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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Venezuela's Chavez not so veiled threats directed against United States

According to an Associated Press (AP) report filed by Natslie Obiko Pearson at a gathering of anti-globalization activists, "Chavez ends forum with warning to U.S.," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned that a US led attack on Iran would be "10 times worse than Iraq." The AP wire report quoted Chavez as saying "Down with the U.S. empire." Here is a brief excerpt from this under-reported mainstream media news story that appeared in the The Ledger - Enquirer, Columbus, Georgia:

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 States
This 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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