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Death of Hugo Chavez could set off shock waves across region
telegraph uk ^ | 7:05PM GMT 05 Jan 2013 | By Philip Sherwell

Posted on 01/07/2013 4:33:55 PM PST by BenLurkin

The orchestra played and loyal lawmakers erupted in adulatory applause as Hugo Chavez invoked Fidel Castro and Jesus Christ as his revolutionary role models.

His right hand raised, the fiery Venezuelan leader echoed the famous call to arms of his Cuban mentor. "Fatherland, socialism or death," he proclaimed, then added with a typical flourish: "I swear by Christ, the greatest socialist in history." That was six years ago as "El Commandante" was sworn in for his third term as president and blew kisses to rose petal-tossing crowds when he returned in an open-topped car to his palace to watch a military parade.

On Thursday, the ideologue - who has used his country's oil riches to bankroll left-wing bed-fellows across Latin America, forged a cosy alliance with Iran and assailed the US from its back yard - is due to be celebrating his next inauguration.

But there will be no joyous scenes. For this weekend, he is lying close to death in a Cuban hospital bed, quite possibly being kept alive on a ventilator, suffering from respiratory problems and a severe lung infection after his fourth round of surgery in 18 months for an undisclosed type of pelvic cancer.

His illness has already sparked a constitutional crisis in Venezuela, where he won a hotly-contested election in October but has not yet started a new term. His death would send shock waves across the region and could endanger the survival of Cuba's communist regime which is dependent on his largesse for cheap oil.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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Adios Hugo. Say hello to el Diablo for us.
1 posted on 01/07/2013 4:34:00 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Probably the biggest shockwave will be the final recognition that Chavez can actually die.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 4:35:19 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

GOOD!


3 posted on 01/07/2013 4:36:08 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: BenLurkin

why would anyone possibly be “shocked” by it?

good riddance to bad rubbish


4 posted on 01/07/2013 4:36:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like Hugo may have contracted BOOP. Rare form of pneumonia. Prognosis? Dim, when coupled with all his other ailments...


5 posted on 01/07/2013 4:41:33 PM PST by donozark (Kim Kardashian had her baby. Triplets! She named them Wilson, Spaulding and Rawlings.)
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To: BenLurkin
Fatherland, socialism or death,

Two out of three. Not bad.
6 posted on 01/07/2013 4:42:20 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: Jonty30

I am all for a Venezuelan Shockwave! Maybe it will be large enough to reach the brain dead citizens here in the US. A lot of pain in Venezuela will be a good thing. It will teach their citizens what idiots they’ve been.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 4:42:20 PM PST by vette6387
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To: GeronL

Chavanistas like Sean Penn. I hope he has a breakdown.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 4:47:37 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if he smells sulfur?


9 posted on 01/07/2013 4:49:10 PM PST by EEGator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He can’t become soylent green, he’s toxic, he has to be turned into toilet bowl cleaner


10 posted on 01/07/2013 4:51:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Tyrants.

They never last.
They come and go so fast.
So strong, and then they’re past.


11 posted on 01/07/2013 4:51:57 PM PST by lurk
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To: vette6387

Unfortunately if there is any way that Obama can use American money to insure that a dictatorship remains in power and is supported, he will find it!


12 posted on 01/07/2013 4:51:57 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin

Death of Hugo Chavez could set off shock waves to OBAMA


13 posted on 01/07/2013 5:00:58 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: BenLurkin

The only good commie....


14 posted on 01/07/2013 5:02:33 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved, or not at all)
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To: Patriot Babe
Yes, indeedy.

And this could even provide an unexpected little boost to our economy.

15 posted on 01/07/2013 5:02:57 PM PST by what's up
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To: BenLurkin

Fatherland, socialism, or death.

Guess it’s death, then.


16 posted on 01/07/2013 5:12:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Jim Noble

the only good commie...is commiepost. makes your roses really red.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 5:14:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BenLurkin

Will King Barry attend the funeral?

Or will he send Hillary?


18 posted on 01/07/2013 5:20:02 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: BenLurkin

I hope Colombia is on high military alert. They have a window where they could wipe out every single threat East of the Llanos in a quick cleanup operation. The power vacuum will be limited before the next strong man can truly take the helm.


19 posted on 01/07/2013 5:29:40 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Fresh Wind
Will King Barry attend the funeral?

I expect he'll put out an EO for flags at half mast for the next month or two...

20 posted on 01/07/2013 5:37:39 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: BenLurkin

Death of Hugo Chavez could set off shock waves across region...

Guess he’s being buried at sea when he finally drops dead.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 5:40:28 PM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Jonty30

Probably the biggest shockwave will be the final recognition that Chavez can actually die.

Considering the state of the Cuban health care system I’m surprised the creep hasn’t died already.


22 posted on 01/07/2013 5:53:49 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: BenLurkin

Die you commie son of a bitch.


23 posted on 01/07/2013 5:58:50 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Fresh Wind

John Kerry would be a natural for mourning a dead Communit.


24 posted on 01/07/2013 6:00:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Let the shockwaves begin, the sooner the better.


25 posted on 01/07/2013 6:09:25 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: BenLurkin
Chavez will BURN BRIGHT IN HELL as all communists should, and by the way, the blue blood country club retards and their greedy pulled back wives running the RNC and the GOP need to stop calling themselves RED, AS IN "RED STATES".

The communist press decided to call the remaining free states communist red, and the GENIUSES AT THE RNC didn't even care.

These degenerate "REPUBLICAN" Washingtonian sons of bitches have not SUFFERED A GODAMMNED THING as a result of their pushing the cultist Romney as the GOP nominee and putting the Executive branch back in the hands of the CPUSA.

THEY HAVE NO HONOR.

Payback is a bitch, and revenge is sweet.

Reince Priebus, Boehner, and Mitch McConnell my ass.

Washingtonians days are numbered.

26 posted on 01/07/2013 6:23:33 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: maddog55
Guess he’s being buried at sea when he finally drops dead.

I wonder if the splash would be louder that Rodney King or Bin Laden.

27 posted on 01/07/2013 6:30:44 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: GeronL
What's the difference between Chavez and Obama? One is a communist dictator the other is a Marxist dictator.
as for the news of Chavez dying:


28 posted on 01/07/2013 6:39:31 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: RC one
Die you commie son of a bitch.

LOL, that is exactly what I was thinking. As others have said over the years, the only good communist, is...........well, you know.

29 posted on 01/07/2013 6:44:20 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Fresh Wind

Nope, king baraq will send biden.

He will tell jokes.

Eulogize Castro.

same ol slow jo.


30 posted on 01/07/2013 7:24:44 PM PST by Texas resident (The idiots run the show now)
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To: Texas resident

Well then...LOT’s of Popcorn is in order.


31 posted on 01/07/2013 8:01:50 PM PST by DAC21
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To: BenLurkin
It sure seems like there is a smell of sulfur around here.
32 posted on 01/07/2013 8:10:06 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m certain we will survive the death of Hugo Chavez, but will we survive the life of Obama.


33 posted on 01/07/2013 9:13:19 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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