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Iran And Venezuela, An Odd Marriage That Would Not Last Long

Published Thursday, November 22, 2007



La Herradura (Espania), 22 Nov. (IPS) The problem with uneducated, ignorant, populist leaders like Hugo Chavez of Venezuela or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is that not only they use words which they ignore the true meaning, but also, thinking they are more intelligent than other mortal human beings, they do not need to open a dictionary and look for the signification of the idioms they use.

         In their recent common press conference in Tehran, Chavez and Ahmadinejad promised the “end of American imperialism!”, mistaking “imperialism” with “colonialism” and ignoring certainly that being a phenomenon as old s the existence of man, imperialism cannot be “finished and buried”, as they promised.

In their recent common press conference in Tehran, Chavez and Ahmadinejad promised the “end of American imperialism!”

“When we would have finished with the imperialism of the American Dollar, we will then work to eradicate American imperialism”, Chavez told correspondents, ignoring that not only it would take decades before the US money is toppled by another one as the international instrument for the calculation of the prices of most of the world’s commodities, let’s say Euro or Indian Rupiah, but then that money will exercise its own “imperialism” over world’s markets.

Except an irrational hate of the United States – not necessarily imperialism – and an insatiable desire to be the leader of their respective regions, an aversion for a free press and democracy, a thirst for lengthy, tiring, meaningless speeches, megalomania, narcissism, an acute complex of inferiority that brings them to lecture other leaders of the world – as seen by the letters Ahmadinejad has sent to American, German and French president leaders, informing them his readiness to be their advisor, teaching them how to be good governors – and taking their wishes for realities, like forming a  world axis aimed at ending the supremacy of Washington over the world, there are few things that the two men have in common:

Ahmadinejad is a fanatic Shi’a Muslim, believing in the resurrection of Mehdi, the twelfth Imam who went hiding when eight years old and is said he would return when the world is saturated with sin, corruption and immorality – very much like today – As a faithful emulator of Fidel Castro and Simon Bolivar, Chavez is an atheist. The Venezuelan President is a powerful dictator; Ahmadinejad is a nominal President, a Chief of Executive owing his power to his boss, Ayatollah Ali Khamenehi, the leader of the Islamic Republic who has the last word on every major national and international issues. Chavez can stay in power until he is toppled by a military coup; Ahmadinejad’s life a president cannot exceed eight years (provided he is re-elected for a second term). Chavez has a rather long history of political struggle and is an experienced survivor. Ahmadinejad had no experience with politics until he was propelled as president.

Same is true with the two countries: In Latin America, Venezuela is a second rank nation owing its importance and influence to its oil, which it uses to buy the allegiance of poorer nations like Bolivia or Nicaragua. Its regime is a copy of Hitler’s National Socialism plus populism.

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Leaders of Iran and Venezuela have an irrational hate of the Bush Administration

In the Middle East, Iran is the real super power, in term of population, military force, highly professional cadres, educated and qualified population, intellectual, political, social, scientific and cultural elite of international caliber. Contrary to Venezuela, in Iran, where the regime is a mixture of Islam and Revolution, there is a rainbow that starts from the darkest aspects of Nazism, Fascism and Stalinism on the right, to genuine aspects of democracy on the left; and despite enormous limitation imposed on public sand individual freedoms by Islam and despite widespread crackdown on the dissidents, critics, press, women and students, there are more space of liberty of expression than in most nations of the region except Israel and Turkey.

Historically, culturally, geographically, Iran and Venezuela are completely different from each other: Iran is one of the oldest nations of the world, one of the cradles of civilization along with China, Egypt and Greece. Venezuela is a rather young nation carved out of the vast Spanish territories in the American continent. The great majority of Iranians are Muslims, the Venezuelans Catholics. Geographically and strategically, Iran controls the Persian Gulf, one of the world’s most vital lifelines from where transits more than 40 per cent of the oil needed by tens of nations, industrialized or not. Venezuela has no strategic value except for its oil – especially in these days where the black oil is nearing 100 US Dollars a barrel --.

However, there is one major point that distinguishes the two men: Like it or not, Chavez has some charisma; Ahmadinejad provokes revulsion.

Historically, culturally, geographically, Iran and Venezuela are completely different from each other

“Chavez and Ahmadinejad repeat and reiterate that they would defend each other in case attacked by another country, in this case the United States. But in fact, there is no way for any of them rushing to other’s rescue, due to their geographic situations, their lack of military transportation and modern weapons, to name some of the obstacles in the way of their reciprocal military assistance”, Observed an Iranian political analyst who follows the strange marriage between Tehran and Caracas.

 So, why this parody of fake show of “brotherhood” and “togetherness for the life” and slogans like “vinceremos”, if not the situation of a blind conducting another blind?

“If a blind can eventually help another one avoiding obstacles, there is absolutely no way these two blinds could do helping each other in case one of them is endangered”, he said, adding: “One military coup in Caracas or a possible defeat of Ahmadinejad in the forthcoming Iranian presidential elections in 2009 and the marriage would be over”. ENDS IRAN VENEZUELA 221107

 

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Vincent
Friday, November 23, 2007 04:01 [ 1 ]

These two are supping from their own monstrous egos not unlike a couple of out of control Shakespearean characters and will soon be brought to ground.

Once America or Israel begins loading the bombers, Ahmadinejad will be jettisoned like a cheap fireworks display.

Chavez on the other hand, will be a tough nut to crack - The military may be more hesitant to remove him but if the people get too out of hand - he gone like a flash in the pan.

kim costy
Friday, November 23, 2007 04:40 [ 2 ]

Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is an elected president in a fair free election monitored by the international electoral observers.

Jason
Friday, November 23, 2007 05:17 [ 3 ]

It's funy that call Ahmadinejad uneducated. I think the writer is more deserved to this title. He has a PhD and his comments make more sence than people in US administration.

mel
Friday, November 23, 2007 07:18 [ 4 ]

Unfortunately, there are educated leaders in this world who have personality complexes; which ultimately, interferes with their ability to make rational decisions.

Richard
Friday, November 23, 2007 16:42 [ 5 ]

Kim Costly must be only geting her news from the US Media. Many of my friends in Barqisimeto were prevented from voting in the last election. The Carter foundation did a terrible job monitoring the elections.

CARLOS
Friday, November 23, 2007 20:45 [ 6 ]

IAM FROM VENEZUELA WE ARE SO HAPPY NOW , EVERYTHING IS GOOD NOW , WHO CARE WHAT FOREIGNER PEOPLE THINKONLY WE CARE IS INSIDE , EVERYBODY TALK SHIT ABOUT CHAVEZ BUT TRUST ME, ALOT POOR PEOPLE NEVER HAVE RIGHT BEFORE NOW HAVE BETTER LIVE INCLUDED HOUSE GOVERMENT BUILDING TO THIS PEOPLE , I THINK ANY EUROPEAN HAVE A HOUSE LIKE THIS ,IN US PEOPLE LIVING TWO OR THREE FAMILY FOR HOUSE NOT BODY SAY THAT BUT I SAW OWN EYE IS SAD , WE HAVE BETTER LIVE HERE NICE , ANY PEOPLE CAN BUY A A HOUSE, EVERYBODY CRITIZED A CHAVEZ BUT IS ELECT IN DEMOCRACY, PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE IS RICH, PEOPLE MEDIUN CLASS AND LESS LOVE CHAVEZ,DON'T BE SIT AND TALK SHIT COME TO SEE OWN EYE ,CHAVEZ WILL BUILD 38 UNIVERSITY ALL THIS INFRACTURE TRAIN AND MANY MORE , HOUSE EVERYWHERE NICE CONTRUCTION MALL, IS FANTASTIC... I LOVE CHAVEZ....

Maracucha
Friday, November 23, 2007 21:44 [ 7 ]

You can see by Carlos comments the type of people that like Chavez. I bet after the people go through the 38 universities and get educated tey will think diffently. Unfortunatelly the education will include indoctrination in Chavez ways but if you are pretty smart you may see clear through the indoctrination after that education. University education was always available and free or at a very low cost in Venezuela to everybody interested in it. By the way the rich and middle class got there most likely not by hand outs but by good education, hard work and good family values. That is what is going to be destroyed in Venezuela if Chavez gets his way.

Borsu Schekuhmand
Saturday, November 24, 2007 16:46 [ 8 ]

The PhD title of Mr. Ahmadinejad does represent neither his scientific ability nor his rational mindset being expected of academics. Since coming into power, the religious fundamentalist regime in Tehran has dismissed many dissident lectors and university Professors from universities. They were the first victims of cultural revolution, who were replaced by new cadre of uneducated but religious oriented fundamentalist people. To fill the social gap created by lacking of intellectual academics upper-class, the theocratic regime gave away academic titles to its loyalties like Ahmadinedjad & Co (companions). To confirm my statement I refer you to the alleged graduated Dr. title of Mr. Hossein Allahkaram and Dehnamaki , two infamous regime supporters who conducted and fomented the Islamic hooligans against the students and women demanded freedom of opinion and democracy. Ahmadinijad is not legitimate president of Iranian. He is just product of a dishonest fabrication of presidential election instigated by fundamentalist, in which over 5000,000 votes were booked in his account illegally and in favour of him, as the interior ministry monitoring the election has released the results of his observation publicly . I do not think that Chavez is a dictator. He has won the presidential election legally monitored by international observers. He is legitimate president of Venezuela who has own idea and concept to abolish poverty and to share the wealth and richness of country equally. It is false and not fair to allege that he would govern a terror regime in Venezuela as Ahmadinejad and companions do it in Iran. I regret only that Chavez has chosen false political ally like stone age-regime in Tehran, which terrorize its own citizens, workers, unionists and dissidents who surely have the same atheistic world view like Chavez. I regret just that Chavez does not care about neglect of human rights and freedom of opinion in Iran.

George Shrub
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 21:28 [ 9 ]

Living in America is truly a blessing. When our political leaders make decisions, we can protest, but that protest is civil, unlike some countries. It feels good to know that I live in a country that enjoys the best freedoms, and strongest liberty in the entire world. America is a beautiful, free country, and NO ONE will ever take that away!

American
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 16:32 [ 10 ]

I swear the one of the biggest obstacles to helping the victims of dictators are the victims of dictators. They are not only ignorant of the evil of their leaders, but even the ones that are take on a selfish attitude of well he's great because my family is fed. Forget about the scores of people he has terrorized. Amazing! Amen brother George GOD BLESS AMERICA ... and no place else lol (j/k referance to a movie).

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Hugo Chavez and Ahmadinejad
Iranian powerless president andVenezuelan powerfull dictator have one major point in common: Their hate of the United States




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