Sunday, October 16, 2005

Its About Time Someone Stands Up To These Fascist Morons

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 Venezuela's Chavez Reiterates Plan to Extradite Robertson

Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reiterated his intention to seek to extradite U.S. television evangelical leader Pat Robertson to face charges of terrorism.

Chavez said in a press statement today from Salamanca, Spain that Robertson must answer for publicly calling for the president's assassination. Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, will "soon" start legal proceedings, Chavez said.

"To call for someone's murder is a crime, and when it concerns a head of state, that is terrorism," said Chavez, who was in Spain to attend an Ibero-American summit of Latin American presidents and leaders from Spain and Portugal.

The remarks follow Robertson's interview with CNN earlier this month when the founder of the Christian Coalition said Chavez was negotiating with Iran for nuclear material and had sent $1.2 million to terrorist Osama bin Laden. Venezuela's Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel denied the charges.

Robertson said on his "700 Club" program in August that if Chavez "thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it." He later apologized after his remarks were criticized by U.S. lawmakers and Bush administration officials.

Chavez said at the time he would seek to extradite Robertson to face charges of inciting his assassination, El Universal reported.


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