[R-P] Congresista yanqui: Cuba/Brasil/Venezuela, nuevo eje del mal!

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Fuente original para el artículo: http://www.insightmag.com/news/308706.html

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La revista norteamericana _Insight_ acaba de revelar que
el Presidente de la Comisión de Representantes del Congreso
norteamericano, el republicano por Illinois Henry Hyde,
envió un memorandum a George W. Bush el 24 de octubre,
planteándole que "un triunvirato de extermistas políticos
dirigiendo la potencia económica del Brasil, el gigante
petrolero de Venezuela, y el régimen de Cuba (patrocinador
de terroristas) constituyen un "Eje del Mal" emergente,
que los Estados Unidos deben detener".

El documento toma buena nota de la actitud de las Fuerzas
Armadas del Brasil al volcar el peso de su despliegue sobre
la Amazonia. Según _Insight_, "a Hyde le inquieta la intención
declarada de Lula de reactivar el programa nuclear militar brasileño
y sus alusiones a la posibilidad de acrecentar la economía y estatura
global del país por medio de la proliferación de armas avanzadas;
en especial teniendo en cuenta el apoyo abierto que brinda el
líder brasileño a organizaciones terroristas hemisféricas".


Hyde concluye así:

"Hay una perspectiva real de que  Castro, Chavez y Lula da Silva
constituyan un eje del mal en las Américas, que pronto podría
disponer de armas nucleares y misiles balísticos... Ya es hora de
apoyar a la coalición prodemocrática de Venezuela y de ayudar
al pueblo brasileño a comprender la verdad sobre Chávez, para
que no cometan el mismo error, eligiendo a un revoluiconario
procastrista que no ayudaría a los pobres, ni a su economía,
ni viviría en paz con sus vecinos democráticos."

En la última movilización antibélica en Washington, un manifestante
llevaba un cartel donde la frase "Axis of evil" rezaba "Asses of evil",
y la acompañaban fotos de Bush y dos colaboradores. O sea, del "Eje
del mal" a los "boludos del mal". Hyde bien merece integrar el
segundo grupo.

Sigue el artículo, completo, en inglés.

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Insight  October 29, 2002

US Rep. Brands Cuba/Brazil/Venezuela 'New Axis of Evil'

Hyde Urges Bush to Help Oust Venezuelan President

By J. Michael Waller

Warning of the formation of a potential "Axis of Evil" in the Americas, an
influential lawmaker has called on President George W. Bush to support the
ouster of left-wing Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.

Just days before Brazilians elected radical populist Lula da Silva as their
president on Oct. 27, House International Relations Committee Chairman Henry
Hyde (R-Ill.) sent President Bush a powerfully phrased letter warning that a
triumvirate of political extremists leading economic powerhouse Brazil, oil
giant Venezuela and the terrorist-sponsoring regime of Cuba constitute an
emerging "Axis of Evil" that the United States must stop.

Insight obtained a copy of the two-page letter, dated Oct. 24.

Hyde is concerned that da Silva's professed desire to renew Brazil's
nuclear-weapons program and his hints at building the country's economy and
global stature through proliferation of advanced weapons, is particularly
alarming - especially in light of the Brazilian leader's open support for
hemispheric terrorist organizations.

Combined with the State Department's continued listing of Cuba as a sponsor
of international terrorism and the Venezuelan paratrooper-turned-president's
open embrace of Havana and fellow terrorist regimes in Iran and Iraq, Hyde
has become alarmed at the administration's apparent inaction.

Hyde recounts the Chavez regime's record, which, according to the letter,
includes "fundamental" violation of the Venezuelan constitution and
usurpation of powers of the legislative and judicial branches; "public
alliances with state sponsors of terrorism including Cuba, Iraq and Iran"
and subsidizing the Fidel Castro regime with oil; and support for "terrorist
organizations attacking nearby fragile democracies including the FARC
[Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia] in Colombia and radical
antidemocratic groups seeking to destabilize Bolivia and Ecuador."

"The Clinton administration remained unconscionably silent about the
antidemocratic actions of President Chavez," according to Hyde, who urged
Bush to stop continuing the Clinton policies and to start telling the truth
about Venezuela:

"This is the time for the Bush administration to set the factual and
historical record straight: The current regime of President Chavez is
illegitimate because it is based upon the systematic violation of the
Venezuelan constitution in force in 1999," Hyde wrote. "The Bush
administration should also declare itself in sympathy with the
pro-democratic civil-military coalition in Venezuela which seeks to restore
democracy and should do so at once."

According to Hyde, "all the pro-democracy elements of the society, including
the genuinely democratic political parties, the labor unions, business
associations and religious institutions, have been gathered for two days in
coalition with a group of active duty military officers of flag rank
demanding that President Hugo Chavez resign and that new, free and open
elections be held."

Such action might moderate the incoming da Silva government in Brazil. Hyde
is especially concerned that da Silva would make good on his statements to
build and proliferate nuclear weapons.

Other lawmakers share Hyde's concern. The International Relations Committee
chairman told Bush, "Recently, many of my colleagues in the Congress wrote
you a letter in which they expressed their concerns about the ten-year-long
association of Mr. Lula da Silva with Latin American, European and Middle
Eastern terrorist organizations in a forum which he convened and organized
in silent partnership with Castro.

"They also expressed their concern about Mr. Lula da Silva's recent
statements indicating an interest in reviving Brazil's nuclear-weapons
program, which from 1965-1994 not only wasted enormous resources that could
have helped the poor, but also succeeded in designing a 30 kiloton nuclear
bomb which could be quickly tested if the program were revived.

"There is a real prospect that Castro, Chavez and Lula da Silva could
constitute an axis of evil in the Americas which might soon have nuclear
weapons and ballistic missiles. ... This is the time to support the
pro-democratic coalition in Venezuela and to help the people of Brazil
understand the truth about Chavez so that they do not make a similar mistake
and elect another pro-Castro radical who will neither help the poor, nor
help their economy, nor live at peace with democratic neighbors."

J. Michael Waller is a senior writer for Insight magazine.





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