Monday, February 11, 2002

It's starting to look bad for Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. The American press is now consistently emphasizing his lack of popular support (this is a typical example). These articles often are used to set up American popular opinion to make a coup less of a surprise and more politically acceptable. Ostentatiously mustachioed men in the Venezuelan military are calling for his removal. Again, this is a sign of impending machinations, no doubt involving somewhat less ostentatiouly mustachioed men from the CIA.