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Iranís Push Into Nicaragua: Why Is No One Concerned?
Pajamas Media ^ | March 17 | Todd Bensman

Posted on 03/17/2009 1:29:56 PM PDT by AJKauf

I am pretty sure that I remain the only American reporter to have traveled to leftist President Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua to find out what the Iranian government is doing there. I apologize if I missed something out there. While I appreciated having the exclusive at the time, more than a year after my travels I continue to wonder why there there is such a persistent lack of curiosity from my mainstream press corps colleagues.

The press, quite rightly, has swarmed like migrating wildebeest all over the the Islamic Republic of Iran’s burgeoning economic and diplomatic ties to Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela and, to a certain degree, Iran’s spread to other anti-U.S. countries in South America, such as Bolivia. But with the exception of my own coverage, there’s been hardly a peep about the fact that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad planted the Iranian flag so far north in Nicaragua as soon as the time-tested American nemesis Daniel Ortega took office in January 2007. In fact, Ahmadinejad considered Ortega’s ascension so important that he was in Nicaragua to attend the inauguration. Within months, Iran was promising hundreds of millions in economic projects — and quickly set up a diplomatic mission in a tony Managua neighborhood where it could all supposedly be coordinated. Now Iran is extending its reach even further north, right into Mexico City with equally under-covered proposals to vastly expand tenuous ties to America’s immediate southern neighbor.

The national security implications of Iran forging paths throughout America’s southern sphere of influence are striking...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; iran; nicaragua; ortega; redjihad

1 posted on 03/17/2009 1:29:56 PM PDT by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

It is not suprising. They WANT Iran to get involved in Central America. If they do, it will help put a brake on our imperialistic tendencies.

Oh, wait. Obama is in power so HE’S going to do that. What the hell do we do about Iran, again?

Oh, never mind. Obama says: “Back to what we are going to do about the evil AIG bailout bonuses and Rush Limbaugh?”

He did say he could only do one thing at a time.

2 posted on 03/17/2009 1:35:27 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read
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To: AJKauf

Remember this word: “Reconquista”.

3 posted on 03/17/2009 1:39:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

Thanks for pointing this out but nobody seems to care. Nor do they care about the Russians in Venezuela or Cuba.

Too busy raising taxes and destroying the US from within, just don’t have time for such things.

Isnt’ it interesting that Iran AND Russia are moving into Latin America?

4 posted on 03/17/2009 2:21:08 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: Sequoyah101

It seems the United States is being set up for the biggest and hardest fall in the history of the world.

5 posted on 03/17/2009 2:24:05 PM PDT by unkus
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To: All

A Look at Iran

6 posted on 03/23/2009 1:53:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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