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Article and Video: Greg Palast Interviews Hugo Chavez

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on September 24th, 2006 9:11 am by HL

Here is an interview with the only man in any Government (including our own) with the balls to stand up to Bush and speak the truth. There is also a video below with Greg Palast interviewing Venezuelan people about Chavez.

Hugo Chavez: An Exclusive Interview with Greg Palast

Greg Palast.com
You’d think George Bush would get down on his knees and kiss Hugo Chavez’s behind. Not only has Chavez delivered cheap oil to the Bronx and other poor communities in the United States. And not only did he offer to bring aid to the victims of Katrina. In my interview with the president of Venezuela on March 28, he made Bush the following astonishing offer: Chavez would drop the price of oil to $50 a barrel, “not too high, a fair price,” he said — a third less than the $75 a barrel for oil recently posted on the spot market. That would bring down the price at the pump by about a buck, from $3 to $2 a gallon.

But our President has basically told Chavez to take his cheaper oil and stick it up his pipeline. Before I explain why Bush has done so, let me explain why Chavez has the power to pull it off — and the method in the seeming madness of his “take-my-oil-please!” deal.

Click on Pic Below To See Interview

Hugo Chavez waves to the adoring crowd in Venezuela

12 Responses to “Article and Video: Greg Palast Interviews Hugo Chavez”

  1. Buck Says:

    Ol Chavo is just playing those people for fools. Ruler Chavo is trying to sway American politics. He is a communist for sure. He proves communism is alive and well in some shitty corners of the earth. There are some who think communism is a thing of the past……………………..
    Just give Bush and McCain time and it WILL BE………DAMN RIGHT!!!!!

  2. LA Says:

    Communism? Hahaha!!!! You’re living in the 50’s or 60’s. The only problem is that your claim doesn’t work anymore. No one believes that BS that you believe. Now isn’t that funny? Wow, we’re supposed to be afraid of the RED menace. Man, do you still play people to be as stupid as you?

    BTW, I am one who knows that “communism” is a thing of the past. Capitalism rules the world and guess what fool, Venezuela plays the game quite well. They don’t need to kiss any US ass anymore. Those days are long gone and they have support everywhere. You’re losing dude!

  3. FremauxM Says:

    I agree that Bush is beholding to Chavez. But, it has nothing to do with Chavez overtures to ‘help’ the US. Instead, Bush should be thankful to Chavez for further polarizing the liberal/conservative factions in our political system.

    If you think the conservatives turned out to shut Gore down, wait ’til you see what they will do to rebuke the foreign dictators who have recently enjoyed direct access to the liberal forums.

    If liberals want to regain some political power, they should look a little more nationalist and a little less rabid.

  4. Buck Says:

    When is Castros next election fool? What about Hu Jin Tao of China. You cant answer those questions can you LA? I agree that capitalism rules the world. From right here in the USA. As well communism and capitalism are more than just economic structures. They are govermental power processes and elections or lack there of. Do you understand? Of course you do.
    communism n. 1. a theory or system where the ownership of all property by the community as a whole. 2. a theory or system of the ownership of means of production by the community will all members sharing in the work and products.
    Venezuala, Cuba, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea and a few orthers practice this economic and govermental stagnation upon mankind. That is today. LA, being a researcher of facts I expect you know this already. So are you ready to hop one the band wagon for stomping out communism and radical islamic terrorism the Texas way? Or will you be the fool whos researching skills dont do him a damn bit of good?? Yes, I think that is what it will be…ha ha ha ha ha ha Buck out!!!

  5. LA Says:

    Who cares when Cuba’s next election is? Do you really care? Cuba was no better off when Batista ruled the country and people were worse off then than now. At least they have basic healthcare and don’t suffer from illeteracy as they did then. Cuba has normal relations with most of the planet except the US. Go figure!

    “They are govermental power processes and elections or lack there of.” This needs some explanation because it doesn’t make sense.

    “Venezuala, Cuba, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea and a few orthers practice this economic and govermental stagnation upon mankind.” Really? How do those countries affect my daily life? I have yet to meet an enemy from any of those countries. The only enemies I see are the same people that want to destroy those countries that never harm me. You’re just repeating the same BS you’ve been posting for the past 5-6 months. Whatever!

    Communism is dead. You’ve got to be behind the curve to believe that communisim is a threat. Better yet, I consider the Federal Reserve and International banking a larger threat to my well being.

    “Radical Islam” is a zionist creation to continue the tension with the world and keep people in fear. Islam does not impact me. Any “radical” islamists are caused by US and zionist actions throughout the Middle East and the world.

    I don’t believe in bogeymen and the threat of dogmas. I’m self aware and will never bow down to lies and warping of truth. I’m self sufficient and very capable of making my own judgments without government BS. You certainly don’t impress me with your knowledge or lack of.

    If you want to stamp out tyranny Texas style, go to Crawford and let W know that he has no majoritarian national or global credibility or ability to lead the US beyond the quagmire that it is stuck in.

  6. Bill Says:

    You should run for the DNC they would love you. You believe everything they stand for. If you believe that Communisim is dead than you live in a bubble. And if you think that Radical Islam doesn’t impact you than you need to go back to September 11. The only reason that we would be having any problems with relations with any other countrys is because those countrys are scared of this country. Iran is one because they know that Bush will not take their bullsh*t about the nuc’s. France, lets see every time that country gets in trouble who do they call????? Oh yeah US. along with most every other country that needs help. You want to live in your bubble and think that nothing affects you that is fine but don’t bit*h when something happens that you don’t like because you think it shouldn’t have effected you.

  7. Buck Says:

    So you are admitting communism still exsists in the world? Or it does not exsist because it does not effect your daily life? What a foolish conclusion. You enjoy living in big free America. You have the freedom to be ignorant about the world LA. You are making the most of it. You claim Im repeating myself but you know Im hearing some of your crap over and over and over again. The real world is here. You just got to want to not be stupid. For instance, radical islam is a RADICAL ISLAMIC creation. Anti semites and anti Americans. Like your self, who tell me how much he loves America to but talks it down. What ever! Buck out!!

  8. Buck Says:

    Oh yeah LA. Very well.
    Communism and capitalism are more than just economic structures. Both Communism and Capitilism as well are governmental power processes and elections or lack there of!
    How can this not make sense? So even the dumbest of the dumb dumbs knows that dictaterships go with communism and radical islamic states. You can not seperate sh*t from sh*t LA. It still turns out to be sh*t! Capitalism goes with democracy. In a democracy you hold elections. You can build Capital in a democracy. Chavez is doing go**am neither. Potato head loves lefties and communism and his eternal grip on every soul in Venezuala. With capitalism you can think about yourself and be greedy. Now if thought like that in Iran, or North Korea, or any of the orther sh*t holes I would be dead. Hell in a democracy you can even be a sore LOOSER. Just ask Gore and Kerry! In a democracy you can claim election fraud over and over and over again like a broken record and not be imprisoned. You can even say FU*K Bush if you like! Or say Fu*k Clinton a million times like me. What would happen to me if I said fu*k Chavo or Castro or the Supreme ruler of Iran if I lived in their nations? Only a hopeless fool would think that these jokers(communists, radical-rabs) getting a hold of nukes dont effect people here. The true boogey men and dogmas are the antiwar folk amoung us who give Americas enemies hope. I hope these democratic boogeymen dont bring us all down!!

  9. LA Says:

    Bill, your conclusions about 9/11 are just that, conclusions. I’m sure you really believe that Atta’s ID was miraculously found and recovered in the WTC ruins, thus proving that 19 Arabs highjacked the planes and crashed them into the towers. I’m sure that you also believe that those Arabs left their testaments behind in their car at Logan, thus again proving that they did it.

    But did you ever have a chance to see the Fox news report immediately after 9/11 by Carl Cameron that implicates Israeli’s to that event? I’m certain that you don’t believe that. Not at all because it doesn’t implicate Arabs or Islam.

    As far as Venezuela goes, they’ve always and will have a market economy. You don’t have to call it capitalism, but it still is a market economy. How does that square with Communism? The last time I read the news, China is now the LEADING exporter in the world. How does that square with communism?

    Iran has every right to defend itself and develop nuclear technology. Nuclear technology isn’t exclusive to the US or its allies. Those days are over and countries will develop nukes because they know that it’s the only deterrence to US aggression.

    I don’t care what a country calls their economic system, if they don’t threaten me, then I’m not going to worry about them. If they threaten me, then I’ll take my course of action.

    I think that you’re the typical hysterical right wing minion that reality doesn’t matter to you. Anyhow, the majority of Americans or the world don’t back Bush or the Republicans. Whine all you want, your fighting a losing cause.

  10. Buck Says:

    And if Iran gets nuclear weapons they will be used EXCLUSIVELY for hitting Israel and the USA.
    Are you a Iranian spy? Uncle Sam must have laid it to your ass. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!Buck out!!

  11. Big Jake Says:


    I am reading this site for the first time. I am amazed at the level of ignorance of those who respond. Since I am not(as yet) an internet junkie, I am coming to believe that one hell of a lot of those who are internet junkies also have tin foil hats.

    This in not a contest between communism and capitalism. As time passes, more information will be available that will prove the the communist threat of the late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s was more of a tool in the hands of the emerging neo-cons than any real Soviet designs on the U.S. But the military/industrial complex filled their pockets and still are.

    If you were in the Chavez shoes, what would you do. He appears to understand that U.S./British foreign policy has left Mexico and virtually all of Latin America in abject poverty ruled by oligarchs, funded by the U.S, validated by the Church, and with little hope of any better life in the foreseeable future. It is hard to read what Cavez really thinks but he is the new “Sheriff”, he has the oil, and he ain’t gonna take crap no mo.

    We need the oil and will no matter what policy and creativity we come up with. It would seem that from just pragmatism or perhaps our real beliefs in democracy,that we would offer to assist Venezuela in the establishment of a government that reflects their viewpoint and always with the explanation of why our form of democracy works for us—as a culture and a political/economic institution.

    The bad guys for the past 50 years or so have too often been those nameless, faceless operatives who have carried out the policy laid out in NSC document #68. The real problem is the “we the people” for a variety of reasons, have not exercised our Constitutional rights nor have we been willing to stand up for real liberty—first at home and then elsewhere.

    There is still time to save the Republic but not as much time as before(post WW11, Vietnam, Iran/ Contra, the first Gulf War and now this disaster in Iraq). Just what will it take to awaken the spirit that made us a great nation?

  12. Armand Hammer Says:

    Why do ignorants have to vent their anger using words? Why not whistle instead? At least they won’t make fools of themselves.

    The only value this commentary has (except for Big Jake) are the phrazes used to brainwash above mentioned commentators. This thing with Israel is most amazing. Why would a truck driving American support Israel? It is directly contrary to his/her interest. It does not take much to combine 2 and 2 and realise that to negotiate the lowest price for a barrel of oil one has to trade something other than just the $. Since Israel does not have now days any strategic value to us, why not renegotiate long term supply contracts. Let’s get people of Armand Hammer caliber do the talking.