NBC is calling the Commie – anti-semitic Hugo Chavez “charismatic.” Yes, he was a veritable Venezuelan John F. Kennedy, beloved by all Venezuelan citizens who were looking to get something for nothing. He nearly cut Venezuelan oil production in half, terrorized Jewish business owners, shut down Venezuela’s free press, and provided aid and comfort to his beloved mentor, Fidel Castro.
Hollywood in Sean Penn and Oliver Stone, and each released a statement following Chavez’s death on Tuesday.
“Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion,” actor Sean Penn told The Hollywood Reporter. “I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela.”
Penn had attended a candlelight vigil for Chavez in Venezuela in December.
Oliver Stone, who championed Chavez in his 2009 film “South of the Border,” went even further in his praise.
”I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place,” he said. “Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.”
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday charged that Israel aims to “terminate the Palestinian people” and said he backs the establishment of Jerusalem as capital of an independent Palestinian state.
“We .. are on the side of the Palestinian people’s memorable struggle … against the genocidal state of Israel that knocks down, kills and aims to terminate the Palestinian people,” Chavez told visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
“We reiterate … our greatest commitment and our greatest solidarity … for the creation of an independent Palestinian state with the holy city of Jerusalem as its capital,” he added during Abbas’ first state visit to the country.
You know Jimmy Carter will be climbing into Hugo’s coffin to give him a final hug, but my question is who else will be attending the funeral, and who would like to attend the funeral, but won’t for fear of damage to their reputations? Will Comrades Barrack, Fidel & Fidel’s Poop Bag be attending the deceased Venezuelan pineapple head’s funeral?
Update 3/6/2013 12:56 EST
From Jimmy the Castro’s Lover’s Mouth – courtesy Atlanta Business Chronicle
Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Hugo Chávez Frías. We met Hugo Chávez when he was campaigning for president in 1998 and The Carter Center was invited to observe elections for the first time in Venezuela. We returned often, for the 2000 elections, and then to facilitate dialogue during the political conflict of 2002-2004. We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. Although we have not agreed with all of the methods followed by his government, we have never doubted Hugo Chávez’s commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen.
President Chávez will be remembered for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments and for his formidable communication skills and personal connection with supporters in his country and abroad to whom he gave hope and empowerment. During his 14-year tenure, Chávez joined other leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean to create new forms of integration. Venezuelan poverty rates were cut in half, and millions received identification documents for the first time allowing them to participate more effectively in their country’s economic and political life.
At the same time, we recognize the divisions created in the drive towards change in Venezuela and the need for national healing. We hope that as Venezuelans mourn the passing of President Chávez and recall his positive legacies — especially the gains made for the poor and vulnerable — the political leaders will move the country forward by building a new consensus that ensures equal opportunities for all Venezuelans to participate in every aspect of national life.