• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

They all just hate us

The News:
Visiting Russian Chavez called the United States "a mindless, blind and stupid giant that does not understand the world, does not understand human rights, does not understand anything in humanism, culture and consciousness."

Ivan Safranchuk, head of the Moscow bureau of the Center for Defense Information, a U.S. think tank, said such outbursts by Chavez fitted well with growing anti-American sentiments among Kremlin officials. "Venezuela will serve Russia well by slamming the United States in the United Nations Security Council, using words Moscow will like but would not want to utter itself," Safranchuk said.

The Note: Ivan would do better to ask why Moscow feels that way.

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