Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dawn of the Red

I long semi-joked about the Axis of El Vil (the Vile One) as a Venezuelan-Cuban alliance that was not quite threatening enough to be an Axis of Evil but mighty annoying nonetheless, and searching for a third to make it a proper Axis. Haiti seemed like a candidate for a while there.

But now there is a formal manifestation of this entity, and it has grown. ALBA, the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America, is Hugo's proto-empire to poke sticks at America.

Right now, ALBA is balanced between being a joke and a threat to us and other democrats in the region.

We shall see if Honduras escapes the clutches of Chavez or whether ALBA continues to grow and morph into a real threat.

I hope the Dutch are paying attention. Although we should count ourselves lucky that Chavez is wrecking the effectiveness of his military with his bizarre theories of military operations.