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Chavez: Venezuela Captured 4 U.S Spies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:54 pm
by BannedfromDU
<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Chavez: Venezuela Captured 4 U.S Spies</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>IAN JAMES<br>Associated Press<br>8/19/06<br><br>CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Friday that Venezuela has caught four people spying for the U.S. government and has turned them over to the Americans. Speaking at a campaign rally, Chavez referred to the four after reading aloud a news report about the U.S. naming a "mission manager" for Cuba and Venezuela to oversee U.S. intelligence efforts for the two countries.The Venezuelan leader gave few details about the circumstances, or how recently the four cases occurred. But he said one woman was caught not long ago while taking photos _ of what it remained unclear _ in the north-central city of Valencia.<br><br>----<br><br>Speaking to a sea of supporters, Chavez read the name of the official named by Negroponte to head the Cuba and Venezuela mission, 32-year intelligence veteran J. Patrick Maher, and laughed. "They selected 'Jack the Ripper,'" Chavez said. "What a little problem this is."<br><br> ---<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"These are signs that the empire doesn't rest," Chavez said, referring to the U.S. "The plan to try to destabilize us has already begun." He predicted the U.S. could try to discredit the results of Venezuela's Dec. 3 presidential election, in which Chavez is seeking another six-year term, or could try to provoke violent unrest around the time of the vote.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->U.S. officials have denied trying to overthrow the leftist Chavez, who is Cuban President Fidel Castro's close ally and friend. President Bush's government has repeatedly labeled Chavez a threat to democracy. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Chavez warned that Venezuelans should be prepared for a "war of resistance" in case U.S. troops one day invade - a possibility Washington calls preposterous. He also accused his opponents in the presidential race of being "the empire's candidates," and he broke out singing at one point, "Yankee go home!"<br>He said the Venezuelan government has followed the activities of U.S. spies closely. "I know where they go out to eat 'reina pepiada,'" Chavez said, referring to a Venezuelan dish of "arepa" corn cakes filled with avocado and chicken.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><br>==============<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Chavez pokes fun at new US spy chief for Venezuela</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:34am ET<br><br>Caracas, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez poked fun on Friday at the freshly appointed chief of U.S. spy operations on Venezuela and Cuba, Jack Patrick Maher, calling him "Jack the Ripper."<br><br>During a speech to hundreds of screaming supporters in his home province of Barinas, Chavez, who is running for re-election in December, was handed a CNN report saying Maher had been appointed to head U.S. efforts to collect intelligence on the two Latin American countries.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Chavez, a constant critic of Washington who says socialism can unite South America against U.S. "imperialist" influence, said the appointment of Maher was a sign that "the empire is organizing a plan for December or before December."</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>----<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><br><br>================<br><br>Amazing documentary showing the US involvement in the attempted coup...<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES <br>74 MIN<br>Beloved by his nation's working class and a tough-as-nails, quixotic opponent to the power structure that would see him deposed. Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when he was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived coup d'état.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><br>=========<br><br> <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Dept of Homeland Security link to 4 escapees in Venezuela</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>August 15, 2006<br>Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Venezuelan police investigations into the escape of four conspirators from a military prison in Caracas Sunday, detected US electronic communications related to the perfectly-coordinated flight.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>VEA daily s director Guillermo Garcia Ponce urged authorities to be alert in the face of possible attempts at destabilization, as he believes there is evidence of a counterrevolution and a fifth column in the nation..<br><br>The four fugitives are ex union leader Carlos Ortega, serving 15 years for civil rebellion, instigation to break the law, and use of false public documents, Col. Jesus Faria and Capt.Rafael Faria, serving a nine years for assisting Colombian paramilitary to enter the country, and Col. Dario Faria, awaiting trial for the stealing war weapons, among other charges.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>In an interview with Confianza program on Venezolana de Television, Garcia Ponce pointed out the police detection of an e-mail sent by Leopoldo Torres, who works in the US Homeland Security, to Edith Ruiz, an assistant of Alberto Federico Ravell, director of opposition Globovision channel.<br><br>VEA revealed that Leopoldo Torres is the son of Betty Torres, a former judge sentimentally connected with Carlos Ortega.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>It notes further that the e-mail included a sound archive with the voice of Col. Jesus Farias, read by Globovision, in which he addresses the nation to explain the causes of his getaway.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>==============<br><br>NY TIMES-<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> Documents Show C.I.A. Knew Of a Coup Plot in Venezuela</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>By JUAN FORERO<br>Newly declassified intelligence documents show that Central Intelligence Agency was aware that dissident military officers and opposition figures in Venezuela were planning coup against Pres Hugo Chavez in 2002; Bush administration, long irritated by Chavez's ties to Fidel Castro and his anti-American attacks, provided his government with few hard details of looming plot and denied knowing about threats after coup occurred; State Dept officials now insist that United States repeatedly warned opposition leaders against trying to remove Chavez through unconstitutional means; Chavez was removed from power on Apr 12, 2002, and returned to power two days later, riding crest of popular uprising against coup plotters<br>December 3, 2004 WORLD NEWS<br>MORE ON CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AND: COUPS D'ETAT AND ATTEMPTED COUPS D'ETAT, UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CASTRO, FIDEL, CHAVEZ, HUGO, CUBA<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> FORMER SPY CHIEF OF PERU CAPTURED IN VENEZUELA LAIR</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>By CLIFFORD KRAUSS<br>Vladimiro Montesinos, former Peruvian spy chief and longtime CIA agent wanted on charges of gun running, money laundering and collaborating with drug traffickers, is captured in Venezuela, with crucial help from Federal Bureau of Investigation after eight-month international manhunt; principal aide to ousted president, Alberto K Fujimori, is captured by Venezuelan military intelligence officers in hideout in Caracas; capture is announced by Venezuelan Pres Hugo Chavez, who orders speed-up in legal proceedings to send Montesinos back to Peru to stand trial; US role in capture described; rise of Montesinos from junior army officer and CIA agent in 1970's to Fujimori's trusted aide and spymaster discussed; photos<br>June 25, 2001 <br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>

Re: Chavez: Venezuela Captured 4 U.S Spies

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:47 pm
by yesferatu
If I were Chavez here is what I would have done. I would have imprisoned them instead of turning them over to amerikan contacts. And then told Bush and the amerikan media that Venezuela was going to build and operate a Gitmo-style prison for any captured amerikan terrorist/spies that threaten their "homeland", and that these 4 spies would be the first to go, and of course, no trial, and no lawyers. Once this story made it to the amerikan media with all kinds of outrage from neocon pundits, I would then ask Larry King to come interview me. During the interview I would trash Bush for an hour, finally tell King I never was serious about Gitmo prisons and that only tyrannical regimes do that kind of thing, and that the prisoners were released during the interview and are headed back to the states. And then look in the camera and say "this is for Bush the punk" and flip him the bird.<br><br>But that's just me. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src= ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

Re: Chavez: Venezuela Captured 4 U.S Spies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:00 am
by Uncle Scam
WTF? <br><br>"Chavez, a constant critic of Washington..." <br><br>WTF does that mean? It's fucking blame the victim writing like that that just shows how blatantly low journalism has become. <p></p><i></i>