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WILL VENEZUELA NOW BE A FRIEND OR FOE?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 5, 2013) — Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez was reported dead on Tuesday from cancer at the age of 58.
Chavez was reportedly elected in early October 2012 “in a perfect victory” to a fourth six-year term after having been diagnosed with an unidentified form of cancer in mid-2011. He had pledged to continue Venezuela on the “march toward democratic socialism” and had championed the poor during his campaigns.
It was rumored that Chavez had died in early January, after which his opposition demanded more detailed information and “the whole truth” about his condition. He was reportedly never sworn in to his new term because of his illness.
Prior to the announcement of Chavez’s death on Tuesday, his vice president, Nicolas Maduro, expelled two U.S. diplomats from the country, claiming that they were part of “a conspiracy” to render Chavez ill. The Chavez dictatorship had made similar claims two years ago against a former White House and and Pentagon employee.
In 2009, both the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Obama stumbled on the oath of office administered and taken, respectively, on Inauguration Day, and Obama said it incorrectly a second time on January 21 at his second inauguration. There is no verifiable evidence that Obama is eligible for the presidency or loyal to the Constitution he ostensibly swore to uphold.
Shortly after Obama took office, Chavez was pleased that “Venezuelan Socialism Has Begun to Reach U.S. under Obama.” At about the same time, Chavez took control of private oil companies following his seizure of telecommunications and energy companies, a process which had included foreign oil companies. His socialist government strengthened communes to manage local resources while de-emphasizing “local governments and mayoralties.” All communes were reportedly placed on a master government list.
Like Obama, Chavez gave away free “stuff” to court the support of the impoverished. Since Obama has been in office, food stamp and free cell-phone recipients have increased by many millions. Chavez took control of private companies and used the revenue to fund his social agenda, including health care; Obama signed an unpopular health care bill which is now forcing medical doctors out of the profession, causing shortages of care and rising costs which even Obama admitted were “inevitable.”
After the 2012 election, one writer reported:
In the face of economic recessions, Obama and Chavez were re-elected recently with the help of a growing number of devout followers who saw the men not as presidents, but as providers and saviors.
The results show how a political party can buy voters and swing an election. What’s worse, America is headed in the same path as Venezuela, which today is worn down and depleted of its resources, and its frustrated citizens are caught in a rut of stunted progress and a stagnant economy.
Chavez was accused of “destroying peace” in Venezuela, and Obama has presided over constant crises, including his unilateral invasion of Libya and Syria and millions of dollars in assistance and military equipment to Egypt, which is now ruled by members of The Muslim Brotherhood, a sworn enemy of the U.S.
So how could Obama be loyal to the U.S.? Why is he not removed from office for treason against it?
Obama was a “community organizer,” using the Alinsky talking points to stir up dissatisfaction with the capitalist system. Obama openly admitted that he believed in redistribution of wealth, as Chavez had. Other writers have already found parallels between the two men and Alinksy. Chavez even said he would vote for Obama if he could.
A year ago, Bloomberg reported that Chavez had “seized billions of dollars in assets from foreign firms since 2006 as part of his plan to install a socialist state in Venezuela and bring the economy under government control” ostensibly to avert “violence” such as that which had briefly deposed him. Chavez was quoted as having said at the time, ““I’m making a list of actions for my government to take in the event that we see other episodes of violence. If they dare to try something, they’ll regret it for the rest of their lives.”
Last week, veteran journalist Bob Woodward stated that he had felt threatened when an Obama adviser had used the word “regret” in an email after a heated telephone call lasting about 30 minutes. Following Woodward’s announcement, numerous other reporters, some of whom remain unnamed, have come forward to say that they had received abusive telephone calls and emails from members of the Obama regime.
Chavez was said to have “transformed” Venezuela, and Obama set out to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” in 2008.
Chavez muzzled the Venezuelan press, which Obama has done in the U.S., as evidenced by numerous reports of obscenities and intimidation made by White House appointees toward journalists in the last week.
Chavez was an admirer of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, who seized control over the Cuban government from Fulgencio Batista in 1959 along with Fidel Castro. Castro imposed communism by taking over the media, forbidding any political parties except for the Communist Party, forbidding public demonstrations, and maintaining some of the world’s worst prisons inaccessible by the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations.
Che Guevara had declared Americans “hyenas” and vowed to “bring the war to the imperialist enemies.”
In 2011, Obama lifted some restrictions against Cuba in place since the Cuban revolution known as the “embargo,” described as having signaled “an important step to rapprochement between the US and Cuba.” Obama claimed that his new policy would “increase people-to-people contact; support civil society in Cuba; enhance the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people; and help promote their independence from Cuban authorities.”
Chavez was treated for his cancer in Cuba, where Fidel Castro and his brother, Raul, still reside and preside, and where communism destroyed one of the most prosperous nations in the Caribbean more than 50 years ago. Chavez had propped up the Cuban economy, which is now vulnerable to collapsing as it did when the former Soviet Union was toppled in 1991.
Despite his treason, Obama still resides in the White House, once the people’s house, in the capital city of a nation which was the strongest military, moral, and entrepreneurial force on earth but is now more than $16 trillion in debt. Obama was supported by the poor, who, instead of embracing the opportunities of capitalism, chose free “stuff.”
Malcolm X is reported to be the biological father of Obama.