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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:43 PM
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Venezuela pulls out of UNSC race
Venezuela pulls out of UNSC race

NDTV Correspondent

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (La Paz (Bolivia)):


Venezuela has decided to drop out of the hotly contested race for Latin America's open seat on the UN Security Council.

It has now asked Bolivia to run in its place against Guatemala.

"Last night, Venezuela's Ambassador called me first. Then commander Chavez called me and told me that since he was unable to get two-thirds for the Security Council, Caracas was giving up its candidacy for Bolivia," said Evo Morales, Bolivian President.

The US had backed Guatemala for the seat and had strongly opposed Venezuela's candidacy as the Leftist Chavez government is seen as anti-America.
(snip/...)

http://www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug=Ven...

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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:44 PM
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1. When It's About Oil (Not Bombast) Nothing is Off the Table--Not Even Assass...
When It's About Oil (Not Bombast) Nothing is Off the Table--Not Even Assassination
Hunting Hugo
By CONN HALLINAN

~snip~
Otto Reich, then assistant secretary of state for Western Hemispheric Affairs, met several times with coup leaders. Rogelio Pardo-Maurer, deputy secretary of defense for Western Hemispheric Affairs, met with military coup leader Gen. Lucas Romero Rincon. Cuban exile Reich and Pardo-Maurer were major players in the 1980s Contra war against Nicaragua. Pardo-Maurer was the Contras' most visible Washington spokesman back then and Reich was forced to resign from his job as head of public diplomacy in the Reagan administration's State Department for planting false stories in the U.S. media.

The CIA, through the National Endowment for Democracy and the United States Agency for International Development, bankrolled Chavez's opponents, and helped organize and support the strike by white collar oil workers and ships captains eight months after the coup collapsed.

Since then, the Bush administration has kept up a drumbeat of attacks. Rice warned that Chavez was "a major threat to the region." U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld compared Chavez to Adolph Hitler. Zoellick told senators that Chavez was part of a new "creeping authoritarianism." In March, a National Security Strategy document charged that Chavez was "undermining democracy." At an Oct. 2 meeting of Latin American defense ministers in Managua, Nicaragua, Gen. Bantz J. Craddock of the Southern Command called Chavez a "destabilizing" force in the region.

What really worries the U.S. is that Chavez is trying to diversify Venezuela's clientele. Venezuela is currently building a $335 million pipeline across Colombia in order to ship more oil to China, and is working on plans for a $20 billion natural gas pipeline through the Amazon and on to markets in Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.
(snip)

Given Chavez's enormous popularity in his country and elsewhere in Latin America, it is hard to see what the White House can do about Venezuela's president. But that is not likely to discourage it from trying, and the people the administration has recruited to target him are just the kind of operatives who won't shy away from anything up to, and including, the unthinkable: assassination.
(snip/...)

http://www.counterpunch.org/hallinan10252006.html
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 02:15 PM
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6. Chavez knows the CIA would happily kill him asap
In the documentary of the first coup attempt against Chavez (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised), where the filmmakers had direct access, the second Chavez is taken away by the thugs so a new "leader" could be installed, one of his cabinet members turns to the camera sobbing and yells "We know the CIA is behind this!"

Then of course the people took to the streets and stormed the palace and got their elected leader back. They love him. Except for the super rich people of course.

But the CIA will keep trying. He represents everything they hate (power of people, human rights, a living wage, fair distribution of wealth,...)

Thanks for posting that link Judi Lynn.

The documentary can be seen here:
http://tinyurl.com/yyfors
http://www.chavezthefilm.com/html/home.htm
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 02:37 PM
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10. Thanks for linking that documentary, bobbie. So worth the time
studying it. I've seen it multiple times, will watch it again, and again.

It's wonderful seeing what was planned to be a decisive overthrow by complete a-holes fall apart because, despite their planning, and additional planning, and vigorous efforts, the PEOPLE found out in time to prevent it.
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 05:05 PM
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16. My pleasureJudi Lynn. I've watched it multiple times too.
Amazing insider access to an attempted CIA coup. If the people were not so devoted to Chavez and/or were less courageous, there would be a US selected puppet government in place now. Just like in Guatamala.

Then again, if that had happened the US would support Venezuela's bid to get into the UN security council. :evilgrin:
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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 03:11 PM
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12. Bolivia would be a good choice. I hope they can win it.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:44 PM
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2. Is Shrub running Paraguay for the seat?
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:48 PM
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4. I thought Kenny Boy...
with his new face was....
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 02:17 PM
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7. :) I bet you're right
Every day is Easter for Kenny Boy
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 03:22 PM
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13. It does make perfect sense that Bush has bought a huge area in a Nazi-
protecting country, doesn't it?

Now when he goes out to drag brush around, he might be rubbing elbows with the grandchildren of Mengele. Just one big racist, murderous, sadistic family.

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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 05:11 PM
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18. Yes but Bush doesn't have to go that far
The US is a nazi protecting country too. The CIA imported lots of them so their "expertise" wouldn't be lost, near the end of WW2.

And of course his grandfather Prescott Bush was a nazi who had his assetts seized for trading with the enemy.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:47 PM
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3. Poll: Venezuela's Chavez has wide lead
Posted on Tue, Oct. 24, 2006
Poll: Venezuela's Chavez has wide lead
Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez has a wide lead over his top contender as he seeks re-election in Venezuela's upcoming elections, according to a new poll.

The survey by Zogby International found 59 percent support Chavez, compared to 24 percent for the opposition's top candidate, Manuel Rosales.

The poll released Monday also dealt with Chavez's comments last month when he called President Bush "the devil" in a speech to the United Nations.

Asked generally about Chavez's U.N. speech, 36 percent said it made them proud of him as their president, while 23 percent said it made them ashamed. An additional 15 percent were indifferent, while 26 percent said they were either unfamiliar with the speech or unsure what to think about it.
(snip/...)

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/1...
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 02:18 PM
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9. If it's a clean election no one else has a chance
Must be nice to live in a democracy...
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 03:58 PM
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14. You Go...
Hugo A-Go-Go!
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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:57 PM
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5. awww...poor Hugo
but he "defeated" the "empire"
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 02:18 PM
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8. Good!
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Temporary1 Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 02:56 PM
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11. Does Bolivia have a better chance?
Bolivia is also an excellent nation to have the seat. I wonder if they can win it.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 04:05 PM
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15. Sounds like a good move. Viva Chavez. Viva Morales!
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 05:08 PM
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17. Viva Chavez!
Fer sure! :)
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