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Chavez denounces West over Libya

Posted by The Reunion Black Family on August 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM

VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez, a staunch of ally of  Muammar Gaddafi, has slammed Western powers for "destroying Tripoli with their bombs,

Chavez said however, were "falling on schools, hospitals, workplaces, farmland."Let's pray to God for the Libyan people," he said.

Chavez, who has been a staunch defender of Gaddafi, did not say whether he had been in contact with the Libyan leader in recent days and did not refer directly to the rebels who entered the capital of Tripoli.

Let's pray to God for the Libyan people," Chavez said during a televised speech.Chavez condemned the latest NATO airstrikes in the country, as well as the roles of the United States and some European nations.

"Today they dropped I don't know how many bombs, and they're falling in a shameless and open way... on schools, hospitals, homes, work places, factories, farm fields at this very moment," Chavez said.

"They're practically demolishing Tripoli with their bombs."

He said US and other powers had sought excuses to try to take over the country.

"It's the excuse to intervene and seize a country and its riches," Chavez said.

Chavez - Gaddafi's main supporter in Latin America - has consistently denounced the months-long military operation in Libya claiming it is an oil grab by Western powers.

 


 


 


 


 

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