‘Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil, based on western information sources, according to an article in the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit o Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October19, 2010. The previously undisclosed contract provides for the establishment of a jointly operated military base in Venezuela, and the joint development of ground-to-ground missiles.
At a moment when NATO members found an agreement, in the recent Lisbon summit (19-20 November 2010), to develop a Missile Defence capability to protect NATO’s populations and territories in Europe against ballistic missile attacks from the East (namely, Iran), Iran’s counter-move consists in establishing a strategic base in the South American continent – in the United States’s soft underbelly.’
Well, let’s take a look at the organisation pushing this propaganda. It is the Hudson Institute through its mouthpiece Hudson New York and here is some background to the latter’s editor-in-chief, Nina Rosenwald:
She is Chairman of the Board of the Middle East Media and Research Institute and Vice President of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Human Rights in China, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Regents for the Center for Security Policy, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting, New York Academy of Sciences, United Jewish Appeal/Federation, New York Psychoanalytic Research and Development, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and The Founders Association.
So, no pro-Israeli bias there, then …