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Great exposé. BTW, these groups are still far from underground …
BrunoMitchell on September 5, 2006 at 9:51 AM
The religion of peace is so contagious. Speaking of contagious, Michelle sounds stuffed up, am I right? Do I win a prize for being the first to notice this? Interesting stuff anyway. Feel better MM.
RightWinged on September 5, 2006 at 10:02 AM
Very very disturbing..just when you thought good old Comrade Chavez’s country couldnt get more disfunctional. Too close for comfort, too close to oil fields and shipping lanes. Too close period.
labwrs on September 5, 2006 at 10:37 AM
I saw a magazine article about the production of the Miami Vice movie. A scene was to have been shot in the tri-border region, which the article said was under Hezballah control. When things got rough on an earlier shoot in the Dominican Republic, (a firefight between a gang and the authorities nearby) Jamie Foxx said that he was going back to the US, and would not leave the country to do anything else for the production. The director figured out an alternate scene he could shoot in FL to finish the film.
I’d be interested to see what Foxx’s opinion of the Hezbos is.
The Monster on September 5, 2006 at 11:10 AM
So Pat Robertson was right?
This has all the rumblings of an open World War. Maybe not now but in the making. If you refer to Michelle’s book “In Defense of Internment”, South America and Mexico were used to spy on us. Hidng spots for the Japanese spy cells who were preping for the War. Latin America seems very unstable and makes me leery. Look at Mexico’s unrest over it’s election. Seal off the borders and raise the shileds! If you’ve ever played risk you know how important it is to take Latin america to take North America.
Drtuddle on September 5, 2006 at 11:18 AM
BREAKING!! Irwin death was secret plot by Bush administration to set up invasion of stingray habitat
Democratic leaders are demanding a congressional hearing this morning after allegations have come forward that the death of Steve Irwin was a secret government plot, designed to gather public support in advance of a U.S. invasion of Australia’s northeast coast. Irwin was killed on Monday by a stingray’s serrated barb to the chest.
At least two witnesses have now come forward to say that Vice-President Dick Cheney had been seen entering the same dive area wearing scuba gear, and video surveillance at the Bango Singia Dive shop shows Cheney purchasing what appears to be a stingray barb and then placing it into his backpack.
Congressman John Murtha calls this
“yet another move by an administration out of control”
and stated this morning that
“Clearly it’s the ignoring of history that is going to get President Bush and his ideological policymakers into a massive quagmire within the reefs of the Australian coast, much like what now exists in Iraq. As history has shown, it’s absolutely foolish to believe that by occupying these waters, the United States would transform stingrays into a beacon of American style democratic ideals.”
Nancy Pelosi would not comment, other than to say
“I really hate that dumb man. I hate him with a passion! And I hate Rumsfeld too!”
General Westley Clark also spoke at the press conference, saying that it’s his belief that invasion is the wrong answer and it would be much more effective to offer a package of incentives to the stingray community.
“These creatures do not want war,”
“I’m not sure why this administration seems to avoid any attempt at dialogue before resorting to military action.”
Gregor on September 5, 2006 at 11:34 AM
Hugo Chavez won’t start a war because if he did, he would quickly find himself on the wrong side of history. He “nationalized” the oil fields which had been owned by multinational corporations. He makes millions, billions, by selling gas to Americans. If we were to go to war with him, we would “nationalize” all of his gas stations, and one bombing run by the USAF would take out his government. So no matter what he says, he’s just a loudmouth tyrant. He loves Castro. When Castro passes, Cuba is not going to love him. A Cuba free from it’s ‘Communist’ tyrant will be free indeed, and is long overdue. And it will not look favorably on Hugo Chavez.
Doug on September 5, 2006 at 1:57 PM
Clint Taylor did a fantastic job. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s edition of the Vent. Thank you all who work on the production.
The U.S. is right to not grant Hugo Chavez much credibility officially; however, it is right not to ignore him and his movements. He is a paranoid dictator in our neighborhood, allying himself with all the ‘sympathetic’ characters of the world, against the U.S.
Note to Messrs. McCain, Edward Kennedy, Bush 43, Specter et others – this has much to do with minding our borders.
Entelechy on September 5, 2006 at 4:53 PM
Oh, yeah…shelving the border debate is a brilliant idea.
Kid from Brooklyn on September 5, 2006 at 5:31 PM
Isay kill them all whenever and however…Just make them stop breathing the air we need…..
alyce on September 5, 2006 at 7:42 PM
Chavez’s goal is to replace Castro and to end up running Latin America. He’ll team up with any anti-American group to further his own power goals.
Mike O on September 5, 2006 at 9:17 PM
Great Vent Michelle and Clint!
Solid reporting on events that we will not hear in the MSM – Thank You!
It does not surprise me of inflitration into Venzuela – Iranian sponsored terrorist groups were probably invited (big surprise).
There is also discussion on the recent battle in Lebanon with Israel, a fresh veiwpoint that makes sense, but also speaks of Hizbollah infiltrating closer neighbors. Worth reading at http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5800.
Hope your are feeling better soon Michelle.
omegaram on September 6, 2006 at 1:28 AM
Excellent report! Some of us at work were discussing this very topic yesterday. I know for a fact through my contacts with law enforcement in the northwest that Mexican gangs were coordinating their drug selling efforts with Palestinian groups. The Palestinian groups were sending their portion of the profits through South American countries like Paraguay to the Mid East in $5-10K increments. I was even present one night when law enforcement, in cooperation with the DEA, took in one of the Mexican gang leaders and his Yukon with 19 hidden compartments built in to it. It also had receipts for money wired to South America. This was about 4 years ago so it is definitely not something new!
Centurion68 on September 6, 2006 at 5:52 AM
This was an excellent report. Very informative and very well done. Thanks for bringing attention to this, Clint.
CP on September 7, 2006 at 2:34 AM
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