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    Venezuela to probe Chavez cancer poisoning accusation
    (Reuters) - Venezuela will set up a formal inquiry into claims that the late President Hugo Chavez's cancer was the result of poisoning by his enemies abroad, the government said.

    Foes of the government view the accusation as a typical Chavez-style conspiracy theory intended to feed fears of "imperialist" threats to Venezuela's socialist system and distract people from daily problems.

    Still, acting President Nicolas Maduro vowed to open an investigation into the claims, first raised by Chavez himself after he was diagnosed with the disease in 2011.

    "We will seek the truth," Maduro told regional TV network Telesur. "We have the intuition that our commander Chavez was poisoned by dark forces that wanted him out of the way."

    Foreign scientists will be invited to join a state committee to probe the accusation, he said.

    Maduro, 50, is Chavez's handpicked successor and is running as the government's candidate in a snap presidential election on April 14 that was triggered by the president's death last week.

    He is trying to keep voters' attention firmly focused on Chavez to benefit from the outpouring of grief among his millions of supporters. The opposition is centering its campaign on portraying Maduro, a former bus driver, as an incompetent who, they say, is exploiting Chavez's demise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Venezuela to probe Chavez cancer poisoning accusation
    (Reuters) - Venezuela will set up a formal inquiry into claims that the late President Hugo Chavez's cancer was the result of poisoning by his enemies abroad, the government said.

    Foes of the government view the accusation as a typical Chavez-style conspiracy theory intended to feed fears of "imperialist" threats to Venezuela's socialist system and distract people from daily problems.

    Still, acting President Nicolas Maduro vowed to open an investigation into the claims, first raised by Chavez himself after he was diagnosed with the disease in 2011.

    "We will seek the truth," Maduro told regional TV network Telesur. "We have the intuition that our commander Chavez was poisoned by dark forces that wanted him out of the way."

    Foreign scientists will be invited to join a state committee to probe the accusation, he said.

    Maduro, 50, is Chavez's handpicked successor and is running as the government's candidate in a snap presidential election on April 14 that was triggered by the president's death last week.

    He is trying to keep voters' attention firmly focused on Chavez to benefit from the outpouring of grief among his millions of supporters. The opposition is centering its campaign on portraying Maduro, a former bus driver, as an incompetent who, they say, is exploiting Chavez's demise.
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    That's definitely Maduro's motive, but keeping the myth of Chavez as the great victim of US imperialism and intrigue also serves a number of other leftist goals. First, it takes the incompetent Cuban state-run medical system off the hook (Cuba's cancer survival rate is pitiful). Second, it perpetuates the myth that the US is the source of all evil in the world, and allows leftists maintain their anti-American state of perpetual emergency. Finally, it adds to the litany of fake crimes that they love to lay at our feet. Leftists cannot accept responsiblity for anything, so they must have a villain, and we're it. It helps undermine Americans who love and support our nation, and gives cover to our enemies. Thus, Chavez' economic chaos was caused, not by his policies, but by nefarious actors who sabotaged his revolution, even going so far as to murder the great hope. In Latin America, it is an article of faith that the US overthrew Allende in Chile, for example. A few years from now, Oliver Stone will make a Chavez biopic starring Sean Penn, in which we will actually see this allegation presented as fact (just as Stone blamed the JFK killing on everybody but Lee Harvey Oswald, who was apparently the only one at Dealey Plaza that day who didn't take a shot). The Soviets were masters of this kind of thing, using their plants in the media to project all manner of disinformation (the J. Edgar Hoover crossdressing meme started as a Soviet piece of disinformation, but it has become accepted "fact" through sheer repetition). Every lie, every slander, every piece of disinformation makes it that much harder for an American president to marshall our resources and lead a strong nation.
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    Does DU's Octafish have a thread yet blaming the ebil BFEE????
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    When they announced his body would be displayed like Lenin's, I remember posting that "They'd better get crack-a-lackin'", because he'd already been dead three days. This morning I read in the paper that the body would NOT be displayed, because they didn't get to it in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    When they announced his body would be displayed like Lenin's, I remember posting that "They'd better get crack-a-lackin'", because he'd already been dead three days. This morning I read in the paper that the body would NOT be displayed, because they didn't get to it in time.
    Apparently he lacks the composure.
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    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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