18 January 2007

Venezuela and Iran Create "A Mechanism for Liberation"

"This fund, my brother," the Venezuelan president said, referring affectionately to Ahmadinejad, "will become a mechanism for liberation."

"Death to U.S. imperialism!" Chavez said
Simon Romero recently reported in Uncle Sam's favorite propaganda organ, the New York Times, on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Socialist Venezuela and his deepening friendship with its Trotskyist President, Comrade Hugo Chavez.

Romero's piece begins by detailing the deepening solidarity between Iran and Venezuela - a direct outgrowth of Uncle Sam's foreign policy:
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran arrived [in Caracas] on Saturday for talks with President Hugo Chávez, on the first leg of a Latin American...

It is Mr. Ahmadinejad's second visit to Venezuela in the past five months, and the two leaders were scheduled to talk about strengthening their economic ties...

Venezuela's government promoted the visit as an example of Middle Eastern solidarity with Mr. Chavez's opposition to American foreign policy. Venezuela has been a vociferous defender of Iran as the United States steps up efforts to circumscribe Mr. Ahmadinejad's government, most recently through military raids this week on people suspected of being Iranian operatives in Iraq.

The two countries said Saturday night that they would use a $2 billion investment fund to finance projects in Venezuela and Iran, as well as in other countries.
In Romero's capacity as imperial stenographer, he doesn't say much about this fund. Why?

Comrade Chavez explained the purpose of the 'Investment fund' as the Times calls it. "It will permit us to underpin investments ... above all in those countries whose governments are making efforts to liberate themselves from the imperialist yoke."

In characteristic fashion, the AP wire service - another of Uncle Sam's faithful lieutenants - provides some additional details:
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- fiery anti-American leaders whose moves to extend their influence have alarmed Washington -- said Saturday they would help finance investment projects in other countries seeking to thwart U.S. domination.

The two countries had previously revealed plans for a joint $2 billion fund to finance investments in Venezuela and Iran, but the leaders said Saturday the money would also be used for projects in friendly countries throughout the developing world.
Venezuela and Iran intend to use this money politically in order to combat and ultimately destroy Uncle Sam's imperialist, debt-leverage shell game.

With such anti-imperialist aims, one hardly strugglunderstandestand why both have attracted Sam's ire. Romero's Times piece goes on to detail some of the other things on which Ahmadinejad and Chavez agreed.
They said they were considering ventures to train teachers and produce manioc starch in Venezuela. Mr. Chávez also said Venezuela and Iran would press for output cuts within OPEC in an effort to push oil prices up from a 19-month low.
Now Uncle Sam may allow the two anti-imperialist powers to train teachers or feed the hungry. He won't like it, of course, but there's not much he can do to stop it. But when they remind the rest of the world who controls the spigot, look out! That's when the big guns come out.

Just ask Mohammad Mossadeq!

When that happens - whenever anyone points to Uncle Sam's vulnerability at the pump - he dredges up one of his few remaining political weapons: crying 'anti-Semitism'.

Vanilla Sam cannot clearly interpret the contradictory cry of 'anti-Semitism' by men who are themselves white, European anti-Semitic colonists. So, even in this piece, Romero get's away with repeating Uncle Sam and Apartheid Israel's same fabricated line on Ahmadinejad's fake 'anti-Semitism'.
Mr. Ahmadinejad's visit has alarmed Jewish organizations here and elsewhere because of his aggressive talk in relation to Israel. Heinz Sonntag, a prominent Venezuelan sociologist and political commentator, said the visit by Mr. Ahmadinejad was an "affront and an eventual threat to our fellow countrymen who are Jewish."
Of course it hardly matters to Uncle Sam that at many places on his own plantation a condition of apartheid and ethnic cleansing exists in the here and now. Nor does it matter that his chief ally in the region, the white Zionist European settlement, maintains a savage and grotesque Apartheid system aimed at ethnically cleansing the indigenous Semites of Palestine.

That's because Uncle Sam doesn't really care about racism, or Apartheid, or sexism, or anything other than profit and political power. To these ends, he uses race as a convenient and effective psychological weapon against his enemies and victims.

In this case, he uses it to distract from the strident anti-imperialist message Caracas continues to deliver.

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