Did White House Push Venezuelan Coup?
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2002
This article starts out true to form, repeating much of what has already been uncovered and understood but in the fifth paragraph the editor injects his own prejudices and basic ignorance of what Mr Chávez is trying to achieve.
The bizarre melodrama surrounding the two-day ouster and reinstatement of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has left skeptics wondering whether the Bush administration had a direct hand in the aborted coup.
"True, he was a lousy president, a confrontational rabble-rouser who never fulfilled his grandiose promises to his nation's poor, who insisted on restricting oil production and raising prices as the head of the OPEC cartel, and who opposed the U.S. war on terror in Afghanistan while supporting despots in Cuba, Iraq, Libya and Iran. He also supported narco-terrorists in Colombia's civil war and offered them safe haven. That's why the administration in Washington would wish him gone." MORE