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Gadhafi Strengthens Ties With Chavez

From a delighted Associated Press:

Gadhafi strengthens relationship with Chavez

By Ian James, Associated Press Writer Mon Sep 28

PORLAMAR, Venezuela – Moammar Gadhafi and Hugo Chavez are strengthening their relationship and finding common ground as two radical former military men who both want to challenge the "imperialism" of wealthy nations and aspire to speak for many poor nations.

The Libyan leader planned to meet with the Venezuelan president on Monday and was expected to sign a series of accords to deepen cooperation between their governments.

Chavez and Gadhafi led a weekend summit where South American and African leaders pledged to deepen links between the continents. Chavez made diplomatic inroads while offering African countries Venezuela’s help in oil projects, mining and financial assistance.

Gadhafi, who is making his first visit to Latin America, said the two regions should unite to wield more influence and form a defense alliance, a "NATO for the South" — calling it "SATO."

"Those who were betting on NATO, we now say to them that we’re going to bet on SATO," Gadhafi said during the summit. "We’re going to have our treaty, too."

On the economic side, Chavez said Venezuela signed agreements to work together on oil projects with South Africa, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan and Cape Verde. Chavez’s government agreed to partner with South Africa’s state oil company PetroSA in developing oil fields in Venezuela, and offered to help with oil projects in the other countries.

Venezuela also intends to form joint mining companies with nations including Namibia, Mali, Niger and Mauritania, Chavez said…

The Libyan leader said of leading world powers, without mentioning which countries: "They say they face terrorism. They’re terrified. … But they themselves have created the phenomenon."

"In the North, they live in a state of terror as a result of the hatred they’ve generated," Gadhafi said through an interpreter. He said a larger role for African and South American countries can help restore "equilibrium at the international level."

Remember how our media masters laughed about the ‘axis of evil’?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 28th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Gadhafi Strengthens Ties With Chavez”

  1. canary says:

    AP: Gadhafi strengthens relationship with Chavez
    By Associated Press Writer Ian James Sep 28 2009

    PORLAMAR, Venezuela – Moammar Gadhafi and Hugo Chavez are strengthening their relationship and finding common ground…

    Chavez and Gadhafi led a weekend summit where South American and African leaders pledged to deepen links between the continents.

    Gadhafi,… said the two regions should unite to wield more influence and form a defense alliance, a “NATO for the South” — calling it “SATO.”
    … we’re going to bet on SATO,”

    Chavez, a former army paratroop commander, says the United States poses the greatest potential threat to Venezuela,…

    On the economic side, Chavez said Venezuela signed agreements to work together on oil projects with South Africa, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan and Cape Verde. Chavez’s government agreed to partner with South Africa’s state oil company PetroSA…Venezuela also intends to form joint mining companies with nations including Namibia, Mali, Niger and Mauritania,
    … It also gave Chavez an opportunity to increase his influence in Africa while criticizing U.S. and European influence in poorer nations.

    “South-South” cooperation was a buzzword at the summit, which brought together both the African Union and the South American bloc Unasur.
    Gadhafi,…is currently chairman of the African Union.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090928/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_venezuela_gadhafi;_ylt=At46ssvDYrnAuuX4Yw6EK8Ks0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTMyY2JpcXV2BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwOTI4L2x0X3ZlbmV6dWVsYV9nYWRoYWZpBGNwb3MDMwRwb3MDOQRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDZ2FkaGFmaXN0cmVu

    Obama’s VBF Chavez has now aided Obama’s global plans. The anti-U.S. talk is to trick us. Obama loves bad boys.

  2. proreason says:

    Where is the third Muskateer?

  3. canary says:

    Chavez must be sharing his coca cocaine leaves with more than just Obama, who was rubbing up to Chavez like a dog in heat. Unnecessary trip by Chavez to White House after Hondurus Coupe, the ousted leader saying he would go back and rise on the cross like Jesus? and would have jumped from the plane if he’d had a parachute. Now paranoid Bill, who had to be treated for sex addiction.


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