Threatening pragmatism

During Venezuelas Prasident Chavez visited Moscow, Minsk and Tehran, the US has gotten its attitude towards Caracas

Idealism is in Venezuela high in the course. Hardly a speech of the Prasident Hugo Chavez passes without it taking to the ideals of the anticolonial idol Simon Bolivar. Also Ernesto Che Guevara serves as a reference for the "Socialism of the 21. Century". Meanwhile, television spots demand children to read the Bible: "These ideas make you strong", It is called to character knit pictures. Far away this idealistic discourse but is the policy of Venezuelan government outside pragmatic. An indication of Dafur was the youngest journey of the Sud American to Russia, Belarus and Iran. Politically, the Bolivarian Venezuela has little common with these states. Nevertheless, it forms purposes with the US critical regimes (pact of Parias). And only that makes the Aufspolitik of Venezuela for the US so dangerous.

Moscow, Minsk and Tehran: The journey of the Venezuelan head of state leads to the coarse part along the "Axis of evil", as she was defined by Washington. Russia – in the eyes of the West a political threshold country – contributes to Caracas open contacts to break the US isolation policy. That this does not happen from politically close, but out of a practically oriented policy, this fourth visit Chavez ‘made clear in Moscow. Before the visit, within the Putinian camp, the dispute was a planned speech of the guest before the State Duma. In the end, Chavez did not speak, but met with some well-minded deputies. And he was satisfied. The talks in the Russian capital had "gross progress" brought in bilateral cooperation, so chavez.

Threatening pragmatism

Chavez on 28. June at Prasident Putin. Image:

Against the "US blockade"

At visiting in Russia and Belarus, the second station of the journey, stuffed rusts in the foreground. In the past, Chavez and his Russian counter-colleague Vladimir Putin had already agreed weapon buying in the value of 3.5 billion US dollars. In addition to two dozen Sokoi-30 fighting jets, Venezuela had bought 53 militar helicopters. Key butt of the business but was the purchase of 100.000 Kalashnikov guns for the modernization of the Venezuelan army venolan army.

Also with his youngest visit, Chavez visited a factory for militarguter. In the helicopterwork around 1200 kilometers from Moscow, he presented the purchase of Mi-35m and Mi-26t Type Mi-35m and Mi-26t. According to Russian information, FUNF submarines are supplied with non-atomic drive to Caracas.

These businesses were accompanied by Venezuelan side with the usual political rhetoric. Venezuela and Russia were credited states, said Chavez during the visit to the helicopterwork, whose goal is to build a multipolar world order in it, "Free of hegemony and imperialism". But this, and with it Chavez on the fight helicopters behind him, was not possible without a quick armament.

At least this analysis seems the US government with the head of the "Bolivarian revolution" to share. Washington had previously prevented buying heavy rusts in Spain and Brazil over the past two years because the products, marine boats and aircraft, US components contained. In the case of Russia, state administration in Washington remained only the verbal protest – but without rough success. In Moscow Chavez had his counterpart to this "Independent policy" happily. Russia contributed, "to break the blockade of the US against Venezuela".

Threatening pragmatism

On the 1. July was received Chavez from AhmadineSchad. Image:

The Duo Chavez-AhmadineSchad

What is for Moscow, that’s more than safe for Belarus and Tehran. In Minsk Chavez negotiated the purchase of a comprehensive defense system. The equipment should help the air and sea room to be monitored within a radius of 300 kilometers. Prior to his departure, the head of state had referred to the events during the coup attempt against his government in April 2002. At that time, US warships and US aircraft were invaded to Venezuelan territory. You’ll see, "Whether you still trust that when we have the new device", SO CHAVEZ.

Not only controversial from his political opponent is discussed the connection Venezuelas to the Iranian head of state Mahmoud AhmadineSchad. While critics of Chavez highlight the alleged Militaric Atomic Plan of the Government in Tehran (and subordinated him in the run-up to his youngest journey to Tehran similar interests), recurring his mende on the ideological differences to an Islamic regime, which Left activists are brutal to this day. From the promises of AhmadineSchad, to return to the saculas and advanced values of the revolution of 1979, there is not much to see so far. Chavez does not matter. Notwithstanding the critical clay – also from his own warehouse – he staged together with Ahmadinejad as an anti-US duo. The same was for the Iranian hosts:

Venezuela and Iran – an axis of the unit

Poster in Tehran

Both head of state of state appeared in Tehran of these convinced that the increasing economic cooperation "The sucks of imperialism for wavering" brought and to "Contribute exemption of the Volker" became. First of all, Profaneres stood on the agenda. In addition to the 164 existing economic agreements between Venezuela and Iran, both politicians have laid the foundation for a methanol factory at Persian Gulf. In the factory, 1.65 million tonnes of fuel are to be produced. A second binational approach with similar capacities is created in Venezuela. The construction of each work is estimated with equalized $ 650 to 700 million US dollars.

The joint venture continues economic cooperation, whose framework of which has already created a tractor plant in Venezuela in Venezuela. One year later, a two-state mixed company was founded with 51 percent Venezuelan and 49 percent of Iranian capital. By the end of this year, 8000 cars should be produced in the factory. Further agreements were closed in the fields of energy, agriculture, trade, education, science, mining, technological cooperation and industry.

Counterstrategy Washington

The US government sees the cooperations Venezuelas with states outside their immediate influence obviously with increasing concern. This is clearly in a visual compilation of politics against Caracas. At the end of June, the US Reprusant House took place the request of a Member of the Republican Party to overpower radio broadcasts with political content to Venezuela. Connie Mack, who is known for his critical attitude to Venezuela, had demanded that the state government, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), "All necessary funds are provided", to reach this goal. As a consequence, a larger part is awarded the broadcasts of Venezuela from the quarry BBG budget in the quantity of 671.6 million US dollars. Also on Mack’s application, the US international Voice of America has been expanding its program in Venezuela since last year.

The BBG authority is historic for political broadcasts abroad. Lastly, you tested programs in 57 languages. the "Voice of America" is as part of this project as the Legendar Cold War Sender Radio Free Europe. How closely the political program of the BBG broadcasters adjacent to political propaganda, but not only becomes clear through history, but also by the exercises of the applicant itself:

In this chamber we can debate freely and the US people can belong to us via a free press. But in the Venezuela of Hugo Chavez, the people can only horse the horen what Hugo Chavez is getting there.

Connie Mack to the US Reprused Antenna House

An immediate replica came from the Uruguayan journalist Aram Aharonian, member of the transmission line of the Latin American television station telesur based in Caracas:

Maybe Mack Venezuela confuses with the US navy base in Guantanamo.

Aram Aharonian, Telesur

It is considerable that the hard line of the well-known Chavez opponent Mack is also trimmed by the second of the two coarse political parties in the US, the Democratic Party. Nita m. Lowey, who is responsible for the award of the budget for international initiatives in the representatives of the budget, supported Mack’s statutory. Radio broadcasts in foreign countries are after all "Essential ingredient of the sub-policy of our nation", so the democratic deputies from New York. On a reason, Mack also rose with its presentation, the shipments to Venezuela "Part of the war against terror in our own courtyard".

Paid journalists in the visor?

That this war is in full swing had disclosed in Caracas a few days before the US Venezuelan Lawyer Eva Golinger. According to government facts that they had received the US Information Freedom Act, plane to bribe Venezuelan journalists and the media in the US Foreign Affairs Act to influence the political content of their contributions. Such a project is one of one "Department of educational and cultural matters" So Golinger, the appropriate activities "before and after the coup attempt 2002" prove.

Six Venezuelan journalists have therefore received US funds in the past. One of them is the online journalist Roger Santadomingo. Regardless of the enthusiasm Golingers, the prosecutor had investigated against him at the end of May. In the midst of public prosecutorial research occurred on Wednesday of this week to a stop on the private car of Santodomingo in Caracas. The car burned out, people did not harm. While the criminal police examined the case, complained to the press organization "Reporters without limits" the same day "abhespondent methods" For the improvement in journalists.

The prosecutor had adopted Santodomingos after he published a supposedly manipulated survey. According to her, 30 percent of Venezuelan population in the murder of the Prasident see the only one "Solution".

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