Saturday, April 02, 2005

Hugo Chavez, A Typical Socialist Liar

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reminds me of the old Soviet Dictators, say one thing, peace, friendship, blah, blah, blah, and then their actions demonstrate the exact opposite. Now Chavez says he doesn't want to be an enemy of the US.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he doesn't want to be an enemy of the United States, even as his arms deals, his heated criticism of U.S.-style capitalism and his calls for a new world order appear increasingly at odds with Washington.

Speaking to supporters at the presidential palace, Chavez said Thursday he is open to a relationship of mutual respect.

"We don't want to be an enemy of anyone. We don't want to be enemies with the United States," Chavez said.

Shrugging off U.S. criticism, Chavez is pressing ahead with deals to buy Russian helicopters and 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles. He also signed a deal this week to buy Spanish-made transport planes and patrol boats. Chavez said there was no cause for concern, claiming he is simply buying needed defense equipment.

"What I want most is peace," he said, "for them to leave me in peace, for them to leave us in peace to be able to do what we want to do."

Chavez, has pledged to deepen his "revolution" for the poor and has called on other nations to shed their dependence on Washington. He says it is part of building a "new geopolitical map" in which smaller nations unite to be heard.

A close friend to Cuba's Fidel Castro, Chavez has declared himself a socialist and a critic of capitalism.

If Hugo wants to be a friend of the US, then why is he buying all those Russian arms? Why is he nationalizing all those Oil Rigs and refineries? Why is he trying to sell all of his oil contracts to Cuba and Red China? And why is he making stories up about America trying to cap him? I think Hugo is talking out of his backside and is maybe trying to buy some time. I trust him as much as I trust Castro, and they both are cut from the same cloth, the Power Hungry Commie Dictator cloth. We need to wean ourselves from Venezuelan oil, and cut all ties from that country until it gets it's act together, kicks Chavez out and returns to democratic sanity.

Mr Minority