Monday, February 02, 2009

Chavez Condemns and Deflects

Hugo Chavez has come out and condemned the violent assault on a Caracas synagogue. However, he refused to contemplate any linkage between his own extreme rhetoric on Israel and the violence, instead choosing to point fingers at opposition parties:
"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.


Cycle Cyril said...

Yet another example of the left seething with anti-Semitism. This goes along with the growing anti-Semitism in Europe.

PG said...