Coup attempt in Venezuela, Iran general defects

| March 8, 2007

Things have started going our way, apparently. First a short blurb from UPI announcing that a Guardia Nacional officer (not the same as our National Guard, by the way) has been arrested for plotting the overthrow of Ooooo-go Chavez;

A Venezuelan National Guard general was arrested on charges that he planned the overthrow of President Hugo Chavez, Globovision TV reported Wednesday.
Gen. Ramon Guillen Davila was arrested Tuesday, according to Venezuelan officials, on charges he had plotted to overthrow and kill Chavez.

Good news because, generally speaking, in Latin America, if the Army doesn’t approve of what a political leader is doing, that leader either reforms his ways or there’s a new leader. If this General Davilla was popular among the troops, it could stir up some trouble for Oooogo.

And from the Washington Post, by way of Captain’s Quarters, I read that the missing Iranian general Ali Rez Asgari is in the company of US intelligence agents and singing like a Spring robin;

 Asgari served in the Iranian government until early 2005 under then-President Mohammad Khatami. Asgari’s background suggests that he would have deep knowledge of Iran’s national security infrastructure, conventional weapons arsenal and ties to Hezbollah in south Lebanon. Iranian officials said he was not involved in the country’s nuclear program, and the senior U.S. official said Asgari is not being questioned about it. Former officers with Israel’s Mossad spy agency said yesterday that Asgari had been instrumental in the founding of Hezbollah in the 1980s, around the time of the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut.

These are important events that may trigger a more successful near-term future in our war against tyrannts and terrorists.

Category: Foreign Policy, Hugo Chavez, Terror War

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