Leveling sharp condemnation against the oppressive Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan regimes during a speech in Miami on Thursday, National Security Advisor John Bolton also expressed America’s support for the people suffering within those nations.
“This troika of tyranny, this triangle of terror stretching from Havana to Caracas to Managua is the cause of immense human suffering, the impetus of enormous regional instability and the genesis of a sordid cradle of communism in the Western hemisphere,” he asserted.
Bolton described the stark reality of suffering produced under socialism and communism:
“There is no glamour in gulags and labor camps, in death squads and propaganda machines, in mass executions and the sound of terrorizing screams from the depths of the world’s most notorious prisons. These are the true consequences of socialism and communism. This is the price of freedom’s extinguished flame,” Bolton declared. “As the president has said the problems we see in Latin America today have not emerged because socialism has been implemented poorly. On the contrary, the Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan people suffer in misery because socialism has been implemented effectively.”
Bolton said that the presidents of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua “fancy themselves strongmen and revolutionaries, icons and luminaries,” but he declared that, “In reality, they are clownish, pitiful figures more akin to Larry, Curly and Moe. The three stooges of socialism are true believers, but they worship a false god.”
He said that eventually the people of those nations will live in liberty and he expressed America’s support for those people suffering under the tyrannical regimes.
“The United States now looks forward to watching each corner of the triangle fall, in Havana, in Caracas, in Managua,” he said. “While we await that fateful day, the people of the region can be assured that the United States stands with them against the forces of oppression, totalitarianism and domination. Look to the north, look to our flag, look to your own. The troika will crumble, the people will triumph and the righteous flame of freedom will burn brightly again in this hemisphere.”
Last month UN Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, declaring that the two “are cut from the same corrupt cloth. They are both students of the same failed ideology. And they are both dictators who live in fear of their own people.”