Clowns they are, but no time for comedy
Presenting the Chavez theory of natural disasters:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez blamed capitalism for earthquakes hitting India, Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as for mudslides in Central America and Mexico. Speaking on radio and TV, Chavez said these catastrophes were natureâ€™s answer to the â€œworld global capitalist modelâ€. Never have there been such disasters, hurricanes, droughts, torrential rains. Incredible! The world is dangerously off balance,â€ he said. [DT]
And this is what Pat Robertson, who has been engaging Chavez in a battle of words, had to say:
The recent spate of natural disasters affecting the globe “might be” signs that the Biblical apocalypse is near, says Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.
On an Oct. 9 episode of CNN’s “Late Edition,” the preacher noted that hurricanes such as Katrina and Rita and earthquakes like the ones that struck Pakistan this past weekend and the tsunami-causing one that struck Indonesia last December are hitting with “amazing regularity.” [MSNBC]
These gentlemen deserve each other, but they both deserve to, shall we say, exercise more discretion in what they say and when they say it.