Today. Hugo’s 52nd birthday, his fifth visit.

And Hezbollah has been active in South America for quite a while.

New Axis of hostile powers coalescing. Li’l Kim, Chavez, Ahmadinejad, two out of three on or over the verge of going nuclear. Islamofascists and leftists, allied in hostility to America. Really does seem likely that Europe will ultimately go under and go Muslim. What will China and Russia do? And Pakistan? Which will prove more powerful, the unifying force of a common enemy or the Sunni-Shi’a, theocratic-secular splits?

It would be fascinating if it weren’t so frightening. From the point of view of a chess player or videogamer from outer space, it’s the Great Game. How to mortally wound mighty America.

Politics Hugo Chavez Visits Iran.