Where’s Hugo when he’s really needed?
There are those who step up to the plate in times of crisis. Then there are those who simply turn their heads and pretend not to see. This is what separates the “Do-ers” from the “Talkers.”
Case in point: When Haiti was struck by the devastating 7.0+ Earthquake on January 12th, the United States was amongst the first to respond with aid in the form of search and rescue, medical and food–as usual. Other countries were also quick to respond, but the bulk of the assistance arrived from the U.S. This should come as no surprise, given our response to the tsunami victims several years ago as well as all the other international tragedies requiring humanitarian response. It’s what we do.
It should also come as no surprise that there are those who are eager to criticize us. The man President Obama wanted so desperately to be buddies with in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, wins the prize as the world’s biggest absentee and hypocrite.
To date, Venezuela has donated absolutely nothing to the relief efforts in Haiti, while the Unites States has made the largest contribution in money, food, supplies and military support. The military support is for the sole purpose of helping to provide security in the stricken area where desperation has caused people to resort to unspeakable brutality on each other as they scramble for food, shelter and aid.
Here’s a breakdown of the top countries making donations to the relief effort:
You can see the entire source list here. If you do look at the list, don’t bother looking for Venezuela. You won’t find it. Hugo Chavez hasn’t lifted a finger in the effort to help Haiti. On second thought, maybe he has lifted one finger.
Chavez supporters might retaliate with, “But yes he DOES support Haiti relief efforts via CERF (# 8 on the list above, which is a fund administered by the United Nations). Let’s just check THAT list, shall we?
Hmmmm… where’s Venezuela? Well, if you look at the full chart which you can find here, you will see that the United States ranks 14th on the list of donors since 2006, including a pledge of $10 million this year which adds up to a total of over $44 million in the past 4 years.
But what about Venezuela? Uh, keep scrolling. Eventually you will see them make a token gesture last year of $5,000. That’s correct. Five thousand. Which places them at #100 in terms of donations to help others:
So why am I picking on Hugo Chavez? Because the world’s stingiest hypocrite is also a dysfunctional, delusional nutbag who now claims the United States caused the earthquake in Haiti as an excuse to invade them with military personnel. Oh, and it’s also a “test run” before going after our “real” target, Iran. According to Fox News:
The United States apparently possesses an “earthquake weapon” that set off the catastrophic quake in Haiti and killed 200,000 innocents. Don’t believe it’s true? Just ask Hugo Chavez.
Citing an alleged report from Russia’s Northern Fleet, the Venezuelan strongman’s state mouthpiece ViVe TV shot out a press release saying the 7.0 magnitude Haiti quake was caused by a U.S. test of an experimental shockwave system that can also create “weather anomalies to cause floods, droughts and hurricanes.”
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In the meantime, I would also like to point out how little contribution has been made to the Haitian rescue efforts by some of the richest OPEC nations and those nations dominated by Islam. Apparently Islam is the religion of peace, but not of much value in times of need. Yet somehow, the United States is the great Satan? I guess we are, if you believe in nut jobs like Ahmedinejad and Chavez.
Seriously, if we really had the capacity to create earthquakes of that magnatude along with the Godless mentality of which we’re being accused, don’t you think Chavez would already be referred to (in the past tense) as “The Carcass from Caracas?”