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Monday, August 29, 2005

Venezuela threatens action over Robertson remark

CTV.ca :

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.

3 Comments:

Blogger Patrick said...

Robertson is an idiot, but so is anyone who thinks legal action is the right way to go. This is a war of ideals -- not one fought in the court. I'm sure the UN would reject it is totally silly.

8/29/2005 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger RFTR said...

I just want to test it... ready?

CHAVEZ SHOULD BE ASSASINATED.

Hmmm... no cease and desist letter. Just curious...

8/30/2005 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Cubicle said...

"UN would reject it is totally silly."

I would place the chances of that about 50\50.

It depends on which committe it gets into frist and so on and so forth

8/30/2005 03:47:00 PM  

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