Skip to comments.Hugo Chavez Hit By Cuba's Surgical Strike
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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I smell sulfur.
Cuban-style medicine: coming soon to a country near you.
I’m surprised that obama hasn’t been down there to wail and mourn at his hero’s bedside.
Funny how God has a way of removing dictators who think they are invincible and gods here on earth isn’t it?
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.
Sounds like Cuba got hit by an F-16.
Not me. Not a single ounce.
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.)
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.
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.
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.