Friday, December 16, 2011

Members of Congress Ask Secretary Clinton to Declare Venezuelan Consul General PNG

Four US Congressmen and women have called for action by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the Consul General of Venezuela in Miami, Livia Antonieta Acosta Noguera, over her involvement in alleged terrorism against the United States. Specifically, these representatives have asked Clinton to declare Antonieta as persona non grata.

“It has recently come to our attention that Ms. Antonieta, assigned to the Venezuelan consul in Miami since March 2011, has been linked to a potential cyber attack on the United States involving affiliates of the Iranian, Cuban, and Venezuelan regimes,” Congressman David Rivera (FL-25), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18), Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-21) and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-13) wrote to Secretary Clinton.

COMMENT: Strangely, Antonieta was featured in the Univision Network documentary, “The Iranian Threat” (“La Amenaza Iraní”). According to the documentary, when she served as the vice secretary at the Venezuelan Embassy in Mexico in 2008, she interacted with members from the Iranian and Cuban embassies and extremist students from the Universidad Autónoma of Mexico to coordinate a cyber attack against the U.S. government, and critical infrastructure systems at the White House, FBI and CIA.

“If true, these actions demonstrate Livia Antonieta’s willingness to undermine U.S. interests and the potential threat to our national security posed by Livia Antonieta’s activities. With this in mind, we respectfully request the Department of State to investigate these allegations, and if found true, declare her a persona non grata and require her immediate departure from the United States,” the letter reads.

In the Senate, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), has called for hearings on the alleged plot.

To review a recent Univision Network video on this subject, go to
http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=451865&CategoryId=10717

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