Video: Chavez flips out at the UN; Update: Did Chavez say “insh’allah” at his presser?

posted at 11:38 am on September 20, 2006 by Allahpundit

Not to be outdone by his pal Ahmadinejad last night, el presidente’s having a full-blown meltdown at the podium before the General Assembly as I write this, shrieking about Bush being “the devil” and hollering “Yankee imperialists go home.” I’ll have video, but maybe not for a while; there are a lot of highlights to find and cut here. In the meantime, use this as an open thread.

Update: Here you go. He praises Castro, recommends Chomsky’s book, and calls upon the world to grant him a seat on the UN Security Council so that he can help usher in the type of peace and prosperity for which the Arab and Latin American worlds are so well known and loved. It’s vaudeville, revolutionary style. Transcript here.

The “Bush is the devil” stuff is right at the beginning, which makes things easy on lefty visitors who have cruised over here to bust a nut.

Update: Three different people have e-mailed to say there’s a rumor that Chavez used the Arabic term “insh’allah” (God willing) at his press conference. I didn’t see it, but I’ll bet it’s true. After all, he’s used that phrase before.

Update: Yup, according to Fox, he said it. How pleased his new Muslim allies must be.

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Yup, according to Fox, he said it. How pleased his new Muslim allies must be.

Time to invoke Blair’s Law.

Coined by Australian journalist, Tim Blair as -

“the ongoing process by which the world’s multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force.”

1. The alliance between the radical Left and extremist Islamists is an example of Blair’s Law.
2. The fact that white supremicists like David Duke supported ‘Mother’ Sheehan’s sit-in at Crawford, TX is an example of Blair’s law.

Niko on September 20, 2006 at 4:36 PM

And I think I have some inkling of what the peoples of the south, the oppressed people think. They would say, “Yankee imperialist, go home.” Chavez at the UN

And I think I have some inkling of what the peoples of the USA, the leached-upon people think. They would say, “Spanish speaking invading job stealing illegal alien welfare leaches, go home and take this sulfurous Chavez and his unelected U.N. trough-feeding elitists with you.” Entagor

other point:
> so we finally found someone who actually reads chomsky

Victor Chavez….yet another object lesson: democracy and elections don’t cure all honora

When did Venezuaela become a deocracy?

No democracy is the problem in that it permits all manner of people to be elected, regardless of their morals or their competence – honora

You talking about Clinton?

That’s actually the point of democracy. It’s not a silver bullet, nor even appropriate to many nations. honora

You talking about Cuba?

They say they want to impose a democratic model. But that’s their democratic model. It’s the false democracy of elites, and, I would say, a very original democracy that’s imposed by weapons and bombs and firing weapons…What type of democracy do you impose with marines and bombs? Chavez at UN

Cuba?

The government of the United States doesn’t want peace. It wants to exploit its system of exploitation, of pillage, of hegemony through war. Chavez at the UN

Then why are you selling us frigging pillagers oil?

Fourthly, we have to strengthen, as we’ve always said, the role and the powers of the secretary general of the United Nations. Chavez at the UN

Who died and made you king?

We, not you, created the UN as a debating body not a government. We do not have UN elections for a UN parliment. We did not create a UN army or UN post office. There is no UN dogcatcher or UN streetsweeper. There are just UN leaches and UN bribe takers and whoremongers.

And maybe we have to change location. Maybe we have to put the United Nations somewhere else; … It smells of sulfur here,…Chavez at the UN

A good location would be up yours where the sun don’t shine. That would help the sulfur problem too bean-boy.

I need to start a dialogue with evolutionists. If they are right about evolution we may actually be devolving. Survival of the fittest occurs in stressful environments. Apparently an environment supported by oil and coca can lead to survival of the least sane.

entagor on September 20, 2006 at 4:40 PM

There are countries where democracy is not the answer, at least not yet. Iraq being the obvious example.

honora on September 20, 2006 at 4:10 PM

Again Honora, if not democracy, then WHAT? are those poor souls living (surviving) under a dictator expected to wait around until someone who is ‘enlightened’ in their country stages some sort of coup to overthrow the evil dictatorship?

pullingmyhairout on September 20, 2006 at 4:47 PM

When did Venezuaela become a deocracy?

Sometime in the 40′s. There was that Perez coup business for a while but Chavez is one in a fairly steady series of elected presidents.

honora on September 20, 2006 at 4:49 PM

Again Honora, if not democracy, then WHAT? are those poor souls living (surviving) under a dictator expected to wait around until someone who is ‘enlightened’ in their country stages some sort of coup to overthrow the evil dictatorship?
pullingmyhairout on September 20, 2006 at 4:47 PM

Yes they are. Like we did, like the French did, like the British did, like the Irish did etc. Imposing democracy from the outside doesn’t work. First it needs to be earned, second, there needs to be the social framework, third, there needs to be a delineation between government and religion.

honora on September 20, 2006 at 4:53 PM

honora,

Or that nutcase who haunts military funerals with his “fag” signs?

Fred Phelps is not a conservative. He’s a registered Democrat.

Pablo on September 20, 2006 at 5:12 PM

Yes, Phelps even had his picture taken with AL Gore!

Catie96706 on September 20, 2006 at 5:17 PM

Oh yeah, that’s right… it’s one of those “democracies” with “fair elections” that we all know are sooooo accurate because Jimmah Carter went and made sure the voting process went smoothly.

If Chavez is so democratically elected, why did an attempted coup occur last year? A coup orchestrated by the educated and brought down by the Marxist peasants? And if Hugo’s country is so great, why are so many fleeing to Mexico en route to the evil USA????

NTWR on September 20, 2006 at 5:26 PM

AP, great job on capturing the core of Chavez’s tantrum. The full video is available here, probably only for a limited time though.

12thman on September 20, 2006 at 6:11 PM

Yes, MsUnderestimated I was being facetious.

Speakup on September 20, 2006 at 6:16 PM

Democracy under Chavez

1992 Chavez stages failed coup in 1992
1998, 2000 Chavez elected

the following is excerpted to save space, not direct quotes
2004 Frontpage Chavez wins recall
- Chavez) prevented the counting of four million recall petition signatures
- that’s more than a third of the electorate
- Chavez insisted only those who voted in the election that brought him to power be allowed to cast a ballot in the recall. But millions had protested what appeared to be a rigged election by boycotting the polls in 2000
- the Supreme Court had been “enlarged,” that is, stuffed with Chavez loyalists (increased from 20 to 32 judges)
- election day voting hours were moved at the whim of the authorities
- Harvard/MIT report calculates 99 percent likely fraud
- exit polls showed Chavez losing by 59 percent

Frontpage 2002 a march on April 11 to protest Chavez
as marchers approached his palace, thugs began firing guns into the throng… 60 – 70 died… Videotape by local tv showed at least some of the gunmen were Chavistas, Chavez supporters , members of his “Bolivarian Circles,” as he calls his own Marxist militia version of Hitler Youth and SS storm troopers … This private army of ideological thugs and bullies, according to Chavez critics in Venezuela’s National Assembly, has been illegally funded with government money $4 billion of which vanished from the nation’s macroeconomic stabilization fund

Chavez ignored demands to arrest the killers and to this day has stonewalled calls for a “truth commission” to objectively document what happened. As to the media and its videotapes, Chavez has threatened to take away the broadcasti license of any TV station that airs what he decides is anti-government “propaganda

2006 Frontpage Chavez supporters won all 167 seats
in the National Assembly on Dec. 4 after major opposition parties boycotted the election, saying they did not trust Venezuela’s electoral system or the country’s elections council. The opposition has raised doubts about the nation’s electoral registry, an electronic voting system and electoral audits conducted by the council

Some may call this democracy.

with this type of Democracy, Gore would have won in Florida

entagor on September 20, 2006 at 7:06 PM

insh’allah

Incontrovertible proof of the left wing/terrorist alliance.

Valiant on September 20, 2006 at 7:56 PM

The very best thing to come from attacking Saddam and trying to bring democracy to this region is that, at last, finally, the ugly boil of filth and hate that has been quietly festering in the world with insane people like Chavez of Venezuela and the paranoid delusions of the Left, Socialists and Communists in this country and around the world is finally beginning to be see for exactly what it is.

Anyone who is anti-war is in truth anti a civilized world or any promotion of the concept of freedom or assistance to the impoverished and sick human beings around the planet. I applaud Hot Air as well as the more than the two dozen sites on the Internet I visit daily, Rush Limbaugh, Larry Elder, Al Rantel and Bill O’Reilly and Fox for opening up the eyes of more people, not only here in America, but around the world.

sharinlite on September 20, 2006 at 7:59 PM

How pleased his new Muslim allies must be.

Not only that; but a quick peek at the transcripts reveals that he insisted on referring to Ahmadimejad as “Mullah”.

Kid from Brooklyn on September 20, 2006 at 8:00 PM

tell me that we aren’t in trouble when the United Nations not only allows this clown to speak, but takes him seriously! Chavez is a joke. To me, he is the comedian in this whole thing. He’s the ‘Baghdad Bob’ of South America. But this video is just absurd. I don’t know whether to laugh or be really ticked off.

It is insulting to me, as an American, that we even allow the United Nations to conduct itself on our own soil. Leaders like Chavez and Ahemaljihaddenutcase are allowed to bash out leader – here, in NYC – an American City that saw the worst from the 9/11 attacks – a city where over 3,000 innocent lives were murdered by Islamo-fascist pigs just like Ahemadjihad. The fact that we allow this to take place is just not right.

The nerve of Chavez to say ‘it smells like sulfur here’ in regards to Bush being the devil. Someone should have corrected Chavez and told him “no, senor, it actually smells like burning jet fuel and the death of 3,000 innocent souls – you God damn creep”.

In Our soil… In Our City! For someone to call Bush the devil – for some piece of garbage leader of a peace of garbage nation to call our President the devil. And here’s the UN – allowing the leaders to speak – while these very same leaders do not allow their own people free speech. It’s stunning.

Billy Kess

BillyKess on September 20, 2006 at 8:26 PM

My Rant Against That Tyrant Hugo.

That “sulfur” smell he mentioned? Must be a foretaste of where he’ll probably spend eternity. What a special touch it was to see him make the sign of the cross. He’s as much a true Catholic as Hitler was a true Christian.

Christinewjc on September 20, 2006 at 8:32 PM

Insh’allah

AP,

Remember: Venezuela is 96% Roman Catholic. Maybe the Catholic peasants back home will skin that fat little maggot.

Heh.

Jaibones on September 20, 2006 at 10:32 PM

Venezuela is 96% Roman Catholic

I think the “non-aligned” morons are trying to change that to 50% islamist and 50% commie (in today’s world, both of those are becoming more and more blurred).

Rick on September 20, 2006 at 10:43 PM

I find it kind of funny that Mr. Sheehan had to come to America, where the UN makes it’s home, to bash…. America. Look, I hate the UN, but it made it’s home in America because of the beacon that we are, etc. If this a-hole, or Ahmadinejad for that matter, why isn’t the UN headquarters in their countries? Maybe it will be if we ever kick it to the curb… Anyway, these were just odd pictures we saw today.

RightWinged on September 21, 2006 at 12:07 AM

maybe he was just ordering an enchilada.

Perchant on September 21, 2006 at 12:07 AM

Yes, I was reminded of Descartes and his Decameron. This post is driven by Chavez, but even more so, the reaction to his speech. Moral corruption is simply too mild. The largest moral latrine is more appropriate for the U.N. All who don’t distance themselves from this speech, by implication are joining the swim.

I grew up in Romania. Most of the former East bloc and some Western countries still have Turkish toilets. The U.N. is like a large Turkish latrine, made out of cement, with holes you sit on top to do your business.

The rats float in, and live off, the liquid, and love it. The U.N. potentates are wallowing in it like those rats, happy not to have to leave their medium. They don’t even realize that the West provides most of the funding for that medium, lest they’d be dead of starvation or AIDS, at least most of them, and their countries.

And now you know the real source of Chavez’ sniffing of sulphur…

But I heard Colmes say tonight, after he knew of Chavez’ speech, that the U.N. is the perfect medium for negotiations and that we should use it more often.

For those who wish to move the U.N. – NO – only if it gets dissolved or we’re no longer part of it.

Entelechy on September 21, 2006 at 1:19 AM

How about boycotting Citgo?

Theworldisnotenough on September 21, 2006 at 1:50 AM

I hate the UN, but it made it’s home in America because of the beacon that we are, etc.

No “beacon” about it… It’s because we’re the only ones gullible enough to pay the UN’s billion-dollar bill. If somewhere else volunteered to cough up more money, Kofi would have his bags packed in record time.

Of course, if the aforementioned was to actually happen, the U.S. would beg and plead for the UN to stay, cough up more money, and Jan Egeland would still call us “stingy”.

mojojojo on September 21, 2006 at 4:23 AM

Jimmy Carter should be arrested and ivestigated for his secret actions and manuverings with the fall of the Iranian leader(the Shah) and now the rise of Chavez. They are encircling us. His entire presidency should be investigated including all his white house staff. Many whom now are running news rooms, attacking and slandering America. I really believe that Carter and Clinton are moles of the USSR. We may have lost the cold war.
This is why Clinton did not respond to Islamic terror attacks. He is part of it, he colludes with Carter and the MSM to destroy America. This is also why the MSM is kind to Islam.

LZVandy on September 21, 2006 at 9:27 AM

How about boycotting Citgo?

Theworldisnotenough on September 21, 2006 at 1:50 AM

That doesn’t make sense – too many ‘mom and pop’ gas stations/convenience stores sell Citgo gas. we’d only be hurting americans. besides – how are you going to convince average joe and josephine to buy the more expensive gas? Citgo is the cheapest in town.

pullingmyhairout on September 21, 2006 at 9:34 AM

Yes they are. Like we did, like the French did, like the British did, like the Irish did etc. Imposing democracy from the outside doesn’t work. First it needs to be earned, second, there needs to be the social framework, third, there needs to be a delineation between government and religion.

How do you explain Japan? Fluke?

Rick on September 21, 2006 at 12:10 PM

Democracy in action? Tell foriegn business owners “you got 60 days to get out, cause I/we, (the government) now own your businesses” signed , Hugo ‘goofy’ Chavez.
Government takes CONTROL of all businesses in the country.
I missed that part in school, democracy 101, maybe its new?

shooter on September 21, 2006 at 1:11 PM

Hey Hugo. smell sulphur? He who smelt it, dealt it.

RobCon on September 21, 2006 at 2:19 PM

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