ALLIANCE for Progress only Boosts State Kleptocrats and Marxists

February 15, 2008   Today, the ECONOMIST writes about Andean oil and Hugo Chavez, "No important new deposits have been found since the president took office in 1999. Officials admit that PDVSA is short of drilling rigs for exploration (though Mr. Chávez recently loaned two rigs to Ecuador). Much therefore hangs on the development of the Orinoco belt, with its estimated 250 billion barrels of heavy crude. But many of the companies recently invited (without competitive tender) to take part in these projects are state-owned outfits from countries, such as Iran and Belarus, whose governments are friends with Mr. Chávez; most lack both the expertise and the financial muscle to develop them. Several years of high and rising oil prices, along with PDVSA's policy of secrecy, have helped conceal its difficulties. With a slowing world economy making a further rise in the oil price unlikely in the short term, concealment will get harder. Waiting in the wings is ConocoPhillips, with a compensation demand much higher than that of Exxon. Venezuela's oil company will `fall apart the moment that prices drop to realistic levels,' Mr. Habalian says. Unless he changes course, so might Mr. Chávez's government." Read it all here. 
 
Have you actually seen Chavez's two oil rigs operating inside Ecuador? Do you know where they are today, what they are doing, who is running/operating them? Do you have a legitimate copy of the Chavez-Correa contract about all this or do you assume as so many foolishly do that contracts are not needed between these two "gentlemen of honor" or that Chavez is involved with Ecuador because he is charitable and cares about "the poor?" Leaders who care about the "poor" care deeply about legitimacy and accountability, and do not make 'deals" which are made in secret, refuse competitiveness and transparency and conceal their own self enriching under active unaccountability. In other words, neither Correa nor Chavez is accountable, honorable or honest. Their way of doing business and running nations is insufferable.

But do not look North to the USA for any fact based analysis on the Andean region. Already set to throw in the towel, also called abandoning democracy's structure under rule of law, the USA today is acting deferentially toward the future under one Barack Hussein Obama and all that his cultish fervor mythologizes. The WASHINGTON POST's columnist Krauthammer paints an eerie parallal to the Obama political cult to the early Chavez and Correa cult, "`ABC’s Jake Tapper notes the `Helter-Skelter cultish qualities' of `Obama worshipers,' what Joel Stein of the Los Angeles Times calls `the Cult of Obama.' Obama’s Super Tuesday victory speech was a classic of the genre. Its effect was electric, eliciting a rhythmic fervor in the audience — to such rhetorical nonsense as `We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. (Cheers, applause.) We are the change that we seek.' That was too much for Time’s Joe Klein. `There was something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism ...,' he wrote. `The message is becoming dangerously self-referential. The Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is. ‘You might dismiss the New York Times’ Paul Krugman’s complaint that `the Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality' as hyperbole. Until you hear Chris Matthews, who no longer has the excuse of youth, react to Obama’s Potomac primary victory speech with `My, I felt this thrill going up my leg.' When his MSNBC cohosts tried to bail him out, he refused to recant. Not surprising for an acolyte who said that Obama `comes along, and he seems to have the answers. This is the New Testament.”

If you feel a creepy chill going up your leg, you would be right. Always pushing for advantages for the Castro and Chavez regimes, the Soros-backed Center for Democracy in the Americas today reports on how wonderful Obama will be for all neo Marxists in the South American hemisphere of turmoil, as if handing out a Free Pass on Dictators, goof balls and illegal governments called 1/2 of Latin America today. Our zestful cult leaders called NGOs call this diplomacy. We call it foolishness to abandon factual analysis in lieu of political rhetoric which has replaced integrity, offering instead the satisfactions of the cult in place of sustainable quality of life.

The CDA tells us that the USA must become engaged in income redistribution around Latin America even though Latin Americans hold no charity whatsoever toward their own residents. And never mind that communism- aka income redistribution- never helps much anyway except to enrich the inner politburo of the Chavez-Correa-Castro club for serfdom, injustice and penury for the masses. The CDA also provides Barack Hussein Obama in his own words, 2-10-08 notably, “I don't actually agree with Chavez's policies and how he's dealing with his people. I think he has consolidated power. I think he has strong despotic tendencies. I think that he has been using oil revenue to stir up trouble against the United States. So, he is not a leader that I admire. But we can't, our Latin America policy can not just be "I oppose Castro" and "I oppose Chavez" and that's the end of it. Because we've been neglecting, (applause) we've been neglecting Latin America even in our own back yard. We've been so obsessed with Iraq and so obsessed with the Middle East. In the meantime, China has been sending diplomats and economic development specialists and building roads all throughout, all throughout, Latin America. They are securing trade agreements and contracts. And we ignore Latin America at our own peril. So, I intend to visit the countries of Latin America. I intend to put together an alliance for progress in the 21st century. We are going to strengthen trade ties. We are going to talk about human rights. (applause) We are going to talk about human rights and we are going to talk about freedom of the press and we are going to talk about political prisoners in Cuba."

Liberal writers and internet writers rush to claim Obama as champion of all that is needed in today's world as leader of the free and oppressed. We disagree.

And we remind that hundreds of thousands have been "talking" about human rights, freedom of the press and political prisoners in Latin America for years. Somehow this has evaded Mr. Obama and his cults. They have crafted a false divide between history and reality for political gain and still no solutions on the horizon except more "talk" and no action, no restoration of freedom and no known goals except perhaps the conclusion that Obama seeks more human rights. We also remind that human rights exist in almost every known nation [the exception being such charming zones also known as failed states, sometimes called Chavez and Correa partners and allies as Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Zimbabwe] while the real problem stubbornly remains enforcing common sense law and order, also known as rule of law.

Mr. Obama "thinks" that Chavez has consolidated power...and "is not a leader" that he "admires." Mr. Obama tells us that the USA has been ignoring Latin America. We at ECrisis note that Hugo Chavez long ago "consolidated power" and has been a functioning dictator for years. We have paid close attention to his words and his actions and find him determinedly undemocratic, dictatorial, economically fascist and politically communist while functionally and illegally criminal, aberrant and reprehensibly stealing billions of unknown billions from his own people while domestically waging war not with Colombia but with his own citizens in an aberrant war of attrition and controls, relieving all quality of life from that woebegone zone. Ecuador's Correa is acting in an exact replica of Chavez only faster.

For his part, Mr. Obama is quite wrong to say that the USA has been ignoring Latin America. This is not so. The USA has been spending billions of dollars and sending hundreds of very liberal, pro Soros and Pro Obama activists across Latin America for many years to weaken their constitutions, encourage weak U.S. commercial ties to 'help the poor' and to insist that narcoterror groups are preferable to even handed law and order. Because Obama sits inside the Soros-U.S. Democratic Party with Harry Reid, Bill Delahunt and Nancy Pelosi [among many] wallet, he will be captive to the Soros plans for Latin America which essentially has turned South American governments in to nations with all the accountability, all the honesty and all the respect of an offshore derivatives trader from Curacao or a Russian money mover, hiding from transparency and accountability.

The USA has not been ignoring Latin America. It has quietly been working very hard across Latin America to welcome the mess that Chavez and Correa bring forward. Conversely, not once has the USA ever once ceased to encourage human rights in Latin America, ceased its support for political prisoners in Cuba nor failed to encourage freedom of the press. Obama paints a picture that these things have not mattered over the last many years and in this he is wrong: they have and do matter and have been soundly supported across the U.S. government and even highlighted by the Bush Administration factually and responsibly. But where the Bush team failed was in its own representatives who refused to give credit where credit is due and give rise to the current claim by Obama that he alone can heal the false national heartache created falsely by the multi billion dollar campaign of hatred created and funded by the major donors to the U.S. Democratic Party. The U.S. Democrats, in lock step with the Soros groups across the one world/UN neo Marxism of Soros, made this cult and they have crafted the cult like leader to heal the nation of its self loathing created by their false propaganda. Sound familiar? It is. And Barack Obama will ratify their every effort if elected.

Obama promises respect and dignity for Castro-Chavez-Correa. Because they are "sovereign." Not because they are legitimate, honorable or honest. We are hoping to review next month all reasons to respect Hugo Chavez and Rafael Correa. Not just because Obama tells us that we must or because they are "sovereign." These men are criminals who debase the very meaning of "sovereign" which essentially must contain respect based on functional governance not narcodemocracies where terror reigns, as is the case in Venezuela, Cuba and Ecuador which are decidedly unfree. It is essential to base respect on real time acts even as it is invaluable to review the facts about what Chavez, Castro and Correa have done to their own nations which destroyed democracy and illegally debased acts of integrity. There is no dignity due Correa, Castro or Chavez for their craven and illegal acts. And we will never respect their illicit acts for what they are, not what they might have been. Hiding behind "sovereignty" is a deceit as old as the mountains and is a conceit which glosses over statism, corruption and nations gone wilding. Candidate Obama just fell in to the pro Chavez and pro Soros trap and today is their man on the job. If Obama seriously believes that the USA must engage with criminal backers of terror and crime, he is tragically exposing himself for what he is: a Soros man/ a Chavez-Castro-Correa sympathizer/enabler in full and as unwelcome as a Soros NGO press release chock full of goofy tales on the day of judgment.

We at ECrisis focus not on politics but on the daily fare of rapidly deteriorating operations in the Andes. But when the politics of a place take on the replacement of the facts and diplomatic efforts, that is news and that reality becomes necessary to analyze, hiding as it does today behind the veneer of political cults replacing common sense.
In Venezuela and Ecuador there is no democracy, there is no due process and there is no accountability. The courts, the government, the nation's finances, and all elected officials essentially are overseen by one guiding hand under the Chavez-Correa-Castro rule of deception, maintained today by thousands of propagandists, state overlords and in house managers from DISIP and Cuba's military-intelligence regime. This is not respectable democracy, this is not respectful honest sovereignty and it is not new.

We are happy to report that for his part, Obama called the adoration of Cuba and CHE! in his Houston, Texas campaign offices as "inappropriate" even as his supporters flooded his official web site with reams of praise and support for their own mockery of integrity. Front Page notes this about the essential, the terrorist/the criminal el Che: "On November 17, 1962, J Edgar Hoover's FBI discovered that Che Guevara's bombast had substance. They infiltrated and cracked a plot by Cuban agents that targeted Macy's, Gimbel's, Bloomindales and Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT. The holocaust was set to go off the following week, the day after Thanksgiving. Che Guevara was the head of Cuba's "Foreign Liberation Department" at the time. A little perspective: for their March 2004 Madrid subway blasts, all 10 of them, that killed and maimed almost 2000 people, al-Qaida used a grand total of 100 kilos of TNT. Castro and Che's agents planned to set off five times that explosive power in the some of the  biggest department stores on earth, all packed to suffocation and pulsing with holiday cheer on the year's biggest shopping day...The regime Che Guevara co-founded stole the savings and property of 6.4 million citizens, made refugees of 20 per cent of the population from a nation formerly deluged with immigrants and whose citizens had achieved a higher standard of living than those residing in half of Europe. Under Che Guevara's rule "Change" indeed came to Cuba." Inappropriate such reverence may be, but as with Chavez and Correa's deification of Che Guevara, such deification exposes a far more debauched and deeply confused global politburo at hand.

Under Correa and Chavez, Ecuador today looks more like Cuba and Venezuela than ever before. Not ten years ago, Ecuador was on the up and up. Today it is rejected summarily as dishonest and morally bankrupt, as is Venezuela. Unwelcome at all places except by political manipulators, these Andeans expose their dark hand in racketeering daily. With over 30% of Ecuadoreans in diaspora now and Ecuador enjoying the benefits of its own narcodemocracy under no rule of law and the worst murder rates on the planet, we are asking....what is there to respect when dictators hide behind the fake claim of sovereignty which was supposed to be about building their nations and not destroying their nations? Barack Obama seems to acquiesce to the nation that greed is good for neo Marxists who pretend to "help the poor." What we do not understand is what Obama intends to do about his sworn claim to uphold the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution and even his license to practice law when we cannot figure out whose law he supports. Or will we start to hear more and more of Obama's agreement with Soros to craft a new uber-constitution under a new plebiscite as his brother is doing in Kenya, having just witnessed almost a million Kenyans in flight and well over a thousand butchered for their political beliefs? The answer to these human travails, according to George Soros, is a new plebiscite and a new constitution to soothe the fake, ginned up instabilities. The battle cry is more human rights. We insist that someone- anyone- tell us first about the human rights of the newly butchered and the sovereign right." to host one million in diaspora. And we wish someone would tell us just what Correa has done to restore rule of law in Ecuador for he has not.

Castro's media tells us that Correa is quite satisfied today that there is no independent legislature, no independent court system and nothing between him and his dreams...his dreams of installing a Cuban paradise of slaves inside Ecuador. Indeed there is nothing between Correa, Chavez and Cuba at all any more.

And because Correa offers no transparency, no honesty, no accountability and no democracy [ he is "sovereign'"], the USA seriously is considering selling Correa's military, which he runs in lock step with Chavez and Castro, U.S. manufactured drones. This is the height of irresponsibility and indicates a foreign policy on the lam...chock full of nuts and fake analysis. Providing Correa with drones is like providing drones to Iran or Cuba or Venezuela. No doubt Barack Obama thinks this is a good idea. We find this repulsive.

While all concur that US AWACS are becoming obsolete, we note that unmanned DRONES operated by those who hate freedom and promote Iran and Castro is a very bad idea. Which is of course why the U.S. base at Manta is being kicked out by Correa and replaced, we hear, with Chavez's submarines and possibly unmanned surveillance drones. Only the most craven Chavistas and pro-Castro buffoons will think this is a useful expenditure for neo-Castro Correa.

Indeed, Correa could easily just pass these drones on to Cuba or Chavez, as this cheerful troika passes around hidden monies today anyway along with weaponry, government agents, spies or what do they call it-? wine, women and song. Correa would say it is his right- his sovereign right. We say it is not his right to continue to lie, steal and cheat. Harry Re4d and the U.S. Democrats may believe that re arming the new dictators of Latin America is called free trade. We call it reforming the support for Latin dictators. In 1961, this was also done on the pathetic belief that Latin military dictators were a better alternative to communists. The new crop of communists are....dictators who control their militaries. There are no military generals for leading in Latin America- only Foro de Sao Paulo leaders such as Chavez, Correa and Morales. But Obama tells us that he will restart John F. Kennedy's failed Alliance for Progress. The ALLIANCE actually backed and funded property confiscations and income redistributions as well as the ouster of many companies from the free world. Education was state run to enshrine political ideals such as socialism while the military was debased eventually- having served its false face as a deterrent to communism while the ALLIANCE teams were busy enshrining Marxism. If this sounds familiar, it is because it is. It was a disaster then and will be another disaster today.
 
-Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
 

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