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Hezbollah Adopts Chavez As Hero
Khaleej Times ^ | 9/21/06

Posted on 09/21/2006 11:06:54 AM PDT by areafiftyone

BEIRUT - Venezuela’s outspoken President Hugo Chavez, who lashed out at his US counterpart George W. Bush from the podium of the UN General Assembly, has scored a big hit with Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah.

“Gracias Chavez,” proclaimed large posters hurriedly put up on Thursday by Hezbollah activists in their Shia stronghold of Beirut’s southern suburbs on the eve of a “victory” rally following the group’s war with Israel.

The portrait, showing Chavez in a red shirt and punching the air with a fist, also calls for Israel “to be taken to court for its crimes” during the 34-day war which ended in mid-August after more than 1,200 people were killed in Lebanon alone.

Caracas pulled the Venezuelan charge d’affaires out of Israel in early August to protest its operations inside Lebanon, with Chavez charging that Israel “had lost its mind”.

Another poster, next to a road bridge destroyed in an Israeli air raid, shows Chavez and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah and announces the launch of a petition of thanks for the Venezuelan leader.

It also hails “our coalition from Gaza to Beirut, to Damascus, to Tehran, and with our brother Chavez”, quoting Nasrallah.

Chavez stunned the General Assembly in New York on Wednesday with a speech which branded Bush “the devil” who acted like he ”owned the world”, a day after the US leader spoke from the same podium.

The left-wing Venezuelan president, a frequent critic of the US administration, then crossed himself, brought his hands together as if in prayer and looked up to the ceiling of the assembly chamber.

Earlier this week, Chavez hosted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and renewed his support for Tehran’s disputed uranium enrichment programme, which the United States and other Western countries fear would be used for the development of a nuclear bomb.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: redjihad

1 posted on 09/21/2006 11:06:54 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

Looks like FR has Chavez fever today... ;-)


2 posted on 09/21/2006 11:08:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: areafiftyone

This is more great news!!!!!!!!!! Another terrorist group supporting the syphilitic idiot. When will he visit Bin Laden? Keep it up Hugo.!!!!!


3 posted on 09/21/2006 11:09:00 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: areafiftyone

Tomorrow, Chavez announces the formation of the new Islamic Republic of Venezuela.


4 posted on 09/21/2006 11:09:10 AM PDT by AZLiberty (Creating the <a href="http://clinton.senate.gov">straddle</a> Google bomb one post at a time.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can we help it? I'm salivating over campaign commercials.

Just think promos with Chavez, Iran, Hizbollah, Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan all together.


5 posted on 09/21/2006 11:09:42 AM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gonna be good for the Republicans. All this negative stuff about these dictators hurts the Dems who love these guys!


6 posted on 09/21/2006 11:10:26 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: areafiftyone

Why is it that I feel Chavez coddling of islamonuts isnt going to go over well with mostly Catholic Venezuelans??


7 posted on 09/21/2006 11:10:47 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: OpusatFR

And the rest of the unhinged Hollyweird crowd.

Oh!!! And Ted Turner who call Bush Satan recently, didn't he?

And Sean Penn.

Be still my heart! LOL


8 posted on 09/21/2006 11:10:54 AM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: areafiftyone

Coordination Alert!! These posters were surely produced many days before the speech. Just as in the case of the large posters of Secy Rice (remebember--the ones that stretched her eye teeth to look like fangs?), these were produced well in advance of Chavez's nutty speech, all coordinated by some source--Tehran?


9 posted on 09/21/2006 11:11:27 AM PDT by Remole
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Where's the CIA agent with the tiny needle containing air?


10 posted on 09/21/2006 11:12:34 AM PDT by wastedyears (Give me Liberty or give me DEATH)
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To: areafiftyone
The Wall Street Journal ran an article a few months back about the fact that there are Chavez-supporting "Bolivarian Circles" modeled on his fascist Bolivarian party in more than 30 US states.
11 posted on 09/21/2006 11:13:06 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: areafiftyone
It's Senor Syphilis Day on FreeRepublic!!
12 posted on 09/21/2006 11:13:50 AM PDT by zarf
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To: areafiftyone

Rangel don't

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX1lBOxoJeU


13 posted on 09/21/2006 11:14:19 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: areafiftyone

Like manna from heaven.. ;-)


14 posted on 09/21/2006 11:15:37 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: areafiftyone

Criticism from Hizbus? And the week's not over yet.


15 posted on 09/21/2006 11:16:08 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: wideawake

got a link on that


16 posted on 09/21/2006 11:23:05 AM PDT by kublia khan (Absolute war brings total victory)
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To: areafiftyone

Terrorists admiring dictators. Chavez belongs in the islamic world since all they have are wienees.


17 posted on 09/21/2006 11:25:29 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: kublia khan

Nope - read it in my daily dead tree edition. I'll look around.


18 posted on 09/21/2006 11:27:22 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: areafiftyone

It seriously seems like the players are in middle school. Or stuck in some ancient century.


19 posted on 09/21/2006 11:29:23 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: areafiftyone

My momma always said you could tell people by the company they keep.


20 posted on 09/21/2006 11:30:15 AM PDT by pepperdog
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To: areafiftyone

How can he be their hero? He's an infidel, albeit, a crazy, corrupt, communist infidel.


21 posted on 09/21/2006 11:57:18 AM PDT by Big Digger (I)
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To: shankbear

I was going to say almost the same thing. It's a good thing that Chavie openly acknowledges his cohorts. That makes it easier to know who to take out. If we just would. Someone last night said Pat Robertson was right all along. It would seem so.


22 posted on 09/21/2006 12:16:40 PM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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