Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
August 31, 2005
WAR: The Chavez Menace

Julian Sanchez, in Reason Online, gives an overview of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez and the fascist thuggery and regional meddling (including support for FARC terrorists in perenially unstable neighboring Colombia) that characterize his regime.

More background on Chavez:

*Thor Halvorssen, in, on Chavez' brownshirts.

*Ivan Osorio, in NRO, on a former Venezuelan Air Force major who claims that Chavez gave money to Al Qaeda. I'm not so sure about this one, but as Osorio notes, Chavez has adopted the classic rogue state pose of befriending anyone he can find who hates and threatens America.

*An older NR profile.

Unfortunately, Otto Reich's May 2005 NR cover story - an article that hit close enough to home to be denounced by Fidel Castro - is not available online.

MORE: A few from Instapundit's archives here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

ONE MORE: Also from NRO.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:41 PM | War 2005 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

I don't agree wth what Chavez has done in Venezuela, but I would like to point out that his hostility towards the US only came after we supported a coup that was aimed to rid him of power, including assassination attempts...

I'd be pissed too if somebody tried to kill me and take away the job that I was voted to do...

Posted by: Hello Nasty at September 22, 2005 12:59 AM
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