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Chavez Threatens US, Expels Ambassador

It looks like Mr. Putin has given his stooge Hugo his marching orders for the week.

From a joyous Reuters:

Venezuela insults United States, expels ambassador

By Frank Jack Daniel Fri Sep 12

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has thrust the OPEC nation into its worst diplomatic crisis for years by expelling the U.S. ambassador in a growing feud between Washington and Latin America’s leftist leaders…

Go to hell, [shithead] Yankees, we are a dignified people, go to hell a hundred times,” Chavez shouted at a political rally to thousands of roaring supporters dressed in red…

The Yankee ambassador in Caracas has got 72 hours to get out of Venezuela, in solidarity with Bolivia,” Chavez said.

Morales, a leftist Aymara Indian, this week expelled the U.S. ambassador in the poor Andean nation after accusing him of instigating the protests.

Chavez said Washington was behind an alleged plot by retired military officers to kill him and said it had plans to bomb him from planes marked as Venezuelan.

If there was an aggression against Venezuela there would be no oil for the people or for the government of the United States,” the former paratrooper said…

The U.S. State Department said it had not been officially notified of the expulsion…

In a busy week even for the outspoken socialist, Chavez allowed two Russian long-range bombers to land in Venezuela and played audio tapes live on television that appeared to show military officers conspiring against him.

He also cut U.S. flights to Venezuela and warned he would support “armed movements” to back Morales in the event of a coup against him

Moscow is also sending warships for naval exercises later this year in its first such move since the Cold War.

They are a “dignified people” all right.

Still, all would be well if only Mr. Obama could sit down and reason with him.

(BillK posted an earlier article on the same topic in the “Selected News” thread.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 12th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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