In Search of the 'Islamic Menace' in Bolivia
One US congresswoman is convinced that the Iranian government is a danger to Latin American countries such as Bolivia.
By Belen Fernandez
February 29, 2012 " Al Jazeera" -- La Paz, Bolivia - Were I transcribing the wet dream of US Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - self-appointed bulwark against the alleged Islamo-Bolivarian threat to homeland security - I might describe my arrival to La Paz two weeks ago as follows:
The possibility of a bomb in La Paz was raised in December 2011 by Ros-Lehtinen, co-star of a non-factual documentary entitled "La amenaza iraní" ("The Iranian Threat"), in which she insinuates that the US should attack Iran in order to avert bomb explosions in various Latin American capitals. The film was released by Univision, the prominent US broadcast network, which is owned by someone who hosts galas in honour of the Israeli military.
He also curiously mentions Bolivian "dictatorships aided by high-ranking Nazi officials" but manages not to specify that the Nazi official in question is presumably Klaus Barbie - war criminal, torturer extraordinaire, and former head of the Gestapo office in Lyons - whose escape to Bolivia was facilitated by none other than the non-"other" America, ie the United States.