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  • What was it? Unknown flying object nearly causes mid-air collision above Denver

    05/19/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 16 May 2012
    Aviation authorities are scratching their heads over a mysterious flying object in the skies above Colorado that almost caused a mid-air crash. The object was sighted by a commercial jet pilot, who claimed to air traffic controllers that some kind of flying craft got too close for comfort on Monday. In a transmission that appeared on, the operator of the Cessna Citation 525 CJ1 says: 'A remote controlled aircraft, or what? ... 9News reported the Citation was about 8,000 feet above sea level, or about 2,800 feet above the ground, at the time the pilot reported the seeing the...
  • Venezuelan Approach To Combat Voter Fraud in October Election by Chavista Communists

    05/17/2012 2:55:16 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 8 replies
    Sumate (Vote Monitoring Group in Venezuela) ^ | 12 May 2012 | Sumate Web Site, Caracas, Venezuela
    Why not in the USA? Because Holder, SEIU, ACORN, the DNC, La Raza, the New Black Panther Party, some spineless RINOS and the ACLU won't allow it, that's why. Thwarting rampant ballot stuffing and multiple voting just might tip the scales to make him Former President Barack Hussein Obama. Hmm mmm MMM!
  • Russian/U.S. War Games to Begin Shortly in Colorado

    05/15/2012 6:16:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 14 May 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Russia and the United States will begin their controversial first joint anti-terror military exercises on American soil shortly at Ft. Carson in Colorado. A special unit of Russian paratroopers departed for the United States over the weekend and will be working alongside American land forces as part of the war games. The Russian and U.S. special units will engage in joint gun practice as well as ... The drills are scheduled to end on May 31

    05/10/2012 10:33:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 117 replies
    Free Republic -- AmericanInTokyo ^ | 11 May 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Looks like the end is drawing near, and one can smell sulphur. I will guess first. (Location is optional but I put one down anyway). Please join, too.
  • Hugo Chavez looks to God as cancer clouds future

    05/07/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 16 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 5/7/2012 | yahoo news
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spent much of his career praising the socialist ideas of famed atheists such as Karl Marx and Fidel Castro. Now in the thick of a prolonged battle against cancer, however, the leftist leader is drawing inspiration from a spiritual leader: Jesus Christ. Chavez has been praying for divine intervention during increasingly infrequent appearances on television, holding up a crucifix while vowing to overcome his illness. He says living with cancer has made him "more Christian," talk that has spurred speculation that cancer might cut short his bid for re-election in October....
  • Ailing Venezuelan Bishop Says President Chavez Must Repent

    04/20/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 19, 2012 / 02:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Retired Bishop Eduardo Herrera Riera of Carora, who is suffering from terminal cancer, called on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to repent of his “injustices” against the country. “As a Head of State, you have the most gravest of obligations, first and foremost, to procure the peace and security of Venezuelans,” the bishop said in an open letter April 9. “Unfortunately, you have been very weak and negligent in confronting this most serious of problems.” The controversial president has battled illness himself in recent years, traveling last month to Cuba in...
  • With Venezuelan Food Shortages, Some Blame [Chavez's] Price Controls [milk, chicken, toilet paper]

    05/02/2012 8:27:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2012 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    a full hour and a half before the store would open, about two dozen people were already in line shortages of staples like milk, meat and toilet paper are a chronic part of life here The shortages affect both the poor and the well-off “I’m wasting my day here standing in line to buy one chicken and some rice.” Venezuela was long one of the most prosperous countries in the region, with sophisticated manufacturing, vibrant agriculture and strong businesses, making it hard for many residents to accept such widespread scarcities. many economists call it a classic case of a government...
  • Losing Nicaragua-- The Sandinistas are slowly crushing democracy.

    11/24/2009 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    With U.S. policymakers distracted by the situation in Honduras, Nicaragua continues to move toward authoritarianism. On October 19, a Nicaraguan Supreme Court panel overturned a constitutional provision limiting presidents to two non-consecutive terms in office. The ruling will allow incumbent Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega--the Sandinista party leader, former Soviet client, vociferous critic of the United States, and current Hugo Chávez acolyte--to run for another term in 2011. If there were any doubts that Nicaraguan democracy is slowly being extinguished, this latest development should remove them. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court is composed of 16 members. Thanks to a political deal made...
  • Hugo Chávez’s agony

    04/30/2012 5:52:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 30, 2012 | CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
    President Hugo Chávez’s Cuban doctors have already told him that he will most likely not be alive by October’s elections. It’s not a certainty but a statistical estimate. People his age who are affected by the aggressive cancer that afflicts him, complicated by the generalized metastasis that has spread, usually have only a few months to live. It is only a macabre average. One of Chávez’s first reactions was to phone a friendly chief of state to tell him about it. Hereafter, he will do increasingly stranger things. Like any other moribund person, he needs encouragement, compassion, loving pats on...
  • After Chávez, the Narcostate-If You Liked Chavez, You’ll Love the Drug Lords Plotting to Replace Him

    04/12/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | APRIL 11, 2012 | ROGER F. NORIEGA
    There are powerful men in Venezuela who are far worse than Hugo Chávez. And if Obama keeps "leading from behind" in Latin America, that's who we very well might get.Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez has tried for 10 months to conceal the fact that he is losing his bout with cancer, determined to appear in command of his revolutionary regime and the nation's future. This past Holy Week, however, television cameras captured him pleading for his life before a crucifix in his hometown church, his mother looking on without the slightest glint of hope on her face. Chávez's raw emotion startled...
  • Life Lessons from Chávez's Cancer

    04/08/2012 7:39:57 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    On many levels, thanks to Venezuelan president Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, Americans are in the midst of a teachable moment. If President of the United States Barack Obama pays attention, maybe he can learn a thing or two from the experiences of a man whose politics mirrors his own... The socialist, totalitarian tyrant has had three operations in less than one year and recently spent time receiving treatment in Cuba, a country other than the one whose health care system imprisons the 29 million people he leads.
  • An Ailing Chavez Prays For Time

    04/07/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT · by libstripper · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal Latin Ameica ^ | updated April 7, 2012 | Rogerio Jelmayer, Charles Roth, Ezequiel Minaya
    CARACAS—Concern about Venezuela President Hugo Chávez's health grew Friday amid reports the cancer-stricken leader will seek emergency medical care in Brazil, a day after the president broke down during a religious service and begged Jesus Christ to grant him life.
  • 'Jesus ... do not take me yet,' Hugo Chavez weeps

    04/06/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 6, 2012
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment. He says the latest surgery was successful, that he is recovering well and will be fit to win a new six-year term at an election in October. Yet big questions remain about his future, and on Thursday the...
  • Sobbing Chavez Pleads for Life at Catholic Mass in Home State

    04/06/2012 8:43:49 AM PDT · by Cronos · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 6 | Corina Pons and Jose Orozco
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wiped tears from his face as he pleaded for life in his fight against an undisclosed cancer at a Catholic mass in his home state of Barinas.... "If this was necessary, may it be welcome," Chavez said, who wore a white T-shirt under a blue and white track suit. "But I ask God to give me life, however painful. I can carry 100 crosses, your crown of thorns, but don't take me yet. I still have things to do."
  • Hugo Chavez weeps and calls on God to spare his life

    04/06/2012 5:40:42 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 85 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/6/12 | unknown
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass on Thursday after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment. He says the latest surgery was successful, that he is recovering well and will be fit to win a new six-year term at an election in October. Yet big questions remain about his future, and on...
  • Hugo Chavez en Route to Brazilian Hospital with Complications? (to treat radiation burns)

    04/05/2012 10:58:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 5, 2010 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Brazilian media is reporting that ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will make an emergency trip to Brazil after allegedly suffering intestinal burns during his radiation treatment in Cuba. Chávez, who in June of last year revealed that Cuban doctors had removed a cancerous tumor from his abdominal region, has been going back-and-forth from the island nation for treatment. The Associated Press reported earlier on Thursday that the Venezuelan leader had returned to his country on Wednesday night from radiation treatment in Cuba. "So far, fortunately there hasn't been any adverse reaction to the treatment," Chavez said Wednesday, according to The...
  • Venezuela’s Chavez Returns to Cuba for Next Round of Treatment

    04/04/2012 9:10:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | April 4,2012 | Staff
    Chavez (is in) Havana. where he will continue radiation therapy he began a week ago. The return of Chavez to Cuba on Saturday came 72 hours after he had jetted back to Caracas after being on the island {Cuba) for five days to undergo the first radiation sessions.
  • Rabbani, Iran's Islamic-fascist cleric heads 'Hezbollah, Quds and Islamization' in L. America

    10/16/2011 12:46:15 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies
    Face of evil: MOHSEN RABBANI The Islamic Shiite cleric active in Latin America since the early 1990s. Responsible for the 1992 and 1994 anti-Jewish massacres in Argentina. Wanted in that country and by the Interpol for the crimes. Called for Israel to be "wiped off," in 1994. 'Chief' Islamic operator of Hezbollah - Quds activities of: Islamizaton --including 'recruting converts for Islam'-- and terror networks in Latin America, resides in Brazil. Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil - Pages 122-3Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman - Random House Digital, Inc., 2006 - History - 272 pagesThe man directly responsible for this cell-building...
  • "The Purpose Is Pastoral" -- The Pope Goes to Cuba (tensions await him)

    03/26/2012 6:03:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 9+ views
    WITL ^ | March 25, 2012 | Rocco Palmo
    At 2pm local time today (3 Eastern, 1900 in Rome), B16 arrives in Santiago de Cuba for a three-day stay on the island -- one which, according to reports, has garnered considerably less buzz than Blessed John Paul II's celebrated pilgrimage in 1998. Indeed, it's worth repeating that never before has a pontiff so old traveled this far -- while Benedict XVI turns 85 in three weeks, JPII was three years younger and far less mobile at his final journey outside Europe. Still, even as the country's religious landscape has opened considerably since the last PopeTrip, Papa Ratzinger's first...
  • Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela 'praying for life' (He's getting desperate alert)

    03/17/2012 2:34:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2012
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez has returned home nearly three weeks after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba, saying he is praying for life. After stepping off the plane, Chavez smiled and waved but also spoke soberly about the path ahead. "I lift up a prayer ... in this battle for life," he said in a televised speech on the tarmac. "We will live and we will win." [Snip] Chavez has kept secret some details of his illness, such as the type of cancer, spurring speculation about how it might affect the country's political landscape. His close allies have assured Venezuelans there...
  • Venezuelan oil a risky investment for China

    03/12/2012 11:56:13 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2012 | Kelly Hearn
    China has poured billions of dollars into Venezuela’s oil sector to expand its claim over the country’s massive oil reserves. But Beijing is getting relatively little for its investments, and Chinese officials are increasingly frustrated with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. [...] But Tom O’Donnell, an oil analyst who teaches at the New School University and writes an oil-industry blog, the Global Barrel, said the payoffs of China’s loans amount to a “consolation prize.” He said China’s goal is not to get oil for loans, but to have its own national oil companies contract for major oil-production projects in Venezuela’s Orinoco...
  • Joe K3 defends dad on Venezuela oil

    03/11/2012 10:58:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 11, 2012 | John Zaremba
    Joseph P. Kennedy III is defending his dad’s vocal support for oil-rich U.S. antagonist and Iran ally Venezuela, saying the deal his father’s power-for-the-poor nonprofit struck with a state-run petrol firm has done plenty of good and little, if any, harm.
  • Venezuela's Chavez might be on his way out

    03/09/2012 9:54:45 PM PST · by Rabin · 23 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Updated: Friday, Mar. 09 | Steve LeVine
    Hugo Chavez's cancer has "recurred", raises hard questions about his "ability to campaign" for re-election in October. If he lacks the stamina or is incapacitated, (sorta like as in dead), what happens next - will fair elections proceed, or will his ruling circle frustrate any potential transfer of power? In... new leadership, can one imagine a shift in which Venezuela stops using its oil wealth to support a violent Colombian guerrilla movement? And will Venezuela lift constraints on oil production, and become a tipping point in the fast-changing geopolitics of oil?
  • Venezuela's Chavez needs more cancer treatment

    03/04/2012 10:50:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 4, 2012 1:31pm EST | Andrew Cawthorne and Eyanir Chinea
    President Hugo Chavez said he will need radiation treatment for cancer during the run-up to Venezuela's October presidential poll, even though he insisted there was no evidence of metastasis after the removal of another tumor. "I will live! I will overcome!" the 57-year-old socialist leader said in a televised meeting with some cabinet colleagues from Cuba, where he underwent an operation six days ago for a recurrence of the cancer that first struck him last year. … Chavez gave no word on when he would return to Venezuela. He scoffed at "speculators with nothing better to do", who had suggested...
  • Venezuela's Chavez in “Good Physical Condition” After Operation

    02/29/2012 8:36:27 PM PST · by Rabin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | February 29,2012 | Staff
    This is the first official report on the leftist president’s health since he arrived in Havana last Friday. Vice President Elias Jaua, “The complete extraction of the diagnosed pelvic lesion was performed, along with the removal of (putrid) tissue surrounding the lesion. There were no (unexpected) complications Jaua’s report on came hours after Spanish dailies Publico and El Pais published a document from a U.S. private intelligence firm asserting that the Venezuelan president is mortally ill. “The Russian team blamed the Cubans for an improper surgery the first time in trying to remove the tumor” and said Cuba lacks the...
  • Why Jews Are Fleeing Venezuela

    02/29/2012 2:17:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 28, 2012 | Jaime Daremblum
    Much like Fidel Castro, his ideological soulmate, Hugo Chávez is fond of denouncing his critics as “fascists” and “Nazis,” regardless of whether those critics are U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill, heads of state in Europe, or opposition presidential candidates in Venezuela. Yet in his militarization of society, his promulgation of chauvinistic nationalism, and (above all) his persistent use of anti-Semitic demagoguery, Chávez himself is much closer to 1930s-style fascism than any of his democratic opponents. Consider the ongoing efforts to smear Henrique Capriles, the man who will represent the Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) in Venezuela’s October 2012 presidential election....
  • "Mammas Please Let Your Babies Grow up to be Commies" (Sings Sean Penn)

    02/25/2012 5:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 24, 2012 | Humerto Fontova
    Sean Penn was Hugo Chavez' guest of honor (again) last week, serving as keynote speaker at graduation ceremonies for Venezuela's Salvador Allende Medical School. "Allow me to impart a little anecdote," beamed the two-time Oscar winner to the enchanted crowd. "I had the privilege (italics mine) to introduce my children to comandante Fidel Castro and as he posed for a photo between them I told him: "President, (italics mine) I'll now be denounced in the U.S. for educating my children as socialist revolutionaries. So Castro responded: "That's among the best things that could happen to them.” Besides his fame...
  • Venezuela's Chavez says his cancer is likely back

    02/22/2012 5:19:54 AM PST · by vg0va3 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 22, 2:18 AM EST | FABIOLA SANCHEZ
    Chavez told Venezuelans on Tuesday that doctors in Cuba had over the weekend found a two-centimeter (less than an inch) lesion in the same place where they removed a cancerous tumor last year.
  • Venezuela's Chavez says his cancer is likely back

    02/22/2012 5:19:38 AM PST · by vg0va3 · 9 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 22, 2:18 AM EST | FABIOLA SANCHEZ
    Chavez told Venezuelans on Tuesday that doctors in Cuba had over the weekend found a two-centimeter (less than an inch) lesion in the same place where they removed a cancerous tumor last year.
  • Venezuela's Chavez Calls Presidential Rival a 'Low-Life Pig

    02/17/2012 10:17:03 AM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 17 Feb 2012
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez attacked the new opposition candidate for the country's highest office as a "low-life ... pig" in a defamatory speech broadcast on state radio and TV late Thursday. As the country's election season gets underway, Chavez said of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles that, "you have a pig's tail, a pig's ears, and you snort like a pig," according to AFP. On Sunday, the 39-year-old Capriles won an overwhelming victory in an opposition primary. He was quickly vilified in a campaign in Venezuela's state-run media, which insinuated he was a homosexual and a Zionist agent....
  • Venezuela ships fuel to war-torn Syria

    02/17/2012 12:59:17 AM PST · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/2012 | Reuters
    The government of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is emerging as a rare supplier of diesel to Syria, potentially undermining Western sanctions and helping the Syrian government fuel its military in the middle of a bloody crackdown on civilian protests. A cargo of diesel, which can be used to fuel army tanks or as heating fuel, was expected to arrive at Syria's Mediterranean port of Banias this week, according to two traders and shipping data. The cargo could be worth up to $50 million. Chavez is a vociferous advocate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who face pressure...
  • Chavez in Blatant Anti-Semitic Attack on Rival

    02/16/2012 12:39:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/12 | Gil Ronen
    enezuela's ailing strongman Hugo Chavez unleashed a crude anti-Semitic attack on a rising opposition figure, Henrique Capriles Radonski, the New York Sun reported Thursday. Capriles is a Catholic whose maternal grandparents were Jews from Poland. That makes him a Jew, by Jewish standards. He is emerging as a challenger to succeed Chavez, who suffers from cancer. According to the Sun, a broadcast titled “The Enemy Is Zionism” on the main and official government radio station in Caracas said that Capriles had worked for private firms “linked to the interests of the Zionist bourgeoisie.” It called him part of a “fascist...
  • Venezuelans Vote to Choose Chavez's Challenger

    02/12/2012 9:03:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 12, 2012 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER
    Venezuelans lined up to vote on Sunday in the country's first-ever opposition presidential primary, choosing a single challenger they hope will have what it takes to finally defeat President Hugo Chavez after 13 years in office. Opposition supporters seemed less interested in the proposals put forth by the five candidates competing in Sunday's vote than their chances of defeating Chavez in October's looming presidential election. The outcome will set the stage for what many are billing as the most anticipated presidential vote since Chavez's first triumph in 1998, and Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's political gap are eager...
  • Iran to Launch Spanish Language TV

    02/02/2012 8:42:56 PM PST · by InsightSur
    InsightSur ^ | February 2, 2012 | InsightSur Editor
    Building recent on efforts to strengthen political relationships between Tehran and South American nations, Iran has announced intentions to launch HispanTV to expand their influence in the region, and give their strategic influence a wider audience. A recent planned tour of leftist Latin Amarican states by Iranian leader Ahmadinejad was seen as a demonstration of solidarity by the leaders of those States as a way of uniting against Western powers. According to The Miami Herald, the channel has already begun running anti-Western programming suggesting US plots against Venezuela, and Syria. Ahmadinejad reportedly suggested that the purpose of the channel was...
  • Chavez still battling cancer, Spanish newspaper says

    01/24/2012 4:29:41 PM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 24 Jan 2012
    (CNN) -- Cancer has spread in Hugo Chavez's colon, spine and bones, and the Venezuelan president could have only nine months to live, Spain's ABC newspaper reported Monday, citing medical records provided by unidentified intelligence sources. "His health appears to be deteriorating at a more rapid pace. Clearly there has been metastasis in the bones and the spine," the ABC report says, citing what it said were doctors' observations after medical tests December 30. The newspaper did not divulge its sources or detail how it checked the information's accuracy, and CNN was unable to verify the report. An official in...
  • The racism bluff (Judeo-Christian anti-racism Vs Islamic bigoted propaganda)

    01/17/2012 3:11:20 AM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    JPOST ^ | Dec.21.2011 | G. D. Perendik
    The racism bluff By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46 Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man. Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies. In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a...
  • Obama: "With Or Without Congress, I'm Going To Keep At It" (Hussein's Latest Arrogance)

    01/13/2012 1:23:41 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 13, 2012
    "In the coming weeks we're also going to unveil a new website, Business USA. And this site will be a one-stop shop for small businesses and exporters...with or without congress, I'm going to keep at it. But it would be a lot easier if Congress helped," President Obama said at the White House today.
  • Iran starts uranium enrichment, condemns American to death

    01/09/2012 11:31:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2012 7:56pm EST | Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl
    Iran has begun enriching uranium deep inside a mountain and sentenced an American to death for spying, angering the West and undermining hopes that diplomacy could avert further sanctions or war. The start of enrichment at the Fordow bunker near the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Qom was confirmed on Monday by an Iranian official in Tehran and by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran says its nuclear program is purely non-military but the West believes it is designed to produce nuclear weapons. The Islamic Republic's decision to carry out enrichment work deep underground could eventually make it much...
  • Caption Chavez

    01/09/2012 10:47:27 AM PST · by crosshairs · 27 replies
  • Allen West- Venezuelan Missiles Could Threaten South Florida

    01/07/2012 11:17:57 PM PST · by csd · 5 replies ^ | Jan 8, 2012 | The Shark Tank
    President Obama’s recent decision to drastically cut future military spending puts the United States in a weakened position vis-a-vis despot regimes and terrorist organizations who are always looking for gratuitous opportunities to attack U.S. interests, according to Congressman Allen West. West says that “there is a sense of weakness that we are conveying, and there is a window of opportunity that people like Iran are seeing.” According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Obama’s proposed cuts to the military budget “could shrink by over 30%” in the next decade- The Administration projects outlays at 2.7% of GDP in 2021,...
  • Chavez Falls Off The Edge of the World

    01/05/2012 10:35:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 30, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    Hugo Chavez has a new theory: that the US has developed a secret technology and is using it to give cancer to left wing Latin American rulers that we don’t like. After all, Fidel Castro, the Hero of Venezuela himself, the president of Paraguay, the current and former presidents of Brazil and now Cristina Kirchner of Argentina have all come down with (quite different) cancers. Bringing the logical acuity and sure grasp of the laws of probability and of cause and effect that he brings to all his policy making, Chavez, the Times of India reports, has shared his reasoning...
  • Joe Kennedy Once Again Cozies Up To Hugo Chavez, And Once Again Mack Says Enough Is Enough

    12/31/2011 3:00:39 AM PST · by Darkwolf377 · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Red Orbit ^ | December 22, 2011 | PR Newswire
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In what has become an all too predictable pattern, former Massachusetts Congressman and Hugo Chavez sympathizer Joe Kennedy has once again launched television and radio advertisements praising Venezuela’s socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez. And once again, Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14), Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and Congress’ leading critic of Chavez’s dictatorship, has admonished Kennedy for continuing to publicly laud the Venezuelan strongman. Mack stated: “It’s beyond shameful that Joe Kennedy continues to line his pockets with a salary from CITGO and use our nation’s less fortunate as a PR mechanism for Hugo Chavez....
  • Chavez alleges US behind his, and his allies' illnesses

    12/29/2011 2:24:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2011 | Rick Moran
    The US consulate in Caracas has declined to comment on the allegation, so I will in my usual rational, reasonable, and logical manner.This charge that the US has developed a means of infecting anyone - much less Latin American allies of Chavez - with cancer is loony tunes.Bloomberg:...
  • U.S. is giving South American leaders cancer, claims Chavez

    12/29/2011 1:17:05 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 29th December 2011 | Hugo Gye
    The U.S. government could be responsible for a recent spate of cancer among South American leaders, according to Venezuela's outspoken president Hugo Chavez. He suggested that the U.S. might have 'invented technology to spread cancer', and warned other left-wing heads of state that they could be targeted next. Mr Chavez, one of several Latin American leaders to have contracted the disease in the last year, said he had developed his theories after Fidel Castro described the CIA's repeated attempts to assassinate him. Read more:
  • Chavez: Is U.S. behind bout of cancer?

    12/28/2011 4:09:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 46 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 28 Dec 2011
    Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) -- A day after officials announced the cancer diagnosis of Argentina's president, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wondered Wednesday if the United States could be infecting the region's leaders with the illness. Five current or former Latin American presidents have battled cancer in the past few years, including Chavez himself, who claims to have beaten an unspecified cancer. Chavez prefaced his remarks at a military event in Caracas by saying, "I don't want to make any reckless accusations," but the Venezuelan president said he was concerned by something he finds "very, very, very strange." "Would it be strange...
  • Hugo Chávez rips into Obama

    12/28/2011 6:59:59 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 19 replies
    Pravda ^ | 12-24-11 | Not Specified
    Chávez: Obama is an irresponsible phony who shames the USA On Monday (19th), Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, heavily criticized the U.S. president, Barack Obama, in response to his warning of the alleged restrictions on the rights of Venezuelans. Chavez called Obama "irresponsible and fake": "Obama will get involved with his things. He dedicates himself to his country, where he has practiced a disaster. Now he comes seeking votes by attacking Venezuela. Do not be so irresponsible, boy," said Chavez in a Council of Ministers broadcast on state television. In an interview with Telesur, Chávez said that Obama is a "shame"...
  • Finally: Actress tells Sean Penn he’s a ‘communist a--hole’ [VIDEO]

    12/20/2011 2:34:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 Dec 2011 | Chris Bedford
    <p>While waiting to collect her mother’s luggage at LAX, actress Maria Conchita Alonso confronted vocal Hugo Chavez supporter Sean Penn, calling him “a communist asshole,” WMAL reports.</p> <p>Conchita Alonso — known for her role in “The Running Man” and “Predator 2,” and who once acted in a 1988 film with Penn — had previously written an open letter criticizing him for his support for the Venezuelan dictator. Spotting the actor, who was also waiting for lost luggage, she approached him. When the “Milk” star recognized her, his smile disappeared: He told her he didn’t want to talk to her and accussed her brother of trying to assassinate Chavez.</p>
  • Actress Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez: ‘You Are a Communist A**Hole!’

    12/19/2011 6:05:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Cuban-born, Venezuelan-raised actress Maria Conchita Alonso and actor Sean Penn had a contentious exchange at Los Angeles International airport recently, in which Alonso called Penn a “communist a**hole“ and Penn called Alonso a ”pig.” Over a year and a half after Alonso penned an open letter to Penn asking him why he supports socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the two met up serendipitously (or not so) at LAX while both were waiting to claim lost luggage. Alonso, who starred alongside Penn in the 1988 film “Colors,” described the exchange to Steve Malzberg on WMAL. “I go ‘Hello,’ and he smiles...
  • Food shortages worry Venezuelans

    12/17/2011 3:22:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 Dec 2011 | Rafael Romo
    During a recent visit to Guaicaipuro, a traditional market in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, a fresh meat refrigerator sat empty at a grocery. Many consumers looking for beef, poultry or fish had to go home empty-handed. The produce section looked well stocked with plenty of fruits and vegetables. But consumers shopping at Guaicaipuro complained that prices, even for basic products, had skyrocketed. Alba Varela, a housewife and resident of Caracas, went to the market looking for cornmeal to prepare hallacas, a traditional Venezuelan dish, especially this time of the year. "It's fundamental, because other than pork it's the main dish...
  • "Chavez Nativity" creates controversy in Venezuela

    12/14/2011 3:37:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-14-11 | Daniel Wallis and Bill Trott
    In the Bible, shepherds and wise men paid homage to the newborn baby Jesus. In Venezuela, it seems Hugo Chavez turned up in the manger, too. A Nativity scene in Caracas showing the socialist president standing before the traditional crib-in-a-manger has stirred up a pre-Christmas controversy in the politically polarized country. "It has nothing to do with the real Nativity, with religion. I don't like it," said passerby Arnaldo Amundaray, tutting as he took a close look at the model. For Chavez supporters and the Nativity's creators, it is a legitimate and innocent tribute to their man. "The intention is...