The world on Chavez (the ugly)

Death Of A Dictator: Venezuela Free of the Clutches of Chavez – ‘Chavez not only led Venezuela into a spiraling economic downturn, but also deepened ties with fellow despots throughout the world that led to fear and instability in the Western Hemisphere. His ever growing cooperation with fellow state sponsors of terrorism, Iran, Syria, and Cuba, threatened U.S. interests in the region and around the globe. By providing aid and financial assistance to these rogue regimes, Chavez gave many human rights violators an economic lifeline in the form of oil subsidies to continue their tyrannical rule over their people.

Obama’s Atrocious Statement on Chavez’s Death – ‘Washington Post —  A dictator dies. He’s persecuted Jews, denied basic civil liberties and acted as a banker for the Iranian regime. What does the president say? “Sic semper tyrannis. After the welcome news of Hugo Chavez’s death, I hope that the oppressed people of Venezuela will be able to live in freedom, not under miserable tyranny. I look forward to working in the House to promote a free, democratic, and pro-American government in Venezuela.”’

A post-Chávez checklist for US policymakers – ‘As Venezuelan democrats wage that struggle against chavismo, regional leaders must make clear that Syria-style repression will never be tolerated in the Americas. We should defend the right of Venezuelans to struggle democratically to reclaim control of their country and its future. Only Washington can make clear to Chinese, Russian, Iranian, and Cuban leaders that, yes, the United States does mind if they try to sustain an undemocratic and hostile regime in Venezuela. Any attempt to suppress their self-determination with Chinese cash, Russian arms, Iranian terrorists, or Cuban thuggery will be met with a coordinated regional response.’

Hugo Chavez is Dead! Alex Jones Reports – ‘It’s official…another Communist strongman is dead.’

Harper’s response to the death of Hugo Chavez was both arrogant and baseless – ‘Canada looks forward to working with his successor and other leaders in the region to build a hemisphere that is more prosperous, secure and democratic … At this key juncture, I hope the people of Venezuela can now build for themselves a better, brighter future based on the principles of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights.’

The double standards of Hugo Chavez – ‘Chavez later supported other corrupt regimes – in Libya and Syria – when they too faced popular uprisings. This, of course, conflicted with the “man of the people” image that Chavez cultivated at home, but Chavez saw it as a way of resisting imperialism.’

Venezuela and the Middle East after Chavez – ‘Chavez, supposedly a man of the people, stood against Iran’s 2009 Green Movement, against the Libyan Revolution to overthrow the erratic Muammar Qaddafi, against the Syrian Revolution.’

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