Friday, July 14, 2006


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Chavez: U.S. support for Israel will end in a 'Holocaust'
By Haaretz Service and News Agencies
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that U.S. backing of Israel is responsible for flaming tensions in the Middle East and putting the world on course toward another "Holocaust.""The fundamental blame falls again on the U.S. empire. It's the empire that armed and supported the abuses of the Israeli elite, which has invaded, abused and defied the United Nations for a long time," Chavez said in a speech during a military act in Caracas."I'll seize this opportunity to condemn categorically and fully the aggression that the Israeli elite is carrying out against innocents over there in the Middle East," he said.
Chavez was referring to a new explosion of Mideast violence this week as Israel Air Force war planes began striking Lebanon after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight others Wednesday in a cross-border raid into Israel. In response, Hezbollah has fired hundreds of rockets at northern Israel.The Venezuelan leader charged that Israel is using excessive force."Are we going to bomb cities and tell them that we won't stop bombing until they return the soldier? That's crazy," he said."Worse, it's craziness with nuclear bombs. (The Israelis) have their weapons of mass destruction and nobody criticizes them, nobody says anything because the empire is behind them," Chavez said.Blaming the escalation on Washington's undue influence, Chavez said: "The U.S. empire's desire to dominate has no limits and that could take this world to a real Holocaust. May God save us


Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, for the lie that President Chavez is somehow anti-Semitic...

"'It appears to us that Chavez did not intentionally speak about Jews,' said David Twersky, director of the AJCongress's Council on World Jewry. 'I don't think we should raise the flag of antisemitism when it doesn't belong.'" Quote from "Venezuela's Jews Defend Leftist President in Flap Over Remarks" The Forward,

Second, as usual, President Chavez is correct. By no stretch of the imagination can the Israeli massacres be deemed proportionate (one IDF occupation soldier taken prisoner in Gaza = IDF murdering at least 29 Palestinians [mostly women & children] so far; two IDF soldiers taken prisoner in Lebanon = more than 59 Lebanese [mostly civilians] butchered). By all accounts, Israel is only allowed to ignore international law, common decency, and butcher with impunity because of U.S. protection.

President Chavez, as usual, has hit the nail on the head.

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