Monday, January 22, 2007

Chavez tells United States Gringos To Go To Hell!

Venezuelan lunatic Hugo Chavez has told the US government to "go to hell" after it questioned his plan to seek special powers to legislate by decree. Chavez, who was re-elected by a landslide in December, has launched a campaign to consolidate power by nationalising key industries, seeking expanded executive powers and pushing for unlimited presidential re-election. A US State Department spokesman called Chavez's proposal to allow presidents to rule by decree as "a bit odd" in a democracy. The Venezuelan president retaliated: "That is a sacrosanct legal authority of Venezuela. Go to hell, gringos! Go home! Go home! We're free here, and every day we'll be more free."He also took on US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has described him as a "negative force" in the region. Chavez - who called President Bush 'the devil' during a UN speech - said: "Hi Condoleezza, how are you? You've forgotten about me, my little girl." Venezuela's legislature this week is expected to give its final approval to the Enabling Law that would grant Chavez 18 months to decree legislation. The former soldier has said he would use the expanded powers to end the autonomy of the nation's central bank, create a national police force and boost state control over the nation's oil industry, which provides around 11 per cent of US oil imports.