Skip to comments.U.S. Says Venezuela Complicit in Attack on U.S. Ambassador
Posted on 04/07/2006 4:29:21 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
WASHINGTON The State Department accused Caracas city officials of complicity Friday in an attack on the car of U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield in the Venezuelan capital.
Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns summoned Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez to the State Department and told him that Venezuela was in violation of an international treaty that requires the host countries to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats, department spokesman Sean McCormack said.
The incident "clearly was condoned by the local government," McCormack said.
Pro-government activists bombarded Brownfield's car with fruit and vegetables and a group of motorcyclists chased the convoy, at times pummeling the vehicles with their fists.
McCormack said local government officials were handing out snacks to the perpetrators
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This Venezuelan thug needs a beating. He's getting too Iran on us. He's going ayatollah, and he's got to go.
hmmmm, maybe pat was right.
Somewhere out there is a JDAM with this sob's name on it.
So many countries, so little time...(sigh)
He is a trivial pissant seeking attention like a 2 year old.
(apologies to a local pissant who might really be of some import)
Really?? I was kindve hoping it was a MOAB field test opportunity, but I defer to your judgement.
Geez I bet President Bush wouldn't tour San Fransisco, CA.
Or, he's getting too Cuba on us and is going Fidel.
He needs to be squashed like a bug. We've had enough.
When [Vice President Nixon] set off for South America in 1958, he anticipated an uneventful tour that would merely distract him from his attempts to talk the administration into cutting taxes at home. He was unprepared for the vehemence of the anti-American demonstrations he would encounter from those opposing U.S. policy toward Latin America. In Peru, Nixon was blocked from visiting San Marcos University by a crowd of demonstrators chanting Go Home Nixon! He was met in Venezuela by hostile crowds that spat at him as he left his plane. In the capital, Caracas, the scene turned violent. A mob surrounded his car and began rocking it back and forth, trying to turn it over and chanting Death to Nixon. Protected by only twelve Secret Service agents, the procession was forced to wait for the Venezuelan military to clear a path of escape. But by that time, the car had been nearly demolished and the vice president had seen his fill of South America. President Eisenhower sent a naval squadron to the Venezuelan coast in case they needed to rescue the vice president, but Nixon quietly left the country the next day.
He definitely needs an attitude change.
I clearly remember the Nixon incident. I was in high school and had a very good Government teacher who covered it thoroughly and we wrote papers on it. I would be curious to know if high school students are being made aware of this situation in class. I'll bet most aren't.
Nah, they're writing papers on more important stuff like what will Britanny Spears name her new baby.
I find it interesting that the moment we are focused on the middle east that commies suddenly start popping up all over the southern continent.
I smell Putin in this somewhere and the smell isnt pleasant.
Socialism is waning in europe and rising in S America
If we played by their rules, we would be seizing a few oil fields in compensation for the loss the ambassador's car and the assault on his honor.
Chavez called his dozen or so helicopters "perfect" for supporting the insurgency when the U.S. invades.
The invasion isn't going to happen but He'd better know what is going on in all of the windows etc. within a thousand yards of his location at all times. He has enough enemies at home.
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