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Rev. Jesse Jackson Visits Venezuela

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posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:06 PM
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The Reverend Jesse Jackson is in Caracas, Venezuela this Sunday, visiting President Hugo Chavez. Jackson has offered his support to the Venezuelan president and has urged that any problems between the two nations should be resolved through diplomacy. Jackson has also urged that US authorities should take more action to practice diplomacy rather than threats and has criticized Robertson's well publicized statements calling them 'criminal'
 



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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson offered support for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday, saying a recent call for his assassination was a criminal act and the United States and Venezuela should work out their differences through diplomacy.

The U.S. civil rights leader condemned last week's suggestion by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson that American agents should kill leftist Chavez, calling the conservative commentator's statements "immoral" and "illegal."


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Jesse Jackson's trip to Venezuela is proof that his smooth diplomatic skills can fix even the biggest bloopers. Even from extreme convervative clown Pat Robertson.

I wonder who suggested that Jackson go and do damage control? Either way I hope it goes well and that he and Chavez will have a laugh, maybe a cigar or two and clear this mess up. Chavez is a seasoned politico, he knows how these games are played and if 'hurt' feelings are healed in public, it is good for all, as they both can save face.

For any of you who have been following this, it is nice that not every politician is willing to put his foot in his mouth so readily at the behest of God and/or country. This is probably a case of keeping your friends close and enemies closer, as the US hasn't made it a secret that Chavez is on Santa's bad list.



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posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 05:05 PM
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Jesse Jackson's trip to Venezuela is proof that his smooth diplomatic skills can fix even the biggest bloopers. Even from extreme convervative clown Pat Robertson.


Just what diplomatic skills would those be? Name one major crisis that Jackson has resolved!



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:55 PM
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During the Kosovo war, Jackson negotiated the release of three U.S. POW's captured while patrolling with a UN peacekeeping unit.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 10:00 PM
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Jackson has a shady past, with his rep as a shakedown artist. But I have to agreee with him here - diplomacy should be exercised to solve any problems between our countries.

As far as his words about Robertson, well, Robertson should be there in person to apologize to Chavez. Though well-intentioned, Jackson's efforts carry no more weight than that of an interested citizen.



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