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Chavez’s relationship with Gahdafi says more about Chavez than Gahdafi

Hugo Chavez is really interested in pulling his good friend Moammer Gahdafi’s bacon out of the fire.  Did I say bacon – how insensitive of me.  Let’s just call it “fat” and leave it at that.

Yes, Hugo is good buddies with the guy who is in the middle of doing whatever he can to hold on to power to include bombing his own people.  And, of course, Chavez is also using it as an opportunity to blame the US and divert attention from the atrocities his good buddy is ordering committed daily:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has called for an international good will commission to mediate in Libya; in contrast the U.N. Security Council over the weekend voted for tough restrictions and possible war crimes charges against the Libyan regime.

On Monday, Chavez said Gadhafi, "has been my friend and our friend for a long time," in remarks broadcast on Venezuelan state television.

And in comments made on Thursday, Chavez described alleged preparations to invade Libya as "a madness, and in front of that madness, as always, the Yankee empire that tries to dominate the world, at the cost of fire and blood."

You’ve got to love a guy who can delude himself so completely.  He’s the prototypical autocrat.   And he’s watching tyrants very similar to himself falling one by one. 

And you have to laugh at how lame it is when he tries to push it all off on "the Yankee empire”, when we’ve got an administration that has been mostly silent about everything and was so timid that it sent a commercial ferry for its evacuees instead of using the military.  Yup, “the Yankee empire” is just dyin’ to lay a little “fire and blood” on the world.

So Hugo Chavez, now the head of the dictator protection league, peddles his “peace plan”, with an eye to keeping a mad man in power.

Yeah, that ought enhance his reputation.

~McQ

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7 Responses to Chavez’s relationship with Gahdafi says more about Chavez than Gahdafi

  • IF we were about oil, first, last and always, I would put that puke high on the list of “regime change”.
    LOTS of oil and nice short transport routes.
    The stink-hole he has created is MORE dangerous than Iraq for the poor folks trapped there.

    • … the perfect reason to leave him there … he has reduced Venezuelan oil production that he fits purely with the “drain every drop from the Middle East” plan.

  • “[...] a madness, and in front of that madness, as always, the Yankee empire that tries to dominate the world, at the cost of fire and blood.”

    Are you sure that’s a quote from Chavez?  And not Dennis Kucinich, Jim Moran, Michael Moore, Sean Penn, or that poor lunatic Cindy Sheehan?  Because it sounds exactly like something they’d say.  Indeed, it was the democrat’s foreign affairs platform right up until Jan 2009.

    McQHugo Chavez, now the head of the dictator protection league, peddles his “peace plan”, with an eye to keeping a mad man in power.

    Look at it as pre-emptive self-protection.  Dictators and despots are in trouble around the world and their old pals in Moscow and Beijing aren’t exactly falling over themselves to bail them out.  Even mealy-mouthed western countries are getting into the act, threatening actual military action to take down Khadaffi.  Hell, even the American left is rousing itself from lethargy (it appears that, while you cannot institute democracy by force, you CAN do it by a no-fly zone, which is, like, totally different) and calling for the ouster of previously-untroubled thugs and despots.  Chavez, who apparently understands the west about as well as he understands economics, is probably scared to death by all of this.  “What if MY people try to kick me out???”

  • It’s too bad that you dense rightie gringos are so uninformed about the glory that is Chavez. He is bringing a glorious leftist utopia ever closer here in Venezuala. LOL

    And we’re going to be a leading economic power in the next few years. I have an expert here who says so.

    We in Venezuala are happy to help our brothers in the Middle East. Anybody who is a thorn in the side of the wicked imperialistic US is fine by us.

    Besides, with our benign guidance, those societies too will become glorious leftist utopias. Though it’s a hard road with a lot of potential problems, and they might have to be glorious religious utopias for a few centuries decades first. Which is OK, because you gringos had slaves only a hundred and fifty years ago. You wicked, wicked people.

    It might happen sooner, if we can get all their young people signed up on Twitter. They will spontaneously join in a spectacular renaissance of youth and beauty as the Middle East turns away from the US and toward revolutionaries like us.

    They’ll be able to help us to resist US imperialism around the world. As soon as we figure out how to get those wogs to expand their piracy about a hundred fold, and educate them about basic principles such as “the end justifies the means” and “leftists are always right about everything because of the holy writ of post-modernism.”