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Jackson offers support to Chavez
CNN ^ | Sunday, August 28, 2005 | Unknown - AP

Posted on 08/28/2005 3:58:24 PM PDT by gondramB

Robertson assassination call 'criminal,' he says

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson offered support for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday, saying a recent call for his assassination was a criminal act and the United States and Venezuela should work out their differences through diplomacy.

The U.S. civil rights leader condemned last week's suggestion by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson that American agents should kill leftist Chavez, calling the conservative commentator's statements "immoral" and "illegal."

Jackson urged U.S. authorities to take action, and said the U.S. government must choose "diplomacy over any threats of sabotage or isolation or assassination."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hugochavez; jessejackson; patrobertson; venezuela
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I don't which is more irritating - that Jesse Jackson is addressing the Venezuelan government, supporting a leftist and undercutting U.S. policy or CNN talking in neutral terms about Chavez.

It's interesting that now Jackson wants the FCC to intervene and says that Robertson calling for a change in U.S. policy is criminal...

1 posted on 08/28/2005 3:58:25 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: gondramB

It's interesting that now Jackson wants the FCC to intervene and says that Robertson calling for a change in U.S. policy is criminal...
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Jackson is a blatant hypocrite of the worst order. Siding with anti-US governments, puts him at the same level as the Clintons. The gutter.

If I were a black person, I would have MANY choice words for Jackson who PRETENDS that he represents Black America -- what a joke, most good black folks don't want their name associated with the professional victim/racist promoter.


2 posted on 08/28/2005 4:01:22 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: gondramB
The U.S. civil rights leader condemned last week's suggestion by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson that American agents should kill leftist Chavez, calling the conservative commentator's statements "immoral" and "illegal."

Pat Robertson is no Churchill that's for sure. Ward Churchill that is.

Ward Churchill called for the assassination of innocent men and women as they sat at their desks in America's skyscrapers. Did Jesse Jackson get his panties all in a wad over Churchill's comments?

Nahhhhhhhhh.

3 posted on 08/28/2005 4:01:23 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: gondramB
As predicted by spycatcher!

US Evangelical Seeks Chavez Talks ( Haggard To Offer Apology)

To: Our_Man_In_Gough_Island

Here come the lefty Communist sympathizer Christians

2 posted on 08/26/2005 1:57:56 PM EDT by spycatcher

To: Our_Man_In_Gough_Island

Jesse Jackson and Tony Campolo to follow!

3 posted on 08/26/2005 2:06:50 PM EDT by spycatcher

4 posted on 08/28/2005 4:02:33 PM PDT by spycatcher
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To: gondramB

D*mnit. I don't know why ray didn't hit him instead.


5 posted on 08/28/2005 4:04:44 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: gondramB

Mush mouthed ,ignorant bigot, booger eating SOB


6 posted on 08/28/2005 4:09:44 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: gondramB

Why aren't the sedition and treason laws enforced in this country?

Imagine it's WWII and a Jackson like POS is negotiating with the Japanese or Germans, what would have happened to this person?


7 posted on 08/28/2005 4:12:55 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: Texas Eagle

Darn good point. Bitches me out to no end.


9 posted on 08/28/2005 4:14:20 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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Why aren't the sedition and treason laws enforced in this country? Imagine it's WWII and a Jackson like POS is negotiating with the Japanese or Germans, what would have happened to this person"

I didn't realize we were at war with Venezuela.

10 posted on 08/28/2005 4:16:41 PM PDT by Hoof Hearted
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To: gondramB

If you support freedom abroad you support freedom here, if you support tyranny abroad you support tyranny here, If you support a communist abroad we know damn well what you have in in mind for America. Are you listening Carter, Glover, Penn, Durbin, Boxer, Pelosi and the rest of the Red elitist vermin.

Maybe Jessuh should hang out with Hugo for a while if you know what I mean.


11 posted on 08/28/2005 4:18:20 PM PDT by Archon of the East ("universal executive power of the law of nature")
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To: woogmonster
"Is it just my imagination, but do these two characters -- -- remind you of these two?

It's probably your imagination... The lower pair were dangerous tyrants. The upper pair are comedians who think they are dangerous tyrants.

12 posted on 08/28/2005 4:20:27 PM PDT by Hoof Hearted
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To: Texas Eagle

How about George Stephanopoulos saying in the '90s that Bill Clinton should assassinate Sadam Husein? If Jesse gets Pat Robertson's FCC license yanked, he better go after Stephanopoulos's, too. [Don't hold your breath.]

Jesse Jackson can smell money a mile away. My guess he is angling to be the paid spokesman of Chavez in the US.


13 posted on 08/28/2005 4:24:39 PM PDT by FOXFANVOX (Freedom is not free!)
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To: woogmonster

Nice if they come to the same end, although I'de prefer the full Mussolini for both.


14 posted on 08/28/2005 4:25:33 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Texas Eagle

Jesse Jackson wears panties? Whose?

I did not know that. I'm not surprised.


15 posted on 08/28/2005 4:27:52 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: gondramB

I learned here a couple of days ago that CITGO is a Venezuelan company. They definitely will not see anymore of my money.


16 posted on 08/28/2005 4:28:17 PM PDT by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: Hoof Hearted

Cute. Maybe Venezuela is at war with us.

Don't quibble, you know what I meant.


17 posted on 08/28/2005 4:30:22 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: csmusaret
Yep CITGO is Venezuelan.
The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Since 1985, CITGO has sold its various products through independent marketers. Our relationship with these people is really what makes CITGO different from other petroleum companies.
http://www.citgo.com/AboutCITGO.jsp
18 posted on 08/28/2005 4:31:19 PM PDT by gondramB
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How about George Stephanopoulos saying in the '90s that Bill Clinton should assassinate Sadam Husein?

I don't remember Snuffleupagus saying that but if he did, I doubt if Jesse Jackson bothered to come up for air to say anything.

19 posted on 08/28/2005 4:39:10 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Google said the comment is from a 1997 Newsweek column that Stephanopoulos wrote titled "Why We Should Kill Saddam..."

No uproar back then. The double standard in the media should embarass them! [But, of course it never does.]


20 posted on 08/28/2005 5:09:05 PM PDT by FOXFANVOX (Freedom is not free!)
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