Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Hugo Chavez, geographically challenged
In case you missed it last week, Hugo Chavez, president, head leftist revolutionary of Venezuela and BFF of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (aka MC IsraelH8er), went on a bit of an anti-Israel rant himself.
Prompted by an unprovoked weekend raid by neighbour-state Colombia's military attack on rebel encampments inside Ecuador – where Colombian troops killed a head rebel commander, much beloved as a revolutionary brother-in-arms by Chavez – Chavez warned Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, that any such incursion into Venezuela will be met with force. He then moved nearly 6,000 troops onto Venezuela's border with Colombia to emphasize his point.
What's more, he called Colombia "the Israel of Latin America" in his weekly radio address to the Venezuelan people. Likening Columbia's government to Israel, because both are "mastered" by the United States "empire", he told Uribe that he would not "permit Colombia to become the Israel of these lands. ... Uribe, we aren't going to permit you," he said.
You know what else Chavez shouldn't permit? The continuance of an apparently shoddy geography curriculum in Venezuela's school system.
Hugo, Israel is nowhere near Columbia. Go study some more.