I would have liked it if we had sent him a get well card saying, "Get well
soon so you can get back to being an immense pain for us." Who knows, it
may have actually lead to some sort of a detente between us and them.I guess that I don't have a clue about the complicated world of
I find it hard to come up with much emotion for a man praised by Sean Penn and
Michael Moore as a great leader.
The mourning is mandated.
If they want hope and change, they can have Obama. He can go play Authoritarian
Dictator over there.
Wow. Only four posts to pivot from Chavez' death to chronic whining about
Obama. Is that a record?
@Anti Bush-Obama--at least they won't see their taxes go up a dime, and he
won't pass any legislation that adds a single dime to the debt.
Since the Vice leader is part of his regime, I bet the people won't be
driving around the District of Silencio honking their horns for days until the
Chavez era is gone. It is ironic that so many people are praising
Chavez. He spit on the United States of America in everything he did. We may
have problems in our free society that we have at this point.I read
about the issue with drones and the filibuster for more truth, honesty and what
the policies on drones really is and think how Venezuela fell into the
non-liberty state. I still remember them stopping a bus that we were riding and
the only people that the Army wanted to take off the bus was Americans. I can
still feel the soldiers put the pressure on stopping us on the streets as they
switched from autocratic to elected officials. The Army like their power and
authority from the head. This head, Chavez, was an Army general so I am sure
they have had 14 years plus of real ruling in the country.We have a
Commander-in-Chief that is elected and not military. Venezuela had a General
Just like our country---the mourners would be the Obama voters, and the cheerers
As you read the article and reflect on all the comments that praised Chavez, a
lot of that praise comes from leaders and countries that scorn the United States
of America. In some of those cases, the praise came only that Chavez always had
a controversial relationship with the United States of America. The
United States of America wanted the Venezuelan oil and especially the east coast
of the United States of America. However, in the 1960s the city and state of
New York told Venezuela that they didn't want their oil anymore as it had
too much sulfur and produced bad gas. Almost instantly, the 7-day happened in
the mid-east and oil from those countries was not available for the east coast
of the United States of America. President Johnson sent an emissary to
Venezuela to apologize for the people that said Venezuelan oil wasn't good
enough for the United States of America. Gas in Venezuela at the pump was 10 -
15 cents a gallon. The United States of America hasn't had
good relations as we come across as high-and-mighty to countries and leaders.
We don't always show kindness but Chavez was not kind.
So the Vice President ousted all American Diplomats. Say what you will but
Chavez stood up the the Central Bankers - who will soon get us into World War
III over Iran , as they lust for Iran's banking system , natural resources
and of course the control of the country - for once control of the money system
is brought about - the country is now under full control of the Bankers - Most
people have not a clue of who starts wars and why. Most think we went to war in
Iraq , Afghanistan because of terrorism - Lol - I'd write more but it
wouldn't get posted so I will dumb the facts down
The article notes the widespread global opinion that for 14 years Chavez cast
himself as a bulwark against U.S. domination. Judging by the majority of
comments on offer here, including the missionary reminiscences from decades
past, the DN should consider a series on the history of US diplomatic, business,
banking, military and CIA relations with the nations of the south.
Pres, Chavez wasn't a leader of all his people. He used propaganda and
demagoguery to bitterly divided his people. It was for his own political
purposes. Envy, hate and anger unites his followers. It is the same tired old
lie of Marxism. Promise them the sky but use a strong arm to leave them in
misery, oppression and poverty. Sorry if Obama supporters don't like the
comparisons, but Mr.Obama isn't exactly a bipartisan president. He is using
the same politics of division allthough not yet the level of a Chavez.