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Posted in "Editorials": Hugo Chavez Did Not Accuse the U.S. of Causing the Haitian Earthquake
Hugo Chavez Did Not Accuse the U.S. of Causing the Haitian Earthquake
Andronex (284 posts) Sun Jan-24-10 05:50 PM

On January 19, Spanish newspaper ABC, a newspaper of record in Spain, published a story entitled "Chavez Accuses US of Causing Earthquake in Haiti."

The story was quickly picked up by websites around the globe -- most quoting Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez as saying the U.S. used a new tectonic weapon to induce the Haitian earthquake. This was, according to Chavez -- "only a drill, and the final target is destroying and taking over Iran."

Within the actual story, ABC noted that the information came from an obscure opinion post on the website of a Venezuelan state television channel, VIVE Television. The post referenced a supposed Russian military report on American seismic weapons.

All quotes subsequently attributed to Chavez regarding Haiti and earthquake weapons were in fact direct quotes from this web posting -- none of which was ever uttered by Chavez.

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2010/media250110.html >

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1. Well you know what they say
They're the first two types of lie : lies and damned lies.
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