CARACAS, Venezuela - A gathering of anti-globalization activists ended with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez warning that an American attack on Iran would be "10 times worse than Iraq" and saying: "Down with the U.S. empire!" A series of fiery speeches totaling seven hours by Chavez on Sunday closed the six-day World Social Forum, and he used the event for some of his strongest comments aimed at Washington. "Enough already with the imperialist aggression!" Chavez said, listing countries from Panama to Iraq where the U.S. military has intervened. "Down with the U.S. empire! It must be said, in the entire world: Down with the empire!" Link to complete article: Chavez threatens United StatesThis is another instance of Chavez promoting his brand of socialism. Why are Chavez' threats being under reported by the mainstream media? The winds of war are blowing, however gently, at the moment. If we blink we may lose, or, at the least suffer severe damage.
The United States must work on ways to become energy independent and also to strengthen our national interests. Apologists and appeasers significantly weaken us and leave us vulnerable to pressures from dictators like Chavez. How can the liberals rebut these threats?
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