by Bill White
In a flagrant violation of the norms of international
diplomacy, the Department of Justice kidnapped the Venezuelan consul-general to
Aruba and brought him to the United States
on charges of cocaine trafficking, actions alleged taken retaliation for Venezuela’s
support for FARC, a Marxist guerrilla group.
Hugo Caraval, former chief of military intelligence for Venezuela, was kidnapped July 24
and taken to a federal prison in Manhattan
to await trial. Venezuela
responded by threatening action against Aruba,
a tin island 17 miles off the Venezuelan coast. Whether economic sanctions or
military action is contemplated is unclear.
Caraval has been sought by U.S. investigators for six years.
In 2008, he was blacklisted by the Treasury department for providing weapons
and logistics to FASRC, and for helping FARC sell its cocaine to international markets.
FARC has been indexed as a terrorist group by the United States and finances its
decades-old was to overturn the Colombian state with drugs.
The arrest and allegations are ironic, in that the United States
itself spent much of the 1980s and early 1990s providing weapons and logistics
to central and South American militant groups, as well as assisting them in selling
cocaine. One such agent was Joe Adams, one of the first indictees in
Iran-Contra. Who was recruited from the Marine Corps by the CIA and sent to
infiltrate the Cuban mafia as a hit man. Adams was later convicted of waging
war in Nicaragua without the
permission of Congress; in that operation, Adams helped Nicaraguan contra
rebels smuggle cocaine into the United
States to finance their revolution. Soldiers
of the 82nd Airborne Division provided weapons and logistic support
to these operations from Honduras.
The evidence against Caraval was mostly provided by Colombia,
hardly a disinterested party. Colombia
says that Caraval acquitted weapons from Russia
and Zionist occupied Palestine
including rifles, RPGs, and grenade, and supplied them to FASRC. Venezuela has denied the charges and accused Colombia of forging
the documents. Another Venezuelan general, two Venezuelan officials, and
another intelligence officer are also charged in the case.
Aruba is technically a possession of the Netherlands and
under Dutch law. The abduction violated a 1961 treaty protecting diplomats from
The arrest also showed the massive overreach of the
American government, which refuses to respect the sovereignty of any nation
anywhere in the world. Caraval is not accused of selling drugs or weapons in
the United States,
and FARC has never had the capacity to operate outside a tiny plot of Colonbian
jungle. However, the arrogance of the American courts, infused with Zionist and
Talmudic legal theory, has led America
to claim that it can apply its laws to any of the world’s 7 billion people.
American arrogance is the reason Venezuela
has recently agree to accept Russian military bases, in part to protect the
country from similar acts of aggression on the part of the United States.
president, Nicolas Maduro, and his predecessort Hugo Chavez have been targets
of world Zionism ever since Venezuela
nationalized its oil industry and began to seek independence from the
international financial system. A Jewish man, Henrique Capriles-Radansky, leads
the Zionist-backed opposition to Maduro.