Venezuela threatens action over Robertson remark
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his government will take legal action against U.S. evangelist Pat Roberton after he called for U.S. agents to kill him. Chavez said Venezuela might even seek to extradite Robertson. He also warned he would complain to the UN if the U.S. failed to take action. ... "I announce that my government is going to take legal action in the United States... to call for the assassination of a head of state is an act of terrorism," Chavez said in a televised speech.Venezuela will of course get nowhere with legal action. Robertson's remarks were certainly well within the bounds of first ammendment protections. As to any action in the U.N., I can't think of a better way to make sure Robertson's supporters, who are not an insignifigant political force, don't forget why they don't like the U.N. anyway. This sort of thing is why many are leery of the International Criminal Court however.