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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was infected with cancer by "imperialist" enemies, his No. 2 alleged on Tuesday, adding that the socialist leader was suffering his hardest moments since an operation three months ago.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro's accusations and somber prognosis came during a televised meeting of political and military leaders at the presidential palace amid speculation of an imminent end to Chavez's 14-year rule.
"We have no doubt that commander Chavez was attacked with this illness," Maduro said, repeating a charge first made by Chavez himself that the cancer was an attack by "imperialist" foes in the United States in league with domestic enemies
After reiterating that President Hugo Chávez's health is looking grave, Venezuela’s vice president lashed out at the country’s “enemies” and expelled two U.S. diplomats whom he accused of spying on the country’s military.
At a press conference on Monday, Vice President Nicolás Maduro also pointed to the U.S. and other foreign countries of somehow poisoning Chávez with cancer.
Following a lengthy introduction of numerous officials in attendance, Maduro said U.S. military attaché David Delmonaco will be expelled from the country for conspiring against the government and the armed forces. Foreign Minister Elias Jaua also announced the expulsion of a second U.S. official, also a U.S. Air Force attache
• Skin-diving suit This plot was hatched at the time New York Attorney James Donovan was negotiating with Castro for the release of the Bay of Pigs prisoners. It called for Donovan to present Castro with a skin-diving suit dusted inside with a fungus that would produce a disabling and chronic skin disease and contaminating the breathing apparatus with the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. The skin-diving suit already had been bought but was abandoned when it was learned Donovan already had given Castro a skin-diving suit on his own initiative.
1. Femme fatale. Marita Lorenz, just one of many women Castro counted as a mistress, allegedly accepted a deal from the CIA in which she would feed him capsules filled with poison. She managed to get as far as smuggling the pills into his bedroom in her jar of cold cream, but the pills dissolved in the cream and she doubted her ability to force-feed Castro face lotion, and she also just chickened out. According to Lorenz, Castro somehow figured out her plan and offered her his gun. “I can’t do it, Fidel,” she told him. Read the full text here: mentalfloss.com... --brought to you by mental_floss!
This is nuttier than squirrel poop.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Still giving Chavez cancer does seem a bit of stretch
This is nuttier than squirrel poop. Washington DC can't even pass a budget and it can't get anything done. How on earth do they seriously think that our government can give Chavez cancer
The Vice President of Venezuela has a high school diploma and no other education, and was a bus driver before being Vice President.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by Kram09
If the White House wanted to kill off Chavez, they could have found much easier and more efficient ways of doing it then supposedly 'infecting' someone cancer. And how exactly the White House could do that is a mystery. Large groups of people? Sure. But a pin point target like that .... I'm thinking probably not.
If the USA wanted Chavez dead, he'd be dead a lot quicker and in a lot more sure way than a cancer that takes a long time and could be cured. ya' know??
Originally posted by Kram09
What's that got to do with Chavez dying of cancer?
So now we're only a couple of posts in and you've resorted to insulting the intelligence of a political leader because of his background?
On 1 November 2006, Litvinenko suddenly fell ill and was hospitalized. He died three weeks later, becoming the first confirmed victim of lethal polonium-210-induced acute radiation syndrome. According to doctors, "Litvinenko's murder represents an ominous landmark: the beginning of an era of nuclear terrorism".
Originally posted by purplemer
So why are you in denial that your own government can.
The title of this thread is about what the Vice President said. So the Vice President is part of the subject of the thread.
The Vice President of Venezuela has a high school diploma and no other education, and was a bus driver before being Vice President. Now he's saying that the White House gave Chavez cancer. This VP fella is looking pretty foolish ... like he isn't intelligent enough to run the country down there.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by purplemer
Sure. No question. But to claim that the USA pinpointed a person to 'infect' with cancer?? That's odd. If the USA wanted Chavez dead, he'd be dead a lot quicker and in a lot more sure way than a cancer that takes a long time and could be cured. ya' know??