Skip to comments.A Perilous Hanukkah with Hugo-Venezuela's socialist strongman demonizes the Jews.
Posted on 12/28/2005 5:34:55 AM PST by SJackson
First, they scared the children.
In November of 2004, at 6:30 am, around twenty police officers arrived at the Club Hebraica in Caracas, which includes a Jewish school. "More than 1,500 students were at school when the raid started, said Daniel Snimack, president of the Hebrew community in Caracas. According to reports, the raid was ordered after authorities believed that a device used in a recent car bombing had been designed by Israelis. The raid also coincided with a visit to Chavez in Iran. During the raid, the police found nothing, but the Jewish community was consternated and alarmed. Despite their outcry, there was little international reaction to the event.
Then they attacked Israel.
As Chavez started intensifying his relationship with Middle Eastern nations, especially Iran, pro-government radio commentators started peppering their shows with anti-Semitic remarks. An email I received from a member of the Confederation of Israeli Associations of Venezuela (CAIV) said that when a letter was sent protesting anti-Semitic remarks by Albert Nolia, the commentator increased his vitriol, not only against Israel, with all kinds of insults, but against the CAIV board members, calling us bandits, criminals, assassins, etc.
On September 19, 2005, ranting against the state of Israel on the government station, YVKE, Nolia said, what is torture in Israel is a lot worse than what was torture in Nazi Germany, and on top of that, in Israel, its legal, its perfect legal. Why was it worse in Nazi Germany?
Then they attacked the artists.
When Secuestro Express, a hit film which portrayed political violence, became the top grossing Venezuelan film in the countrys history, a government supporter wrote an article saying the film was being promoted by Zionist Tycoons trying to take Chavez out of power, according to Jonathan Jakubowicz, the films Jewish writer and director. Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel called Secuestro Express "a miserable film, a falsification of the truth with no artistic value". When the government didnt introduce the film for an Oscar, a petition gathered thousands of signatures from Venezuelas film community, among others.
Finally, they attacked all Jews.
Celebrating on December 24, Chavez said Christmas is a rebellious, revolutionary, socialist Christ the descendants of those who crucified Christ have taken ownership of the riches of the world, and they have concentrated it in a small number of hands. Chavez said he was decided to change history, and he said that every day, he is joined by a greater quantity of Chiefs of State and leaders in that struggle. Among those are Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with whom Chavez recently met. On December 14, Ahmadinejad described the Holocaust as "a myth," months after he suggested that Israel should be "wiped off the map."
On this day, December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, let us remember that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were Jewish. If, as a species, we learned only one lesson after World War II, it is that a leader may never discriminate against a race or nation again.
Five years from now Venezuela will look like Zimbawve,
and the world will blame it all on the USA and the Jews.
Islamo-fasicsts and socialists just seem to go hand in hand because they are both evil and vile.
If I were of an apocalyptic nature, I'd say the war against the Jews is well underway. It appears that the Communist and Islamic world are uniting against them, the Europeans are on the fence (as always) and that the U.S. and Israel are increasingly alone in this battle.
And the lefties love this guy.
Why am I not surprised that the MSM has reported none of this?
What we need to do is what we did to the Soviets in the 1980's - flood the world with oil to deprive Chavez and the Ayatollahs of their hard cash. But will the liberals let us do it?
The liberal capacity for self deception is bottomless.
>Chavez said he was decided to change history,<
Remind me not to buy another drop of gas at Citgo, even though there's a store really close to us.
"Remind me not to buy another drop of gas at Citgo, even though there's a store really close to us."
And they are cheap too. And the little guy who runs the one near us is a real sweetheart. But I think you are right, it is time to stop buying gas at Citgo and empowering this maniac. I'm afraid we might start to have real problems with this guy, since he is insane.
Why the U.S. didn't back the last coup all the way serves to bolster the widely held belief that the State Department places the interests of revolutionary trendites over those of the United States.
On a more frivolous note, one of the best things about Christmas in Venezuela is that the beaches aren't as crowded, although there are many hot Venezuelan Jewish chicks sunning themselves if you know where to look.
Chavez needs a head wound....deep...to let sunshine in.
Bump for later
Hugo has all the traits of past dictators we have known. Creating a fictitious threat is par for the course.
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