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Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales denounce military assault on Libya

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“Another imposition of the warmongering policies of the Imperial Yankee and its allies is unfortunate, and it is unfortunate that the United Nations endorses the war, in contravention of its fundamental principles…We know what is going to happen: bombs, bombs, war, more suffering for the people … this is the hand of capitalism.”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

“Ultimately they are interested in controlling Libyan oil…That’s how the powers are,” he said, citing alleged western interference in Iran — and now “they invent problems with Muammar Gaddafi”

Bolivian President Evo Morales

Venezuela’s Chavez denounces military action in Libya

Daniel Wallis, Reuters Africa, March 19, 2011

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday that military action in Libya by the West’s “men of war” is aimed at seizing the North African country’s oil reserves.

Chavez spoke as a five-country coalition including the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Italy launched strikes on Libya designed to cripple Muammar Gaddafi’s air defenses.

“They want to seize Libya’s oil and they care nothing about the lives of the Libyan people,” Chavez said on state TV, wearing a red hard-hat after touring a road building project in a poor neighborhood of Caracas.

“These are the men of war … what irresponsibility. Behind this is the hand of the United States and its European allies, instead of taking the path that we have modestly proposed.”…

… Chavez denounced the operations as a “pulverization” of international law and as a dangerous and unwarranted intervention in the internal affairs of a sovereign state.

“Another imposition of the warmongering policies of the Imperial Yankee and its allies is unfortunate, and it is unfortunate that the United Nations endorses the war, in contravention of its fundamental principles,” he said.

“We know what is going to happen: bombs, bombs, war, more suffering for the people … this is the hand of capitalism.”

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Intervention is just a grab for oil, say Libya’s allies
AFP, March 20, 2011

“Who is Obama, NATO and (UN Secretary General) Ban Ki-moon going to fool with those certificates of good behaviour?” he asked.

Castro said the Security Council ignored problems in countries that were friendly to the US.

In La Paz, Bolivian President Evo Morales echoed Chavez.

“Ultimately they are interested in controlling Libyan oil,” he said, speaking at a meeting of leftist Latin American ministers.

“That’s how the powers are,” he said, citing alleged western interference in Iran — and now “they invent problems with Muammar Gaddafi”.

Morales strongly rejected foreign intervention in Libya, but also said he was against human rights violations in the country.

Bolivia established diplomatic ties with Tripoli in 2008, and Morales has met several times with Gaddafi, first as a former union leader and later as president.

Leftist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega expressed support for “brother” Gaddafi in late February, saying the uprising the Arab leader faces is part of a plot to take control of Libya’s oil.


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Written by peripheralrevision

03/20/2011 at 1:51 am

Posted in Bolivia, Libya, Venezuela

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