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Pat Robertson Calls for Assassination of Hugo Chavez

Televangelist Calls Venezuelan President a 'Terrific Danger' to the United States



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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, met with Fidel Castro, right, on Sunday during an official state visit to Cuba.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Aug. 22) - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson called on Monday for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him a "terrific danger" to the United States.

Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America and a former presidential candidate, said on "The 700 Club" it was the United States' duty to stop Chavez from making Venezuela a "launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."

Chavez has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush, accusing the United States of conspiring to topple his government and possibly backing plots to assassinate him. U.S. officials have called the accusations ridiculous.

"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it," Robertson said. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

Electronic pages and a message to a Robertson spokeswoman were not immediately returned Monday evening.

Venezuela is the fifth largest oil exporter and a major supplier of oil to the United States. The CIA estimates that U.S. markets absorb almost 59 percent of Venezuela's total exports.

Venezuela's government has demanded in the past that the United States crack down on Cuban and Venezuelan "terrorists" in Florida who they say are conspiring against Chavez.


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KRT"If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war."
-- On Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, August 2005

"If they look over the course of 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings."
-- On whether "activist judges" are more of a threat than terrorists, May 2005

"Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up."
-- Referring to the State Department's location while criticizing the agency, October 2003


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Robertson accused the United States of failing to act when Chavez was briefly overthrown in 2002.

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said.

"We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator," he continued. "It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."


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Can you believe this shit coming from a so-called man of God?? When people who just happen to be muslim utter words like these they're labelled terrorist Meanwhile this anti-Christ gets a pass
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The guy is wierd. I was watching his show yesterday and he said it was alright for a 21 year old to date a 14 year old:retard:

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He's really gone off the deep end. It's really Christian to call for the murder of someone else

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Oh he went off the deep end, alright - YEARS ago.

This is the same "man of God" who suggested that 9/11 was the fault of feminists, homosexuals and the prochoice crowd. (anyone else noting the silence from the pundits who complain about moderate Muslims not denouncing Muslim extremists? anyone else smell a double-standard?)

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Thou shall not ... hmmmmmmmmmmmm what is that one Pat.. Oh yeah, It's THOU SHALL NOT KILL
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Thou shall not ... hmmmmmmmmmmmm what is that one Pat.. Oh yeah, It's THOU SHALL NOT KILL
please pat aint never read two words from the bible.

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Does that mean that Kennedy who probably gave the green light to the CIA to let the opponents of Ngo Do Dhiem, the southern Vietnamese leader be killed just a few days before Kennedy was killed, was also wrong to do that? I guess than that Kennedy too was wacko. I have mixed feeling s on what robertson said. Chavez is supporting FARC rebels and other leftist extremists, thus creating instability in the area. I don't support what Robertson said but I certainly can understand him. If you condemn him then you should condemn Kennedy's hardline policy against Dhiem.
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Wacko? No. Wrong? Yes. I don't care if it's my MOTHER calling for someone's murder, you can safely assume I think it's "a bad thing."

Mind you, my mother doesn't have a television audience of millions, and (so far as I know) has no control over the CIA.

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This is the same "man of God" who suggested that 9/11 was the fault of feminists, homosexuals and the prochoice crowd.
I think that 9/11 quote was made by Jerry Falwell, not Roberston. He blamed the pagans too. Though it all took place during an appearance on Robertson's 700 Club show.
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Scotso calls for the assasination of Pat Robertson.


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Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Bylined to: Mary MacElveen
Why not use the Patriot Act against religious fanatics like Pat Robertson?
VHeadline.com guest commentarist Mary MacElveen writes: Just yesterday in his broadcast on the 700 Club Reverend Pat Robertson called for the assassination of President Hugo Chavez who is the President of Venezuela.
I find this outrageous coming from an alleged man of God.
I find this equally outrageous that a man who believes in the sanctity of all human life would call for this.
By calling for a world leader’s assassination, this proves that he is NOT PRO LIFE, but part of the sick machine that has taken hold of our country in Washington, D.C. where death goes hand in hand with the promotion of their agendas.
Here is the transcript where Pat Robertson calls for this action:

ROBERTSON: There was a popular coup that overthrew him [Chavez]. And what did the United States State Department do about it? Virtually nothing. And as a result, within about 48 hours that coup was broken; Chavez was back in power, but we had a chance to move in. He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he's going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.
You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop. But this man is a terrific danger and the United ... This is in our sphere of influence, so we can't let this happen. We have the Monroe Doctrine, we have other doctrines that we have announced. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very badly. We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.”
What I am STRONGLY suggesting to all of you is to call for the revocation of the Christian Broadcasting Networks FCC license.
Pat Robertson states of Venezuela, that they are “controlling a huge pool of oil that could hurt us very badly.”
Let us all remember that this oil belongs to the people of Venezuela and it does not belong to us.
We are not entitled to it, and President Chavez has every right to sell it to whomsoever he chooses.
Inasmuch as Pat Robertson calls President Chavez a “dangerous enemy,” President Chavez has rightfully also called Bush, “Mr. Danger”

* I am asking you to call in to the Christian Broadcasting Network to vent your outrage that this alleged man of God would call for the killing of another.

This proves that the religious right-wing fanatics are NOT PRO LIFE. They are truly the enemy and we only have to look at Bush who. through the help of these groups. became our president.
To aid you in your correspondence and calls, please visit VHeadline.com http://www.vheadline.com to read up on President Chavez and you will see he is a true man of courage for standing up to Bush.

* Tell Pat Robertson that, through sales of CITGO oil, many of the profits go to feed the poor in 1,100 food centers that President Chavez has set up.

What has Bush done to feed the poor here?
Remind him of this fact that Castro gave access to thousands of Venezuelans in his country for free medical care and he did so by partnering with President Chavez.

* Bush has not even addressed the millions that go without health care in this country.

If these are the acts of an enemy, I would not mind being governed by a man who is looking out for the poor and powerless. In fact, I would welcome it.
My praises of President Chavez has been published on VHeadline.com ... if you are not familiar with that site, its main focus is issues and news that face the good people of Venezuela.
From what I have read on VHeadline.com and through participating in it, I can see clearly that President Chavez is a man who leads Venezuela both morally and with compassion.
As one who normally stands up for anyone’s right to free speech, I find Robertson's tirade to be offensive and the equivalent of shouting fire where the end result could be the assassination of President Chavez.
In closing, there is NO finding ‘common ground’ with these zealots and fanatics.
I am of the belief that through actions such as this, they promote terror.

So, why not use the Patriot Act (which I abhor) against these fanatics?
After all, they wanted it; now let them suffer the consequences of it.
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Infiniti2001, I'm quite conservative and I don't mind having a Patriot act against Robertson but it should also be used against extremists in the U.S. who preach hatred such as Islamists. The UK who has some of the most farcial laws i've seen should also use a Patriot Actg. Good to see you supporting the Patriot Act, such a good chap you are.
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Oh he went off the deep end, alright - YEARS ago.

This is the same "man of God" who suggested that 9/11 was the fault of feminists, homosexuals and the prochoice crowd. (anyone else noting the silence from the pundits who complain about moderate Muslims not denouncing Muslim extremists? anyone else smell a double-standard?)
Surely you're not saying that no one has denouced him?

He's been getting "denounced" 24-7 on every show in the country.

There's been the complete opposite of silence on this.

Moderate Muslims have a long way to go to match this criticism.

No double standard.

ps. Pat Robertson disgusts me, not for this comment but for pretty much his entire career.
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