House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi called Hugo Chavez a "thug" for
the Venezuelan President's "diablo" remarks about George W. Bush.
Pelosi was speaking at a Washington news conference last
Thursday when she denounced Chavez as a thug and said he demeaned himself and
Venezuela. Pelosi seems to forget that it is a thug who tried to oust Chavez in
a bloody 2002 coup, a thug who has invaded and killed tens of thousands of
civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, a thug who gave Israel the green light to
pulverize Lebanon and kill over a thousand civilians, and a thug who wants to
torture prisoners in U.S. custody.
And while Pelosi was calling Chavez a thug, he was busy
negotiating the sale of cheap heating oil to the people of Harlem. When was the
last time Ms. Pelosi did anything to provide cheap commodities to the poor?
Perhaps Ms. Pelosi is a bit confused by the term
"thug." Her father, Thomas D'Alessandro, broadcast wartime radio
messages to Italy exhorting Italians to rise up against Benito Mussolini.
An ally in the program to get Italians to revolt was none
other than Mafia don Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who, after the war, was
paroled from a federal prison and deported to Italy where he continued to run
the Mafia in exile.
D'Alessandro was elected Mayor of Baltimore in 1947 -- a
time when Luciano's mob had a virtual free reign in the port of Baltimore. It would
appear that Ms. Pelosi has forgotten that her mobbed up dear old dad dealt with
thugs on a routine basis. Perhaps she should remember that the next time she
has an urge to call a democratically-elected real populist leader (Pelosi does
not know the meaning of the term "populist") a "thug."
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Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates.� He is the editor and
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