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Venezuela's Chavez: Friend Of Terrorists (Not surprising) ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 03/02/2010 5:27:33 PM PST by Kaslin

War: A Spanish court has charged Venezuela with collaborating in a terrorist plot to assassinate President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. That's an attempt on a top U.S. ally, and calls for a hard response. If it's not predator-drone time, it's time to name Venezuela as a state sponsor of terror.

What came to light Monday isn't the first time Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has been caught aiding terrorists, but it may well be the most egregious.

Spanish Judge Eloy Velasco named a Venezuelan government official as a key link between 12 FARC and ETA terrorists who were indicted in a 2003 plot to kill Colombia's president. That's capital murder, targeting a head of state.

Using leads from the captured computer of FARC chieftain Raul Reyes, who was killed in 2008, the 26-page indictment charged that these terrorists tried to kill Colombia's president, its former President Andres Pastrana and several other high-ranking Colombian officials on a visit to Spain.

Colombia's FARC sought training from ETA, the Spanish Basque separatist group, on how to rig cell phone bombs. It was possible only because a Venezuelan official on Hugo Chavez's payroll, Arturo Cubillas Fontan, got the two groups in touch for training. He's believed to be still on the Venezuelan state payroll.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; alvarouribe; arturocubillasfontan; ayestaran; bombs; c4; cellphonebombs; cellphones; chavez; colombia; computer; cubillas; detonators; eln; eta; explosives; farc; fontan; gogeaskoetxea; hugochavez; ibongogeaskoetxea; joseayestaran; mobilephones; normandy; raulreyes; reyes; spain; ubl; uribe; venezuela

1 posted on 03/02/2010 5:27:33 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Within 7 years Iran will give him his own nuke.

2 posted on 03/02/2010 5:28:48 PM PST by votemout
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To: Kaslin

So is Obama.

3 posted on 03/02/2010 5:30:47 PM PST by Howie66 (The one redeeming thing about liberals: their tendency to kill their own.)
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4 posted on 03/02/2010 5:34:03 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for Obama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Notice how quickly I snapped to that? lol

5 posted on 03/02/2010 6:55:08 PM PST by Howie66 (The one redeeming thing about liberals: their tendency to kill their own.)
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stepping back in time...

“Comandante Chavez’s Friends
Hugo Chavez supports Saddam Hussein and terrorism. Several congressional Democrats support Chavez. What’s wrong with this picture?”

March 10, 2003 11:00 PM

SNIPPET: “LATE LAST YEAR, 16 U.S. congressmen voiced their approval for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Representatives Barney Frank, John Conyers, Chaka Fattah, Jan Schakowsky, Jose Serrano, and others complained in a letter to President Bush that the United States was not adequately protecting Chavez against a groundswell of internal opposition to his increasingly authoritarian rule—an upsurge that might lead to his ouster.”

SNIPPET: “A day after the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Chavez declared that “The United States brought the attacks upon itself, for their arrogant imperialist foreign policy.” Chavez also described the U.S. military response to bin Laden as “terrorism,” claiming that he saw no difference between the invasion of Afghanistan and the September 11 terrorist attacks.”

SNIPPET: “Last December a high-level Venezuelan military defector gave sworn testimony that terrorist links exist between al Qaeda and the Chavez government. The defector, President Chavez’s personal pilot, alleges that one operation involved the transfer of close to $1 million in cash to Osama bin Laden.”

SNIPPET: “Also, the congressional signatories turn a blind eye to mountains of hard evidence—most supplied by U.S. allies in the Colombian government—confirming Chavez’s support for the FARC and ELN terrorist networks.”

6 posted on 03/03/2010 1:10:10 AM PST by Cindy
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ADDING 1 link:

“Hugo Chávez ‘terrorist link’ sparks diplomatic row between Spain and Venezuela
A Spanish judge has accused the Venezuelan government of involvement with the Basque terrorist group Eta”

Giles Tremlett
The Guardian
Tuesday 2 March 2010

SNIPPET: “The investigating magistrate said that up to half a dozen Eta members had travelled to Venezuela to train Farc members in the use of C4 explosives and mobile telephones as detonators.

Members of the Venezuelan armed forces appeared to have accompanied them on at least one occasion, he added.

He also said that several Eta members had also travelled through Venezuela to Farc camps in Colombia to receive training there.”

SNIPPET: “The allegations came on the same day that Spanish police confirmed the identity of all three Eta members arrested on Sunday at a remote farmhouse in Normandy.

They included Eta military chief Ibon Gogeaskoetxea, and a veteran member of the group who has spent many years living in Venezuela, José Ayestaran.

Ayestaran is wanted by Spanish police in connection with 10 killings. He had spent several years living in Venezuela...”

7 posted on 03/03/2010 4:15:58 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Kaslin

In a sane world, Chavez that filthy pig, would have had his G-damn head blown off his shoulders....YEARS AGO.

8 posted on 03/15/2010 2:31:16 PM PDT by Levante
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