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Hi welcome back to their country have got the NASA -- -- joining us she's that the foreign policy research institute he's an expert on Latin America.
And terrorism and Iran and what the connection that I look at those two guys -- -- image out of around and shop and a Venezuelan I'd say this is a marriage may happen -- aren't these guys and what's their connections to each other and how to divert us.
I agree with you thank you for having me KG.
The connection is basically in a -- anti Americanism.
They both want to over Israel.
American power they want to challenge the axis of American power and that's the basic connection.
Then that's that has been historically that notion of -- -- is.
Throughout the continent of Latin America they have resentment about the history of Latin America in the region and so they have a nice little connection but has happened is and now they have.
Increasing cooperation and the cooperation is.
Banks trade agreements Hezbollah encompasses all sorts of things from -- their profile expert yes that's sort of -- -- -- there.
Global ambitions I guess with their room yes they are there are and now actually they -- they are sanctions against that is -- Which is open but the donors have and -- well which is the Venice on an oil company that's owned by the government the produces all the oil which is 95% -- the government revenue.
For circumventing sanctions against Iran for cooperatively with us against -- we the -- we made -- we'd be announcing that it says well I'll send you.
First -- Iraq won't exactly gonna -- thousand to scoot around.
There are under investigation for money laundering and they have.
-- in July 2010.
The European Union ordered sanctions against that -- is so that the president has talked.
And therefore it and supported the seizure of all the assets of the -- on an international development bank.
Which is a full affiliate.
A -- that it EG BI which is the export development bank of Iran which is sanctions are so they have a full affiliate.
That is now has had its assets and is -- you can't prevent it banks -- they have.
Back transfers back and forth of billions and billions of dollars.
And there is there is at some intelligence that Iran is looking to -- for uranium.
And and this -- Obama fighters.
Okay that Hezbollah -- -- -- -- is see if the international terrorist groups funded fire run first made its.
-- -- on with that marine bombing and the various in the Reagan administration when I was at the Pentagon.
Bad guys aren't -- what's your connection to Latin America and events well.
-- -- have an all historical connection to to Latin America what I'm trying to say is that this is the connection is growing.
They were responsible Hezbollah has been very strong in an area called the tri border area.
Which is sort of terrorist badlands Latin America.
Which is the belt -- it's in the posting -- Sioux Falls area which is supported by product -- Brazil and Argentina.
And and when a site visit bombings against in 1992 of the Israeli embassy and put us Titus and the 1994 bombing and when -- say this.
Of the Jewish Centre where by Hezbollah.
It's based in the TBA so we think -- Hezbollah is on the Israeli border were -- and a however the southern Lebanon but -- what you're saying -- like a franchise then got franchises they've got franchises that America they have had for very long time.
And they have franchises to operate against American interests or is really interest Jewish insists.
In the region but what is happening is that now we have them in Nassau and there's a growing globalization.
In a growing institutionalize Asian on this.
In the first three years the the -- regime.
General -- but -- -- was in charge of it didn't charge of giving out the ID cards Venice on ID cards.
There was asked to give out secretly over 2500.
ID cards to known Colombian terrorist and almost 302.
-- away identified his Syrian terrorist basically and that's only three the first three years out of twelve years in an an administration that has become increasingly radicalized.
Front I was Hezbollah that is in Latin America -- -- Hezbollah from the Middle East depth of remote editing yeah Hezbollah converts necessarily.
No we have a bit of -- we have but we're importing Hezbollah and we're also exporting Latin Americans to be trained.
In the Middle East and come back so there's a real symbiosis and there's also issues of there has been evidence.
Money there's a guy called what do -- -- who was arrested.
Last year -- was like the -- let's go out of our generation.
And exploded in million tons of cocaine to the US a month and He said that as far as He may have.
That the the money was basically going to arm Hezbollah well.
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