Monday, August 22, 2005

'Christian' Pat Robertson calls for the assassination of Venezuela's President Chavez

In a direct transcript of his August 22 The 700 Club broadcast Robertson clearly says:

"There was a popular coup that overthrew him [Chavez]. And what did the United States State Department do about it? Virtually nothing. And as a result, within about 48 hours that coup was broken; Chavez was back in power, but we had a chance to move in. He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he's going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.

You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.

It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop. But this man is a terrific danger and the United ... this is in our sphere of influence, so we can't let this happen.

We have the Monroe Doctrine, we have other doctrines that we have announced. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very badly.

We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability.

We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."


Blogger leftside said...

WOW, this actually turned into a story in the US media!!!

I really don't think this could be true, but I must say I did submit the story to DRUDGE within hours of it coming off, who broke the story. The story was picked up big time by Drudge and, as I've seen happen a million times, the MSM follows suit.

They are discussing Pinochet, Lumumba and Castro assasinations right now in CNN. Thanks Pat.

7:11 PM  

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