Monday, July 23, 2007
Hugo Chavez, megalomaniac du jour of Venezuela, is now saying that if any foreigner in his country says anything bad about him, they will be expelled.
And people will be closely monitored for what they say.
But never forget: the American Left is in love with this scumbag.
Foreigners critical of me to be expelled: Chavez
Caracas (Venezuela), July 23: President Hugo Chavez said foreigners who publicly criticise him or his government while visiting Venezuela will be expelled from the country.
Mr Chavez ordered officials to closely monitor statements made by international figures during their visits to Venezuela — and deport any outspoken critics. "How long are we going to allow a person — from any country in the world — to come to our own house to say there’s a dictatorship here, that the President is a tyrant, and nobody does anything about it?" asked Mr Chavez, speaking during his weekly Sunday television and radio programme.
"No foreigner, whoever he may be, can come here and attack us. Whoever comes, we must remove him from the country," he said. "I’m talking about some gentlemen who come here for conferences." The Venezuelan leader did not elaborate but his statements came after Manuel Espino, the president of Mexico’s conservative ruling party, criticised Mr Chavez for seeking indefinite rule during a recent pro-democracy forum in Caracas.
Government opponents argue Mr Chavez — a close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro — is becoming increasingly authoritarian and cracking down on dissent as he steers oil-rich Venezuela toward what he calls "21st-century socialism".Mr Chavez rejects such allegations, countering that democratic freedoms have been extended since he was first elected in 1998. The former paratroops commander says his government has empowered the poor by giving them increased decision-making authority.
As people claim, the American Left would defend Hitler as long as he was against the United States and George W. Bush. That statement looks more and more true each passing day.