Saturday, March 13, 2004

US caught red-handed funding opponents of Chavez

Through the NED - National Endowment for Democracy, the US has funded those who oppose Chavez in Venezuela. According to this piece in the UK,
Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that, in 2002, America paid more than a million dollars to those political groups in what it claims is an ongoing effort to build democracy and "strengthen political parties". Mr Chavez has seized on the information, telling Washington to "get its hands off Venezuela".
The NED has long been accused of being a CIA front. Our arrogant, US-business-centric approach to the world has already brought us blowback in the form of 9/11. How long before we learn from our mistakes?

Now Spain is reeling from their own attacks, wondering how Spain, "with a population 90% opposed to war in Iraq prompted this scale of murder against them?" It's tragic to see innocent people attacked because their government doesn't follow their wishes and instead follows policies only a small minority approve. I wish terrorists would realize the consequences - their actions impoverish those who would be helping make the world a better place while providing 'reconstruction contracts' to those who caused the problems in the first place. What is the answer?


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