Hugo Chavez dies after cancer battle

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:14 PM
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Sad loss, both for Venezuela in the shorter term and in the long run the wider world.....A fact that may only become apparent to many with the benefit of considerable hindsight.

RIP Hugo Chavez.




posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:27 PM
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Great Man........


(Sarcasm)





S&F


I am sure that those who feel sadness with his loss, could take a moment to feel for his victims, under his Oppression. He had blood on his hands, like most leaders do.

Think about it.


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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:36 PM
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Want to list the countries attacked or invaded by Venezuela under Chavez leadership?

Hmmm?
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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by Kali74
"Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President Maduro. Today the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion. I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela."

-Sean Penn


Do you know Sean Penn use to go around beating the hell out of people who looked at him wrong?



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by squarehead666
reply to post by sonnny1
 

Want to list the countries attacked or invaded by Venezuela under Chavez leadership?

Hmmm?
edit on 5-3-2013 by squarehead666 because: clarity



Ever since Chavez became president in 1999, Venezuelan cities have become hellholes in which murder rates have more than quadrupled. At 233 per 100,000, or one murder every 90 minutes, the rate in Caracas now tops that of every war zone in the world, according to an official National Statistics Institute study released Wednesday.



In fact, crime is the defining fact of life in today's Venezuela. About 96% of all murder victims are poor and lower-middle class, the very people Chavez claims to represent. "Don't venture into barrios at any time of the day, let alone at night," warns the Lonely Planet guide to Venezuela to hardy adventure travelers.



By contrast, the murder rate in cartel-haunted Juarez, Mexico, is 133 per 100,000, with Mexico's overall rate 8 per 100,000, about the same as Wichita, Kan. Colombia, fighting a narcoterror war since 1964, has an overall rate of 37 per 100,000, slightly higher than Baltimore at 36.9. The overall U.S. rate is 5.4.

Make no mistake, a murder rate like Caracas' is a crime against humanity. The absence of personal security renders all other human rights moot. By coincidence, that's just what Chavez seeks to eliminate as he turns his country into a Cuba-style socialist state. Instead of Castroite firing squads or Stalinesque gulags, Chavez outsources the dirty work of socialism to criminals while throwing dissidents in jail and threatening to censor newspapers.


The Killing Fields Of Caracas

Who needs to invade, when he can kill, or allow those to be killed at home?




Saint Chavez, he was not............
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:14 AM
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So none then?

I wonder where all the weapons in Venezuela might be coming from.....I mean it's not like they've got any enemies is it?

Regardless, the people of Venezuela just kept on electing him, so I guess they must have seen straight through it all too, eh?

Is the muder rate in Chicago (15.65 per 100,000) a crime against humanity too?
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by squarehead666
So none then?

I wonder where all the weapons in Venezuela might be coming from.....I mean it's not like they've got any enemies is it?

Regardless, the people of Venezuela just kept on electing him, so I guess they must have seen straight through it all too, eh?
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YES...

"They" keep electing him .....

just like the U.S. voters (fixed results) re-elected Obama...

birds of a feather.

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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:29 AM
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ROFL!

That sounds like a Republican acuusing the Democrats of election fraud!

Now that's some bare faced front!

And before you go off on one, I'm British, so I don't even have a horse in that race.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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reply to post by squarehead666
 


no leader is a saint
not a single one.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:39 AM
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I never even used the word.


I merely said that with hindsight we will probably realize there was real substance to Hugo Chavez (whether we agree with him or not).....I do not feel that posterity will look quite so kindly on many of his contemporaries (the last several US Presidents or British Prime Ministers for example).



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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He did some very good things, things I would hope my government would do, too. (But they are way too neo-con.)

Anyway, RIP H.C.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 02:24 AM
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Originally posted by squarehead666


I wonder where all the weapons in Venezuela might be coming from.....I mean it's not like they've got any enemies is it?



Venezuela has begun to assemble Kalashnikov assault rifles and surveillance drones with assistance from Russia, President Hugo Chávez said Wednesday. Venezuela has spent billions of dollars for Russian arms and military aircraft since 2005, including 24 Sukhoi fighter jets, dozens of attack helicopters and 100,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles. "We are a free and independent country," Chávez said.


Russia Arms Chavez, Venezuela with Drones and Rifles

But....Law abiding citizens cant possess weapons in Venezuela. Only the Military with their daisies in their gun barrels.........






Originally posted by squarehead666
Is the muder rate in Chicago (15.65 per 100,000) a crime against humanity too?


Whats a crime is that Law abiding citizens cant carry guns in Chicago.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 06:11 AM
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Did you know that the US once staged a coup against Chavez?



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 06:25 AM
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Chavez was not Marxist he was a Bolivarianist. Revolution is usually violent and didn't end just because Chavez became President. Not all, not even most, Capitalists fled Venezuela in 1998 when Chavez was elected to his first term and previous to his first election there was an extreme amount of violence, it was just acceptable to the US and the rest of the western world because the violence was in their favor as opposed to the favor of the destitute, uneducated, ignored and tossed aside, considered lucky if they were hired at slave wages, people of Venezuela. All because the leaders previous to Chavez played nicely with the Global Elite ie, the oil cartels, the IMF, the US.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 06:32 AM
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I held high respect for this individual.

May he rest in peace.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 06:48 AM
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Pics or it didn't happen. Why not UN HOAX the original thread? It is probably more accurate and denying of ignorance than you know.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 07:55 AM
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Let's keep our eyes on the oil markets now that he is "officially" dead (again )

20 bucks says Sean Penn delivers the Eulogy.


I'm not taking that bet...don't want to lose 20 bucks...


Are we sure he's dead dead this time?


Seriously though, appears to be legit


Pics or it didn't happen. Why not UN HOAX the original thread? It is probably more accurate and denying of ignorance than you know.


Probably is.

What pics do you want though? One of his daughters over his corpse while they photoshop in today's paper?
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 08:29 AM
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I read this morning that Chavez amassed a personal fortune in the proximity of $2 billion during his reign as chief dictator. All from plundering from the people of Venezuela. Glad Sean Penn was proud to call that thief his friend.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by sonnny1
 


Chavez was not Marxist he was a Bolivarianist. Revolution is usually violent and didn't end just because Chavez became President. Not all, not even most, Capitalists fled Venezuela in 1998 when Chavez was elected to his first term and previous to his first election there was an extreme amount of violence, it was just acceptable to the US and the rest of the western world because the violence was in their favor as opposed to the favor of the destitute, uneducated, ignored and tossed aside, considered lucky if they were hired at slave wages, people of Venezuela. All because the leaders previous to Chavez played nicely with the Global Elite ie, the oil cartels, the IMF, the US.
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You may find this interesting... Behold the champion of the poor (according to Sean Penn) Plenty of shanty towns in Venezuela and Cuba for that matter.

Criminal Justice International Associates (CJIA), a risk assessment and global analysis firm in Miami, estimated in a recent report that the Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has “amassed a fortune” similar to that of the Castro brothers in Cuba.

According to Jerry Brewer, president of CJIA, “the personal fortune of the Castro brothers has been estimated at a combined value of around $2 billion.”

“The Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has amassed a fortune of a similar scale since the arrival of Chávez to the presidency in 1999,” said Brewer in an analysis published in their website.

Brewer said that Cuba is receiving about $5 billion per year from the Venezuelan treasury and in oil shipments and other resources.

“We believe that organized bolivarian criminal groups within the Chávez administration have subtracted around $100 billion out of the nearly $1 trillion in oil income made by PDVSA since 1999.”



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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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In Venezuela die every day 50 people on hands of organized crime. Kids and Teenagers are on the death list every day there. I am not happy over the death of this man but its cynical that the world stands still when he dies.





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