04 October 2006
A new accord between Venezuela & Argentina may be on the cards.
One of the themes running through this blog is the notion that we support the Iraqis in their war against imperialism because such support is in our interests. If imperialism is tied down in Mesopotamia, then it is unable to operate effectively elsewhere.
The eclipsing of the USA in Latin America is a case in point. Venezuela has held sway for some time over the smaller countries in the region, but now it looks set to bring Argentina into a new, anti-imperialist orbit.
Americans are whinging about this new relationship, but there is nothing they can do about it so long as their army is bogged down on the other side of the world. It should be added that Venezuala is a major supplier of America's oil, and any attempt to up the ante could have nasty consequences for the American economy.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the USA woke up to defeat in Iraq, only to find that Latin America had also slipped out of its grasp as well?