Saturday, November 19, 2005

Nov 19/05 - Link to Video replay of Nov. 17th, House of Representatives hearing on "Democracy in Venezuela"

PMBComments: given how badly the Venezuelan Government reacted to this hearing, I thought it would make sense to provide the link to the Webcast video where you can watch it. The government's wacko reaction is hard to understand given that they recently held a "Public Trial against Bush" attended by thousands of foreign students, and there was no reaction AT ALL from Washington. In that mock trial, Chávez, his VP - Jose Vicente Rangel (who acted as Chief Prosecutor) and a series of foreign witnesses for the prosecution said everything they wanted to say against the U.S. In pure Cuban style, there were no witnesses for the defense.

On the other hand, in the Hearing in the U.S. House of Representative there where a few Congressman that read right off the lobby cheat sheet handed to them by the Venezuelan information Office (Venezuela’s parallel "gringo-staffed-Cuban-adviced' Embassy in D.C.). And then there was Rep. William Delahunt: “blinded”, naive or dumb, or all three things combined. PMB

Note: you will find individual testimonies by going to individual link below

November 17, 2005:
10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Democracy in Venezuela
Hearing Notice, The Honorable Dan Burton, The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon, Mr. Joseph McSpedon, Mr. John Walsh, Ms. Ana Julia Jatar

View Webcast Video