Multiple reports from Venezuela indicate that its internal security police, the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, or SEBIN*, has been conducted extensive surveillance of the leaders of Venezuela's Jewish community. Formerly known as DISIP, this police agency has a long and sordid history of human rights violations, with little or no regard for the rule of law, or the constitutional rights of Venezuelans it chooses to confine without trial.
Whilst there have been instances of Anti-Semitism in Venezuela, on the part of the Chavez regime, whose officials include a number of individuals of Middle Eastern descent, this is the first time that Jews have been targeted as a part of any organised campaign. Some Jews have left Venezuela in recent years, after some incidents they regarded at actions directed at them from the government.
Given that most observers believe that Spring 2013 could very well result in Israel, and/or the United States, conducting a bombing campaign directed at Iranian's sanctioned nuclear facilities, it is reasonable to assume that Iran has made contingency plans to strike at vulnerable civilian targets that are unable to defend themselves.
Neither the United States, nor Israel, would be able to assist Venezuelans detained, and held hostage, in remote locations under Iranian orders. What if they are later transported to Iran, and placed within that country's nuclear facilities, and human shields ? Hezbollah Venezuela has 93 known trained agents operating within Venezuela, to facilitate any Iranian programme.
It is not known which of the two dominant, and competing, factions within the Government of Venezuela, is responsible for this surveillance, the pro-Cuba group, or the military/Venezuelan nationalist faction, but whoever is responsible has clearly crossed a red line. When the Government of Venezuela starts acting like Nazi Germany, it is clearly time for a regime change.
*Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional