Sunday was an eventful day for President Hugo Chavez.
He condemned the “actions” of those who vandalized a Caracas synagogue, while making the extremely dubious suggestion that it was the work of his political opponents. (About a week ago, a regime-financed website published a piece of disgusting antisemitic filth– which, among other things, urges Venezuelans to scream anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian slogans at Jews in the street. It is still there.)
Chavez also saw to it that his government created a new national holiday— today, February 2– to commemorate his taking power in 1999.
Now Chavez may or may not know that we celebrate our own holiday of sorts on February 2 here in the US– namely Groundhog Day.
But I assume everyone here has seen, or at least knows about, the classic Bill Murray film “Groundhog Day.”
Is there anything more to say?
Update: Aporrea.com has finally got around to removing the above-mentioned antisemitic filth. Daniel Duquenal has more.
Further update: This is astounding. In the 10 years since Chavez came to power, more than 100,000 people have died violently in metropolitan Caracas.
(Hat tip: Caracas Chronicles)