Hugo Chavez calls Dubya the Devil

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Partial transcript of today’s U.N. Address of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias:

“Yesterday, the devil came here. Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of.Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world. I think we could call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday’s statement made by the president of the United States.

As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world. An Alfred Hitchcock movie could use it as a scenario. I would even propose a title: “The Devil’s Recipe.”

As Chomsky says here, clearly and in depth, the American empire is doing all it can to consolidate its system of domination. And we cannot allow them to do that. We cannot allow world dictatorship to be consolidated. 

The world parent’s statement — cynical, hypocritical, full of this imperial hypocrisy from the need they have to control everything.They say they want to impose a democratic model. But that’s their democratic model. It’s the false democracy of elites, and, I would say, a very original democracy that’s imposed by weapons and bombs and firing weapons.What a strange democracy. Aristotle might not recognize it or others who are at the root of democracy.

What type of democracy do you impose with marines and bombs?  The president of the United States, yesterday, said to us, right here, in this room, and I’m quoting, “Anywhere you look, you hear extremists telling you can escape from poverty and recover your dignity through violence, terror and martyrdom.”Wherever he looks, he sees extremists. And you, my brother — he looks at your color, and he says, oh, there’s an extremist. Evo Morales, the worthy president of Bolivia, looks like an extremist to him.

The imperialists see extremists everywhere. It’s not that we are extremists. It’s that the world is waking up. It’s waking up all over. And people are standing up.

I have the feeling, dear world dictator, that you are going to live the rest of your days as a nightmare because the rest of us are standing up, all those who are rising up against American imperialism, who are shouting for equality, for respect, for the sovereignty of nations.

Yes, you can call us extremists, but we are rising up against the empire, against the model of domination.”

 

 

6 thoughts on “Hugo Chavez calls Dubya the Devil

  1. E.Fasano

    Chavez was foolish for his comments at un address and I stand embarassed for his country. It was almost like hearing a tempered ten year old give a speach! Little does he know, these comments will not hurt us as a country rather they may hurt him financially and respectfully. His actions and anti-diplomacy are just another example of why everyday we stand for and seek the freedom and peace we belive in.

  2. E.,

    On the contrary, President Chavez’ comments were a bold statement of challenge to the most corrupt President in the history of the United States. In effect, he said, “I will defy you to my last breath, you are the Devil incarnate and must be stopped.” I applaud his statements for their courageous power.

  3. E.F

    His poor judgment for his use of time at the address could have damaged his position there. This clearly showes his lack of compassion for his own people, their hard work, and needs as a country. And NO unstable hothead such as himself should posses nuclear wepons. Should one do so, alqida terror and natural disasters such as solar flares, meteorites, & Tsunami will soon be the last thing on everyones mind.

  4. I agree with Brotha.

    Also, Bush embarrasses our country on a regular basis. He gropes women without permission, has been caught using profanity, was passive about Hurricane Katrina, starts wars as if he has green plastic Army soldiers, condones torture, spies on law-abiding U.S. citizens, is overall just a plain dumba**, etc. Probably one of the dumbest world leaders in the world at this time.

    I say, instead of jumping on Chavez, let’s talk about WHY Chavez spoke about Bush in the tone he did. What was the underlying reason? Why did he feel he needed to get THE WORLD’s attention the way he did?

  5. E.F

    I do not disagree with what you say about bush. He is one of the worst leaders we have had. I also do not agree with his actions or how he tries to impose democracy and his will on other countries. However, terrorism is not acceptable nor is any country who promotes it. I was just taken back with what Chavez said and where he said it. I am very aware of the anger bush has instilled in people. Other countries have the right to be who they are and they do not have to be like us. It’s sad that it has come down to a world leader bashing another and bush hiding in another room. What is next? Someone out there has to be sane or we are all in trouble.

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