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Chavez only recognizes the Gaddafi government; accuses US of inciting civil war

Wednesday, August 24th 2011 - 07:21 UTC
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said he will only recognize a Libyan government led by his friend and ally Muammar Gaddafi and accused the United States of inciting the country's civil war. Read full article

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  • Idlehands

    “or we'll have to show them our power”

    Is that what a flea normally says to an elephant?

    Heads up Hugo - nobody cares.

    Does he think the world will stop turning if he refuses to acknowledge the TNC?

    Aug 24th, 2011 - 09:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bubba

    Wadda Maroon...

    Aug 24th, 2011 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    So what if Gaddafi meets his grizzly end, will he treat him as an “eternal president” like his fellow dictator friend Kim Il-Sung?

    Who will he recognise after a free and fair vote which will come to Libya at some point in the future?

    Aug 24th, 2011 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rylang23

    Hugo Chavez was the charismatic leader of a country when they needed one. He moved the discussion towards people's rights and local governance. He helped to coalesce South America into a more unified continent with a focus on inter-trade and a common market. However, he has slipped into megalomania and irrational behavior. Time for him to go. However, who is there to carry the torch of his earlier successes?

    Aug 24th, 2011 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    “Time for him to go. However, who is there to carry the torch of his earlier successes?” True.

    Aug 24th, 2011 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Huguito never fought for other thing that himself....He doesn´t care the people of Venezuela and the South America developement. He just have a very big egomaniac character.....that´s all.
    Who can take the torch ??? Anyone could do things better than this stupid monkey.....he has leaded one of the richest Latam countries to a one of the poorest one, even they are living over a lake of oil....and of course he has been disjoining the Latam countries more that joining them with his inconvenient intromissions into their internal affaires.....Hope he will be underground soon...Thanks to the cancer ....

    Aug 24th, 2011 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rylang23

    Whew... Sergio, your perspective is devoid of the recognition of the Bolivarian ideals he championed, as well as the (partial) “local up” (rather than “top down”) approach to governing and the redistribution of agricultural lands. These are very important ideas that must be implemented if there is to ever be an improvement in the general welfare of the peoples of the third world.

    You demonize Chavez while the banksters (legal mobsters) of the world are raping country after country (Greece, Ireland, Portugal, iTaly...) of their sovereign wealth. Chavez is an irritation to the oligarchs. He pokes them in their butts and ridicules them. They hate him for that, yet they thoroughly deserve it.

    I have had a falling out with Chavez (just as I have had a major falling out with Obama, the biggest terrorist in the world now), but I appreciate that he (Chavez) was there for a while. Hopefully someone with integrity will step into his shoes.

    Aug 24th, 2011 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I imagine Gaddafi will pop up in Venezuela soon - there are few other places he can go.

    Aug 24th, 2011 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rylang23

    Geoff... you are confusing Chavez' dreamworld with the reality based world. Zimbabwe is more like it.

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 8 “there are other places he can go” I know you're talking about Argentina lol and you're right about that, because Cristina de Kirchner once said that she and Gaddafi are the same kind of people lol poor woman, she's always trying so hard to gain people's simpathy :(

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 12:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    ry,
    Chavez can, for the moment, maintain his 'dream world' with his armed forces and his Cuban palace guard.
    As long as these remain loyal, Chavez is Gaddafi's 'best bet'.

    Mugabe is 'worth a punt' but he is very old, and the African Union is fickle and 'accidents happen' there.

    Ahmedinejad and Kim are also fair 'outside bets'.

    We understand that Ahmedinejad offered, through the Iranian London Embassy, refugee status in Iran for all the London rioters.
    It would please me immensely if all 'my' dissidents would so aggregate . . . all in the same place, all at the same time . . . . . . ;-)

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    10 xbarilox // Cristina de Kirchner once said that she and Gaddafi are the same kind of people
    [does this mean they may go the same way ] lol.

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bubba

    Chavez is and always has been a very bad joke. He is the mouse that roared one time too many. He will fail at his socialist paradise as all others have failed, not because the great satan USA is undermining him, but because he fits the mold of Einsteins Theory of Insanity.. doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    is this not the same man,
    who threatend to send his navy to destroy the royal navy,
    or was that another pipe dream lol.

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    being serious, Chavez followers and their also distant admirors like the ones here in the forum: if you take your hand to the heart, the reason why you admire him is not due the great achievements he has gotten for his people (there is hardly any that makes the difference from other standard countries here), but the reason he is still an icon is because he STILL HAS NOT FALLEN, CONSIDERING ALL NO-GO's he has commited.
    He's the icon for the anti-system, no matter if his system fails (and it DOES), but alone the fact it has kept up for such long is a very humble satisfaction for some, but to say this is an example for non-oil countries? No way... We also have to consider he is swimming in one of the biggest oil reserves in the world. His country is practically undestroyable from an economic point of view, no matter which economic atrocity he might have launched. Considering that oil reserves, you must really admit that he has failed after more than 10 years. Venezuela is not really better than it was back then, and if you compare VEN with its respective oil peers like Emirates, Quatar... oh man, did he fail.

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Man! #15
    you put this argument so well.
    Congrats.

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Anyone who supports Chavez because they think he is some kind of righteous socialist leader needs to think again! His friend has just authorized the mass slaughter of civilians who's bullet ridden bodies have been found piled up in a van!

    Chavez is also happy to fly out to Cuba for treatment for cancer. Do ordinary venezuelans get the same opportunities? Some socialist leader.

    Shame on those who support such a hypocrite, and that includes you Think!

    Marxism never died because it never existed in the first place and anyone who claims to be a Marxist is a liar. Ultimately the majority of us are self-interested individuals!

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    As think, thinks he has copyrighted chuckle chuckle
    Cant we copyright think think ??
    thinking abt it .

    Aug 25th, 2011 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nalliah Thayabharan

    Now I understand clearly the actions of current President of Venezuela Hugo Rafael Chavez and also now I know exactly why Iran needs a nuclear weapon to defend aginst Western imperialism. Since the 1950s Western imperialists have been in the business of regime change, assassinations and propping up client states to pillage the wealth and natural resources of nations.
    In 1953, UK and USA overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh of Iran. The coup was orchestrated by the intelligence apparatus of both countries after Mohammad Mosaddegh nationalized the oil industry that was controlled by foreign interests. They set up Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (“King Shah” of Iran) as a puppet authoritarian ruler who relied heavily on American support.
    In 1961, in the Congo, the CIA in collaboration with Belgium plotted the overthrow and subsequent murder of Patrice Lumumba—the country’s first post colonial prime minister—and installed Joseph Mobutu who served USA for more than three decades until his own demise at the hands of US President Clinton and CIA backed proxies, Rwanda and Uganda. The war caused the death of six million Congolese.
    In 1966, Ghanaian independence leader Dr Kwame Nkrumah was deposed by the CIA using ambitious enemies from within Ghana while Dr Kwame Nkrumah was abroad in China on a peace mission attempting to mediate the Vietnam conflict.
    Another gross example of American meddling in the affairs of others was the September 11, 1973 ousting and assassination of the legitimate, elected government of President Salvador Allende of Chile. The coup d’état was organized by the Richard Nixon administration and Chilean military, ushering in the brutal dictator General Augusto Pinochet. These are only three examples out of many that can be named as examples of America’s pursuit of wicked foreign policy objectives.
    -Nalliah Thayabharan

    Aug 31st, 2011 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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