23. August 2005 · Comments Off on OK, This crosses a line… · Categories: General

From Yahoo! News….

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested on-air that American operatives assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his country from becoming “a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism.”

“We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability,” Robertson said Monday on the Christian Broadcast Network’s “The 700 Club.”

“We don’t need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator,” he continued. “It’s a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.”

I’d just like to go on record, as a self-described fundamentalist evangelical Christian, and say that Pat Robertson does not speak for me, even though I fit his demographics.

Can anyone explain to me how Robertson’s comment is any different from the Imams who incite their followers to Jihad? (apart from the obvious difference that Robertson is saying the *state* should take out Chavez, as opposed to recruiting suicide bombers) Seriously, if I’m mistaken and shouldn’t be disgusted by this, let me know.

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