expected to be discussed at the EU’s summit in spring.

Glos said Germany, which imports 20 million metric tons, or about one fifth of its annual crude needs, through Druzhba, had enough crude reserves to save the country from an energy crisis.

“At the moment, the situation for Germany is not tragic – our oil refineries have sufficient crude reserves, which will guarantee us supplies even in the event of lengthy disruptions,” he said.

Russia’s Sharonov said Moscow might turn to international organizations to make Belarus compensate the damage it caused by tapping Russia’s Europe-bound oil.

“We do not rule out such a possibility,” Sharonov said but did not specify which organizations he was talking about.

Sharonov also said Russian companies notified their western partners that problems with oil transit via Belarus were force majeure, which prevented companies from fulfilling their obligations to foreign customers.

He said officials from Russian ministries and agencies concerned and Transneft managers had gathered for an emergency session.

Sharonov also said Transneft proposed that Belarus compensate for oil shortfalls of Western companies with the oil “arrested” by Minsk, which totals several hundreds of thousands of metric tons.

Belarus’s Foreign Ministry said a Belarusian delegation departed for Moscow to discuss the oil dispute.

>Latin America File: Chavez appoints communist to cabinet, Catholic hierarchy capitulates to red regime; 3,000 Cuban/Venezuelan troops in Bolivia?

>Buoyed by President Hugo Chavez’s victory at the polls in December, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) is stepping into the limelight to consolidate “21st-century socialism” in the Bolivarian Republic. Following decades of communist infiltration, via liberation theology, the Catholic hierarchy throughout Latin America is also stepping forward to endorse the region’s neo-communist regimes. Just as the hierarchy is urging Nicaraguans to support “ex”-communist dictator and president-elect Daniel Ortega, it is exhorting Venezuelans to submit to the Bolivarian revolution. No doubt patriotic American Catholics must be grieved by the capitulation of their leaders to the false religion of communism.

David Velasquez, Venezuela’s new Minister of Popular Participation and Social Development and member of the PCV, is pictured here.

David Velásquez: First communist minister in Venezuelan Government
Saturday, 06 January 2007
Sources: RedGlobe News, Prensa Latina

Adjustments in the Venezuelan executive office by the President of the Republic Hugo Chavez mark a new presidential term which intend to consolidate a new socialism of the 21st century. Massive reshuffling of governmental positions mark serious intentions of carrying the country toward this goal, and several posts have been vacated from the National Assembly to fill the new cabinet. According to experts, the adjustments take place amid an agenda centered on three main issues: socialism, constitutional reform and the projected Venezuela s Socialist United Party.

The Venezuelan National Assembly announced the resignation of parliamentarians to assume posts in the cabinet of President Hugo Chavez.

Rodrigo Cabezas, president of the Permanent Finance Commission was appointed as Minister of Finances substituting Nelson Merentes, and deputy Rafael Isea as vice minister of that ministry. The new Minister of the Interior and Justice, Pedro Carreño, left his post as President of the Permanent Finance Commission to substitute Jesse Chacon. Deputy Tareck El Aisammi resigned from the vice presidency of the Permanent Commission of Family, Women and Youth and the presidency of the Youth Sub Committee to take on a post at the Interior and Justice Vice Ministry.

Jose Rivero Gonzalez was appointed Minister of Labor, resigning from the presidency of the sub commission of Mining and Basic Industry while a press report of the National Assembly also informed that Rafael Lacava will be named ambassador to Italy, leaving the presidency of the sub commission of the Political Sector of the Permanent Commission of Energy and Mining.

David Velasquez, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) and formerly president of the Permanent Commission of Citizen Participation, Decentralization and Regional Development was appointed Minister of Popular Participation and Social Development. A press note of the National Assembly informed that Luis Acuña is mentioned as Minister of Higher Education while Eric Rodriguez, vice president of the Permanent Commission of Education, Culture and Sports will be appointed Public Health Minister, according to the source.

Also mentioned in the cabinet changes is the designation of Dario Vivas, president of the Permanent Commission of Administration and Public Services, as Minister for Popular Economy. Another possible designation, according to the note is Hector Navarro, former Education Minister and former Andine Parliament president as Minister of Science and Technology.

During 2006 deputies who resigned their seats in Parliament to occupy ministerial posts are Nicolas Maduro (Foreign Affairs) Jose Salamat Khan (Basic Industries and Mining) and Pedro Morejon (Popular Economy).

The Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference’s capitulation to Chavismo ably demonstrates the Catholic-Communist convergence throughout much of the Third World. Notwithstanding attempts by the Vatican to oust progressive clergy from the Latin American Episcopal Conference, the current and previous popes (Benjamin XVI and John Paul II), as we documented in recent weeks, have urged Catholics and the world to accept communist concepts such as “social and economic justice” as well as world government ala the United Nations. Ubaldo Santana, President of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference, is pictured here. With respect to recent developments in Venezuela, the state-run Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias reports:

The church recognizes that Socialism of XXI Century would overcome the poverty of the country
ABN 08/01/2007

Caracas, Jan 08 ABN.- President of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference (CEV), Monsignor Ubaldo Santana, recognized that the Socialism of XXI Century would be an «efficient solution for the population who needs to overcome the neoliberal and capitalist scheme that have caused poverty in Venezuela and Latin America.»

Although he is worried about the «announcement made by President Chávez of conducting Venezuela through the course of the Socialism of XXI Century,» M. Santana underlined «we know that it is possible the compatibility between socialist regimes and democracy.»

«If fundamental values such as the human rights, the freedom of speech, the communication, the religion and others are respected, we think that socialism would be a good and efficient solution for the poverty,» said M. Santana in reference of the social-political proposal made by the Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

*Translated by Natalia González

In all fairness it should be noted that Rosalio Castillo Lara, Venezuela’s only cardinal, has crossed swords with President Chavez, accusing Comrade Hugo of leading the country into dictatorship. Bishop Santana, however, has adopted a conciliatory approach to the red regime in Caracas.

Unconfirmed Report: 3,000 Cuban/Venezuelan Troops in Bolivia

Meanwhile, Bolivarian Socialist Venezuela and Red Bolivia are cementing political-military linkages through the arrival of 30 Venezuelan troops in Bolivia to service the two “Superpuma” helicopters that Comrade Chavez is lending to President Evo Morales of Bolivia. In order to camouflage this linkage, Comrade Evo has accused the USA of covertly inserting its own special forces, disguised as tourists and students, into the land-locked South American republic. Reporting in June 2006 ABC News states: “Meanwhile, a former president Jorge Quiroga, a key opponent, accused Morales this week of compromising Bolivia’s sovereignty by inviting Venezuelan soldiers. It’s unclear how many Venezuelan troops are in Bolivia, but Venezuelan pilots have been ferrying Morales around the country for the past two weeks in two loaned military helicopters.”

An unconfirmed email report distributed on December 15, 2006 from Brazilian blogger Luís Afonso Assumpção (Swimming Against the Red Tide), asserts that there are 3,000 Cuban and Venezuelan troops in Bolivia. The report originally appeared at Chaviliarism.com.

AGAIN the CUBANS INVADING WITH TROOPS OF ORANGUTAN
Urgen Fri DEC 15, 2006 5:17 a.m. (PST) TO SPREAD URGENT

Urgent order of aid from BOLIVIA!

Today in the evening we have received triangulada communication of friends of Santa Cruz, Bolivia who ask for aid to spread this message. A general alert in Bolivia, individual in the East by the following thing exists:

A fort upsetting to the institutions on the part of the Executive authority the continuous arrival of troopses of Cuba and Venezuela (already there were contingents of both countries and between today by means of an airlift they have yesterday and arrived a total of the 3,000 Venezuelan military with its Cuban elements of control).

A blockade has prevailed to prevent the exit from the country to the nationals. A blockade has prevailed informative since the chains of the news do not spread what happens. A blockade to the international communications has prevailed.

Tomorrow it has been predicted for a time an Assembly of representatives of the 4 departments of East, to solve the attitude to assume as opposed to this series of threats against the institutions, like the Constitution and its reform eluding the necessary majorities, expropriations of earth and companies, etc. etc.

There is a threat of the national state to prevent the sessions by the force being appealed to foreign forces.

By all it the aid of all those is asked for that we defend the freedom and the institutions in America to denounce the situción and to massively spread the political reality of interference of American states in third which it would have to shoot to the reinsurance and international defenses and the urgent reaction of the countries of the region.

Please it spreads before it is late for the freedom in America.

>USA File: National Guard unit on US-Mexican border retreats after intruders attack, Minutemen support soldiers; US Border Patrol agents jailed

>This incident, among others, begs the question: HOW LONG ARE WE GOING TO TOLERATE THIS??? When the United States military has to retreat from our own border in the face of attacking Mexicans, we have clearly lost control of our territory. Is that okay with you? Where will we draw the line? Where will we stop them? Tubac? Green Valley? Grant Road? … Who the hell is in charge here?
— Lionel Waxman, irate blogger

Tens of thousands of illegal aliens from Latin America, China, and the Middle East; armed Mexican troops; and even more heavily armed KGB/FSB-controlled Mexican drug cartel operatives repeatedly cross into US territory to confront and attack US Border Patrol agents, citizen patrols, and private citizens. Invasion USA, indeed. The US-Mexican border zone is in total chaos. Where’s Chuck Norris when you need him?

Meanwhile, in October 2006 the US “justice” system sentenced two patriotic (Hispanic) US Border Patrol agents to 11- and 12-year prison terms for shooting (in the buttocks) a drug smuggler during an incident that occurred in February of the same year. The US government is now penalizing frontline border authorities for defending their country against armed invaders.

Pictured above: US Army Stryker armored vehicles in New Mexico, apparently to secure US-Mexico border; source: American Patrol Report, October 22, 2005.

I will again remind visitors to read the 20-year-old threat to invade the USA, issued by the Sandinista Interior Minister Tomas Borge, colleague of repackaged “ex”-communist dictator and president-elect of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. The quote can be found in this blogsite’s right column.

Volunteers ‘with heat’ to support National Guard
Response set up after soldiers forced by attackers to retreat from border
January 6, 2007

Gun-carrying volunteer members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps have launched patrols along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona in support of National Guard troops who just 48 hours earlier were attacked by gunmen and had to retreat, according to officials.

“We cannot allow this to happen,” Minuteman spokeswoman Carmen Mercer told WND. “They were being attacked and had to retreat [because] they do not have permission to defend themselves.

“I don’t care what drug cartel it is, it’s unacceptable. The National Guard is there to protect the American public, and they cannot protect themselves.”

She said armed volunteers were being dispatched yesterday to stand “side-by-side” with the guardsmen on their patrols, “until the governor or the president allow them to defend themselves, or send more troops.”

Reports say the soldiers were at a post near Sasabe late Wednesday when the militants came across the border and attacked. Officials said the guardsmen retreated and no one was injured, and an investigation has been launched into the identities of those who later retreated to Mexico.

Authorities report that corridor in the desert has been the busiest in the area for marijuana seizures lately, with 124,000 pounds taken just since last fall.

The National Guard troops have been on the scene since last summer, helping Border Patrol agents by operating control rooms, performing maintenance and repairs, building vehicle barriers and spotting and reporting those who enter to U.S. illegally. But they aren’t allowed to actively arrest illegals, or confront them.

The group said it would hold a news conference today at 9 a.m. at the intersection of highways 86 and 286 in Three Points to talk about future plans.

Volunteers from the group, who have served along the border at various times since 2002, already have helped in the apprehension of more than 10,000 people who illegally entered the United States, officials said.

They also have begun volunteering their time and money to built sections of security fencing along the border, officials said.

“We are not at all shocked by this incursion; our president and federal government have sent these lawbreakers a message of immunity if caught, and a helping hand to accomplish their criminal goals,” the group said in a statement announcing plans. “Our nation is being overrun by the influx of illegal aliens as well as drug cartels that show no signs of fear in crossing our border and we call upon our federal government to do the job they were elected to do, and refrain from supporting the open border advocates.”

The organization is a “citizen-led initiative” set up to watch the borders and report on illegal activities.

Officials with the U.S. Border Patrol did not return calls from WND seeking comment, but one blogger had a message that was to the point:

“This incident, among others, begs the question: HOW LONG ARE WE GOING TO TOLERATE THIS??? When the United States military has to retreat from our own border in the face of attacking Mexicans, we have clearly lost control of our territory. Is that okay with you?” asked Lionel Waxman. “Where will we draw the line? Where will we stop them? Tubac? Green Valley? Grant Road? … Who the hell is in charge here?”

William Gheen, who leads Americans for Legal Immigration, said the question that needs to be answered is what is the U.S. going to go about attacks on its own soil.

“The Bush administration has stretched our troops to the other side of the planet, depleting the American treasury, while we are being invaded at home,” he told WND. “It is outlandish that our troops are being sent to the other side of the planet to supposedly protect us while we are being invaded here and now.”

He said studies show that the death toll from the crimes of illegal aliens within the United States has been estimated from 12-25 lives – per day. “It is an invasion. It is real. People are dying,” he said.

He said without a change in the politics in the United States, and a result that would crack down on the attacks, the two remaining alternatives will be “violence and slavery.”

“Our political system is in deep trouble for this to be happening. This isn’t supposed to be happening. Only a disruption in our self-governance can allow this to happen,” he said.

Another group, The Minuteman Project, said that “gun-toting” members of the Mexican drug cartels and military cross regularly into the U.S., and some even have been trained by the U.S. military.

Congressman Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., one of the leaders in the fight to protect the U.S. borders, has said the fact that drug-runners are known to be escorted by the Mexican army should be denounced by the president.

About 6,000 National Guard troops were assigned to the southwest border states last summer to supplement the work of the Border Patrol. But their work is limited strictly to backing up the Border Patrol, which is why they were forced to retreat as armed militants advanced on them, officials said.

>Communist Bloc Military Updates: Russian strategic aviation resumes flights over oceans; 911 terror attacks as test decapitation strike; WW4 scenario

>Updated January 5, 2006

Russian strategic aviation resumes flights over oceans – commander

MOSCOW. Jan 4 (Interfax-AVN) – Russian strategic aviation in 2006 resumed active flights over the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, Air Force Commander-in-Chief Gen. Vladimir Mikhail has told Interfax-AVN.

“In 2006 strategic aviation flew over 100 missions, namely strategic bombers resumed active flights to areas above the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans,” he said.

He reported an increase in the combat readiness of strategic bombers. “We have even more than enough combat ready aircraft,” he said.

“The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber has been upgraded. Tupolev Tu- 95 bombers are being upgraded to carry the latest weaponry and tested,” Mikhailov said.

He said the skills of the flight personnel have improved, especially among young pilots.

“In 2006 we trained 42 crew captains for Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 bombers. They are young pilots,” he said. ml

Russian Military Emerges in 1999 From Eight-Year Hiatus to Conduct Annual Full-Scale Maneuvers

“During the 1990s, Russian military maneuvers (or, at least, the publicly available information about them) yielded little useful information because maneuvers were few and small-scale,” wrote Dr. Nikolai Sokov, Senior Research Associate at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, in August 2004. “When the use of nuclear weapons was simulated, it was usually independent of general purpose forces and without a relationship to specific scenarios. Besides, the shaping of views on possible future conflicts and the ways of fighting them takes time. The situation began to change in 1999.” Sokov continues: “Since 1999, the Russian military has regularly conducted large-scale maneuvers that play out several conflict scenarios, including those that involved the use of nuclear weapons.” His article, published at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, describes maneuvers conducted by the Russian Air Force on September 10 and 11, 2001, to simulate a large-scale airspace attack against NATO and NORAD. These military “simulations” were cancelled upon the insistence of the Bush Administration immediately following the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC.

Now imagine United Airlines Flight 93 crashing into the White House or the Capitol Building, while the Russian airspace exercises morph into a real attack against the West. President Bush was in Florida that day, but the 107th Congress was in session . . .

GRU defector Viktor Suvorov describes the “Spetsnaz’s First World War” with a similar scenario of a Soviet-orchestrated decapitation strike against the top of the US command and control structure.

On 12 August, at 0558 local time, a van comes to a halt on the vast empty parking lot in front of a supermarket in Washington. Three men open the doors of the van, roll out the fuselage of a light aircraft and attach its wings. A minute later its motor bursts into life. The plane takes off and disappears into the sky. It has no pilot. It is controlled by radio with the aid of very simple instruments, only slightly more complicated than those used by model aircraft enthusiasts. The plane climbs to about 200 metres and immediately begins to descend in the direction of the White House. A minute later a mighty explosion shakes the capital of the United States. The screaming of sirens on police cars, fire engines and ambulances fills the city.

Three minutes later a second plane sweeps across the centre of the city and there is a second explosion in the place where the White House once stood. The second plane has taken off from a section of highway under construction, and has a quite different control system. Two cars with radio beacons in them have been left earlier in the middle of the city. The beacons have switched on automatically a few seconds before the plane’s take-off. The automatic pilot is guided by the two beacons and starts to descend according to a previously worked-out trajectory. The second plane has been sent off by a second group operating independently of the first one.

It was a simple plan: if the first plane did not destroy the White House the second would. If the first plane did destroy the White House then a few minutes later all the heads of the Washington police would be near where the explosion had taken place. The second plane would kill many of them.

At 0606 all radio and television channels interrupt their normal programmes and report the destruction of the White House and the possible death of the President of the United States.

The Restoration of the Soviet Union and the Fourth World War

January 2007: At a meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum in San Salvador, Latin America’s communist and leftist regimes pledge support for the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union and its plans to resurrect the USSR; paleo-communist Cuba, neo-Sandinista Nicaragua, and Bolivarian Socialist Venezuela accelerate plans to provide military and logistical support to Mexican communist insurgents

March 2007: Fidel Castro dies, brother Raul–who became de facto premier of Cuba in December 2006–assumes the presidency; Raul insists that the Communist Party of Cuba is still in complete control of the country, while the KGB/FSB maintains covert operational control over the Cuban DGI; Joseph Douglass, writing in Red Cocaine (Atlanta: Clarion House, 1990), affirms: “Then, beginning in 1970, the Cuban intelligence service was placed directly under the direction of KGB Colonel Viktor Simenov” (page 97); the DGI, in turn, continues to control Nicaraguan intelligence: “In particular, he [Nicaraguan Major Aspillaga] described communications intercepts from 1980 in which Castro ordered defense minister Humberto Ortega to have his brother Daniel Ortega assume the post of Nicaragua’s political leader, so that Humberto could maintain control of the armed forces” (page 101).

Spring-Summer 2007: In a number of high-profile cases, independent journalists, patriotic political commentators, pastors, and street preachers are charged in the European Union, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the USA under “hate crime” laws for making “negative” comments against “gays” and Muslims

December 2007: The Communist Party of the Soviet Union/Russian Federation, in coalition with other Russian leftist, communist, and workers’ parties, trounce United Russia and its allies in the State Duma election; in post-election press conferences CPSU chair Oleg Shenin and CPRF chair Gennady Zyuganov suggest to foreign reporters that the collapse of Soviet communism in 1991 was a ruse; the West’s shopping mall regimes stagger

March 2008: CPSU chair Shenin “wins” Russian presidential election and begins to openly restore the Soviet Union–building on outgoing President Putin’s rollback of democratic reforms–with support of pro-Soviet Belarusian President Lukashenko, “ex”-communist Ukrainian Prime Minister Yanukovich, and open communist Moldovan President Voronin

Spring-Early Fall 2008: Communist coups take place in the Baltic, Caucasian, and Central Asian republics as revitalized CPSU sections and “ex”-communists seize power; “counter-revolutionaries,” “Western collaborators,” nationalists, social democrats, bankers, and capitalists jailed, “disappeared,” or executed, the last two being attributed to the Russian Mafiya; more KGB/FSB defectors and exiled Russian businessmen assassinated in the United Kingdom; Mexican communist guerrillas escalate attacks in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Mexico City, and coastal resorts, murdering 100s of tourists

November 2008: Pro-communist Democratic candidate with KGB/FSB connections wins US presidential election, taking advantage of electorate’s disillusionment with War on Terror; Communist Party USA and other communist parties publicly endorse candidacy

December 2008: KGB/FSB defector in London warns that within several months the Kremlin will explode a nuclear device in a Russian city for the purpose of creating plausible deniability; defector promptly disappears

Spring 2009, USA: “Nuclear 911,” 100,000s dead in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington DC; President and Vice President elsewhere in country at the time, activate emergency government, marital law imposed; Al Qaeda blamed for what is in reality a covert Spetsnaz operation; electromagnetic pulses over North America disrupt military and civilian electronic communication; additional Russian and Chinese special forces slip over southern border with aid of Mexican Army; air force bases, missile silos, and oil refineries sabotaged; Soviet bombers attack US naval facility on Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean; US presidential administration orders nuclear submarines to base and invites United Nations to deploy Sino-Russian occupation force to stabilize post-WMD attack America

Spring 2009, Europe: A suitcase nuke, attibuted to Chechen separatists, detonates in a southern Russian city, 1000s killed; British monarch and prime minister assassinated; Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian troops parachute into Poland, Czech Republic, and Germany, followed by tank divisions; NATO, French, and Italian military commands rendered harmless by Soviet infiltrators from “post”-communist states

Spring-Summer 2009, Asia: China launches missile attack against Taiwan and threatens Australia with a nuclear blitz; North Korea invades the South, US troops ordered to stand down by capitulationist presidential administration; Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian forces invade Thailand; India’s Maoist insurgents, with military support from Beijing and moral support from Nepal’s new “People’s Republic,” expand operations throughout subcontinent; limited nuclear exchange between Israel and Islamic Republic of Iran; Israel threatens Iran’s allies, Syria and Egypt, with nuclear annhilation; Damascus nuked per prophecy in Isaiah 17:1

>Latin America File: Region’s Red Axis leaders to attend inaugural ceremonies of "ex"-dictator Ortega and "new communist in the bloc" Correa

>Updated January 5, 2006

Peace, peace, and there is no peace. With the blessing of the Catholic hierarchy in Nicaragua, “ex”-communist dictator Comandante Ortega, will assume the office of the presidency on January 10. In the meanwhile, will Ortega’s former Interior Minister, FSLN stalwart and devout Maoist Tomás Borge Martínez, continue to supervise the flood of illegal immigrants and narcotics, ala Joseph Douglass’ Red Cocaine, into the USA? See Borge’s statement regarding former in this blogsite’s right column. Regarding the latter, Douglass writes:

Nicaragua’s participation in drug and narcotics trafficking into the United States sprang from Raul Castro’s [Fidel’s brother] meeting with Humberto Ortega [Daniel’s brother]. The narcotics operation itself was placed under the Nicaraguan intelligence service, with Tomas Borge, the Minister of Interior, and head of the intelligence service, in charge of the operation, and his deputy, Frederico Vaughan, the chief of staff of the operation (Atlanta: Clarion House, 1990; page 102).

In December Borge organized a pre-Christmas tribute concert for Comrade Fidel at the Nicaraguan School of Dance. Will Comrades Dan and Tom find time in their busy schedules to nip over to San Salvador for a celebratory toast at the latest meeting of Latin America’s hydra-headed communist bloc, the Sao Paulo Forum, to be held between January 12 and 16?

Don’t waste your time looking in the MSM for the answers to these and other questions related to the collapse of capitalism in the Western Hemisphere.

Taking of possession of Daniel Ortega, greater official act of last the 16 years in Nicaragua, according to organizers

TeleSUR _ 30/12/06 – More than 250 thousand people and at least twelve Chiefs of State, will attend the taking of possession of the elect president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, the 10 of next January, according to advanced to this Saturday the organizers of the act.

The ceremony, considered by the organizers, the greater official act made in the Central American nation in the last 16 years, will take place in the call Seat of the Faith, an ample esplanade to borders of the Lake of Managua or Xolotlán.

In agreement with the salient chancellor, Norman Caldera, will attend more delegations than in the three made hand overs of command from 1990 to date.

Between the presidents and Chiefs of State or of government whose presence has been confirmed, Boiler mentioned the Hugo Chavez Venezuelan, to Evo Morales, of Bolivia, and to the Mexican Felipe Calderón.

The attendance of all the Central American agent chief executives and the heir of the Spanish throne is also expected, Prince Felipe de Borbón.

The head of Public Security of the National, commissioned Police greater Marlon Montano, informed, on the other hand, that the ceremony will be watched over more than six thousand police.

Comrade Hugo and his Brazilian and Bolivian disciples, Lula and Evo, will attend “new communist in the bloc” Rafael Correa’s inauguration five days later. Chavez and Correa are pictured here.

Lula, Chávez, the Garci’as, Duarte and Morales confirmed attendance to investiture of Correa
Agency Bolivariana de Noticias (ABN)

Quito, 02 Ene. ABN.- Five South American leaders confirmed their attendance to the taking of possession of Rafael Correa like new president of Ecuador the 15 of next January, affirmed to east Tuesday the chancellor of that country, Francisco Carrión, disclosed Latin Press.

“Until now, presidents Luiz Inacio Lula ratified their presence in Quito gives Whistles (Brazil), Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), Alan Garci’a (Peru), Nicanor Duarte (Paraguay) and Evo Morales (Bolivia)”, emphasized Carrión in press conference.

It advanced that the government transition is made of a “very correct way, because is a democratic and serious process”.

Average of press international they announced in last days that also the agent chief executives Michelle Bachelet (Chile) and Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua) will be in the taking of possession of Strap, winner of the elections of last November.

Of 43 years of age, the elect Chief of State pronounced itself to exile of the country the prevailing neoliberal model, that during one decade caused the corruption and an increasing internal instability.

Its cabinet includes seven women, a newness in this nation.

The triumph of Strap arouses great expectations in the region, due to its position in favor of regional integration.

After his triumph in the second return of the elections, the elect dignitary undertook a tour by South America, that took it to Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.

>Middle East File: Soviet client Saddam Hussein executed; Russia accuses USA of "murdering" deposed dictator; Tatarstan reds: RSFSR still exists

>Today the new Safawide have obeyed the orders of the Criminal crusader George Bush by executing the symbol of your honor and your dignity, the leader of the believers in God and in the Arabism the father of the Arab and the Muslim martyrs, in modern times: Saddam Hussein.

Saddam Hussein is no more a prisoner in the hands of the enemy but he has become a prison for the enemy and a stimulant to mobilize millions of Arabs in the holy Jihad march against the crusaders, Safawides and Zionists.

Communique, Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party of Iraq (clandestine), December 30, 2006

Deposed Ba’athist dictator Saddam Hussein met a fitting end on December 30, with a noose around his neck. There’s not much justice left in the world, but the Iraqi government demonstrated some of it that day. I trust that the Moscow-Beijing Axis is taking stock of its impending fate, which might be the reason for its whining response to Saddam’s execution, reported below.

America murdered Saddam, says Russia
Accuses U.S. of being the cause of crisis
Vladimir Radyuhin

The Hindu, January 1, 2007

MOSCOW: Russia has accused the United States of “murdering” Saddam Hussein and being the cause of the crisis and violence in Iraq, in the strongest yet attack on the U.S.-led occupation of that country.

The execution of the former Iraqi President has led to the escalation of violence in Iraq, said the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement released on Sunday.

“The hasty and cruel execution, shamelessly broadcast to the world by its inspirers will deepen the split in Iraqi society even further. Instead of the much-needed national reconciliation and accord, the Iraqi people are facing a new wave of fratricidal conflict and casualties,” the statement said.

“This fact must be recognised by all those who have sent troops to Iraq and whose coalition `liberation mission’ has been crowned with the murder of the former President,” it said.

“They bear full responsibility for what is happening in that country, and for the blunt trampling of humanistic values they are zealously teaching others.”

A statement from the Communist Party of the Union (of Russia and Belarus, CPU) denounces the USA as the chief perpetrator behind the downfall of Iraqi Ba’athism: “There is no doubt whatever, that from the execution Saddam Hussein the peoples of peace will draw their conclusion: ‘Thus far it is not late, to be combined in order to bury American neo-fascism.'” The operations of the CPU have, for the most part, been absorbed into those of the restored Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).

911, Iraq, and Soviet Communism

The GRU/StB-BIS/Mukhabarat/PLO/Al Qaeda joint military operation commonly known as the “September 11, 2001 terror attacks” was responsible, as we have blogged in months past, for luring the USA into the Afghanistan/Iraq quagmire–for the purposes of inflaming Muslim hostility against the West, fomenting Islamo-Marxist terrorism, underming the legitimacy of American patriotism and the Bush Administration, and eroding US military preparedness. This position is predicated on the contention that the Soviet Union still exists. Well, it does.

Another statement from the Communist Party of the Republic of Tatarstan (CPRT) recently referred to the Russian Federation, of which Tatarstan is a part, as the “RSFSR,” meaning the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. This entity, along with the other Not-So-Former Soviet republics, was supposedly dismantled in December 1991. “The stable and dynamic development of the economy of republic Belarus’ causes irritation in the present authorities of the RSFSR,” the Tatarstan comrades gush, “and an improvement in the standard of living of Belorussians causes white envy in all former citizens of the USSR.”

Since the restoration of the CPSU in February 2004, Soviet communists haved repeatedly affirmed that the USSR continues to legally exist. The CPRT insist that the “Washington-controlled Putinist-Chekist-Surkovist-Gryzlovist clique” in the Kremlin is endeavoring to undermine the Union State of Russia and Belarus–a building block in the long-planned restoration of the USSR–by establishing harsh terms for Minsk’s purchase of energy from state-run gas monster Gazprom. “Here then price of the gas, including to us to Russians will [be] establish[ed] not [by] Moscow, but [by] Washington.”

The Kremlin-controlled Novosti reports: “Last week Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said the state-controlled Russian natural gas monopoly will cut off supplies to Belarus January 1, 2007 if no new agreement is signed by that time raising suspicions that Europe will fall short of gas supplies transited via a pipeline across Belarus, particularly to Poland and Germany.” In the eleventh hour, the crypto-communist Putinist regime revealed its “magnanimous” side and an agreement was reached with the neo-Soviet Republic of Belarus to avoid the disruption of gas supplies. This episode is yet another example where Soviet communists have refined comradely spats–such as those between “reformists” and “hardliners”–to the point where the West hardly blinks.