>– Hollywood Director Oliver Stone Snuggles Up to Latin America’s Neo-Communist Demagogues, Enjoys Self-Serving Photo Ops with Venezuela’s Red Dictator
– Honduras’ Constitutional Government Cuts off Electrical, Water, and Telephone Land Line Services to Brazil’s Embassy in Tegucigalpa
– Brazilian, Argentine, Chilean, and Uruguayan Presidents Demand Zelaya’s Re-installation from Podium of United Nations General Assembly
– Chavez Threatens to Shoot Down US and Colombian “Drug Planes,” Labels USA World’s Chief Narcotics Trafficker, Donates Fighter Jets to Ally Ecuador
– Pentagon-Sponsored Report: Fidel Castro Urged Soviet Union to Carry Out Nuclear Strikes against the USA in 1982
Shortly after the constitutional transfer of power that deposed President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, Venezuela’s communist dictator Hugo Chavez warned that a “patriotic current” (meaning leftist elements) in the Honduran military would shortly stage a counter-coup to restore the Latin American Red Axis’ compliant lackey. This did not come to pass but on September 23, two days after Zelaya slunk back into his homeland to take refuge in the Brazilian embassy, Chavez announced that Zelaya loyalists in the Honduran military secretly transported the deposed leader from the Nicaraguan border via aircraft, car trunk, and (amusingly) tractor.
“It was a secret operation, one of deception,” gloated Chavez. “Zelaya is the one who came up with the plan. You know that he is a cowboy . . . brave. He has courage.” According to Chavez, last Sunday, before making his way to Honduras, Zelaya flew to El Salvador where he met with a sympathetic President Mauricio Funes and the Marxist leaders of the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN).
Chavez, who refused to provide more details of Zelaya’s journey, issued his revelations to reporters at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan, where he viewed a 75-minute Oliver Stone propaganda piece called “South of the Border,” which eulogizes Latin America’s neo-communist demagogues. Director Stone himself, a craven leftist, beamed during a self-serving photo op with President Chavez. Pictured above: Chavez and Stone are pictured above at an earlier screening of the latter’s so-called “documentary,” at the 66th Venice Film Festival on September 7.
In addition to regaling reporters and schmoozing with Stone, Comrade Hugo meandered over to the United Nations Building to attend the ongoing session of the General Assembly. There the assembled dignitaries(?) endured 90 minutes of “insane musings” from Chavez’s North African ally, Muammar al-Qaddafi (“Duck”). In August the Libyan strongman, who is also Secretary-General of the African Union, welcomed convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi back home following an early release by Scottish authorities. For his part, Chavez recently tripped to Tripoli as part of an 11-day “Axis of Evil Tour” that included a debriefing session with his KGB handler, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
During his appearance at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Brazilian President Luis Lula da Silva justified his government’s intervention in the Honduran crisis:
Unless there is more political will, we will see more coups, like the one which toppled the constitutional president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, who has been granted refuge in Brazil’s embassy in Tegucigalpa since Monday. The international community demands that Mr. Zelaya immediately return to the presidency of his country, and must be alert to insure the inviolability of Brazil’s diplomatic mission in the capital of Honduras.
In 1990 former union organizer Lula da Silva co-founded the Sao Paulo Forum (FSP) with Cuba’s then-serving dictator Fidel Castro. Since then the narco-terrorist FSP, embodying the region’s Red Axis, has successfully installed neo-communist regimes throughout Latin America. Zelaya’s ouster represents a “hiccough” in their schemes.
On Wednesday President Lula da Silva’s government also requested that the UN Security Council (UNSG) meet to “discuss the safety and security of Mr. Zelaya and Brazilian facilities in Honduras.” The constitutional government of Honduras has cut off electrical, water, and telephone land line services to Brazil’s embassy in Tegucigalpa. The UNSG’s rotating presidency is currently held by the USA’s leftist president, Barack Hussein Obama, who has not concealed his support for Zelaya.
During her UN appearance, Argentina’s embattled Peronist president Cristina Kirchner also took a swipe against the lawful government of Honduran President Roberto Micheletti. “Not even in Chile under the dictatorship of General Pinochet, nor in Argentina under the dictatorship of General Videla,” Comrade Cristina ranted, “perhaps the most cruel dictatorships in Latin America—even then, we didn’t see similar conduct with embassies that were actively working to give shelter to refugees. If multi-lateral political action fails to return democracy to Honduras, it will set a very serious precedent.” In Kirchner’s last statement, in our opinion, resides the germination for a pan-Latin American military coalition to forcibly reinstate Zelaya.
Chile’s East German-educated, Salvador Allende-worshipping president Michelle Bachelet and Ururguay’s center-left president Tabare Vazquez also took to the podium at the UNGS session to demand Zelaya’s restoration. Bachelet is also president pro tempore of the new Union of South American Nations, which fulfils Vladimir Lenin’s scheme for communizing that part of the world.
Along the same theme, on September 23 Nicaragua’s ambassador to Venezuela, Ramon Leets, articulated the official position of the Sandinista National Liberation Front regime in Managua. “We are doing everything possible worldwide at a diplomatic level to restore the constitutional order in Honduras,” Leets told Cuba’s Prensa Latina, adding: “The coup is Honduras is not only against the constitutional president Manuel Zelaya, but against all ALBA [Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas] member countries. We will always be willing to support Honduras or any other Latin American nation that goes through the same situation.” Zelaya led Honduras into ALBA last year. The ideological core of ALBA is the Havana-Caracas-Managua Axis. Not so coincidentally, the president of the UN General Assembly is Sandinista cadre and Catholic priest Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann. Father D’Escoto was Nicaragua’s foreign minister during the first FSLN regime in the 1980s.
As Hollywood director Stone’s colleagues throughout Latin America urge the constitutional government of Honduras to re-install Zelaya, the Nicaraguan military is once again deflecting rumors that it has mobilized troops along its neighbor’s southern border. General Omar Hallesleven, another Sandinista, declared:
We have been clear and precise: The Army of Nicaragua has not mobilized a man or small unit to the border with Honduras, even to meet domestic affairs, much less for something related to our brother country. The problems in our neighbor country must be solved only by Hondurans.
We have undertaken to raise the level of combat readiness, even though we have different levels and what exists is normal. We have maintained from the outset of the [Honduran] crisis the same positions and the same number of men in each position.
Nicaraguan units only have the instructions to maintain safety and security of our border.
Today, after the return of President Jose Manuel Zelaya, there is no communication with the Honduran military. I believe that the Honduran military are busy and have much work there.
During the week after Zelaya’s exile President Micheletti asserted that Venezuela and Nicaragua were preparing to invade his country. Although Nicaragua’s past/present Sandinista dictator Daniel Ortega, who allowed Zelaya to hole up in Managua since his ouster, assured “brother” Hondurans that this was not the case, Chavez was his typical blunt self: Venezuela would not hesitate to use military force to both protect its diplomats in Tegucigalpa and also restore Zelaya to his office. Thus we see, once again, Nicaragua’s top general is denying any connection between events in Honduras and rumored troop movements in his own country.
Drawing together the disparate threads of this story, it appears that Zelaya decamped from the Honduran embassy in Managua, still under the control of the deposed president’s partisans, this past Sunday with Ortega’s full knowledge. Zelaya then made a brief detour to San Salvador to consult with that country’s supportive FMLN regime. Since Funes, who attended the UNGS session in New York, denied that his government facilitated Zelaya’s journey, the deposed president evidently returned to Nicaragua the same day.
Meanwhile, Ortega probably issued an order to General Hallesleven to secure the Honduran-Nicaraguan border for the purpose of aiding Zelaya’s trek across the mountainous frontier. From this order emerged rumors of troop movements by the Sandinista Popular Army/Nicaraguan National Army. Finally, if Chavez’s version of events is trustworthy, then Zelaya, no doubt nursing bruises from his bumpy ride in a car trunk, arrived in Tegucigalpa on Monday, sought shelter in a United Nations facility (surprise!), and then scuttled over to the Brazilian embassy, where he touched base with sympathetic President Lula da Silva via cell phone.
Not content with bullying errant Red Axis member Honduras, Latin America’s leftist leaders are also confronting anti-communist hold-out Colombia. On September 22 the Chinese state media reported that Chavez plans to donate a fleet of combat aircraft to Ecuadorean ally, President Rafael Correa. Citing Ecuadorean military sources, TV Ecuavisa stated that the Chavezista regime would like to unload a number of 1970s-era French-built Mirage 50 planes, a type of aircraft already in service with the Ecuadorean Air Force. Xinhua notes that at this time “Ecuador is strengthening its military equipment for territorial defense, mainly at the border with Colombia.” The Venezuelan Air Force can probably afford to dump these old fighter jets in view of its own recent acquisitions of more technologically advanced Russian planes.
Colombia’s eastern and southern borders with Venezuela and Ecuador have been particularly tense since the March 2008 Andean Crisis, when Colombian troops raided a jungle camp maintained by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Ecuadorean soil. Chavez and his “mini me” Correa responded by dispatching troops and tanks to their respective border with Colombia. They also denounced the assassination of FARC commander Raul Reyes who, until his laptop computer was analyzed by Interpol, enjoyed a secret flow of money, guns, and shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles from Chavez. Venezuela restored relations with Colombia after the fracas but earlier this year once again withdrew its ambassador. To this day, neither Caracas nor Quito has diplomatic relations with Bogota, even though all three countries are members of the new, European Union-style confederacy known as the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Ecuador currently holds Unasur’s rotating presidency.
Two weeks ago Unasur foreign ministers reviewed Colombia’s new counter-narcotics pact with the USA. This expansion of Plan Colombia will permit Washington to deploy its troops on Colombian military bases. The Colombian government is threatening to withdraw from Unasur if the organization does not express “sensitivity” to its domestic issues, like the FARC insurgency. The region’s Red Axis leaders, like Chavez and Ortega, have launched tirades against the US-Colombian alliance. Chavez, in particular, has articulated the belief that the USA intends to use Colombia as a springboard to dislodge his regime, which isn’t such a bad idea since Venezuela’s La Orchila Island may shortly become a base for Russian strategic bombers.
The Chavezista regime plays a documented role in the Kremlin’s narco-subversion plot against the USA, facilitating the transfer of FARC cocaine from South America through Central America and Mexico to the US border. On September 15 the US government named Venezuela as one of three countries that “fails to meet international obligations to fight the drug trade.” Not surprisingly, big fat hypocrite Chavez was quick to fling the accusation back in Washington’s teeth. According to the Voice of America, he declared: “We our doing everything we can to combat drugs. The US is the number one country responsible for drug production and trafficking.” The Hate America Left, which since at least the 1980s has regularly spun tales of CIA (rather than FSB/KGB) complicity in the international drug trade, could not agree more. In what amounts to a declaration of war, Chavez threatened to shoot down US and Colombian aircraft suspected of transporting narcotics.
The above are significant developments that reveal a concerted intent by the Latin American Red Axis to militarily surround Colombia and politically isolate the pro-Washington government of President Alvaro Uribe in Bogota.
Finally, as Unasur and ALBA press the USA to end its economic embargo against Cuba, it turns out that in 1982 retired dictator Fidel urged the Soviet Union to carry out nuclear strikes against the USA, that is, until the Kremlin explained how the resultant radioactive fallout would also devastate the communist island. This revelation is attributed to Andrian Danilevich, a Soviet general staff officer between 1964 and 1990, and was published in a 1995 Pentagon-sponsored study. A redacted copy of the report, says the New York Times, was released this year.