By Bob Row
Mr. Robert Morgenthau has revealed himself as the new American super-hero. He exerted his penetrating insight powers to foresee hidden facilities in Venezuela’s remote places where the still non-existant Iranian weapons of mass destruction are going to be stored. No probe, no evidences, but, does anybody doubt he knows what he is talking about?
It is the old “first time a tragedy, second a farce” scenario (thinking of Cuba’s missile crisis). The problem with this kind of nonsense is not one of these “evil doers” has mastered the nuclear cycle. Argentina has, but (despite friendly ties with Chávez) it also has an unsettled feud with Iran because of the latter’s involvement in the bombing of the Jewish communal Center in 1994.
The truth is these countries are major oil producers and are more concerned with their huge social problems than with Armageddon. But undependable regimes have found a common enemy; so are subjected to the ruthless “character assassination” delivered from the moral Olympus where Morgenthau rules.
Posted at Bob Row’s blog.