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Chavez lashes back at Spanish king (for telling him to "shut up" during a summit)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/07 | Eduardo Gallardo - ap

Posted on 11/11/2007 8:02:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge

SANTIAGO, Chile - President Hugo Chavez lashed back at Spain's king Sunday for telling him to "shut up" during a summit, suggesting the monarch knew in advance of a 2002 coup that briefly ousted the Venezuelan leader from power.

Chavez claimed that Spain's ambassador had backed interim president Pedro Carmona and appeared at Venezuela's presidential palace during the two-day coup in 2002. He demanded to know how deeply King Juan Carlos had been involved.

"Mr. King, did you know about the coup d'etat against Venezuela, against the democratic, legitimate government of Venezuela in 2002?" Chavez said before reporters in Santiago. "It's very hard to imagine the Spanish ambassador would have been at the presidential palace supporting the coup plotters without authorization from his majesty."

Chavez touched off the spat Sunday at the closing session of a summit of Latin American nations, Spain and Portugal. Chavez accused former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar of backing the 2002 coup and repeatedly calling him a "fascist" in an address to leaders gathered in the Chilean capital.

Spain's current prime minister, socialist Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, asked Chavez to be more diplomatic and show respect for other leaders despite political differences.

Chavez continued to interrupt as Zapatero spoke, although his microphone was off.

King Juan Carlos, seated next to Zapatero, then leaned toward Chavez and loudly asked, "Por que no te callas?" — or "Why don't you shut up?"

The leftist Venezuelan leader has often grabbed attention with flamboyant speeches at international gatherings, including calling President Bush the "devil" on the floor of the United Nations last year.

Chavez regularly accuses Washington of helping orchestrate the 2002 coup against him — a charge U.S. officials deny. U.S. and Spanish ambassadors did meet with Carmona and his newly appointed foreign minister on April 13, 2002, hours before Chavez was restored to power following massive demonstrations.

Officials at the Spanish Embassy in Venezuela and the royal palace in Madrid could not be reached for comment Sunday.

In comments published by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Chavez recalled his spat with the monarch. "He acted like an angry bull" as he stormed out, Chavez said. "I'm no bullfighter — but ole!"

Chavez, who faces violent protests at home against proposed constitutional reforms that would greatly boost his power, said the incident had been exaggerated by the media.

"I hope this will not damage relations," Chavez said as he left his Santiago hotel room Sunday morning. "But I think it's imprudent for a king to shout at a president to shut up."

"Mr. King, we are not going to shut up," he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chavez; hugo; juancarlos; king; lashes; shutup; spanish; venezuela

1 posted on 11/11/2007 8:02:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez(R) and Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega pose during the Summit for Friendship and Integration of the Ibero American People in Santiago, 10 November 2007. Spain's King Juan Carlos won praise back home on Sunday after telling Chavez to "just shut up" before storming out of an Ibero-American summit.(AFP/Geralso Caso)


2 posted on 11/11/2007 8:05:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge
Uh, Misteer, the King has spoken. Now clean his scepter like a white house intern.
3 posted on 11/11/2007 8:07:25 PM PST by 359Henrie (38 million illegals create a big carbon footprint. The real inconvenient truth.)
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A combination photo shows Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addressing the closing session of the XVII Ibero-American Summit (right photo) and Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luiz Rodriguez Zapatero (L) and King Juan Carlos protesting over Chavez's speech (left photo) in Santiago November 10, 2007. King Juan Carlos told Chavez on Saturday to "shut up" during closing speeches by leaders from the Latin world that brought the Ibero-American summit to an acrimonious end. REUTERS/Handout (CHILE).


4 posted on 11/11/2007 8:07:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Commies should get a room. They can take turns pumping each other......’s egos.


5 posted on 11/11/2007 8:08:11 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: NormsRevenge

Chavez is an obnoxious pig


6 posted on 11/11/2007 8:10:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NormsRevenge
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"I know you are, but what am I?!"


7 posted on 11/11/2007 8:10:49 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Chevez is a b*stard!!

  

8 posted on 11/11/2007 8:16:09 PM PST by SheLion (I love Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

How much longer can Chavez last? I have a feeling he’s alienating too many people and someones going to have him assassinated.

He deserves it. He’s a fruitcake.


9 posted on 11/11/2007 8:18:32 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: SheLion
Nice pic!!!!! I can think of a thing or two I'd like to say to Chavez myself.


Please check the tagline FReepers...I still could use some assistance in this deal!!!
10 posted on 11/11/2007 8:22:54 PM PST by FlashBack (Need Some FReep Help: Vote for Gene Hinders at www.racingjunk.com Oct.15-Nov.15 2007)
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To: garyhope

Yes he is and he is also getting way to visiable for the wrong reasons.


11 posted on 11/11/2007 8:23:52 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: garyhope

How long has Castro lasted ?....if he controls the military he can just about do as he pleases, even against a hostile media and thousands of student protesters...possibly only if the whole country revolts against him and they burn everything in sight- then he might get the message...

He is rotten to the core, a true dictator


12 posted on 11/11/2007 8:24:23 PM PST by billmor
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To: garyhope

Someone needs to send that prima donna a box of Midol.


13 posted on 11/11/2007 8:25:02 PM PST by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why doesn’t somebody just shoot this SOB.


14 posted on 11/11/2007 8:26:05 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: SheLion
You can tell a man by the company he keeps.

Here are a few of Hugo's friends...

Comrade Fidel Castro

Mahmoud (Little Hitler) Ahmadinejad

Moonbat Jimmy Carter

Saddam Hussein

Jacques-strap Chirac

Media Whore Cindy Shaheed

Idiot leftist Harry Belafonte

Idiot leftist and has-been actor Danny Glover

Anti-American leftist Sean Penn

NY Slimes Author Greg Palast

Former Mexican President & Certifiable Piece of Filth Vicente Fox

It's no secret why Chavez is such a reprehensible POS; look at who he hangs out with.

15 posted on 11/11/2007 8:27:36 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Where are the old school CIA hit men when you need them?


16 posted on 11/11/2007 8:28:30 PM PST by plain talk
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To: NormsRevenge

Ain’t it great....Carlos sees what a complete low life he is...sometimes that Monarch snobiness ways are fun to watch. Boy, they know when they see a LOW LIFE. Now the low life is fighting back like a big old baby.


17 posted on 11/11/2007 8:32:16 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: South40
You can tell a man by the company he keeps.

B*STARDS...................All of them! May they rot in hell!

18 posted on 11/11/2007 8:34:34 PM PST by SheLion (I love Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: South40

Great pictures plus captions. But that photo of Chavez and Ahmadinejad, ACK! What a couple of UGLY people.


19 posted on 11/11/2007 8:36:21 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: SheLion

I think that as friends of Ameerica’s enemy they should all share Saddam’s fate.


20 posted on 11/11/2007 8:36:54 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: South40; SheLion; Thinkin' Gal; aculeus
And what's with this pic of Chavez and Fox? It looks like a promo pic for a lighthearted sitcom!


21 posted on 11/11/2007 8:41:12 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Lijahsbubbe
It is.

It's a prommo for "My Name Is Hugo".

22 posted on 11/11/2007 8:42:39 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Lijahsbubbe; South40; Thinkin' Gal; aculeus
I think they are LOVERS!!!!
23 posted on 11/11/2007 8:46:17 PM PST by SheLion (I love Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

When will someone do the world a favor and actually fulfill Chavez’s paranoid delusions?


24 posted on 11/11/2007 8:50:09 PM PST by TheBattman (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: South40

I always heard that you are known by the company you keep....


25 posted on 11/11/2007 8:52:28 PM PST by TheBattman (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chavez is an ass, and he’s finding that being Latino does not immunize him from being recognized as such.


26 posted on 11/11/2007 8:53:01 PM PST by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: NormsRevenge

"ees that El Zotto?"

27 posted on 11/11/2007 8:53:01 PM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: NormsRevenge
Shut up!
No! YOU Shut Up!
No, YOU shut up!!
YOU SHUT UP!
Just shut up.
No, you.

28 posted on 11/11/2007 8:54:53 PM PST by ValerieTexas
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To: SheLion

LOL!


29 posted on 11/11/2007 8:55:02 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: NormsRevenge

30 posted on 11/11/2007 8:57:27 PM PST by machman
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To: Redbob

Perhaps the King could arrange a personal inquisition for Hugo.


31 posted on 11/11/2007 8:58:21 PM PST by nygoose
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To: machman

LOL.. Thanks!

Well said.


32 posted on 11/11/2007 8:59:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: plain talk

Well, I could tell you, but then, .........


33 posted on 11/11/2007 9:00:00 PM PST by Just Lori (There is nothing democrat-"ic" about democrats.)
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To: plain talk
Where are the old school CIA hit men when you need them?

Based on their record against (say) Castro (e.g. cigars with chemical components supposed to make his beard fall out and, erm, 'discredit him') maybe 'old school CIA hit men' may not be the way to go.

34 posted on 11/11/2007 9:06:35 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Mr. King, we are not going to shut up," he said.

Now, how did he say that in the original? Is this a literal translation?

Anybody that says "Mister King" to a real king in English has just lit up his personal "STUPID" sign in muliticolored chasing LEDS.

He really ought to have shut up while he was ahead.

35 posted on 11/11/2007 9:11:15 PM PST by thulldud
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To: spetznaz
Well said. Old school was neutered. Old Old school scares me.
36 posted on 11/11/2007 9:12:16 PM PST by 359Henrie (38 million illegals create a big carbon footprint. The real inconvenient truth.)
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To: TheBattman
When will someone do the world a favor and actually fulfill Chavez’s paranoid delusions?

Because Heaven doesn't want him and Hell is afraid he will take charge!

37 posted on 11/11/2007 9:16:20 PM PST by SheLion (I love Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The leftist Venezuelan leader has often grabbed attention with flamboyant speeches at international gatherings, including calling President Bush the "devil" on the floor of the United Nations last year.

The AP only put "devil" in quotation marks because they don't believe Satan is real. They certainly agree with Hugo's proclamation.
38 posted on 11/11/2007 9:21:02 PM PST by Rastus
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To: machman

LOL


39 posted on 11/11/2007 9:23:41 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: spetznaz

If only Venezuela had a “Pinochet.”


40 posted on 11/11/2007 9:27:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lijahsbubbe

You know, I'd give five bucks to know what Fox was thinking the very second this picture was taken. It'd be worth every penny.

41 posted on 11/11/2007 9:33:10 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: machman

LOL! Oh that’s VEY good! I’m glad King Juan Carlos spoke up when he did. He wasn’t playing the diplomat like all the others, he was just someone there who was sick of hearing Chavez chatter on and on, and decided to put a stop to it.


42 posted on 11/11/2007 10:10:51 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: NormsRevenge
yeah, I know Chavez...you are a real fighter...like these guys....

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43 posted on 11/12/2007 2:22:46 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: NormsRevenge

"And, and then...*sniff*...he told me, told me to shut up!"

44 posted on 11/12/2007 2:48:09 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: machman

Oy, Hugo, cala boca!!


45 posted on 11/12/2007 5:13:01 AM PST by Westbrook
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To: Caipirabob
'Is it getting hot in here or is that a MOAB blossoming overhead?'

It's Reaper time!

.AFP

46 posted on 11/12/2007 10:25:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: spetznaz

Well ... no one said they (or any organization) is perfect. :-) But I would take the old school variety over the current variety.


47 posted on 11/12/2007 3:52:13 PM PST by plain talk
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To: NormsRevenge

alas...

Chavez In Spanish King Coup Jibe
BBC | 11-11-2007
Posted on 11/11/2007 7:59:05 PM EST by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1924342/posts

[snip] The spat began after Mr Chavez called Mr Aznar, a close ally of US President George W Bush, a fascist, adding “fascists are not human. A snake is more human.” [end]


48 posted on 11/12/2007 11:02:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, November 8, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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the first one (i believe):

Spanish King Tells Chavez To “Shut Up”
AP | NOV 10, 2007 6:13pm US/Eastern | Eduardo Gallardo
Posted on 11/10/2007 6:38:24 PM EST by battlegearboat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1923947/posts


49 posted on 11/12/2007 11:04:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Thursday, November 8, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: plain talk
Well ... no one said they (or any organization) is perfect. :-) But I would take the old school variety over the current variety.

On that we can agree ....the current variety (or at least their PC level) makes the older model seem like GI Joes on steroids!

50 posted on 11/13/2007 4:34:15 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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