Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

Forget Dubai -- worry about Smartmatic instead

The greater threat to our nation's security comes not from Dubai and its pro-Western government, but from Venezuela, where software engineers with links to the leftist, anti-American regime of Hugo Chávez are programming electronic voting machines that will soon power U.S. elections.

Congress spent two weeks overreacting to news that Dubai Ports World would operate several American ports, including Miami's, but a better target for their hysteria would be the acquisition by Smartmatic International of California-based Sequoia Voting Systems, whose machines serve millions of U.S. voters. That Smartmatic -- which has been accused by Venezuela's opposition of helping Chávez rig elections in his favor -- now controls a major U.S. e-voting firm should give pause to anybody who thinks that replacing our antiquated butterfly ballots and hanging chads will restore Americans' faith in our electoral process.


Meanwhile Mr Chavez is busy trying to influence Mexican elections consolidating his control of 20% of the worlds oil supply and preparing to defend Venezulala from our impending invasion.

Boy, he's about as busy as a one legged man in ass kicking contest isn't he?