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Chavez Says CIA Caused Iran Unrest

From an approving Agence France-Pressee:

Venezuela’s Chavez Sees CIA Hand In Iran Unrest

MARACAY, Venezuela (AFP)–Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the CIA of being behind antigovernment protests rocking Iran, and repeated his support for Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Chavez, who has tried to cultivate ties with the Islamic republic, said the " imperial hand" of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency – and of Europe – was behind post-election clashes that had killed at least 17 people.

"People are in the streets, some are dead, they have snipers, and behind this is the CIA, the imperial hand of European countries and the United States," he said.

Chavez made his comments late Wednesday on the margins of a gathering of Latin American leftist leaders.

"Ahmadinejad won the elections legally, we are absolutely sure we know quite a lot about Iranian politics," Chavez said.

Iran has also claimed the CIA is behind protests in Iran.

Chavez’ comments echo earlier support for the incumbent Iranian president, who the Iranian state says won reelection earlier this month.

Venezuela announced on Wednesday that they and the United States had decided to exchange ambassadors, ending a diplomatic spat that led to tit-for-tat expulsions of the envoys in September.

What a nice gesture towards reconciliation and understanding on the part of Mr. Chavez.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 25th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Chavez Says CIA Caused Iran Unrest”

  1. My, how this is going to hurt the Rectobamanizer’s feelings.. owie..

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Ah yes ………. Barrys’ newest and bestest buddy just had to chime in.
    Gee….I wonder if he whips a few peasants, will he get a spot at the 4th of July picnic table? In honor of Nerobamas do nothingness in the name of “Freedom.”

    Too bad the CIA can’t “black book” the human(?) bowling ball.

  3. pdsand says:

    I would say this is ridiculous on its face, but Obama’s state department is probably briefing Chavez on the CIA’s activities, so he knows something we don’t I’m sure.

  4. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    What other words could we expect from a fellow despot. The devil looks after his own kind. I’d be more shocked if the green gordo of Venezuela said something that actually made sense.

  5. tranquil.night says:

    The seasoned tyrants are making the amateur look pretty foolish right now. “Blame Bush stupid!” He can’t blame Bush for Iran’s protests; too many people here would unashamedly still think that’s a GOOD thing, no matter how the media tried to convince us otherwise.

  6. DoctorRock says:

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. Civilized countries used to address nuisances like BEFORE they could become a problem – you kids at home should read Machiavelli. Today we lost Farah and MJ, and this anal wart still has a heartbeat. And if this is how our alleged betters conduct diplomacy, I really don’t want them practicing medicine.
    PS – I bet Senator Cary’s movie sucks.

  7. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    “Venezuela’s Chavez Sees CIA Hand In Iran Unrest”

    If there was any justice in this world, the last thing he would see is a glint of sunlight off a rifle scope.

  8. canary says:

    Chavez is using Pelosi’s damage to the CIA reputation. Obama’s lack of saying anything was the same as saying he agreed with her statements that the CIA always lie. I’ll bet Obama never got a paddling in his life. Spoiled rotten life.

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