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Assad says Venezuelan president death 'great loss' for Syria

 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has mourned the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a “great loss” for Syria.

 

 

“The demise of this unique leader is as much a great loss for me personally and the Syrian people as it is for the people of Venezuela,” Assad said in a statement broadcast on state television on Wednesday.

 

The Syrian president further offered his condolences to Chavez's stand-in, Vice President Nicolas Maduro.

 

Earlier in the day, Syria’s state television also said Chavez had “stood up for legitimate Arab rights, including an honorable stand towards the conspiracy against Syria,” while reporting the incident.

 

“He repeatedly declared his solidarity with Syria's leadership and its people in the face of the fierce imperialist attack it was exposed to, and condemned the American pressure (on Syria),” it said.

 

Chavez, Venezuela’s iconic leader, died at the age of 58 after a two-year battle with cancer on Tuesday. He suffered multiple complications after his latest operation in December.

 

Several Latin American countries have declared days of national mourning, while Cuba, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Honduras and Argentina have all reacted with sadness to the death of the region’s most popular leader.

 

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has also offered his “deepest condolences” to the people of Venezuela over the death of their president.

 

In May 2012, the late Venezuelan president said after undergoing cancer surgery in the Cuban capital Havana that, “We continue lamenting the aggressions against Syria and the pressure of the United States government and many European countries, failing to recognize the sovereignty of a people such as the Syrian people.”

 

“From here [Havana], we send our solidarity to the Syrian people and to President Bashar Al-Assad,” Chavez said.

 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/06/292256/chavez-death-great-loss-for-syria-assad/

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Hizbullah’s media office issued a statement on Hugo Chavez’s death which I have translated below:

 

It is with great sadness that we received news of the passing of the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. Along with the free world and the oppressed of the world, we lost a dear friend …who spent his entire life standing beside the downtrodden and oppressed, and who boldly defended the Third World’s rights to progress and prosperity.

 

Neither Hizbullah nor Lebanon as a whole can forget his genuine support for Lebanon in the face of Zionist aggression, which was most clearly demonstrated during the July war in 2006. Just as the Arab and Islamic people cannot forget his courageous stand in support of the Palestinian people’s right to liberate themselves from the yoke of occupation, and the right of the Islamic Republic [of Iran] to the peaceful use of nuclear technology.

 

President Chavez represented a bulwark against America’s imperialist policies and refused to make any concessions to successive US administrations, nor to submit to US pressures or incentives, proving that countries can take an independent and progressive path without relying on US custodianship.

 

We in Hizbullah offer our most sincere condolences to the family and comrades of the great and late [leader] and to the brave Venezuelan people as a whole, and we declare [our intent] to stand by their side during this great misfortune. We hope that the late leader’s comrades will complete his mission to protect the Venezuelan people’s freedom, independence and prosperity as well as his support for the oppressed and downtrodden in the world, and to retain the approach he adopted throughout his life in confronting American and Zionist conspiracies.

 

Hizbullah

 

 

http://resistance-episteme.tumblr.com/post/44709814682/hizbullahs-tribute-to-hugo-chavez

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What was their excuse for getting rid of the right wing guy?

 

They didn't say. I presume they just told the idiot to clear off - or more likely, he realised that he was exposing himself as a total idiot and left himself. If he had been on RTÉ, for example, he would have had no problem, as there would have been two right wingers plus the host against one left winger.

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They didn't say. I presume they just told the idiot to clear off - or more likely, he realised that he was exposing himself as a total idiot and left himself. If he had been on RTÉ, for example, he would have had no problem, as there would have been two right wingers plus the host against one left winger.

RT are doing themselves no favours by showing such evident bias though. As a channel that get accused of bias anyway, they are just letting themselves wide open for attack by people who wish to discredit it.

 

One pro-Chavez and one anti-Chavez should have been on it, and nothing more. C'est mon avis.

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