August 07, 2006

Chavez: Israel's holocaust

According to an AP report in the Seattle Post Intelligencer Hugo Chavez is describing Israel's assault on Lebanon, in particular, the killing of children, a "new holocaust."
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday renewed his criticism of Israel's military offensive in Lebanon, calling it a "new Holocaust."

Chavez's comments in his weekly radio and TV broadcast came three days after he said he was recalling Venezuela's top diplomat to Israel to express his government's indignation over Israeli attacks in Lebanon and its actions toward Palestinians.

"Israel has gone mad," Chavez said.

"They are massacring children, and no one knows how many are buried," he added, accusing Israel of being guilty of a "new Holocaust" and the "terrorist" U.S. government of complicity.
Holocaust? It's easy to say but not so easy to imagine. Bad analogy I'd say but I think his heart's in the right place.


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