Fear Of Chavez Is Fear Of Democracy by Greg Palast (audio)

Dandelion Salad

by Greg Palast
Monday December 3, 2007

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Bush: If it’s our oil, why do Venezuelans get to vote on it?

GOP panicked that counting votes in Venezuela will spread to Florida

The Family Bush can fix Florida. They can fix Ohio. But it’s just driving them crazy that they can’t fix the vote in Venezuela.

[Note: Watch the reports taken from the Palast BBC investigations in Venezuela in the newly released DVD, “The Assassination of Hugo Chavez.“]

The Bush Administration and its press puppies – the same ones who couldn’t get enough of the purple thumbs of voters of Iraq – are absolutely livid that this weekend the electorate of Venezuela had the opportunity to vote.

Typical was the mouth-breathing editorial by the San Francisco Chronicle, that the referendum could make Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s President, “a constitutional dictator for life.” And no less a freedom fighter than Donald Rumsfeld, from the height of the Washington Post, said that by voting, Venezuela was “receding into dictatorship.” Oh, my!

Given that Chavez’ referendum was defeated at the ballot box, we now know that, as a dictator, Chavez is a flop. Of course, without meaning to gainsay Secretary Rumsfeld, maybe Chavez is not a dictator.

Let’s get clear exactly what this vote was about. Firstly, it was a referendum to change the nation’s constitution to end term limits for President.

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Chavez Concedes Venezuela’s Constitutional Reform Lost in “Foto Finish”

Chavez’s Speech: Go ahead, make my day By Joaquin Bustelo

Venezuelan Government Uncovers Video of Opposition Destabilization Plan by Chris Carlson

Venezuela: “A People Under Fire” by Fidel Castro Ruz

Venezuela’s referendum: What’s at stake? (video)

One thought on “Fear Of Chavez Is Fear Of Democracy by Greg Palast (audio)

  1. Our country (the United States) is run by modern organized crime; Corporate influence.

    England estimates organized crime costs their citizens more than $20 Billion pounds (~40 Billion US) annually; a large part of that being politically based. The US has 1,000 times more cash flow than England; much of it hidden.

    If the following could work in the US, could it work in Venezuala?

    Ethical Method to Eliminate ALL Political Corruption:
    http://blog.360.yahoo.com/jamesbdunn?p=57

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