HedgeFundLIVE.com — 10 Craziest Hugo Chavez Moments:
1) “Dubya” is Satan – Venezuela’s theatrical president, Hugo Chavez, has always loved the spotlight that the General Assembly provides and it was never more in evidence than when, with a flourish, he compared U.S. president, George W. Bush, to Satan.
2) Promotion – During his UN speeches, Chavez likes making a regular habit of making plugs for books by prominent leftist authors, one time holding up a book by U.S. professor Noam Chomsky. Chavez referred back to this famous moment in his speech this year, saying it “no longer smells like sulfur” now that Barack Obama is president. Chavez also called Chomsky a great intellectual and the book as an “excellent work” that would help the world understand “the greatest threat that looms over our planet.”
3) Everyone’s favourite Past time – Earlier this year after the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers to win the World Series, Chavez and the Colombian President interrupted a summit meeting so they could call Edgar Renteria and congratulate him on winning the World Series. According to a BBC report, “the two leaders joked over the phone with baseball player Edgar Renteria, the star who just won the baseball title for the San Francisco Giants after 56 years. Chavez challenged him to a Caimanera (a casual game) and confessed his joy at the victory: ‘We beat Bush’s team!'”
4) Get this man to Rehab – Chavez is a renowned caffeine fanatic, known for downing as many as two dozen small cups a day. Venezuelans speculate that it’s one reason their President is so prone to impulsive diatribes. Most Venezuelans blame caffeine for his infamous George W. Bush rant we mentioned in the first bullet point.
5) When Possible Blame the Americans – According to Hugo Chavez, the US possesses an “earthquake weapon” that set off the catastrophic quake in Haiti that killed 20,000 innocent people. Earlier this year Chavez shot out a press release saying the 7.0 magnitude earthquake was caused by a U.S. test of an experimental shock wave system that can also create “weather anomalies to cause floods, droughts, and hurricanes.” Chavez has also blamed the U.S. government for the Eureka, a California earthquake which happened on Jan. 9, 2011.
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