Friday, November 03, 2006

My Name? Daniel Ortega. And I'm Back!!

Daniel Ortega, the Commie who once ran Nicaragua, may be returning to power there with his Sandinista pals. If that happens, GWBush may have to adjust a few things:

A Georgia congressman has joined a chorus of congressional leaders asking Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff to prepare some way to halt the transfer of funds from the United States into Nicaragua, should Daniel Ortega win the presidential election in Nicaragua Sunday.

"We would, therefore, have reason to be concerned that terrorist groups would benefit from funds generated in this country and sent home by Nicaraguans living here in the form of remittances," he said.

He said that funding has been estimated to have totaled $2.5 billion over the last five years.


Ortega keeps a lot of bad company.

Kingston noted that during Ortega's earlier regime, Nicaragua had a practice of issuing Nicaraguan passports to international terrorists to facilitate their movement across borders. Five of those turned up in the hands of one suspect arrested in 1993 following the first attack on the World Trade Center, he said.

The Sandinista party also is backed "by the world's most virulently anti-American regimes – including, notably, those of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran and Fidel Castro in Cuba." Ortega's also been close to North Korea.

So Fidel dies, and this jackass returns. Nothing new under the sun.

1 comment:

Guillermo Pineda said...

Since Sandinistas and Daniel Ortega regain the power in Nicaragua the media has worried about the future of the country. However, I strongly believe that this worry should go beyond what it meant that Ortega had won the elections with a 38% or the counting votes.

Much more curious it is to read that the media thinks of Eduardo Montealegre as “THE businessman” when he was left with the second position with only 29% of the votes. And I make a strong emphasis on the word BUSINESSMAN that has been used to identify Mr. Montealegre.

On June 14, 2006 I atended a lecture of Mr. Montealegre at the Lehrman Auditorium in the Heritage Foundation and I had the opportunity of listening to his government proposal. I must tell you that mi first and last impression of the lecture was nothing more than what you could expect from a supposed “capitalist businessman” looking just for the right moment to implement his leftwing populist agenda.

Mr. Montealegre is nothing more than an opportunist who calls himself a businessman and he wisely used the menace of the return of Sandinism to the country as his main political agenda to gain some friends in the other side of the border, and surely in his own country.

While he surely is everything but a capitalist, his political speech is nothing more than the commonly used nowadays speech of a populist from the “moderate” left. A speech that wasn’t going to be of much help to the poor country, and a speech that has already been used by the so called “neo-liberals” to impose his opportunistic favoritism supposedly representing the capitalist right.

I believe it is time now to realize that Mr. Montealegre and many other candidates in the Latin American political arena are everything but capitalists or at least center right candidates.

Why? Because their sturdy speeches do nothing more but a hard and direct attack to what free market and capitalism really means, and to what being a businessman is defined by a dictionary. Even worse, those types of speeches are the ones that make a terrible and non-returnable damage to the weakest economies of America and the World.

At least, we know what to expect from the radical left. But sadly, with those that seem to be “friends of capitalism” we know anything to expect and make terrible decisions for their constituencies. While using a capitalist masquerade we know nothing about the “feudal-type governments” they create and how then so quickly they drain the treasuries of their governments.

With Ortega, Nicaragua Hill see in the next years a time of poverty and a dark future is at the end of its road. However, we know that now for sure. With Mr. Montealegre we would not have known anything until too late and the damages would have been maybe even worse that what we already know is going to happen.