Venezuela, Iran, USA and Narco-Terrorism

In Venezuela, security analysts say, the corruption starts at the very top with President Nicolas Maduro himself, who is looking frantically for money in every crevasse to keep the nation and his presidency afloat. Reports estimate that in Venezuela one police officer dies every day and the number of homicides per capita in Caracas is the highest in the world.

National crime statistics, however, seem to be just the start: deeper and more alarming than the Venezuelan homicide toll, there appears to be an imminent threat to the entire Western hemisphere from partnerships between Venezuelan drug traffickers and terrorist networks likeHamas and Hezbollah, two groups that act a proxies for Iran.

Together, terrorism and illegal drugs represent a significant export for Venezuela.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And from Washington, “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Venezuela is part of the Russia and BRICS and Iran alliance.

    I have nothing against nations making deals.

    Most of these stories written about Iran are usually spoken in ways to demonize Iran and say that Hamas and Hezbollah are now in the Americas when that is just phooey.

    People need to start to understand that nations for them to be independent do not have to follow the big powers and can have their own movements.

    Venezuela going into the hands of Capriles and the opposition will not fix Venezuela.

    Forming partnerships and alliances to make Venezuela more free through alternative means and not through usury-capitalism is the best way to fix Venezuela.

    They need diversification. Much of the reason for the poverty in Venezuela has to do with being a one industry state and US sanctions. They need to focus on manufacturing, tourism and other means to succeed.

    Following US usury-capitalism and becoming another debtor nation will be worse for Venezuela. They need real state capitalism to repair the damage caused by the sanctions and start focusing on more public ownership and full employment. They also need to crack down on the lies from the opposition.

    • flatulence

      • UCSPanther

        That dummy clearly likes the idea of Venezuela’s current situation, as well as the re-establishment of 1980s vintage cocaine smuggling…

    • ismiselemeas

      Usury-capitalism. You haven’t even got the courage of your convictions to state what you actually mean. Coward. Unless it’s sarcasm, but I doubt it. LOL.

  • I think South America is about to explode with Commie expansion again, largely due to Obama’s Latin American policy. Colombia finally caved to pressure from Washington and made a peace deal with the narco-terrorist FARC (Marxist proxies of Venezuela and Cuba), which FORCES Colombia to grant FARC seats in Government.

    It’s déjà vu all over again. Obama is deliberately undoing all the democratic accomplishments of Reagan in Latin America.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The US needs to legalize all drugs. It’s a self correcting problem in the long-term

    • We’ve already been down that road, haven’t we? Once upon a time opium was legal — until everybody turned into useless zombies. Housewives would lay in bed all day stoned out of their minds.

      • Hard Little Machine

        You say that like it’s a bad thing

        • Ha! I would hope to have supper first after a hard day’s work.

          • Hard Little Machine

            Cannibalism is the new healthy

      • ismiselemeas

        That never happened. Typically in any population 10% there or thereabouts will be non functioning addicts whether it be alcohol, opiates or other drugs. This figure is constant regardless of the availability of the addictive substance.

    • Del Evans

      To a point. Until you get Shaky, the functioning addict, at the controls of a vehicle. If it’s a legal drug you will have a hard time firing Shaky.
      Shaky does not shoot up/smoke/use at work.

  • Spatchcocked

    Look at the Iranian navy Officer Flag class in their tropical kit standing behind the two fools.

    I tells ya…..these dudes are living in a psychotic episode.

    In their saner moments they must shit themselves.

  • UCSPanther

    When you do drugs, you support Communism and Islamic Terror.

  • simus1

    Corrupt Latin American governments of the left, right, or whatever, always have multiple foreign exchange rates to “help different parts of the struggling economy labouring under the yoke of Yankee imperialismo”. One of the sectors usually most in need of a helping hand are the family and friends of the rulers. Someone once noted it is an ideal option for those at the top too lazy to organize and run their own extortion rackets.

  • Del Evans

    On the bright side.
    Heroin should get very cheap in North America in the next couple years.