[Marxism] Hugo Chavez has Syrian blood on his hands

Dan R proletariandan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 13:13:49 MDT 2012

If this support seemed boneheaded, irresponsible, and misguided a year ago,
it is now absolutely criminal. I personally think this clearly goes far
beyond realpolitik to a fundamental ideological divergence between Chavez
and anything that deserves to be called socialism.


Hundreds of people in Venezuela have taken to the streets to protest the
government's backing of the Syrian regime, which has been accused of
atrocities in its bid to crush a 18-month protest movement.

Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has continued to support his Syrian
counterpart Bashar al-Assad, along with the leaders of Russia and Iran,
despite international condemnation of alleged war crimes.

Caracas has sent at least three shiploads of oil to aid the Syrian
government, which has been hit with Western embargoes over its crackdown on

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