Hugo Chavez saves Haiti
Not many people realise that a Venuzelan plane carrying relief supplies was one of the first to land in Haiti after the earthquake. This is no big deal, however, since the two countries are in the same general neighbourhood. To supplement this trifling initial effort Chavez has promised to supply whatever Haiti needs in the way of liquid fuels for electricity generation and road transport. It's really thoughtful of Chavez to help Haiti with electricity generation while Venezuelans are experiencing blackouts. What a guy - always putting other people first.
With Venezuelans among the first on the scene with a whole plane full of goodies - maracas, RPGs and AK-47s - Chavez is slamming the U.S. aid effort:
"I read that 3,000 soldiers are arriving, Marines armed as if they were going to war. There is not a shortage of guns there, my God. Doctors, medicine, fuel, field hospitals, that's what the United States should send," Chavez said on his weekly television show. "They are occupying Haiti undercover."
"On top of that, you don't see them in the streets. Are they picking up bodies? ... Are they looking for the injured? You don't see them. I haven't seen them. Where are they?"
Well, as it seems the U.S. is sending the wrong kind of aid, the Yanks should turn around and go home. Chavez is doing such an outstanding job running Venezuela (into the ground) he shouldn't have any problem sorting out Haiti.