I realize I’m late to the party, but in case you have been living in a cave, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez bit the dust yesterday after a battle with cancer.
Chavez was a bad man so my initial reaction to his death – which I posted on Twitter – was:
— Aussie Dave (@israellycool) March 5, 2013
Harsh, I know. But it is hard for me to get upset when the world’s evil quotient diminishes.
I’m guessing he’s in a very toasty place right now, bonding with Yasser Arafat, tiger-hyena style.
And according to Chavez’s Vice President, he’s got something else in common with Arafat besides location.
Maduro on Tuesday wasted no time in laying blame for the executive’s deteriorating situation, suggesting he was poisoned and comparing his illness to that suffered by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat before his death. The PA accused Israel for Arafat’s death, claiming he was killed by the Jewish state.
“We have no doubt that Commandant Chavez was attacked with this illness, we have not a single doubt,” Maduro was quoted as saying by Fox News Latino. “The established enemies of our land specifically tried to harm the health of our leader.”
He certainly puts the mad into Maduro.
And speaking of mad, here’s what Iran’s head meshugene Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had to say about his death:
The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Chávez would “return on resurrection day”. He said he had “no doubt that Chávez will return to Earth” along with Jesus and Imam Mahdi, the most revered figure among Shia Muslims, to help “establish peace, justice and kindness” in the world. Announcing a day of mourning, Ahmadinejad also said he believed something “suspicious” caused Chávez’s cancer.