Chavez insists the “mercenary” is real

posted at 8:31 am on August 18, 2012 by Fausta Wertz

Exactly a week ago Hugo Chávez was saying that an American “mercenary” was arrested and was being interrogated in Venezuela.

Many (myself included) took it as one of Hugo’s many tall tales, particularly since – after saying that the man is a Hispanic Marine – Hugo added this detail,

The president said the man was carrying a U.S. passport with entrance and exit stamps from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya

Hugo also now says the man’s passport had a stamp from Jordan, too.

Jordan, Libya, whatever.

Now the latest on the mysterious Marine story is this,

U.S. officials will be allowed access on Wednesday to an American citizen arrested in Venezuela on suspicion of being a mercenary

Clearly implying a plot was afoot less than two months before a presidential election, the socialist leader has said the man was detained entering illegally from Colombia a week ago and sought to destroy some coordinates in a notebook at the time.

CONCILIATORY CHAVEZ

Chavez was conciliatory in his latest comments.

“Of course we are going to collaborate with the U.S. government, and I hope they will collaborate with us. The signs we have received, (Foreign Minister) Nicolas (Maduro) tells me, are positive,” he said.

Don’t get too excited over that “conciliatory” thing:

Militia

El Nuevo Herald has documents showing that Chavez will send out a militia of 2,000 to “patrol and control” electrical power installations during the upcoming election. Chavez insists that the USA is plotting with the opposition to disrupt the electoral process, after which he says the USA will invade Venezuela.

As if that’s not nuts enough, one of the documents states that the plot

“is organized in the United States of North [sic] America with the support of the Venezuelan extreme right and transnational businesses, and with the technical support of Corpolec (state agency that took over all the electrical suppliers in the country) specialists, both active and retired, which support it.”

And then people wonder why I don’t read fiction anymore.

Far-fetched and downright delusional as all this sounds, it’s worth noting that the militia’s allegiance is to Chavez’s Bolivarian Revolution, unlike the Army, whose allegiance is to Venezuela. Chavez, as long-time readers of this blog know, has committed to creating a militia 1,000,000 strong, while embarking in an armaments race with the help of the Russians.

Cross-posted at Fausta’s blog

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demagogues have to externalize an enemy, and personalize him too. I heard Chavez is dying of a$$ cancer that Sean Penn wished on others.

ted c on August 18, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Far-fetched and downright delusional

Someone I know resembles that remark.

hillsoftx on August 18, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I thought this dude had some terminal disease other than being delusional! WTH?

armygirl on August 18, 2012 at 8:39 AM

So is Obama part of a CIA/Exxon cabal or something?

rob verdi on August 18, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Don’t give ideas to the Obama reelction team.

DAT60A3 on August 18, 2012 at 8:41 AM

…it’s worth noting that the militia’s allegiance is to Chavez’s Bolivarian Revolution, unlike the Army, whose allegiance is to Venezuela. Chavez, as long-time readers of this blog know, has committed to creating a militia 1,000,000 strong,…

I’ve heard this idea before….. lemmee see now….. who could it have been… WHO could it have been…….. I think it started with an “O”…..

TKindred on August 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Just for a moment I flashed as I read this, from a documentary I saw recently -

Y’know who else talked on a daily basis about “the invasion by US troops that was inevitable”, day in and day out?

Jim Jones at Jonestown. Along with his other psychoses, it was those US paratroopers from the demonic US (Jimmy Carter’s US, hah!) that were going to arrive “to take your children, any day now”, that Jones would harp on over and over, and I think that was his primary argument on the day that he chose to go full-Masada, and take 900 people with him.

Great minds think alike, hey?

Andrew X on August 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I’ve heard this idea before….. lemmee see now….. who could it have been… WHO could it have been…….. I think it started with an “O”…..

TKindred on August 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Oh yeah….. here’s where I heard that idea before:

http://theobamafile.com/ObamasOrganization.htm

TKindred on August 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Seems to me, that maybe the new Red Dawn, should have gone with Venezuala and the Russians invading, instead of North Korea. More Believable. Oh, wait, Chavez and Hollywood are friends. Me Bad!!!

seymour01 on August 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM

If you don’t have actual threats, it’s necessary to create them in order to clamp down on individual liberty.

rbj on August 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM

What do the passports stamps have to do with anything? And why would the U.S. interfere with the elections, The Won is probably fine with Chavez winning?

Cindy Munford on August 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Militia….hhhhmmmm….

Brown shirt…check
Red beret….check
little red book….check
Lenin Pin…check
Che Guevera t-shirt for under brown shirt, stylishly unbuttoned enought to show Che’s face…check
lobotmy…check

Question: Do I have to shave my head, of can I keep my dreadlocks?

seymour01 on August 18, 2012 at 9:19 AM

And why would the U.S. interfere with the elections, The Won is probably fine with Chavez winning?

Cindy Munford on August 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

You know that, and I know that, but the “EVIL” USA is great to keep around as an excuse to suspend elections. LEt us just hope that someone else doesn’t get ideas.

seymour01 on August 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Isn’t he dead yet?

joekenha on August 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

JEAH!

Dude, he’s like that chubby dictator from the Mexico right?

The Ryan Lochte Voter demographic responds to this post.

PappyD61 on August 18, 2012 at 9:34 AM

It’s all part of Bari’s evil plan, Venezuela invades the USA after a plot is discovered, O calls for a suspension of elections here to stop the invasion. After 5 years of fighting the Venezuelan army, O decides to tear up the constitution and start from scratch …../////////…….;-)

angrymike on August 18, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Since Chavez is supporting his good friend Obama for president, is he going to be one of the keynote speakers at their national convention?. I thought since the Communist Party (google it) is openly endorsing Obama for re-election that would be only natural.

volsense on August 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Cindy Munford on August 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Chavez is implying that the guy is a US Marine because he’s been to all the war zones. Of course, when the US military shows up to a war zone, they don’t stand in line and get their passports stamped….

GWB on August 18, 2012 at 9:53 AM

after saying that the man is a Hispanic Marine – Hugo added this detail…

…the man is a White Hispanic Marine?

KOOLAID2 on August 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

…nice picture of baby Hugo!…the outfit, the hair…the salute!
…if he had a brother…He wouldn’t claim ‘he would look like JugEars’…. would he?

KOOLAID2 on August 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Barack’s looking a little chunky in that picture gang.

harlekwin15 on August 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM

The fact that Obama smiled and gushed like a child meeting a sports hero when they actually met..

should send chills up everyone’s spine.

,,

Chavez is an insect.

mark81150 on August 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM

I’ve been in and out of all those countries (except Jordan and Libya) and never used a passport while on active duty.

Active duty usually travel on military ID card and a set of printed “orders” authorizing their movements.

HondaV65 on August 18, 2012 at 10:26 AM

As ‘real’ as the votes that will maintain his hold Venezuela…

I remember his miraculous surge of ‘pro’ ballots after the country had a power outage during their last election.

Viva electronic ballot machines!

CPT. Charles on August 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Evil Clown seeks headline, wears dead parrot while speaking.

BobMbx on August 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Chavez and Obama have so much in common. Both lie with straight faces.

timberline on August 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM

1,000,000 Militia vs 1 US Marine…They’re gonna need a bigger boat.

ronsfi on August 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM

This is a true story.

This was right after the American mercenary was fightning Nazis on the moon.

itsspideyman on August 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Isn’t this guy dead yet?

slug on August 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

He has to be crazy if he doesn’t realize Obama loves him.

JellyToast on August 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM