Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rep. Mack: "designate Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism"

WASHINGTON - Rep. Connie Mack announced Tuesday that he filed a U.S. congressional resolution calling on the government of Barack Obama to include Venezuela on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

"Today (Tuesday) I introduced a resolution with my good friend, Congressman Ron Klein (Democrat), asking the government to designate Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism," Mack said during a hearing in Congress on Iran's presence in Latin America.

"Venezuela is a danger that should not be underestimated," said Mack.

The list of sponsors of terrorism now includes only four countries: Cuba, Sudan, Iran and Syria, after North Korea was removed on 11 October.

The states considered sponsors of terrorism cannot receive U.S. economic aid and trade benefits nor enjoy financial treaties, among other prohibitions.

Translated from AFP

I really don't think Venezuela is the problem. The problem is Venezuela under Chavez.

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