Chavez asks God to protect Gaddafi
Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez says he is praying for Libya's deposed [Ron: Arguably Muammar Gaddafi ihas not been "deposed". He has no governmental position from which he can be deposed. Moreover, he is still loved and revered by 90% of Libyans and they seek his moral and political guidance regardless of what NATO and Libya's other war mongering invaders may do] leader Moamar Gaddafi and also sent a message of solidarity to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad against "Yankee" aggression.
Mr Chavez - who has inherited Fidel Castro's mantle as Washington's main irritant in Latin America - views the wave of uprisings in the Arab world as Western-led destabilisation and has been a strong ally of Gaddafi.
"The Libyans are resisting the invasion and aggression. I ask God to protect the life of our brother Moamar Gaddafi. They're hunting him down to kill him," he said.
"No one knows where Gaddafi is, I think he went off to the desert ... to lead the resistance. What else can he do?"
With a presidential election looming for Venezuela in 2012, Mr Chavez's opponents have leapt on his support for Arab strongmen - and personal friendship with Gaddafi - as a sign of autocratic tendencies.[Ron: Khazar bullshit!].
But he has been undeterred and also sent support to the government of Syria, which has launched a bloody campaign of repression against ongoing street protests.[Ron: The so-called "street protests" are actually armed insurrectionists who have killed hundreds of Syrian government police and soldiers AND others, including Christians. Isn't it amazing just how much snide propoganda and misinformation a Jew controlled journalist can insert into a short, pseudo news item!].
"I spoke yesterday with the president of Syria, our brother president Bashar al-Assad," Mr Chavez said in a televised ceremony to present low-cost household appliances for Venezuelans.
"From here, we send our solidarity to the Syrian people, to President Bashar.
"They are resisting imperial aggression, the attacks of the Yankee empire and its European allies."
Mr Chavez, who has led his South American OPEC member nation since 1999, spoke at length in several public appearances on Saturday that were a further sign of vitality despite four sessions of chemotherapy for cancer treatment.
Earlier in the week the 57-year-old, who has shaved his hair and seen his face swell during chemotherapy, tossed a baseball in front of TV cameras to mock a US media report that he was having emergency treatment in hospital.
"I have quite a surprise for those who want me dead and go round saying I'm in hospital, I'm paralysed, I can't talk," he said.
"I keep getting better, I'm stronger every day."
Critics [Ron: NAME them so we can assess whether they have ANY credibility!] say Mr Chavez's anti-US diatribes [Ron: Arguably Mr chavez' criticisms of the US are valid and well grounded and NOT diatribes. This is a typically snide, biased and unsupported media criticism. and given that no one is quoted as saying it, the journalist is solely responsible for it and may well routinely include such propaganda because his paymasters demand it.] and constant comments about his health are conveniently obscuring a litany of problems in Venezuela ranging from housing shortages and power-cuts to runaway inflation and untamed crime.[Ron: Really? How so? surely it is the MSM that constantly harps on Chavez's health problems? And apart from the fact that the US is using the CIA and others to foment crime and sabotage within in Venezuela, as it does in Libya, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Cuba and many other countries that it wishes to control, shouldn't Reuters be highlighting the very real social and economic problems being experienced in the US?]
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