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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:35 PM
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Chavez threatens UN complaint, if no action against Robertson
Chavez threatens UN complaint, if no action against Robertson
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050829/p...

excerpt:

CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has warned he will lodge a complaint against the United States at the United Nations and other international bodies if the US government fails to act against television evangelist Pat Robertson, who has called for Chavez's assassination.

"If the US government does not take action that it must take, we will go to the United Nations and Organization of American States to denounce the US government," the Venezuelan leader said Sunday as he addressed participants at talks on a social charter for the Americas.

He added he believed that by failing to act against Robertson, the United States was "giving protection to a terrorist, who is demanding the assassination of a legitimate president."

full story at above link

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my thoughts on Robertson

Recently, Radical Cleric Pat Robertson, leader of the Fundamentalist Extremist organization The 700 Club aka CBN made a televised terrorist threat against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. This statement by Pat Robertson, along with his recent televised prayer that there be more vacancies on the Supreme Court' (whose justices serve lifetime appointments), unquestionably meet the criteria for the official definition of terrorism:

Terrorism is: The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence against people or property to coerce or intimidate governments or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives. (JCS Pub 1-02)

The U.S. will not tolerate terrorist threats of this nature from Radical Clerics like Pat Robertson. Our nation is currently engaged in a Global Struggle against Extremism, and that struggle is against ALL Fundamentalist Extremists including those like Robertson who make public suggestions of violence against world leaders or petition the Deity to smite U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Robertsons actions are extremely serious, and should not by any means be taken lightly by the U.S. Government or by the American People.


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Democracy for America's Petition on Robertson
http://www.democracyforamerica.com /





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NEOBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:39 PM
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1. Robertson should answer for his comments.
Certainly, he would if he said the same thing about Bush in public.
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Tyranny_R_US Donating Member (988 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:40 PM
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2. Screw that just file the complaint!
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:41 PM
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3. ugh the little prick has opened up a can of worms
On one hand I say take him just take him Pat is an American embarassment and could use a "vacation" in the tropics.

On the other hand I dunno about the precedents this could create such as say when one of us says "let's take out Kim" even if we're just joking what they could turn into..

BUT Pat is a multi millionaire glutton who has the power to sway over as he says he has millions of followers so THAT'S what seperates him from Joe American just letting off some steam over a beer or something.

Ah screw let's tell Hugo that if he takes Pat he has to take all of his followers too.
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:52 PM
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9. Osama bin Laden is ALSO a multi-millionaire w/millions of followers
Why is it that these Fundamentalist Extremist Radical Cleric Terrorists like Robertson and binLaden seem to have so much money and so many followers?
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:42 PM
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4. Thats where you're wrong.
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 09:43 PM by LiberalVoice
"that struggle is against ALL Fundamentalist Extremists"

That statement could not be more blatantly untrue. Time and time again it has been shown that Christian Extremists and Muslim exstremists are not on a level playing field. Muslims(some extremist some not) around the world have been labeled terrorists. Meanwhile we have this asshole Robertson call for the assasination of a democratically elected president and NOTHING is done about it.

The truth is in America, its only terrorism if you wanna kill the "good guys".
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:56 PM
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10. This is a great chance to expose the HYPOCRISY of the "GSAE"
GSAE = Global Struggle Against Extremism. It exposes the hypocrisy of the Bush administration AND it exposes the terrorist intentions of Pat Robertson.

The Swift Advance of a Planned Coup: Conquering by Stealth and Deception - How the Dominionists Are Succeeding in Their Quest for National Control and World Power
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheSwiftAdvance...

The Despoiling of America: How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheDespoilingOf...

Video on the Christian Reconstructionist Dominionist Theocratic Agenda
http://www.theocracywatch.org/av/video_dominion.ram

The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party
a public information project from TheocracyWatch.org

http://www.theocracywatch.org

The Yurica Report - News, Intelligence, Analysis
http://www.yuricareport.com

The Religious Right - An Anti-American Terrorist Movement
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8816.ht...
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:43 PM
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5. Field that one, Bolton...you're a diplomat now...
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:44 PM
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6. I concurr
very well put
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:45 PM
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7. No, no, don't do that Hugo...........
Then the REST of the world will all realize what a sham the whole place is.

Look likes Castro has been telling the man more than he should know. They are a rare breed, foreign leaders that have survived US Corporate efforts to oust them
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:45 PM
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8. Go Chavez bout time someone put the punk robertson in his place.
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unrepuke Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 10:15 PM
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11. So Chavez will complain to --- Bolton?!
Who could have seen this sort of shit coming?
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 10:48 PM
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12. taking it to the UN sounds quite appropriate...
I wouldn't want to show up in person if I were Chavez, though.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 11:23 PM
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13. Good, this is the right path to
take. Why just let pat robertson's fatwah get swept under the rug?..like pat would like it to happen.
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