Sunday, September 27, 2009
An Assassin Speaks Out
Ok. You guys know I can't resist this. I gotta post it.
I am not a huge Chavez fan, but he is immensly popular in Venezuela and has really, really helped the poor with- Gasp; redistribution of wealth.
In 2002 the Bush administration used American Navy ships, signals intelligence and covert ops to help the coup that briefly overthrew Chavez.
Now, even President Carter admits this:
"Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, speaking to a South American newspaper recently, claimed the United States may have been involved in an attempted overthrow of Chavez’s regime.
“I think there is no doubt that in 2002, the United States had at the very least full knowledge about the coup, and could even have been directly involved,” he told El Tiempo last week.
Carter told El Tiempo that he believed Chavez was elected in a “fair” vote in 1999, had carried out necessary reforms for Venezuela and ensured that “those who are traditionally excluded are able to get a larger share of the national wealth.”
But he also said he was worried by the Venezuelan leader’s drift towards “authoritarianism.”
The fact that the U.S. is opening up new military bases in Colombia, under the guise of drug interdiction, is a clue that the military industrial complex is increasingly worried about populist movements in Latin America that are currently rejecting unbridled corporate capitalism.
Stay tuned, back to martial arts soon.
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