Chavez: US used eathquake machine on Haiti

I’ve always found it infuriating when my left-of-me friends try to defend Hugo Chavez, after his first attempt to seize power in a 1992 military coup, after the media supression and persecution of political opponents, after trying to amend the Venezuelan constitution to allow himself to serve as president indefinitely, after comparing Isreal to Nazi Germany, after cozying up with the Iranian regime. I think apologetics of this regime will looked back on with all the imfamy of the Western useful idiots who saw the future in the USSR, and said with a straight face “It works.” 

Hopefully, that reckoning will be hurried by Chavez’s insane new conspiracy theory:

Citing an alleged report from Russia’s Northern Fleet, the Venezuelan strongman’s state mouthpiece ViVe TV shot out a press release saying the 7.0 magnitude Haiti quake was caused by a U.S. test of an experimental shockwave system that can also create “weather anomalies to cause floods, droughts and hurricanes.” The station’s Web site added that the U.S. government’s HAARP program, an atmospheric research facility in Alaska (and frequent subject of conspiracy theories), was also to blame for a Jan. 9 quake in Eureka, Calif., and may have been behind the 7.8-magnitude quake in China that killed nearly 90,000 people in 2008. What’s more, the site says, the cataclysmic ruin in Haiti was only a test run for much bigger game: the coming showdown with Iran. The ultimate goal of the test attack in Haiti, the report reads, is the United States’ “planned destruction of Iran through a series of earthquakes designed to topple the current Islamic regime.”

If Chavez is serious about his accusation, he’s a moron. If he’s not, he’s exploiting a tragedy for political gain and slandering relief workers.


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