Wise Up Journal
By Gabriel O’Hara

The piece of text below regarding a new Russian Venezuelan nuclear deal is from the Telegraph,  ominous  statements from Presidential elect Barack Obama and his Vice President among others follow.

Russia to build nuclear reactor for Hugo Chavez

The Telegraph

Moscow has agreed to build Venezuela’s first ever nuclear reactor, it has emerged.

The deal, which will deepen a growing partnership between the two countries, was announced in Russia’s Vedomosti newspaper

President Dmitry Medvedev is expected to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, during a visit to Latin America next week.

The prospect of a nuclear deal between Russia and Venezuela will alarm the US and present an early challenge to the Obama administration.

“Hugo Chávez joins the nuclear club,” Vedomosti announced.

Despite abundant oil reserves, Venezuela’s energy infrastructure is old and prone to blackouts. A nuclear reactor would enable the country to utilise its rich uranium deposits.

Nick Day, a Latin American specialist, said the nuclear deal was deliberately timed to pile pressure on the US administration during a moment of transition and weakness.

“Russia is manoeuvring hard in the time between Obama’s election and his inauguration. What the Russians are trying to do is to set up a chessboard that gives them greater mobility in negotiations when he [Obama] comes to power,” he told the Guardian.

He added: “Russia’s message is: ‘We can exert influence in your backyard if you continue to exert influence in our backyard. If you don’t take your missiles out of Poland and end Nato expansion we’re going to increase our influence in Latin America and do things to provoke you.'”

“We know that oil money funds everything from the madrassas that plant the seeds of terror in young minds to the Sunni insurgents that attack our troops in Iraq. It corrupts budding democracies, and gives dictators from Venezuela to Iran the power to freely defy and threaten the international community.” – 07.05.2008, Barack Obama (statement from Obama’s website)

“Iran has drawn closer to Venezuela, and just the other day Tehran and Caracas launched a joint bank with their windfall oil profits.”
“In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez is a democratically elected leader. But we also know that he does not govern democratically. ” – 23.05.2008, Barack Obama (statement from Obama’s website)

The Telegraph (Nov 3rd) ran a story titled, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez ‘hoping for Barack Obama victory in which Chavez said, “hopefully with Obama, we will enter a new phase.” Hugo Chavez is an active researcher of U.S. politics and has a team of officials informing him on U.S. Venezuelan relations. Surely President Chavez was informed of Obama’s views towards his country? Perhaps socialist Hugo is just playing his part.

20.10.2008 – Joe Biden, Obama’s Vice President elect (ABC news): “Mark my words, mark my words, it will not be 6 months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. Watch we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis. I guarantee you it is gonna happen.”

20.10.2008AFP -Gareth Evans, ICNND and former Australia foreign minister, “The devastation that could be wreaked by one major nuclear weapons incident alone puts 9/11 and almost everything else (in) to the category of the insignificant,”
“If there is a breakout by Iran, or a perceived breakout by Iran, the Middle East alone is the cockpit in which we can anticipate such a cascade of proliferation by a number of other countries,” he said.

On May 26th 2008 the Washington Times published an article that advised the new president to be vigilant “within the first six months of his administration against an attack.”

If there is another 9/11 attack, but nuclear as suggested by top officials, will it occur on a day when there is a terror exercise precisely on the same scenario like occurred on 9/11 and 7/7 or is it just fear mongering to get the public on board with another preemptive war? We will have to wait and see if the United States new Vice President’s guaranteed day of a generated international crisis happens as he promised and if Russian/Venezuelan nuclear cooperation has anything to do with testing “Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy” which refers to the Russian/Cuban nuclear missile crisis. However nowadays the “international community” regard developing nuclear energy as a threat similar to developing nuclear weapons; Iran being a prime example. Will Obama act the same way Kennedy did? The American war landscape has changed since Kennedy’s time with preemptive wars now acceptable, and I doubt Kennedy could ever say some (but not all) of the things Obama has said. We also know John F Kennedy rejected Operation Northwoods (Click here for Wikipedia information on Operation Northwoods).

Joe Biden, Obama’s Vice President elect, 27.08.2008 (video): “And for the last seven years, the administration has failed to face the biggest the biggest forces shaping this century. The emergence of Russia, China and India’s great powers, the spread of lethal weapons [….] Barack and I will end that neglect. We will hold Russia accountable for its action and we will help Georgia rebuild.”