Kill Him. It’s Cheaper.
Pat Robertson is the host of The 700 Club and founder of the Christian Coalition of America. As a Christian leader, he called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. And then he gets covered in all the media. Not as someone who provides wise perspective. Rather as a lunatic and radical “evangelical”.
And so we have another embarrassing Christian leader with worldwide media attention. For all the wrong reasons.
You can see a video clip here.
The full text of his commentary:
ROBERTSON: There was a popular coup that overthrew him [Chavez]. And what did the United States State Department do about it? Virtually nothing. And as a result, within about 48 hours that coup was broken; Chavez was back in power, but we had a chance to move in. He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he’s going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.
You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don’t think any oil shipments will stop. But this man is a terrific danger and the United … This is in our sphere of influence, so we can’t let this happen. We have the Monroe Doctrine, we have other doctrines that we have announced. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very badly. We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don’t need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It’s a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.
the irony is, the state department isn’t going to tell anyone how they are actually dealing with the situation. I’ve got an american friend who was teaching farmers how to regrow their economy in a certain central/south american country. He was so successful mentoring farmers that the economy of the country was changing for the better….so the u.s. embassy in that country tried many different ways of trying to scare him and his family out of the country… at least that’s what he told me. Americans bullying americans for the sake of a certain status quo in any given nation. i’m always up for a conspiracy theory.
i forget the stat, but ancient rome imported the whole world and practically exported nothing but dis-ease, violence, and corrupt religio-philosophies they stole from the greeks. Ceasar seizures.
pat must play too much playstation and x-box. bullet the blue sky pat.
I’m going to import this pat stuff into my post today. thanx for noticing the stupid evangelical. now that would make a great video game. lob the grenade. load the sniper rifle. get’em in your sites…ok, now i’m laughing.
I am glad you posted this, I heard it on the CBC the other day and could not BELIEVE what I was hearing.
This is the same man who said that if people did not donate $20M, God was going to take him home – he also said that Teletubbies were promoting homosexuality.
It is people like this (Baker, Swaggart) that give Christianity a bad name. Unfortunately, these are the ones that the average joe sees every day, not the people who actually care about each other and want to see the world as a better place.