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Hugo Chavez Hit By Cuba's Surgical Strike
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7 Jan 2013 | Editorial

Posted on 01/08/2013 6:00:46 AM PST by IBD editorial writer

Americas: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is dying of cancer in Havana, in a live demonstration of Cuba's vaunted socialized medical care. He went there instead of Brazil because he wanted to make a political statement. What irony.

As party cronies hover at his bedside, Cuban officials bark orders to the government in Caracas, and red-shirted Chavistas hold vigils, all signs are pointing to an imminent exit for the Venezuelan leader who controls a huge part of the world's oil.

He's going out exactly as he wouldn't have liked — helpless and at the mercy of doctors, a far cry from the blaze of heroic socialist glory he might have preferred.

Most galling for him: It didn't have to happen this way.

His expected demise will be entirely due to his gullibility to leftist propaganda and bad choices that came of it.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brazil; cancer; castrocare; chavez; chavezcancer; cuba; dilma; gullible; hospital; hugochavez; michaelmoore; sicko; venezuela
Hugo believed all the Michael Moore propaganda about the glories of Castrocare. He turned down a real opportunity to get well in favor of the leftist chimera. Poor stupid fool - and in his demise he will take Cuba down with him.
1 posted on 01/08/2013 6:00:53 AM PST by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

I smell sulfur.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 6:04:45 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Cuban-style medicine: coming soon to a country near you.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 6:09:50 AM PST by popdonnelly
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I’m surprised that obama hasn’t been down there to wail and mourn at his hero’s bedside.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 6:17:13 AM PST by taillightchaser (When a dimorat says"The American people" the next words will be a lie.)
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To: popdonnelly

Funny how God has a way of removing dictators who think they are invincible and gods here on earth isn’t it?


5 posted on 01/08/2013 6:30:46 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: taillightchaser

In a way, I have a certain respect for this detestable guy; at least he has (or had) his principles. I’m damn sure that he knew he would be better off in a US hospital, and I’m sure that we would have welcomed him. But he couldn’t do that, of course.

Numerous times, I believe that either people not too friendly to the US wind up in the Mayo Clinic under some random name, or top US doctors get a phone call and suddenly go on a vacation.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 6:36:12 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: IBD editorial writer

Sounds like Cuba got hit by an F-16.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 7:04:23 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Not me. Not a single ounce.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 7:19:34 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Good!!!

Maybe BS/BO can send Chavez one of our 747s to pick him up and put him under Obamacare in the U.S.

(The 747s belong to we the people and not the crooks in the government. This includes the crooks in Congress.)


9 posted on 01/08/2013 7:49:26 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: jsanders2001

Hitler, Saddam, Ghadaffi, and now Chavez have all gone down hard. Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot all died in bed. It looks like Khomeine (sp?), Mandela and Mugabe will die peacefully as well. Seems to me to be a toss up when it comes to the demise of a tyrant.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 9:19:09 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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Been told by some Cubans that the health care the elites receive in Cuba is very good. The health care the general populace receives in Cuba is very bad. The same will happen here eventually under Obamacare.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 10:28:22 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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Ding Dong, the Witch is (almost) dead.

Too bad for Venezuela. I worked down there in the late ‘80s and found the people were OK. They deserved better.

Many told me that oil was a two-edged sword. Lots of good paying jobs (then) that drew all the farmers off the land and they had to start importing food.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 11:55:37 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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