IS THIS ANOTHER STEP FOR SVG TOWARDS A BRAKE WITH THE U.S., CANADA AND EUROPEAN UNION.
ALBA, since its founding in Cuba in 2004, ALBA has grown from two to eight members with three potential new members, the currently observer countries: Haiti, Iran and Syria.
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, a vocal supporter of Syrian leader Bashar Assad, will evaluate a proposal to join a team of non-aligned nations to solve the crisis in Syria he believes is the fault of the U.S. Perhaps putting supporting troops and equipment on the ground in support of Assad.
Chávez has remained a vocal supporter of Assad, who has been widely criticized for using Syria's military to fight a popular uprising that activists estimate has killed at least 23,000 people since it started 18 months ago.
The ALBA is a vitriolic anti-American organization which made common cause with Muammar Gaddafi of Iraq, it continues to make common cause with Mahmud Ahmadinejad of Iran, encouraging the setup of "popular and protagonist democracies"; with joint UN ambassadorial support for thug and mob rule by ruling parties of ALBA member regimes.
ALBA is largely a regional infrastructure designed to support the radical revolutionary processes inside member countries. As Bossi stated, “ALBA is one chapter of a global revolution.” This has brought ALBA member countries into contact and cooperation with other revolutionaries the world over—the principal of these being Iran but also including Hezbollah, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias Colombianas (FARC), the Spanish Basque terrorist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), and the Colombian Ejercito de Liberación Nacional (ELN) among others. The purpose of this international revolution is, as President Chávez has stated, “the creation of a new world order.” According to ALBA foreign policy, the current institutional order must be brought to its knees in order to allow a new “multi-polar world” to emerge.
Essential to this is the collapse of the United States as a global superpower.
COOeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee GONSALVES, our military and political ally IRAN, their President is under US threat if Romney is elected, seeing as we are part of ALBA and ALBA has a military agreement with IRAN, whose side must we take? Tell us Oh Great MARXIST leader, tell us, tell us, tell us now.
Mitt Romney calls for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad genocide prosecution at the International Criminal Court.
Mitt Romney has appealed for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be prosecuted for inciting genocide, appearing to put him directly at odds with his own advisers who oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Mr Romney said: "I'd make sure that Ahmadinejad is indicted under the Genocide Convention. His words amount to genocide incitation. I would indict him for it.
"I would also make sure that their diplomats are treated like the pariah they are around the world. The same way we treated the apartheid diplomats of South Africa."
GONSALVES, here is a reminder for your followers
The rogue state of Iran gathers comfort from countries and groups who are members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and in particular an associated group called The Bolivarian Alliance [“Alternative” prior to June 24 2009] for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). Like Iran, ALBA is anti-American and demonstrates so at every opportunity. The question must be asked “ should the US be dealing with or supporting countries that shows hatred towards it?”
The think-tank, The Heritage Foundation (THF) is recommending to the US government that they cancel or suspend all beneficial commercial arrangements with ALBA countries. These would include, among others, waivers of the type granted to Nicaragua and all trade preferences in whatever form. THF also says they should oppose grants and concessionary loans to ALBA countries from the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. THF recommend that the US fund, where possible, nonpartisan pro-democracy groups in ALBA countries. THF say that the US should push back with public diplomacy in response to particularly egregious statements from ALBA presidents to point out the many failings, inane statements, and erratic behavior of these very leaders. THF says the US should end diplomatic appeasement by ceasing to court ALBA governments at a senior level. The U.S. should make no attempt to send ambassadors to those countries that have rejected or expelled U.S. envoys in the recent past and should not negotiate cooperative or framework agreements with ALBA countries.
ALBA is an international cooperation organization based on the idea of social, political, and economic integration between the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is associated with socialist and social democratic governments and is an attempt at regional economic integration based on a vision of socialism.
Currently the member nations are Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Venezuela.
Since February 2012, Suriname and Saint Lucia are guest countries to ALBA.
In an attempt to undermine the US dollar, ALBA nations have introducing a new regional currency, the SUCRE. It was intended to be the common virtual currency by 2010 and eventually a hard currency. July 6, 2010, Venezuela and Ecuador conducted the first bilateral trade deal between two ALBA countries using the new trading currency, the Sucre, instead of the US dollar.
When it was launched in 2004, ALBA had only two member states, Venezuela and Cuba.
ALBA began with the Cuba-Venezuela Agreement, which was signed on December 14, 2004, by Presidents Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro, was aimed at the exchange of medical and educational resources and petroleum between both nations.
Subsequently a number of other Latin American and Caribbean nations have entered into this Peoples' Trade Agreement (Spanish: Tratado de Comercio de los Pueblos, or TCP) which aims to implement the principles of ALBA. Bolivia under Evo Morales joined in 2006, Nicaragua under Danial Ortega in 2007, and Ecuador under Rafael Correa in 2009. Honduras, under Manual Zelaya, joined in 2008, but withdrew in 2009 after the 2009 Honduran coup d’etat saw him replaced by Roberto Michiletti.
NAM is a group of states which are not aligned formally with or against any major power bloc. As of 2012, the movement has 120 members and 17 observer countries.
In a speech given during the Havana Declaration of 1979, Fidel Castro said the purpose of the NAM organization is to ensure "the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries" in their "struggle against imperialism, colonialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony as well as against great power and bloc politics".
The countries of the Non-Aligned Movement represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nation's members and contain 55% of the world population. Membership is particularly concentrated in countries considered to be developing or part of the Third World.
NAM has been hijacked by countries such as Iran and those countries who are members of ALBA. Much of the ALBA membership is MARXIST or MARXIST-LENINIST indoctrinated, calling themselves Scientific Socialist countries and governments. Many of their leaders have leanings towards dictatorship.
It is well known that FIDEL CASTRO'S words ring hollow when you examine the behavior of CUBA, they have specifically been involved in all the things that Castro said NAM rejects. “Interference in national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security“. Venezuela and Cuba through ALBA and before, has raised a new imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference and hegemony and has formed a new great power and bloc politics in creating ALBA.
The Non-Aligned Movement was originally formed as an attempt to impede the Cold War, gradually becoming irrelevant since the Cold War ended. Yugoslavia was a founding member of NAM, after the fracture of post President Tito’s Yugoslavia, the country had its membership suspended in 1992. Successor states of the communist Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia have expressed little interest in membership, though some have observer status.
In 2004, Malta and Cyprus ceased to be members and joined the European Union. Belarus remains the sole member of the Movement in Europe. Turkmenistan, Belarus and the Dominican Republic are the most recent entrants. The applications of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Costa Rica were rejected in 1995 and 1998.
August 26th to 31st 2012, the 16th NAM summit took place in Tehran, Iran. Representatives from over 150 countries attended, including all of ALBA. At the summit, Iran took over from Egypt as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement for the period 2012 to 2015.
One must be aware that Iran is also involved in all the things that NAM rejects. Funding arming, supplying and encouraging terrorism, interference in the national independence of countries, attacking the sovereignty of counties, attacking territorial integrity and security. Raising a new type of Muslim and religious imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, anti-Christianity and anti-Judaism, foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference and hegemony and has formed an alliance with a new great power and bloc politics, ALBA. And perhaps worst of all, Iran is threatening World security by attempting to build atomic bombs and weapons.
Venezuela and Bolivia have been supplying uranium to Iran, and Venezuela have leased a mining area to Iran for mining uranium.
ALBA members contrary to NAM policies, are practicing “great power and bloc politics“. Bloc Politics by bloc voting at the United Nations (UN), voting on behalf of rogue states such as North Korea and Iran, voting in support for them at the UN in whatever way is required to support them, right or wrong is not in the equation. Whatever it takes to protect them from a UN vote that sanctions or punishes them, voting with them, voting for them, abstaining, or absent, whatever it takes.
ALBA is intrinsically anti-American, ALBA Politicians like Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro and Ralph Gonsalves, should be sanctioned and US government should cancel or suspend all beneficial commercial arrangements with them, their countries and all ALBA member countries, particularly the remittances that flow from America to ALBA countries. Perhaps in general we should stop using the titles Honorable and Excellency when addressing these people, they really don’t deserve such.