A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Don't Mess With US.

AP: Chavez to Rice: 'Don't Mess With Me'---

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez warned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday "not to mess" with him and said her diplomatic efforts to turn Latin American nations against Venezuela would fail.

Chavez said Washington opposes his government because Venezuela — the world's fifth largest oil exporter — was broadening petroleum and natural gas development projects with fellow Latin American countries rather than the United States.

"We are breaking the imperialist chains that bound us," Chavez said during his weekly television and radio program.

Chavez modified lyrics from a Venezuelan folk song, warning: "I sting those who rattle me, don't mess with me Condoleezza."
Ooohh, he's scary! I'm shaking and I'm sure Condi is too.

Just kidding. Why should we be scared of a stupid little dictator? We could wipe him off the map with hardly any effort. It is he who ought to be wary of disturbing us.