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Scientist says Bolivar likely died of poison

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posted on May, 7 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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Scientist says Bolivar likely died of poison


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CARACAS - A U.S. scientist is supporting a theory that has been widely dismissed as a personal obsession of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez: that his hero Simon Bolivar might have died from arsenic poisoning.

Venezuela's leftist president rejects the traditional account that Bolivar, a brilliant Venezuelan military tactician who liberated much of South America from centuries of Spanish rule, died of tuberculosis in Colombia in 1830.

Now, Paul Auwaerter of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine says his death was most likely caused by arsenic — either from drinking contaminated water or
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posted on May, 7 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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Could Hugo Chavez have been right all along about rejecting the traditional theory about the brilliant military tactician from Venezuela, Simon Bolivar, that says he died of tuberculosis? It would seem so. Now, a scientist from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is saying that his death was most likely caused by poisoning.

All to often, the American media is extremely effective at getting the public to dismiss the words of leaders such as Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as senseless rhetoric, designed to fool the world. But what if, just what if, these alleged rogue leaders are often right about what they speak? Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss other world leaders, simply because the media tells us to or because our government says they are rogue and non-conforming. Non-conforming to what? Their corrupt agenda? Could our media outlets, backed by the government, be smearing these world leaders for the only purpose of advancing an agenda? It would seem so.

--airspoon


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Edited for spelling, grammar and wording. Maybe I should have proof-read a little better.


[edit on 7-5-2010 by airspoon]

[edit on 7-5-2010 by airspoon]



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