Sunday, April 30, 2006

America's closest enemies

Bolivia's new left-leaning president signed a pact with Cuba and Venezuela on Saturday rejecting U.S.-backed free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation.
Cuban authorities did not release copies of the so-called Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas signed by Bolivia's Evo Morales, so its contents were unclear.

America's enemies are closer than they appear. Castro is still a dangerous man and the fact that Chavez is in control of the world's number six oil exporter makes him equally dangerous. I'm not exactly concerned that Bolivia's new leader has joined their pact, but anytime a group of countries comes together to oppose the US, we should at least take notice.

Chavez has A LOT of pull within OPEC, and if anyone doesn't think OPEC is intentionally squeezing the West, just take a look at gas prices in Venezuela. At last check, Venezuelans were paying 12 cents a gallon. What's even more worrisome is that one of Chavez's OPEC buddies is Iran.

Could these nations be circling us like sharks? I don't know, but their comraderie certainly interests me. Personally, I don't think Castro or Chavez have the guts to do anything more than they're already doing.

1 comment:

WRBishop said...

My solution to this is electing to office a President which will reinstate our ability to assassinate foreign threats.

But in all reality the people of Venezuela are very friendly to Americans and our ways. I lived there for 3 years and found that the very rich love us and the extremely poor just protest against us in order to get a free ration of food for the day. There is no middle ground in that country. It is truly a Have or Have Not society. I believe Cuba is the same way and lets just face it, some countries opinions of us just do not matter.