What is a verbal contract worth these days? Read my post, The $100 billion no-deal Iran deal.
When you think of large scale Muslim immigration population explosions, most people think of Europe. Here are two items pertaining Muslims in Venezuela.
“Hazil Muhammad Rahaman jailed terrorist in London, carried Venezuelan diplomatic passport, and votes in Aragua”
— Augusto Uribe (@augustouribe) November 18, 2015
Venezuela Sold Immigration Documents to Hezbollah Terrorists. Frances Martel reports,
A Venezuelan diplomat in hiding is accusing the socialist government of President Nicolás Maduro of selling visas, passports, and even falsified birth certificates out of its embassy in Baghdad to an estimated thousands of Middle Eastern citizens, including at least one confirmed Hezbollah terrorist.
A man identifying himself as Misael López Soto, advisor working out of the Venezuelan embassy in Baghdad, says in a video uploaded to YouTube Wednesday evening that he has had to flee his official position following multiple death threats, after attempting to alert the government in Caracas that its satellite in Baghdad had become a marketplace for falsified documents.
Here’s the video, in Spanish,
López also tells the story of a Venezuelan female national who appealed for help from the embassy after her partner, an Iraqi national, beat her physically and attempted to take her to a Sharia court to deprive her of custody over her child. The partner, López says, “had multiple Venezuelan aliases and known ties to drug trafficking.” López says she was rescued and placed on a plane back to Venezuela thanks to his efforts, but the embassy refused to help her. The Venezuelan site Periodista Internacional has identified her as 19-year-old Genesis Torres. The site adds also that, having reached out to López, he estimated that up to 50,000 Middle Eastern nationals have managed to receive counterfeit Venezuelan documentation.
As with the Rahaman Alan Hazil Muhamaad case, they are allegedly registered to vote in the upcoming election,
Most alarmingly for Venezuelan citizens given the upcoming December 6 election, López claims those handed counterfeit Venezuelan documents are registered to vote in Venezuela. “Venezuelan embassies in the Middle East are used to document people that have nothing to do with Venezuela, in mny cases are tied to terrorist organizations,” he says. “Thousands of Arab citizens… have been documented as Venezuelans and are voters within the Venezuelan political system… manipulated by the current government at their convenience.”
I’ve been saying all along this will not be a “clean” election; just this week opposition candidate Luis Manuel Diaz was shot dead during a rally that was also attended by Lilian Tintori, the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
Martel mentions Nicolas Maduro’s deals with Hezbollah for training camps in Venezuela, a subject readers of this blog are familiar with, especially if you have read Emili Blasco’s book, Bumerán Chávez: Los fraudes que llevaron al colapso de Venezuela .
Again, we should be asking the question, SHOULD VENEZUELA BE ON THE LIST OF TERRORIST STATES?
The alarm clock keeps ringing.
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Several Foro de Sao Paulo members went to Iran, because ‘Iran keen to expand ties with LatAm’
Latin American ambassadors to Iran and Iranian ambassadors to Latin America met with Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi on Monday in Tehran.
During the session, Takht-Ravanchi said “The Islamic Republic is interested and resolved to enhance and deepen ties with Latin American countries particularly in the fields of economy, investing as well as multilateral cooperation.”
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In the meeting, the ambassadors and representatives of Latin American countries including Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Nicaragua, in separate statements, emphasized on boosting and expanding relations with Iran.
What could possibly go wrong?
Top Cuban general, key forces in Syria to aid Assad, Russia, sources say apparently to man Russian tanks.
On Wednesday, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Cuban paramilitary and special forces units are on the ground in Syria, citing evidence from intelligence reports. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Cuban troops may have been training in Russia and may have arrived in Syria on Russian planes.
You may recall that Russia is seeking military base(s) in Cuba, according to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Designation under the above-referenced authorities also implicates other sanctions laws that penalize persons and countries engaging in certain trade with state sponsors.
But, as Hillary put it, what difference does it make? Raul knows what he can get away with.
The 1980s Called Again.
At times, I’m tempted to do posts with 1970-80s news stories.
Clifford May writes on the Argentine Murder Mystery.There’s a fine line between making compromises and becoming comprised. He concludes,
The Islamic fundamentalists who rule Iran are as determined and ruthless as any in the world. Their agents, including Hezbollah, are increasingly influential throughout much of Latin America. And they are about to be enriched, legitimized and further empowered by an American president and other world leaders who gathered last week at the United Nations to stand on the podium and prattle on about almost anything else.
Read the whole thing.
While Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power busied themselves in a video conference with Pres. Obama, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a most powerful speech, which you can watch in full:
Read my post on Netanyahu’s thunderous silence and the West’s moral vacuum.
My initial reaction:
F*** / Obama Clinches Vote to Secure Iran Nuclear Deal http://t.co/jnPOxtfiUY
— Fausta (@Fausta) September 2, 2015