December 05, 2004

The Most Dangerous Man Alive

This is exactly why I stopped reading World Net Daily, because you just can't read one piece of their rabid wingnuttery without clicking ahead for another. It's like crack cocaine for liberals who can't believe what the world is coming to.

So, although you'd have to pay to find the full supporting argument for this freakishness (and I'm not going to), it's amusing to report to you the identity of the most dangerous man alive:

...Available only to subscribers of To the Point, Wheeler's piece, reveals that man is none other than Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. ...

And by dictator, he means legally elected left wing populist. Chavez is no angel, but then, I can't recall the last time he invaded and laid waste to another country on flimsy evidence that turned out to be no evidence at all. Or paid for terrorism in another country. Or applied the death penalty without a fair trial (Which is worth mentioning because Venezuelan courts tried and freed several individuals who ran the attempted coup of Chavez' government, and he responded by doing... nothing, out of respect for the constitutionally prescribed independence of the Venezuelan judiciary.)

It's suggested that one of the reasons Chavez is so dangerous is that he believes the U.S. was involved in the attempted coup, as well as ongoing efforts to oust him through strikes and an unsuccessful recall. I can't imagine where Chavez could have gotten that idea?

Maybe someone decided that invading Iran would be too hard, so might as well throw out a trial balloon against Venezuela. On the plus side, many more people who work for the U.S. government speak Spanish than Farsi. Sigh.

Posted by natasha at December 5, 2004 04:10 PM | International | Technorati links |

TAPPED points out that the CIA was involved in helping try to overthrow the most dangerous man alive all the while denying that the USA had anything to do with it.

Yet it is slightly startling to see the wingnuts worrying about Chavez these days as it seems that US foreign policy has moved on. As TAPPED said:

The focus of American foreign policy has, needless to say, moved elsewhere, and tacit American support for Latin American coups somehow seems so eighties -- like "Dynasty" or Cabbage Patch dolls.

Posted by: Mary at December 5, 2004 04:29 PM

Suggested: Amendment XXIX to the Constitution of the United States of America: We will not screw around with other nations.

Posted by: Patrick at December 7, 2004 06:13 PM

Wasn't Amendment XXIX amended to allow Uncle Ronnie and anyone named George to do whatever they want? I'm sure I saw that when we were mining Nicaragua's lake ports, or maybe the World Court said that in their decision at that time. Or Nancy's tarot cards.
My memory for empirical absurdities is just so full these days.

Posted by: siegestate at December 11, 2004 07:56 AM