The United States’ Lesser Known Threat

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]When President Obama signed a new round of economic sanctions against government actors in Venezuela, he not only froze bank accounts and assets, he gave Nicolas Maduro a new excuse to pull off ridiculous antics.

Ever since the sanctions, Maduro has gone on the offensive with a very populist, very vocal strategy which claims that the United States is preparing an invasion of Venezuela. If this sounds ridiculous, it’s because it is. We all know a good Democrat would never invade a country they actually admire, but as much of a cartoon as the Venezuelan government is, they also pose a very clear and present threat to the United States.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]For starters, you should know, that the Venezuelan government is very, VERY, closely allied to the Cuban and Iranian governments. So much so that the Venezuelan bureaucracy is largely made up of Cuban and Iranian officials. Venezuela has given away large amounts of oil all over South and Central America, in order to purchase influence which they wield with our a moment’s pause at the OAS.

Venezuela is also a leading producer of uranium, and they have been trading with the Iranians for over 15 years. In 2009, Turkish authorities seized a 22 container shipment from Venezuela on it’s way to Tehran labeled “tractor parts”. The Turks described the contents of the shipment as “enough to set up an explosives lab.” Venezuela has also just signed a military cooperation agreement with our old pals in Russia and China, also in response to the US sanctions. Still think Venezuela is not a threat?

The Venezuelan government also works very very closely with the FARC (communist guerrillas operating along the Colombian Border w/ Venezuela), and there has been evidence that they also fund Mexican and Central American drug cartels which operate along the US-Mexico border. We won’t even go into the Hamas and Hezbollah operatives which are also embedded in the government and actually hold public offices as high as governorships and national assembly representatives.

Since the sanctions were announced, the Maduro government announced a ridiculous petition drive to supposedly pressure Washington to repeal the sanctions. they claim to have over 4 million signatures, but that begs the question, how many of those are real? specially when they’ve forced most young children to sign the petition and write letters condemning President Obama.

So, let’s put two and two together. Venezuela works with and is very close to Iran, Cuba, China, North Korea, Russia, Hamas, Hezbollah, the FARC, Mexican and Central American drug carters. They also are a very oil rich nation, and one of the world’s leading uranium producers. They send at least 3 weekly flights labeled “exchange students” to Tehran, without going through customs, and they have no fear of imposing their will on the populace.

Did I mention that Maduro is now threatening to shut down twitter? And this socialist paradise is a short 3 hour flight or a 3 day drive away….


About the Author

Joel Frewa
Joel Frewa
A veteran of the United States Army, an immigrant from Venezuela, and the former communications director for a major Conservative organization, Joel Frewa bring his passion for politics and international affairs to PolitiStick. Over 20 years removed from his native land of Venezuela, Joel Frewa continues to advocate for freedom and liberty in Venezuela and in the United States. Joel is a gradute of the U.S. Army’s Combat Medic School, and Florida International University.

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