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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Rev. Pat Robertson: Says American Operatives Should Assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

ABC News is reporting:

"VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Aug 23, 2005, Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested on-air that American operatives assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his country from becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism." To read more go to ABC News.

We have previously reported on Chavez threat to stop exporting oil to the United States. Venezuelan oil accounts for 1.3 million barrels of oil the U.S. receives daily.

Rev. Pat Robertson has also been recently been promoting a new business adventure for a health drink he states retards the aging process. A religious group has pointed out that this is a for profit enterprise of Pat Robertson and should not be promoted on his not for profit show.

Link To Pat Robertson's Health Drink

4 Comments:

At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe Pat should drink more and talk less.

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Aaron said...

I never ceased to be amazed at how horrible this man can be... and all under the ludicrous guise of being a "man of God".

If you want to just scratch the surface, be sure to read Wikipedia's profile of him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Robertson

It's doing a good job of documenting his latest bit of backpedaling and lying as well regarding the Chavez remark.

Be sure not to skip the parts concerning his personal wealth and support of third-world dictators where he has (or had) gold and diamond mining interests.

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Thank you for your comment Aaron. The Wikipedia profile of him is remarkable in its depth. And I would suggest it for a read to anyone who wants to know more of Pat Robertson. Interestingly, I knew Pat Robertson in the early 60's. And actually worked in his uhf station that later spawned his television empire.

I will reserve my opinion of him, but for those who want to know more about him the Wikipedia article would be a great place to start. It shows much balanced information.

 
At 6:02 PM, Anonymous Aaron said...

It's arguably less balanced than the Wikipedia article, but Greg Palast has written a few pieces about Robertson, including this very recent one:

http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=49&row=1

Frankly, I don't think the balance is so much in question here... but a lot of people who dislike what Palast digs up prefer to just write him off as having "an agenda". Disproving his claims, though, is something they generally fail to achieve.

His current piece is pretty terrifying and focuses on Robertson's ties to the Bank of Scotland's operations in the US.

It certainly seems to be an odd role for him unless (like me) you think Robertons is just a wolf in sheep's clothing and out to cash in wherever possible.

It seems there is a lot of money to be made when you cloak your money making operations in a heavy layer of religious babble and faux philanthropy. :)

This tactic isn't new, though... it's been going on for centuries in one form or another. Robertson is just in an especially good position with his media and political resources.

 

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