At U.N., Chavez calls Bush ‘the devil’
Posted by QB on September 20, 2006
UNITED NATIONS – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took his verbal battle with the United States to the floor of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, calling President Bush “the devil.”
“The devil came here yesterday,” Chavez said, referring to Bush’s address Tuesday. “He came here talking as if he were the owner of the world.”
The leftist leader, who has joined Iran in opposing U.S. influence, accused Washington of “domination, exploitation and pillage of peoples of the world.”
“We appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is like a sword hanging over our head,” he said.
He also said the U.N. “doesn’t work” in its current system and is “antidemocratic.” He called for reform, saying the U.S. government’s “immoral veto” had allowed recent Israeli bombings of Lebanon to continue unabated for more than a month.
“Venezuela once again proposes today that we reform the United Nations,” he said. He drew tentative giggles at times from the audience, but also some applause when called U.S. “imperialism” a menace.
Chavez lambasted Washington for trying to block Venezuela’s campaign for a rotating seat on the U.N. Security Council. He said if chosen over U.S.-favorite Guatemala in a secret-ballot U.N. vote next month, Venezuela would be “the voice of the Third World.”
The U.S. government warns that Chavez, a close ally of Iran, Syria and Cuba, would be a disruptive force on the council.
LOL. Expecting something like this from Hugo Chavez. I would like to watch his full speech but unfortunately none of the American news network will telecast his speech so I have to wait for the full transcript to comment on it.
Still did not read the full transcript of Hugo Chavez speech but CNN anchors were furious regarding his remarks. CNN Esponal anchor talked to Soleded O’Brian who was sitting in for Paula Zahn last night that Hugo will play very well with the South Americans and around the world. Hugo Chavez were very interesting and amusing for the audience in the hall who were costantly smiling on his comments. Soleded O’Brian also reported that Hugo Chavez promoted Noam Chomsky book during his speech which he was holding in his hand.
The book is Noam Chomsky’s “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance.” At the time of his speech, that book was languishing number 160,772 on Amazon.com’s ranking of top sellers. Well, we checked back a little bit ago. The book has gone right up the list. It’s now at number 169. That’s a big climb.
Hugo Chavez words are more effective than Bush and people listen carefully what he says.