President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has called the US president, George W. Bush, ‘the devil’ in a public address at the UN General Assembly.
Chavez said, “The devil came here yesterday,” referring to Bush’s address at the UN assembly on Tuesday. “He came here as if he were the owner of the world.”
Chavez, an Iranian ally, continued the onslaught, accusing the Bush administration of “domination, exploitation and pillage of people’s world.”
Chavez appealed to American’s to “hault the threat, which is like a sword hanging over our head.”
Chavez explicitly implicated the UN as “anti-democratic,” making reference to the “Veto” system. He also added that the UN was “merely a deliberative organ” that met once a year. He cited the poignant moment when the U.S used a veto as a tool to continue the Middle-Eastern bloodshed and called it “immoral.”
He remained critical of the recent war in the Middle-Easter. He said the U.S veto to prolong the war “allowed the Israelis with impunity to destroy Lebanon in front of us all as we stood there watching.”
He requested support to shift the UN headquarters out of America and offered Venezeula as an alternative. However concluded that there was “no way to save it,” referring to the UN organisation.
The UN came in to existence during the robust era of The Soviet Union and the U.S, however since then The Soviet Union has indeed languished, while the latter has sustained it’s power. “The Soviet Union collapsed. The United States empire is on the way down and it will be finished in the near future, for the good of all mankind,” he said.
Chavez tried to win the American people by claiming their liberties had been exploited. “Their freedoms are restricted through the Patriot Act. They are sent to die in Iraq for no reason. The people of the United States are being deceived,” he said.
Chavez indicated to the American people that their government was nothing but the underlying “first enemy.”
The Venezuelan president has time and time again stated that he does “like America” but opposed the “dictatorship” regime of their “government.” On the contrary Bush also opposes Chavez’s “dictatorship” regime and accuses him of not allowing the Venezuelan people “freedom of speech.”
Chavez’s tirade continued, claiming that the United States was planning and secretly financing a coup to overthrow the Bush administration. The U.S government has always denied these speculations.
The UN General Assembly acutely watched the speech and remained silent however one unanimous applause came only when Chavez called the US an “imperialism” menace.
As Chavez was exiting the UN rosturum he accused Bush one last time, claiming “he stole the elections, he is therefore a dictator.”
Hugo Chavez had “good relations” with Bush’s predecessor, Bill Clinton, and in an interview with the Spanish version of CNN, he contrasted the relationships of both leaders, accusing Bush one last time, “with this cowboy you can’t even talk … the Texan who walks around shooting from the hip.”