"We condemn the actions on the synagogue of Caracas," Chavez said in a televised speech on Sunday. "It must be asked ... who benefits from these violent incidents. It is not the government, nor the people, nor the revolution."
In an often cryptic response, he suggested opposition leaders plotted the attack to reduce his chances in a February 15 referendum on a constitutional amendment that would let him stay in office after his term ends in 2013.
Nobody "benefits" from these violent actions. But somebody does inspire them. And that someone is Hugo Chavez.
UPDATE: Modern Mitzvot has more.