Thursday, February 09, 2006

Chavez Turns his Anger Against the UK

Hugo Chavez kicked his presidential campaign recently, and now that he needs to take the attention away from his authoritarian regime and try to unite the people against outside threats, he turned against Tony Blair, the BBC reports here.

Yesterday, a labour MP asked Blair if the UK should take a "right-wing US agenda" towards Venezuela, to which the Prime Minister replied "It is rather important that the government of Venezuela realise that if they want to be respected members of the international community they should abide by the rules of the international community." He also added "I also have to say with the greatest respect to the president of Venezuela that when he forms an alliance with Cuba I would prefer to see Cuba a proper functioning democracy."

Chavez responded by calling Mr. Blair a "pawn of imperialism, trying now to attack us from Europe", and "the main ally of Hitler". He then went on and on, saying that Blair does not have any moral right to say what he did, being an ally of Mr. Danger [GW Bush] in the Iraq war.

I wonder how Chavez would react if Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten were to publish cartoons about him.

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