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.
Yes! Of course! Why didn't we all see this before! Those other countries in the western hemisphere don;t hate us because of the endless stream of puppet rulers we installed to exploit their people, such as Pinochet and Batista, and they don;t hate us because we are constantly overthrowing their elected leaders like Allende and Chavez, oh no, no, no, no, nononononononono, it's all IRAN'S fault! IRAN is poisoning those people's minds against the wonderful and lovable United States of America!!!!
Yep, gotta bitch slap IRAN for this, for SURE!!!!!