[Marxism] CIA Operation Pliers???
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Thu Nov 29 06:43:18 MST 2007
Venezuela's Chavez Says CNN Seeks His Assassination (Update2)
By Helen Murphy and Steven Bodzin
Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Hugo Chavez said CNN is seeking to incite his
assassination after it showed a video of the Venezuelan leader with a
caption that read ``Who Killed Him?''
The footage appeared on CNN's Spanish-language channel, which said it
was an error. The text appeared with an image of Chavez and Colombian
President Alvaro Uribe.
``I want the state prosecutor to look into bringing a suit against
CNN for instigating murder in Venezuela,'' Chavez said last night on
state-owned Venezolana de Television.
``This headline did not refer to either of the two presidents, but
rather to the death of American football player Sean Taylor, a fact
made clear by the anchor in his voiceover,'' Time Warner Inc.'s CNN
said in an e-mailed statement. ``The video of presidents Chavez and
Uribe was used by mistake and corresponded to a preceding story.''
It isn't the first time the government called for a probe of CNN's
programming. In May, Communications and Information Minister Willian
Lara asked the attorney general to investigate CNN and local
television station Globovision for ``lies'' and inciting violence
Venezuela's foreign minister, Nicolas Maduro, said the Central
Intelligence Agency was behind the incident and that it was part of a
broader plan to destabilize the country.
``I have no doubt it's part of a total plan against President
Chavez,'' he said on a talk show on state television.
Cilia Flores, president of the country's legislature, said on the
show that the CIA is spreading violent propaganda to cause riots as
the country prepares for a national referendum on constitutional
changes proposed by Chavez.
The country's police and military are vigilant against such attempts,
He said an ``official'' at the U.S. embassy in Caracas may also be
supporting opposition to the constitutional proposal, and that the
government may expel the person from the country. Maduro didn't
identify the official.
A spokeswoman at the U.S. embassy couldn't be reached to comment.
To contact the reporter on this story: Helen Murphy in Caracas at
Hmurphy1 at bloomberg.net ; Steven Bodzin in Caracas at
sbodzin at bloomberg.net .
Last Updated: November 28, 2007 20:38 EST
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