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'Christian' Pat Robertson calls for the assassination of Venezuela's President Chavez
Vheadline.com ^ | 8/22/05 | staff

Posted on 08/22/2005 5:43:04 PM PDT by Rebelbase

hristian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club host Pat Robertson ... founder of the Christian Coalition of America has called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias.

In a direct transcript of his August 22 The 700 Club broadcast Robertson clearly says:

There was a popular coup that overthrew him [Chavez]. And what did the United States State Department do about it? Virtually nothing. And as a result, within about 48 hours that coup was broken; Chavez was back in power, but we had a chance to move in. He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he's going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.

You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.

It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop. But this man is a terrific danger and the United ... this is in our sphere of influence, so we can't let this happen.

We have the Monroe Doctrine, we have other doctrines that we have announced. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very badly.

We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability.

We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.


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KEYWORDS: hugochavez; patrobertson; venezuela; viacondios
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More damage to the cause of Christ.

Video of this commentary here.

1 posted on 08/22/2005 5:43:04 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

I agree with him 100%


2 posted on 08/22/2005 5:43:51 PM PDT by since1868
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To: Rebelbase
Damn...


3 posted on 08/22/2005 5:46:33 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: since1868

I think we could get a few volunteers on FR. I would not shed a tear if this SOB got one between the eyes.


4 posted on 08/22/2005 5:47:04 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Rebelbase

You say that like it's a Bad Thing.


5 posted on 08/22/2005 5:47:08 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: since1868

AMEN !!!!! In the late 1930's Churchill was asked what should be done about Hitler (this was BEFORE he had even invaded the Rhineland or Poland and was still rather weak). Churchill replied that you should pluck a weed before it ruins the garden. If the world had listened to Churchill, MILLIONS of lives would have been saved.

Chavez is a danger to this country and to the world.


6 posted on 08/22/2005 5:47:11 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Rebelbase
Venezuela's Headline News. Fair and balanced.

This guy is a tin pot dictator.

7 posted on 08/22/2005 5:47:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Rebelbase

I do wish the CIA would do its job in general. No comment on this matter, however.


8 posted on 08/22/2005 5:47:33 PM PDT by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: Rebelbase

WHOOPS!!!!! This is a blooper the size of Godzilla. Pat Robertson really put his foot in his mouth on this one. Hugo Chavez is a horrible leader, but for a man of the cloth to be calling for an assassination is way off base.


9 posted on 08/22/2005 5:48:11 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Jeanine Pirro for Senate, Hillary Clinton for Weight Watchers Spokeswoman)
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To: Impeach the Boy

"Chavez is a danger to this country and to the world."

Hey the Chicoms just love this guy! Oil anyone.


10 posted on 08/22/2005 5:50:13 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: since1868

Only a complete idiot would say that publicly even if he believed it privately.


11 posted on 08/22/2005 5:50:32 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Rebelbase
"More damage to the cause of Christ."

Robertson is referring to Evil being destroyed.

Btw, would it have been wrong for the Pope to have called for the execution of Adolf Hitler in 1940?

12 posted on 08/22/2005 5:50:44 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sometimes I think he can't decide whether he's a man of the cloth or a politician.


13 posted on 08/22/2005 5:50:47 PM PDT by mhx
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To: Rebelbase

They say that the Lord works in mysterious ways...Go Pat!!


14 posted on 08/22/2005 5:51:36 PM PDT by FlashBack (www.teamamericapac.org)
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To: Brilliant

So Winston Churchill was a complete idiot for suggesting BEFORE the war the Hitler should be taken out?...millions died becuase he was not.


15 posted on 08/22/2005 5:51:42 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Rebelbase
It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.

It needed saying.

16 posted on 08/22/2005 5:51:49 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: martin_fierro
I just find a hypocrisy between a man who claims to represent the Kingdom of Christ and the same man advocating assignation.
17 posted on 08/22/2005 5:52:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: Brilliant
He pulls no punches.It often gets him in trouble.
But he does care.
18 posted on 08/22/2005 5:52:20 PM PDT by since1868
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To: Rebelbase

I take it that unlike Liberia there's no diamond mines in Venezuela


19 posted on 08/22/2005 5:52:23 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Rebelbase

I'm not sure that Pat Robertson should be saying it, but I'll say it. The CIA under George Tenet screwed up BIG TIME when they failed to move at the time of the coup. Assassination wasn't necessary then, just a decisive move to support the coup and get Chavez out of there. Now it may be the only way to prevent big, big trouble throughout Latin America. Do we really need more revolutionary violence and state-sponsored poverty and oppression?


20 posted on 08/22/2005 5:53:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: F16Fighter
Btw, would it have been wrong for the Pope to have called for the execution of Adolf Hitler in 1940?

Yes.

But only because the Vatican would then have been destroyed by 1941.

21 posted on 08/22/2005 5:53:31 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (The constitution is not in exile, it's in a nice safe deposit box in the Cayman Islands - Lileks)
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To: since1868

We need to deal with him like we did with Qaddafi in mid 80s


22 posted on 08/22/2005 5:53:53 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Rebelbase

LOL...

Assignation...that sounds much WORSE than assasination...

They don't actually kill you, they just put a bullet in your ass!


23 posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:14 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Rebelbase
"We have the Monroe Doctrine..."

We did, Pat, up until president Kennedy threw it away over the Cuban missle crisis.

24 posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:26 PM PDT by nightdriver
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To: Rebelbase

This is an absolutely rediculous idea. A US assisination of Chavez would be the absolute best thing to spread his brand of leftism across Latin America. Chavez would be a martyr and someone else from his leftist party would take control, with more popular support.


25 posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:31 PM PDT by NatsFan
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To: Rebelbase
 

"We have the Monroe Doctrine"

You have a good idea Pat but the Monroe Doctrine specifically warrants from meddling in the Western Hemisphere by European counties, not idiots like Chavez.

!

 

26 posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:32 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Liberals believe common sense facts are open to debate!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

"a man of the cloth to be calling for an assassination is way off base."

My point exactly.


27 posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:38 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: Cicero

You are right..plus this fool has invited Muslim terrorist supporting nations to conferences...this guy will sponser ANY terrorism against the US...TAKE HIM OUT.


29 posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:49 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Impeach the Boy

Well, I guess we can just strike "Thou shalt not kill" and replace it with "Thou shalt not kill, unless it's a democratically elected leader who one disagreeth with".

Face it, this is reprehensible behavior on Robertson's part--and for those bringing up the Churchill/Hitler analogy, what are you talking about? Please, I would LOVE to be enlightened about the Hugo Chavez plan for widespread genocide...


30 posted on 08/22/2005 5:54:49 PM PDT by freethinker22
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To: Rebelbase

I don't see this as damaging to Christianity at all. Chavez is an enemy of Christ.


31 posted on 08/22/2005 5:55:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Impeach the Boy

Churchill had tact.


32 posted on 08/22/2005 5:55:31 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (see my FR page for a link to the tribute to Terri Schaivo, a short video presentation.)
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To: Rebelbase

We don't actually have to assassinate him...just bribe a few Venezuelan generals to do it for us. It's just war by another means....and Chavez has it coming.


33 posted on 08/22/2005 5:56:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: Impeach the Boy

"You are right..plus this fool has invited Muslim terrorist supporting nations to conferences."

Which ones, Pakistan or Saudi Arabia?


34 posted on 08/22/2005 5:57:07 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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To: wagglebee

Bingo


35 posted on 08/22/2005 5:57:14 PM PDT by since1868
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To: dubyaismypresident
"But only because the Vatican would then have been destroyed by 1941."

Sheer conjecture.

Remember -- the Italians were 95% Catholic, as were many Germans and other Europeans.

36 posted on 08/22/2005 5:58:05 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: Rebelbase
I just find a hypocrisy between a man who claims to represent the Kingdom of Christ and the same man advocating assignation.

There are two asses in ass-ass-i-na-tion.

37 posted on 08/22/2005 5:58:07 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: Rebelbase

And the problem is......?????


38 posted on 08/22/2005 5:58:10 PM PDT by mountn man (Everyone brings joy into a room. Some when they enter. Others when they leave)
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To: SALChamps03

" There are two asses in ass-ass-i-na-tion."

Spell check strikes again!


39 posted on 08/22/2005 5:59:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: Rebelbase

Read the Old Testament. God told the Isrealites to wipe out whole cites, women and children alike, in order to keep evil from spreading. We would do well to follow his lead instead of long drawn out wars.


40 posted on 08/22/2005 5:59:40 PM PDT by bella1 (red county, blue state)
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To: Rebelbase

Funny thing is the DUmmies were just commenting today what a great leader Chavez is. A great man of the people like Castro. The only people that hate him are the rich and powerful. I think I'll stick with Pat on this one.


41 posted on 08/22/2005 6:00:11 PM PDT by beandog (Bean the Real Dog - 10/3/90-6/13/05 - Doggie Heaven is Lucky to have you.)
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"I take it that unlike Liberia there's no diamond mines in Venezuela "

Ouch. That's definitely going to leave a mark. May I suggest an ice pack to take down the swelling?


42 posted on 08/22/2005 6:00:26 PM PDT by beaver fever
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To: Rebelbase

Thumbs up to Pat! Chavez owes his life to politcal correctness. What a gnat.


43 posted on 08/22/2005 6:00:26 PM PDT by eddie2 (Go Cats)
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To: since1868

Ditto!


44 posted on 08/22/2005 6:00:27 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Rebelbase

Oh it's damage alright and Pat is so far out of line it's unbelievable. But I doubt with the bloodlust at a high among Republicans unfortunately you won't see much condemnation of Pat.


45 posted on 08/22/2005 6:00:59 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: freethinker22

Has your head been in the sand? This despot INVITED TERROR supporting nations to conferences, plus he has said that he will support fighting against the "oppressive" USA.

Chavez has ALREADY killed in his own country..HE WILL help get Americans killed. He has and will torture and kill his own people. Have you NOT read the scripture that admonishes that we are to "rescue the perishing"? How is it murder to STOP a murderer?


46 posted on 08/22/2005 6:01:02 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Rebelbase

It's sad watching Christians sell their souls to the GOP and the neo-con movement.


47 posted on 08/22/2005 6:01:13 PM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: F16Fighter
Sheer conjecture. Remember -- the Italians were 95% Catholic, as were many Germans and other Europeans.

Mussolini was Italian too, you think he'd answer anything but "yes sir" if Hitler told him to level the Vatican.

Also, look at what happened in Catholic France in the eighteenth century, and in Catholic Spain and Mexico in the twentieth century. Sometimes Catholic countries are the Church's worst enemies.

48 posted on 08/22/2005 6:01:39 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (The constitution is not in exile, it's in a nice safe deposit box in the Cayman Islands - Lileks)
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To: Rebelbase

Smile, Hugo.


49 posted on 08/22/2005 6:02:15 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: since1868
The left can go sing "Kumbaya" with the likes of Chavez and Castro all they want, it still doesn't change things.

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
--Matthew 10:34

50 posted on 08/22/2005 6:02:24 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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