Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dialogue doesn't seem to have worked

At the Summit of the Americas, we were told that "dialogue" with Latin dictatorships would result in improved relations and the reduction of tension and terrorism. Not so much.

"Venezuela's recent purchase of the most lethal shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles in the Russian arsenal is sharpening U.S. concerns that parts of President Hugo Chávez's massive weapons buildup could wind up in the hands of terrorists or guerrillas in neighboring Colombia.
Washington's unease is well-founded, U.S. government officials say, because of credible evidence that three top Venezuelan officials offered Colombia's FARC rebels weapons, money and contacts to buy anti-aircraft missiles in 2007."

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