[Marxism] Bloomberg: Chavex urges Gadhafi continue resisting

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Sep 6 13:38:22 MDT 2011


On 9/6/2011 3:22 PM, Fred Feldman wrote:
> Chavez, who has compared Qaddafi to Simon Bolivar and gave him a replica of
> the Latin American liberator's sword when he visited Venezuela in 2009, read
> out a letter sent to him by Qaddafi on Aug. 1 in which he asked the
> Venezuelan leader for moral support in his fight against rebels and the
> Western alliance.

This is a good point. It is an obscure but nevertheless 
historically accurate fact that Bolivar's daughter slept on a bed 
made of gold in the shape of a Venus flytrap. And he also owned 65 
different tailor-made military uniforms, choosing them out of a 
capacious closet as the mood fit him before going into battle. 
They say that at the famed battle of Dos Pollos Gordos, he wore 
one made of mauve silk that was festooned with gold-threaded 
likenesses of unicorns.




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