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Hugo Chavez ties Merkel to Hitler ahead of EU-Latin America Summit
Topnews ^ | 5/12/08 | Sahil Nagpal

Posted on 05/11/2008 7:44:36 PM PDT by Dawnsblood

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel, comparing her to Adolf Hitler in response to her criticism of the South American leader's policies.

Merkel belongs to the political right, "the same right that supported Hitler, fascism," Chavez said on his television programme, Alo Presidente.

Chavez's remarks came after Merkel said that the left-wing leader is not the voice of the region.

Merkel, speaking in an interview to Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa ahead of the European Union-Latin American summit, indicated that leftist polices pursued by leaders like Chavez were not the solution.

Pointing to the emergence of "left-wing populism" in some of the nations of Latin America, Merkel said: "Based on our experience in Europe, I don't believe that state-guided economies can provide a better or more sustainable response to such pressing problems."

(Excerpt) Read more at topnews.in ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chavez; eu; germany; hitler; merkel
I guess he got bored attacking the US, Columbia ...
1 posted on 05/11/2008 7:44:36 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
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To: Dawnsblood

He better hope he doesn’t piss her off at the wrong time of the month.


2 posted on 05/11/2008 7:46:06 PM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: Dawnsblood

He’s off his meds.


3 posted on 05/11/2008 7:46:18 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Dawnsblood

I think he meant it as a compliment.


4 posted on 05/11/2008 7:49:56 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The women got the vote and the Nation got Harding.)
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To: Dawnsblood

“Merkel belongs to the political right, “the same right that supported Hitler, fascism,” Chavez said on his television programme, Alo Presidente.”

Hitler’s party was National SOCIALISM, coconuthead. It had MUCH more in common with the government-in-charge dreams of Leftists everywhere. Yes he hated Commies like you, but only because they were a competitor for his brand of totalitarianism.

Hitler rose not because of the German “right” but largely due to Germany’s harsh treatment after World War I.


5 posted on 05/11/2008 7:58:44 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Dawnsblood

In all seriousness, she should turn around and fly home. A huge foreign policy statement.


6 posted on 05/11/2008 7:58:59 PM PDT by spyone
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To: EyeGuy

Agree. That’s the famous line so many leftists/communists like Chavez use time and time again. They always claim that Hitler was right-wing when his party was called National SOCIALIST German Workers party.

You can get anymore left that that title.


7 posted on 05/11/2008 8:02:34 PM PDT by faithinchaos (eternal pessimist, recovering optimist)
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To: EyeGuy
Poor Hugo, he made the same mistake earlier when he called Bush a "drunken donkey", not realizing that such a phrase in English would sound like he's describing Ted Kennedy. This guy should really get a basic understand of political ideology in other countries before he opens his yapper.

>> Merkel belongs to the political right, "the same right that supported Hitler, fascism <<

Meanwhile, here's what Merkel's party actually supports:

Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)
Leader: Volker Kauder (2005-)
Membership: 536,668 members
Ideology: Christian democracy, Conservatism
Website http://www.cdu.de

So try as he might, there's nothing in her party remotely associated with following "Hitler" or "fascism". The CDU doesn't even nearly have as much power or influence over Germany as the NAZI's did. Meanwhile, comparing the mindset of Adolf and Hugo, we notice...

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)
Leader: Hugo Chávez
Membership (2007) 5.8 million
Ideology: Socialism , Bolivarianism
Official Website militantepsuv.org.ve

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The National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI)
Leader: Adolf Hitler
Membership (1945) 8.5 million
Ideology: Socialism , National Fascism
Official Newspaper Völkischer Beobachter

Gee, the "united socialists" of Venezuela and the "national socialists" of Germany sure managed to get EVERYONE in their country to sign up for the idealogical agenda of "socialism". I wonder why that was?

8 posted on 05/11/2008 8:25:31 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Freepers , remember when the Dems "took out Gary Condit NOW"? That seat is now safe Dem forever.)
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To: Dawnsblood
That's funny: Mrs. Merkel was an East German until reunification. Sounds like Hugo doesn't know his excretory orifice from a hole in the ground.
9 posted on 05/11/2008 8:26:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: All

Well, Presidente El Stupido Turdo vomiting communist lies again....big surprise.


10 posted on 05/11/2008 8:31:21 PM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast

Chavez must watch CNN.


11 posted on 05/11/2008 8:36:04 PM PDT by LongTimeMILurker
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To: SpaceBar

Sure sounds like it.


12 posted on 05/11/2008 8:44:17 PM PDT by octobersky
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To: Dawnsblood

He needs to hear “¿Por qué no te callas?” in German.


13 posted on 05/11/2008 8:48:54 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will probably follow King of Spain’s King Juan Carlos example and tell old bloated-face, ‘Nur halt den Mund!’.


14 posted on 05/11/2008 8:56:56 PM PDT by yorkie01
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To: Dawnsblood

Poor Hugo....his Turd World education constantly fails him..


15 posted on 05/11/2008 9:37:43 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Dawnsblood

Hugo’s a Hitlerite himself.


16 posted on 05/11/2008 9:48:49 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Dawnsblood

Hey Chavez!

Communism is about owning the means of production.

Fascism is about controlling the means of production.

There’s only a hairsbreadth of difference between them: they are both toxic left-wing theologies.


17 posted on 05/12/2008 3:58:25 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
Presidente El Stupido Turdo

Oh, that's good!! LOL

18 posted on 05/12/2008 4:00:22 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: EyeGuy

I agree, with the exception that outside the U.S. of A. their tagging of political beliefs are almost directly opposite of ours... U.S.A. is an exception.... our conservatives don’t view things in the same light of conservatives in any other country. In another countries views... a ‘conservative’ is a person who fights against ANY change in the way ANYTHING is... (politics, law, personal, etc.).

The view I have, as a conservative from the U.S.A. is that as long as it doesn’t mess with my freedom (pretty heavy belief if you think about it), then it’s none of my business.. Their view, on the other hand is what I said above.
For an American (U.S.A. person), we conservatives are unique in the way we view conservatives (conservatism... although the definition might be different).

It gets confusing...


19 posted on 05/12/2008 4:15:09 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Dawnsblood
Official reaction (or lack thereof): Berlin Ignores Verbal Attack (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2014769/posts)
20 posted on 05/12/2008 7:09:58 AM PDT by wolf78
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To: Dawnsblood

It’s the Chavez show. What less can one expect? What Merkel did is best. Just ignore him.


21 posted on 05/12/2008 7:14:27 AM PDT by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: Red6
Like the Austrians say:

Gar net erst ignorieren.

(Don't even ignore that.)

22 posted on 05/12/2008 10:14:33 AM PDT by PoliticsAndSausages
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To: spyone

Nope. She should be there, and she should make clear that the other Latin American countries cannot expect good relations with Europe when they follow Chavez´ path. And that´s what she did (behind closed doors).


23 posted on 05/12/2008 12:11:36 PM PDT by Michael81Dus
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To: BillyBoy

Actually, the chairwoman of the CDU is Angela Merkel, since 2000. And Mr. Kauder is the chairman of the CDU parliamentary group in the federal parliament. And while my party is not nearly as powerful as the NSDAP was, it´s gladly the most influential party in Germany. We have 11 of 16 governors, half of the federal cabinet, the Chief Justice, the Federal President and most of mayors and city councils. We are Christian Democrats, believing in God, country, and the good sites of individuals. And when Chavez calls me a Nazi, I thank him, because from his far left viewpoint (almost as much left, that he comes back from the right side) I must be right in the middle of society. :-)

God bless Germany, America and the entire free world! And may our Heavenly Father give Mr. Chavez what he deserves.


24 posted on 05/12/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT by Michael81Dus
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