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  • Kissinger Slammed Kerry For Negotiating With Sandinistas In 1985 [VIDEO]

    03/12/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/2015 | Kerry Pickett
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger hammered John Kerry in 1985 for interfering in diplomatic negotiations with Nicaragua’s Marxist government as a Massachusetts senator. Thirty years later, Kerry is skewering Senate Republicans for their open letter to the Iranian leadership warning that any nuclear deal with the United States without the advice and consent of the U.S. Congress would not last beyond President Obama’s term. Kerry and then-Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin visited Nicaragua in 1985 to cut a deal with the Sandinista government, which was close to the former Soviet Union. President Ronald Reagan, however, was already set on overthrowing...
  • N.Y. Mayor de Blasio Active Supporter of Brutal Communist Regime

    12/29/2014 10:48:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 29, 2014
    With Bill de Blasio making headlines for fanning the flames of racial tension between police and protesters it’s worth recalling newsworthy information about the New York City mayor’s dark past; that he was an active supporter of a brutal communist regime well known as one of the worst human rights abusers in Latin America. Judicial Watch uncovered and reported the scandalous details last year. De Blasio was an active supporter of the communist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua in the 1980s. He was so enamored with Soviet-backed revolutionaries that he traveled to the capital city of the war-torn country, Managua, to...
  • The San Francisco Democrats Finally Rule the Roost

    03/20/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | 3-19-2014 | Erick Erickson
    (Original title: John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Ukraine Foreign Policy) In 1984, Jeane Kirkpatrick, a lifelong Democrat who Ronald Reagan appointed Ambassador to the United Nations, took to the stage at the Republican National Convention in Dallas. The Republicans and this Democrat roundly mocked the unseriousness of the Democrats who wanted to replace Ronald Reagan. Calling them “San Francisco Democrats” — the Democrats had held their convention in San Francisco — Kirkpatrick delivered many broadsides that ring true today. As she said of these San Francisco Democrats, “they always blame America first.” The San Francisco Democrats in 1984 included the...
  • Kerry's Baggage: Why has it gone uninspected?

    11/30/2013 6:55:26 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 30, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Kerry’s Baggage: Why has it gone uninspected? by Daniel Clark So, what’s the outcome of the interim agreement that’s been struck with Iran? According to the Obama administration, we’re going to dramatically ease the economic sanctions against that country, in exchange for its unverifiable promise that it will limit the enrichment of its uranium so that it cannot be weaponized. According to the Mullahs, we haven’t even got that promise, but instead have open-endedly agreed to the proposition that Iran has a right to enrich uranium. In either case, that doesn’t sound like a very good deal. Then again, why...
  • NYC Mayor Candidate (Hussein endorsed) De Blazio Takes Flak Over Pro-communist Background

    10/13/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/30/13 | William F. Jasper
    A week ago, President Obama publicly threw his support to Bill de Blazio (shown in suit), the Democratic Party candidate for New York City mayor, joining Hollywood activists Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte — along with Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and a host of veteran “Progressives” who are endorsing the former NYC councilman and public advocate. On the same day that President Obama announced his endorsement (September 23), the New York Times published an extensive investigation of de Blasio’s radical Marxist background, focusing particularly on his devotion to the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. De Blasio also...
  • A Mayoral Hopeful Now, de Blasio Was Once a Young Leftist

    09/23/2013 11:53:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2013 | JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ
    The scruffy young man who arrived in Nicaragua in 1988 stood out. He was tall and sometimes goofy, known for his ability to mimic a goose’s honk. He spoke in long, meandering paragraphs, musing on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Karl Marx and Bob Marley. He took painstaking notes on encounters with farmers, doctors and revolutionary fighters. Bill de Blasio, then 26, went to Nicaragua to help distribute food and medicine in the middle of a war between left and right. But he returned with something else entirely: a vision of the possibilities of an unfettered leftist government. As he seeks to...
  • The Passing of a Patriot

    06/07/2012 4:39:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 8, 2012 | Oliver North
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The classical definition of a hero is a person who puts himself at risk for the benefit of others. That certainly describes Adolfo Calero, who died June 2 at the age of 80. The obituaries of this remarkable man hardly do justice to his courage, perseverance, faithfulness and humility. Here is the Adolfo Calero I knew, admired and called a friend for nearly three decades: A graduate of Holy Cross High School in New Orleans and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., he was a devout Roman Catholic and educated to be a...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois

    11/19/2012 8:10:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/20/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. Then Fr. Bourgeois engaged in an obstinate crusade which involved public and direct defiance of the Holy See and a repudiation of the unbroken teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church concerning sacred ordination. MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (Catholic Online) - The short Press Release from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers confirmed some sad news on Monday, November 19, 2012. The priestly ministry of Roy Bourgeois has come to an end: ***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Congregation For The Doctrine Of The...
  • Iran making push into Nicaragua by Todd Bensman

    12/22/2007 10:38:27 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 19 replies · 162+ views ^ | 08 December 2007 | Todd Bensman
    Iran making push into Nicaragua Web Posted: 12/18/2007 10:25 PM CST Todd Bensman Express-News MONKEY POINT, Nicaragua — The second military helicopter in as many days hovered over the jungle and then landed to a most unwelcome reception from several dozen angry Rama Indian and Creole villagers. Rupert Allen Clear Duncan, a leader of some 400 Creole who live along the shoreline, confronted the foreigners dressed in suits and military uniforms that day in March and demanded to know the purpose of their aerial trespasses. "This is our land; we have always lived here, and you don't have our permission...
  • Islamic Socialism - bloody legacy (Qaddafi's 'Green Book,' WRC, etc.)

    04/26/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Islamic SocialismFrom the CIA factbook: Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system was a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and was supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy.[1] The "Green Book" - Arabism, Islam & socialism, with Islam the main line Author John L. Esposito: Under Qaddafi three interrelated ideas were woven into Libya's ideological identity: Pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islam. Qaddafi's appeals to Islam were influenced by his...
  • The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright [Obama’s team tried to buy his silence]

    05/13/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | New York Post
    <p>When sermons of Obama’s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama’s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!” Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.</p>
  • Tomas Borge Martinez, last living founder of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista movement, dies

    04/30/2012 9:20:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2012, 12:01 a.m. EDT, | Associated Press
    The last surviving founder of the Sandinista guerrilla movement that overthrew Nicaragua's U.S.-backed right-wing dictatorship in 1979 has died. Tomas Borge Martinez was 81. First Lady Rosario Murillo said in a simultaneous broadcast on Radio Ya and other stations that Borge Martinez died late Monday.
  • Iran leader defends nuclear program on LatAm trip

    01/09/2012 11:28:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | IAN JAMES | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his country's nuclear program as he began a four-nation tour of Latin America, joining his ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in accusing the U.S. and its allies of using the dispute to unjustly threaten Iran.[snip] Both leaders planned to travel to Nicaragua on Tuesday for the inauguration of newly re-elected President Daniel Ortega, and then Ahmadinejad will also visit Cuba and Ecuador.
  • Nicaragua's Ortega poised for re-election win

    11/06/2011 4:58:46 PM PST · by GenePA_762 · 5 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 6 November 2011 | Miguel Angel Gutierrez and Ivan Castro
    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla leader, looks likely to win re-election on Sunday after heavy social spending won him strong support among the country's poor. Ortega has overseen a period of economic progress in his five years in power, backed by financial aid from his socialist ally in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez.
  • Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored

    06/13/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-13-2011 | Wes Vernon - Commentary
    Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored Wes Vernon June 13, 2011 If you have been depending on the mainstream media for your news the past few days, you are probably learning here for the first time that CIA Director Leon Panetta has been called out for his links to an important open member of the Communist Party. Some background When this writer first arrived in Washington, D.C., as a reporter in 1968, one of my assignments was to cover the congressional delegation from Washington State. Occasionally, both Democrat and Republican members of...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • CIA Columbia Obama Cover Up

    02/17/2010 8:35:22 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 124 replies · 3,374+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2-17-2010 | Dr. Manning
  • When US bars its door to foreign scholars

    11/22/2005 7:25:22 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 615+ views
    Concern is mounting that the US government is using antiterror laws - namely, the Patriot Act - to revive a now-discredited practice common during the cold war: the prevention of foreign intellectuals who are critical of administration policies from entering the country and sharing their views with Americans. The practice, called ideological exclusion, became illegal in 1990. But a recent lawsuit - brought by the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the PEN American Center under the Freedom of Information Act - is asking the Bush administration to explain its decisions to revoke or deny...
  • Losing Nicaragua-- The Sandinistas are slowly crushing democracy.

    11/24/2009 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    With U.S. policymakers distracted by the situation in Honduras, Nicaragua continues to move toward authoritarianism. On October 19, a Nicaraguan Supreme Court panel overturned a constitutional provision limiting presidents to two non-consecutive terms in office. The ruling will allow incumbent Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega--the Sandinista party leader, former Soviet client, vociferous critic of the United States, and current Hugo Chávez acolyte--to run for another term in 2011. If there were any doubts that Nicaraguan democracy is slowly being extinguished, this latest development should remove them. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court is composed of 16 members. Thanks to a political deal made...
  • U.S. says concerned by Nicaragua election ruling

    10/23/2009 7:40:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 13 replies · 786+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 22, 2009 | Reuters
    Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife Rosario Murillo gesture during a meeting in Managua October 20, 2009. REUTERS/Cesar Perez/Nicaragua Presidency/Handout WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday expressed concern about a Nicaraguan court ruling that opens the way for leftist President Daniel Ortega to seek re-election in the 2011 election. Nicaragua's Supreme Court on Monday issued a ruling that helped to clear the way for Ortega to run for another term, following a petition from him and a group of mayors last week. The country's electoral court said it would comply with the ruling. The U.S. State...
  • Edén Pastora threatened to attack Honduras

    07/18/2009 7:32:14 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 20 replies · 1,051+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 18/07/2009 |
    Edén Pastora threatened to attack Honduras According to the former military, the Honduran conflict could only be resolved by guns. 18.07.09 - Updated: 18.07.09 06:56 pm - Writing: Tegucigalpa, Honduras . Former Nicaraguan guerrilla Eden Pastora, threatened to take up arms if there is no agreement in Costa Rica on the return of Manuel Zelaya as president. Pastora, a former Sandinista commander, is known for having led the command that took the National Palace, in the late 70s, during the Somoza dictatorship. See the biography of Eden Pastora According to El Universal of Venezuela, "Commander Zero," he told the...
  • Leftist Foundations Fund Open Borders Agenda

    07/18/2009 3:39:50 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 8 replies · 476+ views
    Right Side News ^ | July 18, 2009 | Phil Kent
    My research concluded that, along with the environmental groups that peddle fear and flawed science, the most popular recipient of massive foundation money is the vocal open borders and "multicultural" lobby that, among other things, backs amnesty for 15 million-plus illegal aliens and so-called foreign "guest worker programs. This lobby consists of numerous foundation-supported advocacy groups seeking to change the demographic composition and culture of the United States. One of the most militant is the National Immigration Forum, which received over $3.3 million in grants in 2004 alone from the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation,...
  • The Post Submits Its 2009 Entry for ‘Worst Investigative Reporting’

    07/15/2009 10:16:30 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 768+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 14 | Todd Bensman
    Suddenly, size matters. That’s the central conclusion of a lengthy Washington Post article Monday that sought to assess the national security implications of Iran’s 2007 move into leftist Sandinista President Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua. The newspaper’s badly belated first weigh-in on the Islamic Republic’s most northern presence in the Americas wound up fixating on a curious detail: the physical size of the Iranian embassy there. Was it a huge mega-embassy, as some U.S. officials have said? A smallish embassy? Something mid-range but perhaps aspiring to be architecturally grandiose? The Post’s writers, offering no basis for such a wacky thesis, seem to...
  • Breakthrough near in Honduras crisis: UN

    07/10/2009 6:43:14 PM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies · 4,466+ views - Reuters ^ | July 9, 2009
    NEW YORK — The head of the United Nations General Assembly signalled Friday a breakthrough is imminent in talks to resolve the political crisis in Honduras. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann spoke in New York as thousands of supporters of Honduras’s ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, held rallies in the Central American country. “I have a feeling that we are moving in that direction rather quickly,” the former Nicaraguan revolutionary, who is also a Catholic priest, told a news conference at the UN. Insiders suggested that a timetable had been laid out in which Zelaya, a rich landowner whose leftist policies led him...
  • Radical In Disguise

    01/12/2009 6:22:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 645+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 12, 2009
    Politics: Is anyone surprised that the would-be czarina of federal climate and energy policy has ties to a socialist group? The environmental movement's goal is to afflict the economy, not comfort the ecology.Carol Browner, who'll run the new White House office of climate and energy policies, isn't new to Washington. The public will recognize her name from the years she served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator under Bill Clinton. The public, however, knows little or nothing about her work with Socialist International, a group that describes itself as a worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties that envisions...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • Obama Endures Ortega Diatribe

    04/17/2009 10:09:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 1,700+ views
    Fox ^ | 4/18/09 | Major Garrett
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- President Obama endured a 50-minute diatribe from socialist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega that lashed out at a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America and included a rambling denunciation of the U.S.-imposed isolation of Cuba's Communist government. Obama sat mostly unmoved during the speech but at times jotted notes. The speech was part of the opening ceremonies at the fifth Summit of the Americas here. Later, at a photo opportunity with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama held his tongue when asked what he thought about Ortega's speech. "It was 50...
  • Nicaragua: Sandinista Mob Attacks Opposition Mayors, Councilmen

    01/15/2009 6:52:46 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 7 replies · 371+ views
    La Prensa (Spanish-language article) ^ | January 15, 2009 | Wendy Álvarez Hidalgo & María José Uriarte
    (Abridged English-language translation) While President Daniel Ortega asked last night "to eradicate violence as a method of struggle", hundreds of Sandinista followers who attended the swearing-in of municipal officials held at Plaza de la República became violent towards the liberals who were protesting against election fraud. Ten minutes had barely passed after Ortega asked to eliminate violence in Nicaragua when a large Sandinista mob attacked mayors and [municipal] councilmen with the [opposition] Liberal Constitutionalist Party (PLC) who came to be sworn in by the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE). Once Ortega's speech ended, the Sandinistas attempted to lynch PLC Managua councilman...
  • Lobby for Terror

    04/28/2004 11:02:58 AM PDT · by Disgo · 4 replies · 895+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/28/04 | Thomas Ryan
    Does America need a terrorist financier to secure its “freedom”? Sami al-Arian thinks so. His National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom poses as a watchdog for the Constitution, but he has focused his lobbying efforts on repealing anti-terrorist legislation. While Sami al-Arian himself has been arrested for being a prime financier for Palestinian Islamic Jihad (and likely one of its three founders), his political movement continues to threaten homeland security. Al-Arian founded the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom (NCPPF) in 1997 as a reaction to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1996. The coalition’s stated goal “is to help change the...
  • UN-American (Oliver North)

    09/18/2008 9:04:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 301+ views ^ | September 19, 2008 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- Millions of American boys have dreamed of hitting a grand slam or pitching a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium because baseball's greatest have performed there. Talented musicians and singers aspire to New York's famed Carnegie Hall, for they know it represents the pinnacle of their profession. For gifted physicians and medical researchers, the Mount Everest of medicine is the Mayo Clinic. But certain institutions can bring out the worst in people. For the professional peddlers of anti-Americanism, haters of free enterprise, and true believers in global government, there is only one place that it really pays to perform: the...
  • Russia seeks close ties with US ex-foe Nicaragua

    09/17/2008 10:12:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 281+ views ^ | September 18, 2008
    Russia offered aid to the leftist government of Nicaragua on Wednesday, a former Cold War ally, as part of a push to increase its influence in Latin America after years on the sidelines in the region. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin was in the Central American country following a tour of Cuba, where he promised to help areas devastated by recent hurricanes. Sechin said his country wants to promote trade, energy and education projects while increasing "political cooperation" with Nicaragua. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla, had close ties to Moscow when he first governed the country...
  • Question of the Day: John McCain Supposedly Roughed Up . . .

    07/03/2008 6:39:31 PM PDT · by hecht · 10 replies · 102+ views
    Question of the Day: John McCain Supposedly Roughed Up . . . By Debbie Schlussel . . . an associate of Communist Sandinista Dictator Daniel "Gucci Glasses" Ortega of Nicaragua, and this is a "bad thing" because . . .? Sorry, but if true--and he's now denying it--this enhances my respect for John McCain a gazillion-fold and makes me happier to vote for him in November. It probably is true because the John McCain of 1987 was a true conservative, a lot different than the one of today. A brief refresher: Daniel Ortega was (and remains) a Communist thug. He...
  • One More Reason to Vote for McCain

    07/03/2008 8:34:59 AM PDT · by foutsc · 11 replies · 68+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 3 july 08 | foutsc
    So John McCain roughed up a Sandinista back in the 80's. Senator Thad Cochran (a political enemy) says it's true, McCain denies it. Here's an excerpt from My Way News describing the incident in Managua: "McCain was down at the end of the table and we were talking to the head of the guerrilla group here at this end of the table and I don't know what attracted my attention," Cochran said in an interview with The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss. "But I saw some kind of quick movement at the bottom of the table and I looked down...
  • McCain denies grabbing Sandinista (WHY?!)

    07/03/2008 6:56:13 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 34 replies · 107+ views
    Politico ^ | July 02, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Asked about Thad Cochran's claim, McCain said at a press conference today in Colombia that it's "simply not true." "I had many, many meetings with the Sandinistas," McCain said. "I must say, I did not admire the Sandinistas much. But there was never anything of that nature. It just didn't happen." A former foreign policy adviser to McCain who was on the 1987 trip corroborates to the AP his former boss's recounting.
  • Cochran recounts McCain Dustup with the Sandinistas

    07/02/2008 11:49:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies · 144+ views ^ | 07/02/2008 | Michael Newsom
    GULFPORT -- Notably mild-mannered Republican Sen. Thad Cochran shocked many earlier this year with comments about John McCain's volatile temper. He has since mended fences with the GOP presidential nominee. But as first reported at, Cochran told the Sun Herald he witnessed a confrontation between McCain and a Sandinista rebel decades ago in which McCain "got mad at the guy and he just reached over there and snatched him." --------------------------------------- "McCain was down at the end of the table and we were talking to the head of the guerilla group here at this end of the table and I...

    11/10/2007 4:15:01 PM PST · by hh007 · 34 replies · 331+ views
    La Prensa, Manauga ^ | Nov. 10, 2007 | AP
    Translator - AltaVista/Babelfish: SANGTIAGO DE CHILE. - The United States had to pay 50,000 million dollars to Nicaragua by their support in the decade of 1980 to the "cons", maintained Central American president Daniel Ortega during XVII the Latin American Summit. "the United States must pay to Nicaragua a compensation of 50,000 million dollars by the sanction that applied in 1986 the Court the International to him of Is It", it affirmed Ortega Saturday in an extensive speech in which it reviewed to American interventions in the world. Ortega indicated that There is condemned It to the United States by...
  • Bush congratulates new Nicaraguan President Ortega

    01/08/2007 12:42:43 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 864+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 8, 2007
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush congratulated by telephone once bitter U.S. foe Daniel Ortega on his election as Nicaraguan president, the White House said on Monday. ~ snip ~
  • Nicaragua - Daniel Ortega elected, according to Sandinista radio

    11/05/2006 9:23:20 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 1,270+ views
    AFP via translation | November 5, 2006
    Daniel Ortega elected, according to a radio Sandinista MANAGUA - the ex-guerillero Daniel Ortega would be elected with the first turn of the presidential election, according to the radio "primerissima", a radio operator pro-Sandinista who quotes a nonofficial fast calculation. The Face Sandinista of release Nationale (FSLN) would obtain 40,22% of the votes, in front of national Alliance nicaragueyenne (ALN) of Eduardo Montealegre with 30,3O%, the Party Liberal Constitutionaliste (PLC) of Jose Rizo 22%, the movement of restoration Sandinista (MRS) of Edmundo Jarquin 6,67% and Alliance for the change (AC) of Eden Pastora 0,4%. Close of the district géneral...
  • The return of Daniel Ortega

    11/03/2006 6:02:23 AM PST · by IOA · 10 replies · 410+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Novermber 3, 2006 | Jeremy Martin
    Daniel Ortega ruled Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990. He may do so again very soon. The leader of the Nicaraguan political party FSLN, better known as the Sandinistas, is no stranger to the spotlight – he went toe to toe for years with President Ronald Reagan or standing for president – he has done so in every election since being defeated in 1990 by Violeta Chamorro. Mostly he has been relegated to a distant second or worse. This year, however, the Nicaraguan historical dustbin seemingly has an escape hatch. But why is 2006 so different? The answer comes in three...
  • ORTEGA'S RETURN? (This is what happens when Demorats prevent the GOP from finishing the job)

    11/01/2006 8:13:02 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 1,054+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | November 1, 2006 | Frank J Gaffney Jr.
    Ortega's Return? By Frank J Gaffney Jr. | November 1, 2006 This Sunday, the people of Nicaragua will cast votes that may elect their next president in the first round of balloting. Depending on their choice, that exercise in democracy may be the last for some time to come – if the winning candidate reverts to form and ushers in a new era of authoritarianism in a country too long afflicted by his misrule. According to the polls, all other things being equal, Daniel Ortega – the communist revolutionary whose repressive regime ruled in Managua in the 1980s –...
  • Robert D. Novak: Sandinistas get another useful idiot

    10/31/2006 4:00:59 AM PST · by billorites · 28 replies · 997+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | October 31, 2006 | Robert D. Novak
    OLIVER NORTH AND HIS associates were leaving Managua last Tuesday on a private plane after a dramatic surprise visit when they heard news they could scarcely comprehend. The U.S. State Department had just issued a "Public Announcement" that, in effect, warned Americans not to travel to Nicaragua because of the prospect for "violent demonstrations" and "sporadic acts of violence" leading up to the Nov. 5 presidential election there. The North group had seen nothing in Nicaragua to justify a travel advisory, normally issued when life and limb of visiting Americans are at risk. U.S. and Nicaraguan security officials alike are...
  • Ortega poised for return to power in Nicaragua

    10/30/2006 10:57:31 PM PST · by MadIvan · 53 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 31, 2006 | Sophie Arie
    Daniel Ortega, the former leader of the Left-wing Sandinistas in Nicaragua and one of the United States' most reviled Cold War enemies, appears to be on the brink of making a spectacular comeback.Twenty years after his Sandinista government fought a bitter civil war against American-funded ''Contra" rebels, he is leading in the polls for the presidential elections on Sunday. But now he has ''found God" and talks of ''peace and love" not Marxist-Leninist ideals. In a final frenzy of campaigning, the podgy, balding 60-year-old, is spreading what he calls a "spiritual revolution", "full of love and hope" around this country,...
  • Kisses and deals: the secret of the comeback comandante

    10/28/2006 12:30:36 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 4 replies · 342+ views
    The Times ^ | October 28, 2006 | James Bone
    Alliances and enmities have been reshaped in a magically realist way for the presidential electionLIKE most places in the ramshackle Nicaraguan capital, the street corner has no name. You are merely told to go to the baseball field in the “America Uno” slum and find your way from there. It is not hard to locate because hundreds of people from the surrounding shanties, many wearing football shirts emblazoned with the name Daniel, have been waiting into the night to cheer the man they hope will deliver them from poverty. Fireworks crackle overhead and speakers blare out his campaign song —...
  • US braced for rematch with Ortega

    10/08/2006 12:03:02 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 776+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | October 8, 2006 | Philip Sherwell
    The sight of a moustachioed former Marxist revolutionary and American Cold War foe hugging babies and autographing baseball caps as he embraces democracy should bring a frisson of pleasure to the US.But instead, the fact that the election campaign of the Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega is going so well that he may return to power in Nicaragua next month is causing alarm in Washington. For although Mr Ortega's old Soviet mentors have gone, his country is once again the focus of a crucial regional power play in Washington's Latin American back yard. Some 27 years after his Sandinista movement overthrew...
  • Jimmy Carter, Will You Please Shut Up and Go Away

    10/04/2006 6:38:00 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 333+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/4/06 | Purple Mountains
    Breaking with a long tradition, Jimmy Carter runs around the world bad-mouthing President Bush and the USA. He seems to think that those of us who were alive and conscious during his failed presidency have forgotten. I haven’t. I remember 15 to 20% interest rates at the same time that unemployment stood at 7%. I remember inflation at 12%.
  • Human Rights Watch vs. Human Rights--The cynical manipulation of a worthy cause has a history.

    09/03/2006 9:33:42 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies · 494+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/11/2006 | Joshua Muravchik
    Just three weeks after Hezbollah invaded Israel, kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and causing the deaths of eight others, Human Rights Watch issued a 49-page report about the war that had been ignited by this attack. The title of the report was Fatal Strikes: Israel's Indiscriminate Attacks Against Civilians in Lebanon. "Our research shows that Israel's claim that Hezbollah fighters are hiding among civilians does not explain, let alone justify, Israel's indiscriminate warfare," declared Kenneth Roth, executive director of the New York-based nongovernmental organization. "In some cases, these attacks constitute war crimes," the group concluded. Then it added the most damning...
  • Changes Made to National Security Staff (Elliott Abrams appointed adviser for global democracy)

    02/02/2005 9:51:03 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 538+ views
    Associated Press | February 3, 2005
    WASHINGTON - Elliott Abrams, a special assistant to the president and an assistant secretary of state in the Reagan administration, has been appointed deputy national security adviser with a focus on promoting global democracy and human rights. President Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, also announced Wednesday that Faryar Shirzad will continue to serve in an expanded role as deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. Abrams, who becomes national security adviser for global democracy strategy, will continue work on Israeli-Palestinian affairs in concert with Hadley and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Abrams has served as special assistant...
  • Sandinistas lead Nicaraguan election

    08/29/2006 11:46:31 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 5 replies · 760+ views
    Reuters ^ | 30 August 2006 | None Listed
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Despite U.S. efforts to stop left-wing Nicaraguan politician Daniel Ortega from returning to power, a poll released on Tuesday showed he maintained a six-point lead over rival presidential candidates. Ortega, who headed the socialist Sandinista government in the 1980s, had the support of 29 percent of those surveyed, according to a poll by Cid-Gallup. Twenty-three percent said they backed conservative banker and former Foreign Minister Eduardo Montealegre. A June Cid-Gallip poll also gave Ortega a six-point lead. Washington, which backed Contra rebels who battled the Soviet-supported Sandinista government, has criticized Ortega as "undemocratic" and tried to...