Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez yesterday accused the United States of seeking to occupy Haiti by sending troops to the island. That’s right, you got us. We want to occupy one of the poorest nations on Earth in the midst of a complete breakdown of services and society. That is because our work in Iraq and Afghanistan are going so well. He really caught us on this one.
Chavez stated “I read that 3,000 soldiers are arriving, Marines armed as if they were going to war. There is not a shortage of guns there, my God. Doctors, medicine, fuel, field hospitals, that’s what the United States should send. They are occupying Haiti undercover . . .On top of that, you don’t see them in the streets. Are they picking up bodies? … Are they looking for the injured? You don’t see them. I haven’t seen them. Where are they?”
Chavez is working with Russia to send some planes with relief supplies. He of course ignores the fact that no one has come close to the $100 million already pledged by the U.S. or thousands of personnel sent to the island. He also seems to omit mention that some relief organizations are leaving the island due to the breakdown in law and order as gangs take over certain areas.
In the meantime, Chavez has ordered the nationalization of a French company, here, this week and continues his crackdown on the free press.
He is living proof of why circus clowns are so scary.
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