Tuesday, August 23, 2005

What happened to his "Christian" morals?

Now, I may not be a huge Biblical scholar, but isn't there something in there about "Thou shall NOT kill?"


Robertson called for the assassination of Venezuela's president

Pat Robertson, host of Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club and founder of the Christian Coalition of America, called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

From the August 22 broadcast of The 700 Club:

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.


Blogger Shawn said...

You have got to be kidding me... That was wrong on so many levels. I wouldn't be surprised to hear more talk like that though, since the U.S. gets about 15% of it's oil from Venezuela and Chavez has continually thumbed his nose at Bush's strongarm tactics...

12:22 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

I really wish the right-wing would realize how hypocritical they are. I just finished reading The Poisonwood Bible and in that book there's some background info. about how the CIA sponsered the coup in the Congo to install Mobuto Sese Seko (totally corrupt dictator). I was just working on a post actually and I'm gonna touch on that topic. The missionaires pretty much ruined Africa (in my opinion) and paved the way for colonialism.

2:15 PM  

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