In the "circumstantial idiot" category we can pace the current vice-president Elias Jaua. The man should know better but I suppose that we can find some modicum of excuse in his past as a "tira piedra" or congenital knee jerk anti US leftist to account for his words this morning, as he opened a new VTV show. His declarations this morning were to accuse the US of having forfeited diplomacy and resort directly to attack.
"el imperio ya no hay otra salida, la salida política, la salida diplomática quedaron atrás. Aquí lo único que impera es el asesinato" The Empire has no other exit, the political exit, the diplomatic exit are abandoned. Here the only thing that counts is assassination.Of course, he conveniently forgets to mention that the war was started on September 11, and that if it is acceptable to discuss the reaction of the US one should never forget that Osama bin Laden started it all. After all, the objectives of Al Qaeda were thousand of civilians of no military value, not even with the excuse of collateral damage. At least, the Ecuador foreign minister while embracing the same position of Jaua had the merit to remember September 11, which makes him less of an idiot than Jaua. At any rate, in an act of generosity, not to mark him as a complete idiot, we can underline that he deferred to the president and to the foreign minister for the official position of the country on that matter. I cannot wait...
Still, one has to feel something for poor Jaua (and Silly Flowers) as they will read an almost universal democracy support and congratulations for the US and Obama on the killing of bin Laden, from next door Colombia, to a few Shia groups, to even Alan Garcia calling it a miracle from John Paul II.
|Shamelessly lifted from CCSChronicles, to feed Eva's paranoia|
The poor thing, she truly lost it...... but she is not alone among chavismo to show such profound marks of terminal idiocy. You can go to nothing less but the page of the Venezuelan National Radio, RNV and read an article from a certain Gaspar Velazquez Morillo, an article that if it were not such ill written I might have made an effort of translating some excerpts. For those who read Spanish you should try to read that Gibberish, one of the very best examples of the chavismo anti-intellectual muck you will ever come across. Even Prensa Latina would not publish such garbage, though they did publish Eva's ranting words.
UPDATE: sure enough the Chavez regime issued this evening a communique condemning the US action in Pakistan. It could have been written by Eva herself! The woman has a good feel for what the regime line will be; I hope it is a feel becasue if she is the one writing it.... I will spare you the translation, just giving you the high points (stretching the meaning of "high" here).
- stress on an apparent lack of permission from Pakistan
- a creature of the Us from the start so that wars could be ever justified
- doubts about the actual death
- if death, then leave "central asia" now!
- Venezuela support peace always (I suppose even when they support the Cuban gaols, the FARC terrorist, or the ETA ones...)