Cuba-Venezuela Military Pact

This report, dated September 28th, was written by Toby Westerman, editor of the monthly anti-Communist newsletter International News Analysis Today.

The report dwells on a recent law passed in pro-Marxist Venezuela, dominated by the strongman Hugo Chavez. According to this law, the Venezuelan military would join the military of other nations for "joint defense". Most likely, this will be in assistance of Communist Cuba.

Though he portrays himself as a hero for the poor, Chavez is anything but. In an earlier report, Westerman noted that Chavez called the Stalinist dictatorship in North Korea a "model" to base his own regime on. And according to the Jamaica Observer, the Chavez regime is looking to buy three Russian-built diesel submarines to update it's own navy.

Furthermore, acording to the pro-globalist BusinessWeek, Venezuela has liquidated its foreign reserve holdings in American banks, transfering them to pro-Socialist Europe. He also demanded the creation of a "South American central bank" to hold all foreign exchanges of the continent's central banks.

Chavez is out to spread Marxism-Leninism to the Americas, like his fellow Red dictator Castro. They both must be resisted and cast out of their nations, along with their governments. But let them not be replaced with pro-big business regimes like what has happened to Latin America in the past. (American involvement with the infamous United Fruit Company in destabilizing the continent is a warning to avoid such temptations.)

As frequent readers of the DR know, we advocate a Distributist Earth. In the case of Venezuela, that means kicking out Chavez and his thugs by moral and legal means. Then replacing his tyranny not with another US/EU backed pro-multinational clique, but with a Distributist state. One that rejects both Socialism and Capitalism, rejects globalism and the Sexual Revolution. One that defends small businesses, co-operatives and worker-owned, worker-managed businesses. One that protects family farms and farmer co-ops. One that cleans the environment without surrendering to eco-Marxist nonsense.

Until that blessed day comes, let us beware and strive to peacefully get Chavez out of Venezuela and Marxism out of Latin America.


Chris Foote Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 10:35:00 PM CDT  

Do you see commies under your bed at night? Chavez is not Maxsist, he is trying a new mix of capitolism and socialism. There is no hope for Cuba and Venezuela to invade the U.S. The threat is goes the other way. It´s good to see new things being tried.

The current state of crissis will not be changed by the same ideas that created it in the first place.

Let it be and see what happens.

Roy F. Moore Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 4:21:00 PM CDT  

Mr. Foote, insults do not an argument answer. Chavez IS a Marxist, and there is enough evidence on him on the Web to prove that.

Contrary to what you assert, Chavez is not trying to "mix capitalism and socialism". If you truly have read anything about Distributism, you would know that we would also oppose a capitalism-socialism mix. The dictator of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada, tried that - or claimed to try that - when he was running his country into the ground. History showed he was, shall we say, less than successful in his endeavor.

As for your claim of the USA invading Cuba and Venezuela, are you truly serious? With the American military spread out over 100 countries, and the Bush administration still aiming for Syria and Iran, such a twin invasion is ludicrous. It is more likely that this joint treaty will be used to aid each other in case of any future anti-Communist rebellion.

We have the examples of history to see that leaving Chavez alone will only lead Venezuela into misery...just like it has for Cuba under Castro, Zimbabwe under Mugabe, North Korea under the Kim dynasty and so on.

Finally, sir, I ask you to please be more careful in typing a reply. You wrote Marxist as "Maxsist" and crisis as "crissis".

Taylor Kirk Monday, October 10, 2005 at 11:37:00 PM CDT  

We're having a debate over here on US policy in Latin America, I'd love to hear your comments.

There's been a lot of talk about a pink revolution, but not sure if I agree with that other that in regards to Chavez.


Tha Latin Americanist

Nick Xylas Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 2:29:00 PM CDT  

>>But let them not be replaced with pro-big business regimes like what has happened to Latin America in the past.<<

Oh don't be so naive. Do you realy think the amount of anti-Chavez vitriol coming from the Halliburton Administration is unrelated to his being the leader of a major oil-producing nation which is not in the pocket of the US? The only people with the moral authority to remove Chavez are the yeomanry of Venezuela, and they seem quite happy with him, if the populist uprisings against previous attempts to overturn the will of the people are any indication.

Furthermore, if the goal of distributism is the widespread distribution of private property, it strikes me that Chavez's programme of land reform goes further to achieving this than the policies being pursued in the capitalist west, which are concentrating wealth into fewer and fewer hands. If you want regime change for a distributist Earth, a better place to start would be the United Kingdom, where a few thousand families own over half the land (though it is the unelected aristocracy, not the democratically elected prime minister, which needs to be removed).

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