One of the most amazing things to be heard in Caracas these days are the stupid, small minded, bitter, resentful words Chavez directs at the US rescue and help effort towards Haiti. We have heard it all, even that the earthquake in Haiti was planned by the US so as to take over Haiti. Weil cartoon in Tal Cual today says it all, almost:
1) The role of the US taking advantage of the Haiti tragedy is disgusting and an aberration.
2) They have taken control of the airport and the presidential palace!
3) (I wish I could have done the same)
What possesses Chavez, and Ortega and even Evo, all chiming on clue, to attack the gigantic and generous effort of the US (even with some occasional missteps)? Considering that the US has already has Puerto Rico and Guantanamo, friendly relations with Panama, Mexico and Dominican Republic, it is more than enough to ensure US security in the region at a much lesser cost than taking over Haiti as a colony.
The thing here is that the professed hatred of the US is a self feeding psychological problem, inducing the practitioners into dream like trances where they get to make up things. It is also called delirium, some times of the tremens variety depending on what they accompany it with.
I , for one, have rarely be so embarrassed by Chavez words than with this anti US rant. Almost as if Chavez would like to see looting and violence run free in Haiti to blame it on, who else?, the US. Chavez and his acolytes are indeed evil, worthy recipients of the worst voodoo curses we could come up with.