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Posted: 2/4/2006 6:32:13 PM EDT
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060205/ts_nm/venezuela_chavez_dc

Chavez says Bush worse than Hitler

By Patrick Markey 1 hour, 42 minutes ago

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told a rally of thousands of supporters on Saturday that U.S.
President George W. Bush was worse than Hitler and vowed to buy more arms to defend his nation as their diplomatic relations deteriorated.
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"The imperialist, genocidal, fascist attitude of the U.S. president has no limits. I think Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W. Bush," Chavez said from a stage decorated with a huge red image of himself as a young soldier.

Already frayed ties between the United States and the socialist leader worsened further this week after Chavez expelled a U.S. military attache accused of espionage and the White House responded by ordering out a Venezuelan diplomat.

Chavez, a retired army paratrooper who often accuses Washington of trying to overthrow him, warned he could shut Venezuelan oil refineries in the United States and sell oil for the U.S. market elsewhere if Washington cuts off ties.

U.S. officials have made no suggestion they plan to break relations. Washington has repeatedly dismissed Chavez's threats and charges as inflammatory rhetoric aimed at stirring up nationalist sentiment among his poor supporters.

Washington and Caracas recently locked horns over a U.S. block on sales of Spanish military equipment to Venezuela. The Spanish aircraft contained U.S.-made technology, which requires countries to get Washington's clearance for the sale.

Chavez, who last year bought helicopters and 100,000 rifles from Russia, said he would seek to buy more arms to defend Venezuela against any attempt to topple his government. U.S. officials say the purchases could destabilize the region as Chavez moves to create a huge military reservist movement.

"I ask for permission ... to buy another cargo of arms because the gringos want us unarmed. We have to defend our fatherland," he said. "Venezuela needs 1 million well-equipped men and women, and well-armed."

The Venezuelan leader has put himself at the center of regional opposition to Bush, who he calls "Mr. Danger," while Washington brands Chavez a worrying threat to regional stability and criticizes his alliance with Cuba.

Flush with cash from high crude prices, Chavez is promoting socialist reforms at home and aggressively challenging U.S. free-market proposals by allying himself with his South American neighbors, as well as Cuba and
Iran.

U.S. officials reject charges the expelled naval attache contacted Venezuelan officers for state secrets. Chavez on Saturday read out e-mails he said were communications between the officers and the U.S. Embassy.

Since his 1998 election, Chavez has clashed repeatedly with the United States, which he accuses of planning an invasion and backing a brief 2002 coup attempt that he survived with the help of loyal troops.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:36:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 7:36:20 PM EDT by Top_prop]
uh... how about "NO" to reacting to this loco's taunts....

not worth one drop of American Millitary sweat much less blood.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:38:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Top_prop:
uh... how about no to reacting to this loco's taunts....

not worth on drop of American Millitary sweat much less blood.



but people are just biting at the bit to shoot at the Mexicans and Iranians and Syrians.....oook haha
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:38:44 PM EDT
We should own latin america already, I woud love to fight in the new world instead of with the old world trash. Those trips across the atlantic take a toll on you after a while.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:39:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nf9648:
We should own latin america already, I woud love to fight in the new world instead of with the old world trash. Those trips across the atlantic take a toll on you after a while.



Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:42:21 PM EDT
Ignoring this tin horn despot making him irrelevant will do more than our troops could.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:43:05 PM EDT
Don't buy from CITGO, the Venezuelan dictatorship has their hands all over it.
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