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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    The op beat me to it dang it!

    I tend to think, he does watch to much of that new show Jesse Venture has on TruTV!
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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Chavez is a certifiable kook no doubt - but he has some in America who agree with him, at least in part. Cynthia McKinney - remember her? Former Congresswoman of Georgia's 11th district who struck a cop because he dared stop her to ask her who she was and who, since being voted out of Congress, has been doing other kooky things, now writes that the Haiti relief is really an invasion. Kooks of a feather...?

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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    RealClearPolitics - Video - Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake



    Wow, so who's right? Did the failure to address global warming in Copenhagen cause the Haiti earthquake, like Glover said? Or did the U.S. Military cause the earthquake, like Chavez said.

    Just what man-made cause resulted in this earthquake? It's very puzzling.
    The Levite tribe of the hollow Earth did it.

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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Sounds like a plot out of a Dan Brown book, lol
    Actually Michael Crichton's State of Fear comes to mind.

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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    Honestly if human interference with tectonic plates doesn't stop, my models are forecasting a dramatic increase in global shaking over the next 100 years. To unprecedented levels of shakiness. The solution is obviously trillions of dollars in taxes, research grants, and new government bureaus. If you think anything else, you're a redneck who hates science.
    There is no way in hell humans could effect plate tectonics. Too massive and to powerful. This isn't Star Trek the Next Generation. Come GOP man come on back to earth.

    Oh may bad looks like it's sarcasm after CPWill's post towards the global warming thing.
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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Venezuela Rocked By 7.2 Magnitude Rumor! (BoRev.Net)

    This seems to have effectively been a complete fabrication. The claim first seems to have been made by a Venezuelan blogger in an anonymous post (made by someone with the username “patria grande”) on a state-owned network’s (Vive TV) website. This is then seized upon by an anti-Chavez Spanish newspaper called ABC (he’s not well-liked among some circles in Spain and is occasionally mocked with anti-Indian epithets), which reports a statement by the government itself, claiming that “The anti-American government of Venezuela, in his usual paranoia against the U.S. empire, says the earthquake in Haiti is ‘clearly the result of a U.S. Navy test’ and stresses that ‘a U.S. experimental earthquake devastated the Caribbean country.’”

    This is then grabbed in the U.S. media by Fox News, which claims that the blog post is a “press release” and insinuates that Chavez himself is behind it, noting that “the Venezuelan strongman's state mouthpiece ViVe TV shot out a press release saying the 7.0 magnitude Haiti quake was caused by a U.S. test.” It’s also added that the story was taken down from the network’s website (the reason being that it was a blog post that had no actual endorsement by the network, as was being implied, but that wasn’t reported).

    Russia Today then progresses beyond this to a claim that Chavez himself accused the U.S. of having engineered the earthquake, referring to the same ABC story and claiming that “Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has once again accused the United States of playing God. But this time it's Haiti's disastrous earthquake that he thinks the U.S. was behind. Spanish newspaper ABC quotes Chavez as saying that the U.S. navy launched a weapon capable of inducing a powerful earthquake off the shore of Haiti. He adds that this time it was only a drill and the final target is ... destroying and taking over Iran.” ABC never actually quoted anything of the sort because no such statement existed. Regardless, this is then grabbed by various U.S. Internet sources:

    OpEdNews - Diary: Hugo Chavez: Haiti Earthquake Caused by U.S. Tectonic Weapon Test

    U.S. earthquake weapon used on Haiti says Chavez

    Hugo Chavez Blames U.S. For Earthquake In Haiti, Claims “Tectonic Weapon” Was Used [Video Included] Hip-Hop Wired

    Venezuelan president: US tectonic weapon caused Haiti quake Boing Boing

    Interestingly, this even finds its way to Counterpunch, hardly a right-wing source: http://www.counterpunch.org/kozloff01272010.html

    Though again, this can’t be taken as an endorsement by the likes of Alexander Cockburn or senior Counterpunch staff any more than the blog post was an endorsement by the state-owned network.

    So this is the equivalent of claiming that a statement was made directly by Gordon Brown because BBC picked up a blog post that was later deleted when it was misrepresented as a piece endorsed by the network itself.

    However, the dissemination of anti-Chavez propaganda has an important role in discrediting his complaints about U.S. military buildup in the neighboring country of Colombia (and his claims in general, for that matter), since it could simply be depicted as another one of his laughable conspiracy theories. For example, this is the consequence of its dissemination as a standard talking point among anti-Chavez Internet posters:

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    The Levite tribe of the hollow Earth did it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Chavez is a certifiable kook no doubt - but he has some in America who agree with him, at least in part. Cynthia McKinney - remember her? Former Congresswoman of Georgia's 11th district who struck a cop because he dared stop her to ask her who she was and who, since being voted out of Congress, has been doing other kooky things, now writes that the Haiti relief is really an invasion. Kooks of a feather...?
    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Is this is not proof that Chavez is a babbling imbecile... I don't know what is.

    It's time for Chavez to be committed to a lunatic asylum.
    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    On the plus side, this will surely cause apoplexy among the daily kos crowd who took every opportunity to fellate Chavez when he was calling Bush the devil.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Sounds like a plot out of a Dan Brown book, lol
    It could also be used as a basis for military action against Venezuela if depicted as a hostile threat. For example, this is used by the likes of Investors.com to claim that,
    “Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has gone off the deep end again, claiming the U.S. engineered the Haiti earthquake. It's a laughable malevolence, of course. But given the spectacular U.S. aid effort, it's also a threat.”


    The propaganda machine at work.

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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Your right, we should go put Chavez out of business......
    The U.S. has a right to that land.....

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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Your right, we should go put Chavez out of business......
    The U.S. has a right to that land.....
    Most smart people realize that Chavez and his butt-buddies in Iran are lunatics.

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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Your right, we should go put Chavez out of business......
    The U.S. has a right to that land.....
    Son, no Yankee imperialist has a right over majority-indigenous territory.


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    Re: Chavez: US Weapon Test Caused Haiti Earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Cochise View Post
    The propaganda machine at work.
    I couldn't wrap my head around this and I didn't want to believe anything until I could see a video in spanish of him saying that. Couldn't find one. This isn't the first time this has happened.

    Most smart people realize that Chavez and his butt-buddies in Iran are lunatics.
    They are actually quite rational in their state actions.

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