Eva Golinger / Venezuela Electronic News
Venezuelanalysis.com correspondent Eva Golinger writes that the US press is not reporting on the contradictory actions of the Bush administration when it comes to dealing with Venezuela and its progressive, democratically-elected president Hugo Chavez Frias.
As Bush continues to increase his defense budget by billions and justifies unwarranted aggression and violence against other nations as part of his 'war against terror, the US Department of Homeland Security looks the other way as terrorists flood through the arrival gates in Miami.
The US Citizenship & Immigration Services ... the division of the Department of Homeland Security that handles asylum petitions and immigration matters ... is currently considering asylum applications filed by two terror suspects fleeing from justice in Venezuela. An Interpol alert has been issued for the two rebel military officers who are suspects in the terrorist attacks against the Spanish Embassy and Consulate of Colombia in Caracas last February.
Major newspapers in the US are not reporting that Venezuelan military rebels and suspected terrorists Jose Antonio Colina and German Varela may very well soon be lawful permanent US residents ... shacked up in the safe-haven of Miami ... along with fellow fugitive from justice, Carlos Fernandez -- one of the leaders of a business lock-out and sabotage of Venezuela's oil industry which caused $10 billion in losses last year ... who is also awaiting his asylum hearing. Varela and Colina are part of a group of military officers who have sought to overthrow the Venezuelan government.
The US media's conduct comes as no surprise as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday and the Washington Post cheered on a short-lived coup d'etat against Chavez Frias in 2002.
Some of them later apologized when the pro-US dictator was forced to step down by mass mobilizations and Chavez returned to power.
But how can President Bush claim to be fighting a war against terrorism and, at the same time, welcome terror suspects and coup leaders conspiring against democratic governments with open arms?
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