Monday, December 4, 2006

AP headline: "Chavez vows more radical socialism"

This is a headline on yahoo's main page right now demonstrates the author's strong bias against socialism. Chavez is not quoted in the article as "vowing more radical socialism". He does promise to contribute more of the country's oil wealth among the poor, which is a rare an honorable thing for a South American government to do.

Chavez speaks out against the US's dominance of the hemisphere and has called President Bush a "devil". I don't really blame him for that. After all, the CIA was undoubtedly behind the unsuccessful coup to overthrow his democratically elected government.

Chavez has done a lot for the poor in Venezuela and in Latin America. He even gave free heating oil to the poor in the United States. On the other hand, Chavez has made overtures to ally closely with Iran and Syria. I understand his criticism of US foreign policy, but I do not understand why he would ally himself with states who support terrorism. This may be his downfall.


Blogger Timmy said...

dont you think that Bushco supports terrorism, in a way?

December 04, 2006  
Blogger torporindy said...

Yes, of course.

It didn't really start with Bush. We trained latin american terrorists (or freedom fighters) at Ft Benning, Ga for years at the School of Americas.

December 04, 2006  
Blogger John Good said...

Maybe his attention to Syria, et al, is just another way of thumbing his nose at "el presidente"?

December 04, 2006  
Blogger tommyspoon said...

I'll tell you this much: I've been buying my gas at Citgo stations ever since Chavez came to the UN earlier this year...

December 05, 2006  

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