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Chavez to Obama: Give back Nobel Prize

Press TV - December 18, 2009 05:35:58 GMT

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his American counterpart Barack Obama should give his Nobel Peace Prize back as he is sending more soldiers to war-weary Afghanistan.

“He [Obama] got the Nobel Peace Prize almost the same day as he sent 30,000 soldiers to kill innocent people in Afghanistan,” he said during a speech at a climate change conference in Denmark.

“Obama should give back the prize,” Chavez added on Thursday.

The Venezuelan president also suggested that Bolivian President Evo Morales would have been a better choice for the award.

Obama collected the prize earlier this month following his decision to send 30,000 additional US forces to the war-torn country after eight years of conflict.

According to an opinion poll after the event, up to 60 percent of the respondents said that it was wrong for Obama to collect the prize.

Meanwhile, Chavez accused the Netherlands and the US of plotting to attack Venezuela as Washington sent military equipment to three Dutch islands off Venezuela’s Caribbean coast, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.

“They are three islands in Venezuela’s territorial waters, but they are still under an imperial regime: the Netherlands,” the president noted.

“Europe should know that the North American empire is filling these islands with weapons, assassins, American intelligence units, and spy planes and war ships.”

In response, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly denied that US military personnel in the Caribbean are planning to attack Venezuela.

“These allegations are baseless. These are routine exercises. We seek cooperation with the region,” Kelly said.

Chavez, however, described the cooperation as part of a broader plan for weakening leftist governments throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, including Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Cuba.

“It’s a threat to all the people of Latin America and the Caribbean,” he said.

December 18, 2009 - Posted by | "Hope and Change", Militarism

8 Comments »

  1. Hope and Change my sticky rice! Chavez is right. Duhmerica is looking to start wars everywhere there are minerals Duhmerica covets or governments that won’t toe the Washington line.

    Comment by bosunj | December 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. I agree! OBAMA! Give it up dude!

    Comment by Shelly | December 18, 2009 | Reply

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  4. Obombaton hasn’t murdered enough people yet. Give him more time, as some of the assholes who support his goddamned mass murdering ass say. “He’s not been in office long enough..”

    Yeah, right! That’s like Prescott Bush doing a floor speech during the beginning of World War II, stating; “Listen, I know this close friend and colleague of mine, Adolph Hitler, seems like a bad guy, but you just have to trust me and GIVE HIM MORE TIME!!!!”

    maybe in bizarro world, Obombaton is deserving of a PEACE PRIZE, but the peoples of the world know him to be a FUCKING MURDERER and LIAR who not unlike his predecessor, is bloodthirsty and doing the bidding of the oligarch rich jew bankers Rothschilds.

    I rest my case.

    Comment by OBOMBATON A MASS MURDERING PRICK | December 18, 2009 | Reply

  5. Oh no…Now Chavez must be a racist teabagging Republican for cryin’ out loud!

    We all know that anyone who points out Obama’s hypocritical act must be a Glenn Beck lovin’ Republican retard.

    All the Democrats tell me that anyone who criticizes Obama is a racist, why else would they question someone who enacts the exact same policies as W? Why didn’t Chavez speak up against Obama when Bush was president? What a rascally racist!

    Comment by Jay | December 18, 2009 | Reply

  6. I too am horrified by what Obama has done but Chavez? Seriously? I don’t think he gets to take the moral high ground.

    Comment by Alison | December 18, 2009 | Reply

    • What has Chavez done that he doesn’t ‘get to take the moral high ground’ as opposed to Obama?

      Comment by bosunj | December 19, 2009 | Reply

    • Alison,

      Perhaps you have something to share with us about Chavez? An invasion that we are all unaware of? Bombing campaigns?

      Comment by aletho | December 19, 2009 | Reply


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