Hugo Chavez Says US Using Earthquake As Excuse To Occupy Haiti
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is accusing the United States of using Haiti’s earthquake as a pretext for occupation.
“I read that 3,000 soldiers are arriving, Marines armed as if they were going to war. There is not a shortage of guns there, my God. Doctors, medicine, fuel, field hospitals, that’s what the United States should send,” Chavez said on his weekly television show. “They are occupying Haiti undercover.”
“On top of that, you don’t see them in the streets. Are they picking up bodies? … Are they looking for the injured? You don’t see them. I haven’t seen them. Where are they?”
Chavez promised to send as much gasoline as Haiti needs for electricity generation and transport.
A perennial foe of U.S. “imperialism,” Chavez said he did not wish to diminish the humanitarian effort made by the United States and was only questioning the need for so many troops.Click here for reuse options!
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