The bottom line is this: I do not support the assassination of Hugo Chavez or any one else. However, regime change may have to happen in Venezuela.
Who is Hugo Chavez? He is Fidel Castro with $60 oil.
In fact, Chavez has become Castro's latest benefactor. He is literally "giving oil" to Cuba in exchange for "doctors and teachers". Without Chavez, the Cuban economy would shut down because Castro does not have the dollar or euro reserves to buy oil.
Yet, Chavez is a bigger problem in South America.
Evo Morales, the left wing leader in Bolivia and Chavez-Castro protege, led the June demonstrations that resulted in the resignation of the pro-American president, Carlos Mesa.
In neighboring Colombia, FARC, which the US government has designated a terrorist organization is getting support from Chavez.
Last May, Investors Business Daily had an editorial entitled: Hugo Chavez--Pirate Of The Caribbean.
"There's a bully stalking the hemisphere, and his shadow is lengthening.
The region's weakened states have well-founded fear of being Chavez's next target.
He can cut off their oil.
He can crush their economies.
In the past two years, he's done it on a hair trigger.
He did it to Colombia this year, shutting down border trade in a dispute over the apprehension of a terrorist.
Before that, he did it to the Dominican Republic, cutting off oil in a fit of pique over an asylum case.
Indirectly (at the very least), he's supporting Bolivia's coca-growing roadblockers who are trying to starve Bolivian cities into submission to their demands for investment-killing taxes. That's economic warfare.
Now he's telling Caribbean and Central American states that if they hope to buy a drop of Venezuelan oil, they'll go through Castro's Cuba.
He has announced a new scheme to put Venezuela's Caribbean oil operational headquarters in Havana.
"There is no technical reason to justify an office in Havana," Venezuelan economist Gustavo Garcia told investors."
It won't be long before a US president has to deal with the "little Fidel" in Venezuela.
Pat Robertson was wrong about killing Chavez. Yet, Robertson was right about the gathering storm in Venezuela.