- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 11, 2013

Iran and one of its de facto military wings, Hezbollah, may be bankrolling WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is biding his time under the protection of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden is apparently awaiting safe passage out of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport for a Latin American destination.

Iran and Hezbollah are active in a number of Latin American countries — remember the movie “The Boys from Brazil”? Just replace “Nazis” with Middle Eastern nemeses (“Russian official says Snowden should go to Venezuela,” July 8).

Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Argentina and others apparently offer quid pro quo access to Iran and Hezbollah. Recall that Iran tasked Hezbollah with bombing a Jewish community center in Argentina in 1994, killing 85 people.

We, of course, have dramatic recourse should we choose to invoke the Monroe Doctrine of U.S. military intervention to respond to an attempt to “colonize or interfere” with North or South America.


ONA BUNCE

Bethesda