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Chavez Warns of Assassination Plots; Calls No. 2 U.S. Diplomat 'Professional Killer'

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posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 04:52 PM

Chavez Warns of Assassination Plots; Calls No. 2 U.S. Diplomat 'Professional Killer'

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CARACAS, Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez on Sunday said his government is redoubling efforts to detect assassination plots, calling U.S. diplomat John Negroponte a "professional killer" and saying he believes enemies — including the CIA — are out to kill him.

Chavez said Venezuelan officials have intelligence that associates of jailed Cuban anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles also are involved in plotting to assassinate him.

He said the death plot idea has "gained weight" due to various factors, including the recent appointment of Negroponte, the former director of national intelligence, as deputy to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"Who did they swear in ... there at the White House as deputy secretary of state? A professional killer: John Negroponte," Chavez said.

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posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 05:13 PM
I was wondering why Chavez might actually believe that Negroponte is a hired assassin. Found this in Wikipedia about him.

Wikipedia - John Dimitri Negroponte

he was the first ever Director of National Intelligence.

He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1956, and Yale University in 1960. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, alongside William H.T. Bush, the uncle of President George W. Bush, and Porter Goss, who served as Director of Central Intelligence and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under Negroponte from 2005 to 2006.

Subsequently, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, from 1987 to 1989;

As Deputy National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, he was involved in the campaign to remove from power General Manuel Noriega in Panama.

He probably wasn't sent there to physically assassinate Chavez, but to politically assassinate him or unseat him? With Negroponte's past?

Very Probable

It seems to me they sent the perfect "diplomat" there!

[edit on 4/3/07 by Keyhole]

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