Skip to comments.Helpers Busy With Santa Chavez On Way
Posted on 11/26/2005 9:44:42 AM PST by Kitten Festival
Latin America: Oil earnings have given Hugo Chavez a colossal sense of his own power at home and abroad. He's not limiting himself to small countries like Bolivia, though. Surprise: The U.S. is also in his cross hairs.
Venezuela's president has targeted America and not just by organizing political fifth columns called "Bolivarian Circles" ... He's also getting himself good press for delivering discounted oil for his handpicked "poor" ...
Chavez has won plaudits from the mainstream media for his newly launched program to deliver cheap heating oil to carefully "screened" low-income constituencies.
Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, through its Citgo subsidiary, has been commissioned to distribute $10 million worth of cut-rate fuel to "poor" communities in Boston and New York. A separate deal on cheap fuel for buses and hospitals is reportedly in the works for Chicago.
Chavez says it's something out of the goodness of his heart. But this subsidy from a foreign state resembles what the Soviets used to call "active measures." The opaque origins of it are where a problem's visible.
From Citgo's offices, executives say it's just good corporate citizenship in action. From the offices of the self-described "screeners," like Kennedy-family-run Citizen's Energy Corp., which is involved in this, it's only standing up for the poor.
From U.S. congressmen who are taking credit, we learn it's nothing more than looking out for the needs of constituents.
And several of these players are saying this was their own idea and Chavez just helped out. That is false. Chavez announced the scheme last August when Jesse Jackson paid a visit to Caracas.
It might not be anything more than good corporate citizenship, except that no other good corporate citizen requires the office of U.S. congressmen to have their hands in the deal to get it done.
(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...
Libs whine about Rebook, United Fruit, etc. exploiting the 3rd world countries but they praise Chavez giving away his county's wealth to the US.
Are the potential recipients largely Hispanics?
There's just got to be something that can be done about this.
Perhaps we could sink a Venezualan ship transporting this oil far enough offshore that no one will see, claim it sank as a result of faulty maintinence, and then bar their ships from our waters?
Of course, that would mean making sure that the whole crew dies but, given who they're serving, I'm cool with that,
While his own people starve. These photos are instructive:
No. Too politically unreliable. Blacks. Chavez has been courting people like Jesse Jackson and the underclass. He doesn't have many hispanic friends, except among the ultra-radical left that has no community support. It's blacks he's targetting.
Where is Ragnar Danneskjöld when you need him?
Well, I haven't been to sea in a while, but if you can get a Battleship, I'll volunteer for a little Capitalist Piracy.
The Kennedys TEACH the dictators how to dance....
And it should not be lost on anyone that the Citizens Energy Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kennedy clan, and supposedly a "non-profit", benefits greatly from not having to compete for supplies of oil.
What a sweetheart deal.
What was it, that George W. Bush was supposed to have a similar deal with the Saudis? How is what RFK Jr. and Michael doing, any different?
Thank you for the links. The blog comments were very informative. Chavez is murdering his own people by neglect and buying as much of America as he can, courtesy of the Dems. I swear, they would sell their own souls to Satan.
Odd that he would start his program in Massachusetts! Sarc
I totally agree. The difference now is that the blogosphere is active. Noriega and Andropov and Saddam during the first Persian Gulf War were free to conduct their propaganda ploys with williing leftists and all involved got away with it.
The blogosphere and only the blogosphere can stop this now. Chavez has no idea what's coming at him.
I was about to say,"I'm happy there's no more poverty in Venezuela."
Charity begins at home.A lesson our own congress might take to heart,before they go sending our money all over the world.
Unfortunately, Congress is in Chavez's back pocket, bought off by his oil, a la Saddam.