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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez defends 'Carlos the Jackal'

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posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 10:50 PM
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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez defends 'Carlos the Jackal'


news.bbc.co.uk

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has defended jailed killer "Carlos the Jackal" and several world leaders he says are wrongly considered "bad guys".

In a speech to international socialist politicians, Mr Chavez said "Carlos", a Venezuelan, was not a terrorist but a key "revolutionary fighter".

He is serving a life sentence in France for murders committed in 1975.

Mr Chavez also hailed Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the late Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
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posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 10:50 PM
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Wow. That guy is as loony as a loonball. Must've been a little bored since his friend Mahmoud is in the papers and he's not. Carlos is a murderer. End of. Even if Mr Chavez is a socialist pig/attention whore, how he can praise Idi Amin is beyond me. Mugabe is a disgusting man who destroyed his country's economy and continually attempts to bully his opposition. Oh and the less said about Mahmoud, the better. He's just a puppet.

news.bbc.co.uk
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[edit on 21/11/09 by MacDonagh]



posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 10:54 PM
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I Like Chavez because he is a decent socialist...

I Hate Chavez because he is a damn Nationalist....


( i think he likes the attention, he likes when people hate him..)



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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As a person who believes in the central tenets of the concept of socialism, I believe Hugo Chavez gives socialists everywhere a bad name. Carlos the Jackal? Not only is he a murderer and terrorist, but was also suspected of being a KGB agent , the secret police of a government that is the opposite of what real socialists and communists want. Nevermind, Mr. Chavez, that Carlos the Jackal has recently moved on from communism to 'revolutionary Islam'.


Carlos is reported to have converted to Islam. In June 2003, Revolutionary Islam, a book "compiled and edited by a French journalist, Jean-Michel Vernochet, on the basis of letters, interviews and texts" by Carlos, went on sale.[15] In it Carlos praises Osama bin Laden and the September 11 attacks and advocates Revolutionary Islam as a "new, post-Communist answer to what he calls US `totalitarianism`", telling readers "from now on terrorism is going to be more or less a daily part of the landscape of your rotting democracies."


Carlos the Jackal

Idi Amin? The man was a psychotic cannibal who killed some 300,000 people. Yeah, real great guy. Hugo forgets that the West welcomed the coup staged by Amin against Milton Obote because Obote was a left-wing dictator. Amin had no real political ideology, he was just a power hungry lunatic.

[edit on 22-11-2009 by Someone336]



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 01:19 AM
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Would anyone happen to have a video of him saying this.

I'd like to hear what the media reports, to satisfy my own curiosity about their idea of linguistic legerdemain.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 02:14 AM
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I lived in Venezuela for years. Beautiful country, nice people.

But largely uneducated and unsophisticated. And way too trusting.

Chavez exploits his peasant background and persona. People figure he's for the people.

Probably sincere at some point, the greed, power hunger, attention seeking, inflated self-importance got to him. Happens a lot with street thugs turned national leaders.

The country will g down the toilet, he'll blame the US. Palling around with the other psycho leaders in the Bad Boy Club.

It will be years before his corruption and destructive games become so bad there will be a popular vote. He's working on preventing that from happening, natch.

So a good Latin American country just becomes another Banana Republic but with oil making it a bigger budget production.


M



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:13 AM
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The 'Bad boy Club' as you put it - is purely an invention of the NWO media.

I wish people would get the blinders off and realize that everything you read or see on the MSM is a lie.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 08:45 AM
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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez defends 'Carlos the Jackal'


Some of it is political, no doubt.
But to then lump in Idi Amin Dada? That is just nuts.

Hugo Chavez, in that single statement, has stepped off of the platform of socialist eccentric and into the box of Fruitloops.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 09:23 AM
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While his comments are ludicrous i think we should all remember that his stupid comments suits the media and possible misquoted and suits an agenda.

As when the US backed by whoever else goes to war with Venezuela were going to be hearing these quotes again...



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by Amagnon
The 'Bad boy Club' as you put it - is purely an invention of the NWO media.

I wish people would get the blinders off and realize that everything you read or see on the MSM is a lie.


How do you know anything about these countries. Do you travel to them, speak with their leaders, or rely on the media.

The concept of MSM ids of course nuts. There are passionate writers worldwide who are intensely critical of the US, Europe, the West.
People like Seymour Hersh and Noam Chomsky for example. Yet their writings appear in the New York Times alongside government releases.

I frankly find the counter-culture conspiratorial literature far more misinformed, agenda-driven, and deceptive.

Intelligent people pick and choose what they read and accept. If you don't believe what you read don't blame the messenger.

M



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 11:16 AM
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seriously , i would want video proof that chavez said all that. Western media has become propagandized and loony to such an extent , that they sound like Soviet Pravda newspaper



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 01:00 PM
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Chavez has always been portrayed as an enemy of the United States since he cut off oil supply to the states and replaced them with China as the main consumer of Venezuela's oil reserves. I don't believe the man is a psychotic lunatic. I feel that he grew up in a country so submissive to a foreign power, the US in this matter.

I agree with sadchild. The sad fact is that the US foreign policy on Latin-American countries is very black and white when it comes to economic deals.

If the country in question refuses to co-operate then there is a good chance that they will either find they have a very well trained and equipped rebel militia, most likely funded by the CIA, camping out in the hills, as if they appeared over night. Also trade embargo's may be implemented as a punishment for not co-operating.

Nicaragua and Cuba are prime examples of this. A coup was tried in Venezuela as well but it failed.

Chile is classed as an economic successful in some peoples eyes, but it also has one of, if not the largest rich and poor gap in South America.

I really recommend that people interested in Chavez and foreign policies of present and past powers of the world such as the British Empire and now the USA watch this documentary as it will educate you a little in what the real price is for all those cheap but essential products we take for granted everyday.

video.google.co.uk...#

Thanks for taking the time out to read this guys =)

[edit on 22-11-2009 by RWM88]



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 01:44 PM
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A problem is the US and Westernized powers bleed dry the Third World.

But unfortunately many of these countries have leaderships that also bleed dry their own countries and suppress dissent.

Colonialism was bad for the ordinary people in many parts of the world. But independence and elected governments have not alaways made things better.

Take a long hard look at Africa. Look at the classic case of Zimbabwe where a liberator has turned a once thriving prosperous country into a starving basket case economy.

Domestic aggressive thugs are no better than foreign power imposed ones. Usually they're worse. A foreign power is motivated to keep things working for a longtime. Local crooks just want to take power and grab as much as they can with no concern for the long haul.


M



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