Sunday, August 21, 2011

Venezuelan President Chavez Denounces West Over Libya

AUGUST 21, 2011, 8:47 P.M. ET.

Chavez Denounces West Over Libya

CARACAS (AFP)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a staunch ally of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, slammed Western powers Sunday for "destroying Tripoli with their bombs," as rebels surged to seize control of the Libyan capital.

"Today we are seeing images of the democratic governments of Europe, along with the supposedly democratic government of the United States destroying Tripoli with their bombs," Chavez said.

Television news footage aired out of Libya showed rebels forces pushing towards Libya Sunday and late into the night capturing keys areas of the capital, including the symbolic Green Square, but not of bombing related to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization campaign that backed the anti-Gadhafi alliance.

Last week Chavez along with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, both arch U.S. foes, jointly denounced the West's "imperialist aggression" in Libya.

Chavez--Gadhafi's main supporter in Latin America--has consistently denounced the months-long military operation in Libya claiming it is an oil grab by Western powers.

1 comment:

reece said...

I say President Chavez is rite the west is killing people in the name of peace if they really want peace in this world and if they want the world to thank them they should kill themselves and the world will become a better place