Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

New Book Reveals Venezuela-Hezbollah Narcotics Alliance

A new book has alleged that current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro directly negotiated with Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah about drug trafficking, weapons and a Hezbollah presence in his country back in 2007. Maduro was then the Foreign Minister in the government of the late infamous socialist dictator Hugo Chavez, who died of cancer in 2013.

The book, Bumerán Chávez: Los fraudes que llevaron al colapso de Venezuela (Boomerang Chavez: the Fraud that Led to the Collapse of Venezuela), is the work of Emili J. Blasco.

The revelations are largely based on diplomatic cables and the testimony of Rafael Isea, the former Deputy Minister of Economic Development in Venezuela. Isea defected in 2013 shortly after Maduro took the reins from the suddenly deceased Chavez. Isea has been living in Washington D.C. ever since.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I blame jingoistic western imperialism that disrespected the cultures of beautiful indigenous peoples, hegemonic US foreign policy, and America’s insatiable appetite for narcotics.
    No, wait a minute…

    Back when these sh*t-holes were overthrown every 15-minutes by the CIA whenever they stepped out of line, and we had no compunctions about hooking the genitals of every leftist sociology professor south of the Yucatán up to 110 wall current, this kind of nonsense never happened.
    Yeah, that’s what I meant to say.
    Sorry for any confusion.

    Come Back Chiquita Banana, all is forgiven!

    • El Martyachi
      • Drunk_by_Noon

        ‘Better to have them and not need them, than need them and not have them.

    • UCSPanther

      I remember when Ezra Levant ripped into the United Fruit Growers for their attempted boycott of Canadian oil and pointed out their hypocrisy of a long history of sucking up to both corrupt tyrants and murderous rebel groups to provide assistance with their banana plantations.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Oh, Ezra was right!
        They did all of those things.

        The problem in that part of the world (and in many parts of the world) are that it’s really a battle between a corrupt tyrant from group “A” vs. corrupt tyrants from group “B”.
        All of the Sister Theresas were massacred long ago.
        There are no ‘good guys’ in these fights.

  • mauser 98

    …….new book is old news

    Iran Contra, Fast&Furious , ISIS training camp in Mexico

    “The U.S. government allowed the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to carry out
    its business unimpeded between 2000 and 2012 in exchange for
    information on rival cartels, an investigation by El Universal ”

    “Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are alleged to have had sexual encounters with prostitutes hired by drug cartels”

  • BillyHW

    Do you think Latin America will ever tire of being douchebags?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They have shown no signs yet.
      Here’s the deal, moral, good and intelligent people almost never generate despots. Hitler was a one-off that also reflected a society that was in the midst of all sorts of collapses, that had also eaten its “rational” middle.
      Had there been no Nazi Hitler, there would have been a Soviet Communist Hitler to take his place.
      Where are your Canadian, Australian, American, or New Zealand Hitlers that gained traction and ever went anywhere?
      Why is the History of Russian almost an unbroken string of murderous criminals or psychopaths?
      That’s what their society manufactures!
      That’s all they can do.
      Those not of that mold get killed off early.

    • El Martyachi

      Chile isn’t all bad.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        There are places in Central and South America that are worse than others. Has Chile gotten better? In the days of Salvador Allende and Pinochet it was not exactly a bastion of human rights. True, that was a while ago, so maybe they have gotten better.
        Do you really think that Chile will ever be mistaken for Canada?

        • El Martyachi


          But untempered cynicism is an impediment. Improvement is possible.. some places more than others. After the death squads are through.. of course.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            You are more right than you know!
            These internecine conflicts need to be resolved, and conclusively so, before things can settle and they have a hope of getting better.
            Endless ceasefires and broken truces, seem to prolong these conflicts and do far more harm that just allowing one side, almost any side, to conclusively win.
            Does my cynicism really contributing to the problem? I don’t think so.

          • El Martyachi

            I just finished a 20 minute “debate” with a student who’s been brainwashed into believing that climate change is a strategic defense issue warranting the same attention as, say, nuclear deterrence.

            All of this is moot. We’re fucked. I try not to let cynicism run away with me.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I wished I was a student again, then I would know everything and never be plagued by doubt.
            I’m cynical about most other societies that have never shown the slightest ability to self-improve. Some people can’t and some societies can’t. Its just the way it is. I write them off and give them little thought unless they want something, which is usually free money or the ability to immigrate so they can get free money more directly without having to live in the sewers that they built for themselves.

          • El Martyachi

            My problem with cynicism is its tendency to demoralize when outwardly shown. It’s an easy excuse not to try. Maybe some things are worth doing even if they’re probably doomed to fail. Probably there is a balance like with anything. Probably a huge problem is finding and keeping that balance.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I think our ability to do much of anything is most centered in those areas where we live and move and know the most about.
            Also, a lot of that cynicism might just be by design to do exactly what you said: “to demoralize us”.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            You are far more of an optimist than I am.
            I think that if it were reasonable possible, it would spontaneously have happened already.

            I think that due to how Central and South American societies are glued together, your average Central and South American is kind of screwed.
            You become a monster and survive, or a lamb and get slaughtered.
            That doesn’t mean that I don’t wish them luck, but it really does not extent beyond a wish, in that I think there is any hope they will straighten out.