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Jun 12, 2014 0 Comments

The Swap is a Dream Come True for the Taliban Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: J.D. GORDON

Was the Bowe Bergdahl swap a good idea? For the Taliban, it’s a dream come true. For the United States, a nightmare.

An American president knowingly released five of his nation’s highest ranking enemies in return for one young soldier during wartime. And not just any soldier, one who apparently walked off post after e-mailing his parents that America was “disgusting” and mailing home his uniforms and books.

Such a wartime decision is unprecedented, and has brought American power to a new low.

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Jun 6, 2014 0 Comments

Report: Venezuela, Cuba Providing Easy Access For Islamists to US and Canada Media Mentions

The study warns that both countries “offer Islamist extremists facilities that pose a threat to security in North America,” according to Argentine news outlet Infobae. The Venezuelan government, in particular, provided at least 173 passports, visas, and permits to migrants from the Middle East between April 2008 and November 2012. It was during this wave that Suleiman Ghani Abdul Waked, known as a right-hand man to Hassan Nasrallah, head of Hezbollah, received his Venezuelan papers.

The paper notes that the relative ease with which migrants moving West into Latin America can receive credentials is a cause for alarm for the United States and Canada. While Canada ended its diplomatic ties with Iran and closed down the embassies of respective countries, Latin America was the largest prior embarkation region for Iranian migrants without the proper paperwork to receive refugee status in Canada between 2009 and 2011. From Latin America, they then moved north into Canada. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, was among the most trafficked migrant intermediate points from the Middle East.

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Jun 4, 2014 0 Comments

El gobierno de Venezuela emitió visas fraudulentas para terroristas de Hezbollah Media Mentions

Venezuela ha sido un pilar clave en la penetración irregular de inmigrantes iraníes e islámicosen el continente americano, según se desprende un informe elaborado por el Centro para una Sociedad Libre Segura (SFS), un think thank global basado en Washington DC, y el Instituto de Canadá de Análisis Social y Económico (ISEA), al que tuvo acceso Infobae.

El estudio sugiere que las facilidades que Venezuela –y también Cuba ofrecen a los extremistas islámicos son una amenaza para la seguridad en Norteamérica. Recuerda, en ese sentido, que en 2006 las fuerzas de seguridad canadienses detuvieron a 18 terroristas que planeaban una serie de atentados, que incluían la decapitación del primer ministro Stephen Harper y la detonación de una bomba en el Parlamento.

“En la medida en que Irán siga abriendo caminos estratégicos en el hemisferio occidental, la amenaza de ataques patrocinados por actores estatales es posiblemente más peligrosa”, agrega el documento, titulado Canadá en guardia: enfrentando la amenaza de Irán, Venezuela y Cuba a la seguridad inmigratoria.

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