A little less slanted view of Chavez and his history.
My favorite part by far is that he lead a coup attempt in 1992.
And I’m sorry Bing, but after your post of conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory, each less likely than the last in the 9/11 thread it’s very difficult for those of us constrained by the laws of logic and reason to take anything you post too seriously. It’s obvious you have a desire to believe anything to casts the current US administration in a negative light and this tinted view calls anything you post into question. It’s the boy who cried wolf syndrome of politics.
Here are some undisputed facts:
Chavez supports Ahmadinejad in Iran, a leader pretty much everyone in the civlilzed world accepts as unstable and a threat to international security.
Chavez is making friends with some of the worlds most dangerous groups.
Syria, Hezbollah, various guerrilla groups.
I don’t doubt he’s done some good for the poor people in his country. But it seems those deeds are done more to advance his chances at converting his country to a totalitarian state, and less for the good of the people. History will show which is true, but a lot can be said about leaders by the countries they are allies with.
Was the US involved in the coup attempt on Chavez? It’s certainly possible and it wouldn’t be the first time we tried to eliminate a threat that way. You’d think we would have learned after the bay of pigs but history does have a way of repeating itself. However, the fact that no one has leaked evidence that we were involved with as partisan as our goverment is right now leads me to believe our involvement was extermely limited if there was any at all.
Finally, Chavez isn’t done after shutting down RCTV. He won’t be happy until the only news is Chavez approved.
Imagine if GW would have shut down CBS after Rathergate. Would you have been ok with that as well?