Hugo Chavez, geological genius

So now you know….

Capitalism ’causes natural disasters’

From: Agence France-Presse
From correspondents in Caracas
October 10, 2005

VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez has blamed global capitalism for earthquakes hitting India, Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as for mudslides that have struck Central America and Mexico.

On his weekly radio and television call-in program, “Hello, Mr. President,” Mr Chavez said these catastrophes were nature’s answer to the “world global capitalist model”.

“This model is destroying the world. The world is in danger. Never has there been such disasters, hurricanes, droughts, torrential rains. Incredible! The world is dangerously off balance,” he said.

Hat tip: Clarice

UPDATE: Some fine commentary here from Ruy Diaz at Western Resistance.

UPDATE: Thanks for the cool link, GOPinion – it’s good to see you back!

7 thoughts on “Hugo Chavez, geological genius”

  1. STRICTLY from an economic standpoint, if he wants to use a communist model, at least use china or vietnam, but the route hes going, his economy will tank..

  2. While recently in Cuba three things jumped out that the liberals would never want to face.
    1. Flights arriving, departing, loading, or unloading are now bumped if any “vuelos de salud” are coming or going from Venezuela. Basically even the tourists are being bumped.
    2. I overheard a mother say after not being able to get medicines for her child that she and several other mothers are going to paint on their doors that they are moving to Venezuela so they can get healthcare for their Cuban children.
    3. A man asked me in the streets for medicine and I responded that I gave it to the local churches for distribution. He asked if I was with pastors for peace and I quickly told him no and that they were just a political organization. He then proceeded to take me by the arm to show me something. He took me to a store and showed me the “humanitarian aid” that pastors for peace bring to “distribute” to the needy prominently displayed for sale. The people I spoke with were livid as well as very bitter at this group which claims to be pastors who are nothing but a political propaganda machine for castro. In the mean time other genuine religious organizations are being persecuted as they try to bring true humanitarian aid to the country.

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  4. the “humaitarian aid” was clothes, medicines, electronics, etc. It was in a store for nationals. He said everything that they brought went to the stores to be sold as merchandise, they never were “given” anything. I also went to a store, more like a garage sale, of donations from the “outside” which are sold to the cubans. fidelito profits from it all. If you don’t personally put it in the people’s hands they can never “afford” to get it. At least the average Cuban realizes that pastors for peace is a joke and just another political arm of castro.

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