Pat Robertson bin Laden

Religious so-called leaders calling for terror against other nations? Not exactly an original concept! Does Pat Robertson aspire to be the Christian Osama Bin Laden? In a Aug. 22 broadcast on cable television, the wealthy American televangelist called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:

You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if [Chavez] 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.
Pat Robertson on The 700 Club, Aug. 22, 2005

In the past, Robertson has enjoyed the company and association of bloody dictators and terrorists, like Liberia’s Charles Taylor (BBC) and Zaire’s Mobuto Sese Seko. Robertson’s mining companies did business with these ruthless dictators, extracting blood diamonds and gold from the African soil, fuelling bloody conflicts, cruel oppression and fattening Robertson’s bank accounts. Now Robertson is whining about Chavez, a popular leader among the working class in Venezuela, who has been attacked by US-backed smear campaigns by Venezuela’s rich land-owners. Probably Chavez is not so accommodating to Robertson’s attempts to exploit his country? Greg Palast has more

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