Her article today is a must read as she manages to tie it all together, from the Iran connection for evil to the collapsed bridge. I loved particularly these lines:
That Chávez is making a hash of the Venezuelan economy while he courts international notoriety is no secret.and
In his efforts to provoke the U.S., the Venezuelan no doubt hopes that saber rattling against imperialismo can stir up nationalist sentiment and save his floundering regime.Nationalism, the last refuge of the scoundrel.
and (my stress)
But what is clear is that the importation of state agents from Hugo-friendly dictatorships hasn't been a positive experience for Venezuelans. Imported Cubans are now applying their "skills" in intelligence and state security networks to the detriment of Venezuelan liberty. It is doubtful that the growing presence of Iranians in "factories" across Venezuela is about boosting plastic widget output.'nuf said!