Chavez Joins Axis of Evil
Comrade Hugo Chavez, Dictator of Venezuela, has joined the "Axis of Evil" by forging an alliance with Ahmadinejad. Okay, they call it "axis of unity," however when you look at Iran's continued fueling sectarian violence in Iraq, as well as its support for Hezbollah terrorists combined with Chavez's seizure of oilfields from Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips, as well as its squashing the free press by revoking broadcast licenses of televisions and radio stations that oppose his policies, I think you really do get an "Axis of Evil." Add to that Iran's nuclear ambitions and its willingness to arm terrorist organizations, and Venezuela is now considering launching a nuclear program.
"The two countries will united defeat the imperialism of North America," a beaming Chavez told a news conference during an official visit to the Islamic Republic, which the United States has labeled part of an "axis of evil".
Comrade Chavez complains that Washington gets upset when he visits the terrorist thug Ahmadinejad (also known as Iwannajihad).
There are some differences between the two dictators.
Set aside the fact that Iran is run by an Islamo-Fascist dictator that has been caught, repeatedly, funneling arms and personnel into Iraq in support of the anti-government terrorist groups, you still have the fact that Iran has been supporting Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, repeatedly threatened the annihilation of Israel, suppresses free speech, and, Ahmadinejad, in particular, participated in the Embassy hostage crisis back in 1979.
Comrade Chavez has not, to my knowledge, been supplying terrorist groups with arms and personnel.
In comments certain to please his hosts, who have often called on the United States to leave Iraq, Chavez branded those invading Iran's neighbor as "barbarians", drawing parallels with the European colonization of Latin America centuries ago.
"Those who try to convince the world that in Iran there are a bunch of barbarians are barbarians themselves."
Iran's hardline Kayhan daily said the two countries were riding on a "global anti-imperialism wave."
To be riding a "global anti-imperialism wave" would imply that there is a wave of global imperialism. Aside from Iran's ambitions to control the region, I have no clue what "wave of imperialism" they are referring to.
As for the comparison of Western Europe's colonialism to the current operations in Iraq, there really isn't any real basis for it. The U.S. and our allies are in Iraq and Afghanistan at the invitation of their governments. We are helping these countries get their militaries up to snuff to deal with the current and ongoing crisis, and doing a pretty good job of it.
To call us "barbarians" for coming to the aid of an oppressed people is silly, to say the least; the real "barbarians" are the terrorist thugs inciting murder and mayhem in Iraq. People like Ahmadinejad and Muqtada al-Sadr, and many like them.
Comrade Chavez is a fool for dealing with Ahmadinejad. Just how big a fool only history will tell.