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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Terror Networks Find Refuge In South America

After cutting ties with Israel, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has become an open supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah. The authors of a new book, “The Threat Closer To Home: Hugo Chavez And The War Against America,” notes that besides the monetary support, Chavez is also providing a safe refuge for these terrorists.

The U.S. State Department still believes that Iranian operatives were behind the two terrorist attacks in Buenos Aires - the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy and the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center.

Chavez recently welcomed Russian warships to his country, and has frequently visited with Fidel Castro and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. There is growing fear among U.S. allies that Hezbollah is establishing a growing number of terrorist cells in South America.

Let’s see how Obama’s policy of meeting without preconditions, described during the campaign, holds up to the reality of international terrorism and diplomacy. 

Link to complete article written by: Sholomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent.

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