When President Trump was in office this country was safe all over the world. Now we’re almost back to the 80s, as enemy governments are in power in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and now Colombia. We’re becoming surrounded because the world knows Biden is weak and can’t stop it. It’s open season on America.
Plus, we did the same to Russia, surrounding them with NATO. What did we think they would do? President Putin was not going to sit back and not strike back. So he engineered a radical victory in the Colombian presidential election, first leftist ever elected president in Colombia, and is already putting troops in Nicaragua. Russian troops are already in Cuba and Venezuela.
Putin respected Trump and would never think of doing this when he was president. Now, things are different.
After hearing the news of the victory of a Communist politician in Colombia, I remembered this picture of Pope John Paul II scolding a Communist priest when he landed in Nicaragua for an apostolic visit. Catholics in Latin America have a big responsibility to oppose Communism. pic.twitter.com/bVSoiPZXEf
— Sachin Jose (@Sachinettiyil) June 20, 2022
Fox: “Nicaragua approved Russian forces to train within its borders and conduct military drills with the Nicaraguan army just after the U.S. imposed fresh sanctions on officials from the Central American nation.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega renewed the order, which the National Assembly approved. The decree applies to troops and military equipment from Russia as well as the U.S. and seven Latin American countries to enter the country and participate in “an exchange of experience, training exercises and humanitarian aid operations.”
The U.S. objected to the renewal in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but officials expected that to do little to deter Ortega’s decision.”
“We consider this a provocation by the Nicaraguan regime,” Brian Nichols, the head of western hemisphere affairs at the US State Department, was quoted at last week’s Summit of the Americas.
“First things first—the emperor has no clothes, and anyone concerned about the future of open societies and liberal democracy should denounce Ortega’s regime as a brutal dictatorship,” Roberto Salinas-Leon, Director for the Center for Latin America at the Atlas Network, told press. “More sanctions may lead to a ‘double-down’ show of a false sense of ‘national sovereignty.’”
“The people of Nicaragua will be the ones that most suffer from this new impasse,” he added. “Surely, not inviting Ortega to the Summit for the Americas turned out to be the right call.
“Despite U.S. and international sanctions, Ortega continues to hail his rule as an outcome of democratic representation—torturing and jailing anyone who dares stands in his path,” Leon said. “What is the proper response in the face of such defiance and the significant deterioration of U.S.-Nicaragua relations?” Salinas-Leon asked. The right move would be to reelect President Trump and these countries would tuck in their tails and go on back home. Putin would be our friend again. Maybe even Ukraine would come to the peace table and that war would be over.
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This piece was written by Jim Gunner on June 21, 2022. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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