Oh dear. Chavez, angling for his UN Security Council seat, is really scraping the barrel with this lot:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has pledged to stand by Syria in opposition to what he said was US “imperialist aggression” in the Middle East. He said he and Syria would strive to build a world free of US domination.
“We have decided to be free. We want to co-operate to build a new world where states’ and people’s self-determination are respected,” Mr Chavez said after meeting President Assad.
“Imperialism’s concern is to control the world, but we will not let them despite the pressure and aggression,” he said. [Via BBC News]
This doesnâ€™t really track with the reality of countries like Syria or China. So there you have it. The reverse of Blair and Bush is Chavez and some of the most authoritarian regimes on the planet. Great set of choices we have isnâ€™t it?
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