Saturday, November 10, 2007

Chavez told to "Shut up" by Spanish King

Chavez, while at a summit for leaders of Latin America, Portugal, and Spain, called the former Spanish Prime Minister a "fascist" and said that a snake is more human than he is.

Aznar, a conservative who was an ally of Bush as prime minister, "is a fascist," Chavez said in a speech at the Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile. "Fascists are not human. A snake is more human."

The current prime minister responded with tongue in cheek, saying:

"Former President Aznar was democratically elected by the Spanish people and was a legitimate representative of the Spanish people," he said, eliciting applause from the gathered heads of state.

The socialist dictator tried to respond but his microphone was off. At one point, the Spanish King had had enough:

Spanish King Juan Carlos, seated next to Zapatero, angrily turned to Chavez and said, "Why don't you shut up?"
For someone who holds practically autonomous control over the Venezuelan people and strangles freedom and individualism with brutality and violence against his own people, Chavez certainly has a lot to say.

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