Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hugo Chavez uses the "G"-word, Reuters reports with all sobriety

Taken from an interview with French magazine La Figaro, Reuters quotes Hugo Chavez:

"The question is not whether the Israelis want to exterminate the Palestinians. They're doing it openly... What was it if not genocide?"

According to the CIA World Fact Book for 2009, Gaza has a population growth rate of 3.35% (the fifth fastest in the world); life expectancy of 73.42 years, approximately equal to that in Venezuela; and a death rate of 3.44 per 1,000 population (one-third lower than that of Venezuela).

If Israel is attempting to "exterminate" the Palestinians, it's doing a lousy job.

Perhaps for their next article, Reuters will call attention to Hugo Chavez' genocide of the people of Venezuela.

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