Axis of evil in Central America

Todd Bensman of the San Antonio News-Express has a must-read report on the toehold planted by the axis of evil represented by Iran and Venezuela in NIcarugua: “Iran making push into Nicaragua.” Benman reports:

As part of a new partnership with Nicaragua’s Sandinista President Daniel Ortega, Iran and its Venezuelan allies plan to help finance a $350 million deep-water port at Monkey Point on the wild Caribbean shore, and then plow a connecting “dry canal” corridor of pipelines, rails and highways across the country to the populous Pacific Ocean. Iran recently established an embassy in Nicaragua’s capital….
What worries state department officials, former national security officials and counterterrorism researchers is that, if attacked, Iran could stage strikes on American or allied interests from Nicaragua, deploying the Iranian terrorist group Hezbollah and Revolutionary Guard operatives already in Latin America. Bellicose threats by Iran’s clerical leadership to hit American interests worldwide if attacked, by design or not, heighten the anxiety.

Read the whole thing now, before 16 American intelligence agencies advise, “Don’t worry, be happy,” with high confidence.
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