Sunday, February 04, 2007

Breaking News: Venezuela Run By Spanish Speaking Brown Man 

As you may have noticed there is a new kid on the block. It is BoRev.net and it does an excellent job of uncovering and debunking all the distorted media coverage on Venezuela (talk about shoveling sand against the sea!). It is both well written and informative and you'll notice to the right that I have added it to my links. I read it every day and urge others to do so as well.

Just to give you a taste, here is yesterday's excellent post:

Breaking News: Venezuela Run By Spanish Speaking Brown Man

We’ve long been a fan of right-wing columnist Georgie Anne Geyer. She doesn’t wrap up her distaste for Leftists In Our Backyard in bogus concerns for “democracy” or “the economic well-being of the people.” Unlike other neocons with ink (we’re talking to you, Jackson Diehl), Geyer has the ovaries to write what she believes, however loco in the coco she may be.

Back in the 90s, she famously gushed about Peruvian Dictator Alberto Fujimori. As hundreds of Peruvians were disappearing without a trace, and after el chino dissolved the Peruvian Congress and Supreme Court, Geyer wrote a whack-tastic column explaining that “Authoritarian democracy works for Peru." You go, crazy lady!

Anyway, you can imagine we were delighted to see that Geyer is focusing today on Chavez, whom she describes as “hawk nosed.” True to form, she doesn’t get all fake-misty-eyed about the Venezuelan people. Instead, she explains, this is about power. She simply laments the “defection of Hugo Chavez and his buddies from American hegemony,” because it means the end of U.S. reign as the “dominant power” in the hemisphere.

And then there’s this:

After years of American neglect of the hemisphere and four unpopular years of American adventuring in Iraq, there is little left of the historic Monroe Doctrine of 1823, which was designed to keep foreign powers out of "our" hemisphere.

So that’s what this is about. Venezuela is run by foreigners. Hawk-nosed foreigners.


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