Sunday, February 27, 2011

Is Chavez helping Libya’s genocide?

Updated March 3, 2011

Comments from U.S. State Department:

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - March 3, 2011
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:55:25 -0600

QUESTION: Can we speak on Libya and Venezuela? It is – there is some information coming from Venezuela actually that some members of the government of Qadhafi or some relatives are already in Venezuela. What will be the U.S. position if Qadhafi seeks exile in Venezuela?

MR. CROWLEY: Well, our position is that President – Colonel Qadhafi should step aside. Where he goes is up to him.

QUESTION: But it’s something that you will welcome if he goes to Venezuela or –

MR. CROWLEY: Well, we –

QUESTION: -- considering the current situation?

MR. CROWLEY: We have called for him to step aside, and we’ve called for him to stop attacking his people. If that means he leaves the country, I think that’s a good thing for the people of Libya.


QUESTION: Are you –

MR. CROWLEY: (Laughter.) I’m not sure it’s a good thing for the people of Venezuela. I don’t know. (Laughter.)

Updated Feb 28 2011

Is Chavez helping Libya’s genocide?

The following videos of Hugo Chavez and Moammar Gadhafi are circulating the Internet:

In Margarita island:

Chavez give Gadhafi the highest honor

Dear Journalists,

Venezuelan Grupo Avila denounces genocide in Libya and reports that Fidel Castro is actively helping Muammar Gadhafi with pilots in the raids against civilians. Grupo Avila further repudiates Hugo Chavez’s diplomatic staff for tolerating the genocide. Hugo Chavez has previously given Muammar Gadhafi Venezuela’s highest honor Simon Bolivar’s sword. Cubans supporting Castro deny the accusations. However, who to believe is a matter of credibility record.

Where Gadhafi's Name Is Still Gold

Maria Corina Machado, opposition member in the Hugo Chavez’s National Assembly, denounced unethical behavior by Chavez’s supporters lowering the quality of life of Venezuelan citizens. During her presentation Chavistas seemed to ignore her speech, and she called for their attention.

La diputada; María Corina Machado, realizó por primera vez una intervención durante el ciclo de interpelaciones en la Asamblea Nacional. Cortesía: VTV.

Venezuelans need the aid from world leaders, and the International Court of Justice, to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.


Maru Angarita
My blog is: