Friday, March 09, 2007

"Chavez of Arabia"

David Seaton's News Links
I went to school with a lot of South American kids, I enjoyed the Cubans and the Venezuelans most. Until you have partied with Caribbean folk, you can have no idea of what partying is. There is sense of energy, juissance, bonhomie and humor that are hard to find is such doses anywhere else.

Even when they are serious and they can be very, very (say deadly) serious, believe me, this pleasure at life and playful, self-regard infects everything. Spanish people are always exasperated by their Caribbean cousins lack of gravitas. Aggressive, funny and assertive.

There is an element of all of this is Chavez. What I enjoy most about his antics is that he is a surprise. I confess that I don't surprise very easily any more. DS

Iran, Venezuela and Hamas lay diplomatic minefield for Bush - Debka
Abstract: During the Bush tour, the Venezuelan government and Hamas plan to ceremonially open a Hamas Office in Caracas, licensed to handle the affairs of the substantial and affluent South American Palestinian colonies. The largest are in Chile and Nicaragua. Meshaal and his entire Damascus-based political bureau will be invited for a formal visit to Caracas. Hugo Chavez, whose nickname is a “Fidel Castro with $50m dollars,“ will extend the Palestinian terrorist leader a welcome befitting a head of state.(...) Caracas is placing its vast cash resources at the disposal of a Tehran-sponsored Palestinian terrorist militia, thereby lining up with the Islamic Republic against the United States and Israel on a new world front.(...) Venezuela is helping Iran break the economic and financial embargo the United States, Europe and Israel have clamped down on the Hamas government. Its ministers will no longer need to bring suitcases full of banknotes through the Rafah crossing into Gaza. The transfers will be wired from Venezuelan banks to institutions in the Gulf.(...) Venezuela is helping Iran break the economic and financial embargo the United States, Europe and Israel have clamped down on the Hamas government. Its ministers will no longer need to bring suitcases full of banknotes through the Rafah crossing into Gaza. The transfers will be wired from Venezuelan banks to institutions in the Gulf.(...) Hamas’ hand in power-sharing negotiations with Fatah has been strengthened. The blacklisted Hamas will no longer need the services of the internationally- recognized Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his connections with Washington to finance Palestinian government operations. The cash will flow without the Hamas government being subjected to the conditions laid down by the Middle East Quartet to recognize Israel, renounce violence and honor previous accords with the Jewish state. READ IT ALL

1 comment:

fatima said...

that would be so nice someone so brave with guts to arabia , where the dictators can not wait to sleep with the zionists (bandar meeting in secret witht them)