Israeli diplomats issued an odd combination of messages. The Jerusalem Post reported:
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon told The Jerusalem Post that in the last few years Israel had not paid sufficient attention to Latin America, and that his trip was the beginning of efforts to rectify that situation.
According to a Foreign Ministry document that was published on Ynet on Monday, Iran and Hizbullah are indeed making deep inroads into South America. According to the document, Hugo Chavez's Venezuela was not only helping Iran bypass UN Security Council economic sanctions, but also, along with Bolivia, was providing the Iranians with uranium.
Is this a redux of President George W. Bush's Iraqi yellow cake from Niger or something more factually substantial? It's hard to know when politicians want to pave the way for soldiers marching as to war.