Skip to comments.'Christian' Pat Robertson calls for the assassination of Venezuela's President Chavez
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.
Video of this commentary here.
I agree with him 100%
I think we could get a few volunteers on FR. I would not shed a tear if this SOB got one between the eyes.
You say that like it's a Bad Thing.
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.
This guy is a tin pot dictator.
I do wish the CIA would do its job in general. No comment on this matter, however.
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.
"Chavez is a danger to this country and to the world."
Hey the Chicoms just love this guy! Oil anyone.
Only a complete idiot would say that publicly even if he believed it privately.
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?
Sometimes I think he can't decide whether he's a man of the cloth or a politician.
They say that the Lord works in mysterious ways...Go Pat!!
So Winston Churchill was a complete idiot for suggesting BEFORE the war the Hitler should be taken out?...millions died becuase he was not.
It needed saying.
I take it that unlike Liberia there's no diamond mines in Venezuela
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?
But only because the Vatican would then have been destroyed by 1941.
We need to deal with him like we did with Qaddafi in mid 80s
Assignation...that sounds much WORSE than assasination...
They don't actually kill you, they just put a bullet in your ass!
We did, Pat, up until president Kennedy threw it away over the Cuban missle crisis.
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.
"a man of the cloth to be calling for an assassination is way off base."
My point exactly.
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.
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...
I don't see this as damaging to Christianity at all. Chavez is an enemy of Christ.
Churchill had tact.
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.
"You are right..plus this fool has invited Muslim terrorist supporting nations to conferences."
Which ones, Pakistan or Saudi Arabia?
Remember -- the Italians were 95% Catholic, as were many Germans and other Europeans.
There are two asses in ass-ass-i-na-tion.
And the problem is......?????
" There are two asses in ass-ass-i-na-tion."
Spell check strikes again!
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.
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.
"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?
Thumbs up to Pat! Chavez owes his life to politcal correctness. What a gnat.
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.
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?
It's sad watching Christians sell their souls to the GOP and the neo-con movement.
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.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.