Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

"I personally believe that Hugo Chávez was murdered by the United States"
-- William Blum

I have been meaning to mention this earlier, but got around to it only now: kudos to William Blum for stating something that is on every progressive's mind but not voiced out loud for fear of being accused of tin-foil hattery.  From the referenced essay:
Chávez said he had received words of warning from Fidel Castro, himself the target of hundreds of failed and often bizarre CIA assassination plots. “Fidel always told me: ‘Chávez take care. These people have developed technology. You are very careless. Take care what you eat, what they give you to eat … a little needle and they inject you with I don’t know what.”
 Six words for doubters: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.