Monday, August 10, 2009

Evo, Correa, Chavez, Morales, Ortega, Zelaya, FARC-The Despicable 7

Mary Anastasia O'Grady has a good column in WSJ explaining how Chavez and the Colombian FARC are using Venezuela to export 60% of the cocaine abroad. Venezuela is also a safe haven for these bandits. Zelaya, the ousted President of Honduras was also planning to use this country as a haven for drug export. Obama has it wrong - the Honduran people had it right - they wanted to get rid of a crooked man who was shredding their Constitution. (READ at WSJ)

Hondurans don’t want Mr. Zelaya in their country because he leads a violent, antidemocratic mob, and he tried to use it to undermine the country’s institutions in exactly the same way that Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez has done. Mr. Chávez has also coached Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa and Bolivia’s Evo Morales. Those democracies, too, have been seriously compromised.

...But even if Messrs. Obama and Calderón don’t care about the freedom of Hondurans, they can’t ignore the likelihood that the establishment of a chavista government in Honduras would raise the cost, in blood and treasure, of their war on drugs.

The FARC connection could go a long way in explaining why Mr. Chávez is pushing so hard for Mr. Zelaya to be restored to power. It is already well established that the Venezuelan strongman actively supports the FARC in South America. Rebels have a safe haven across his border ...

A July report from the U.S. General Accountability Office found that Venezuela has become a major transit route for Colombian cocaine, 60% of which is exported by the FARC. The GAO also found that high-ranking members of Mr. Chávez’s government and the Venezuelan military are accomplices. ..

The leaders at the summit today are going to talk about their war on drugs. Perhaps Mr. Calderón and Mr. Obama will tell us why they are backing an ousted Honduran politician whose supporters make common cause with drug-trafficking terrorists. All North Americans deserve an explanation.

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