Was Hugo Chavez Assassinated?

By Pete Papaherakles

In the wake of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death at 58 years of age from cancer, many are wondering if he was actually assassinated. Was his disease contracted through natural causes, or was he deliberately infected with a carcinogenic agent by those who wanted him out of the way?

Acting President Nicolas Maduro thinks so. In his press conference two hours after Chavez was pronounced dead, Maduro shocked the world with these words: “We have absolutely no doubt, and the right moment in history will come, when a scientific commission can investigate and prove that this disease was used to attack Commander Chavez. He publicly said as much, and we have no doubt that was the case. We think that the historical enemies of our homeland found the way to harm the health of our commander.”

A little over a year ago, Chavez went on Venezuelan national radio and said: “I don’t know but . . . it is very odd that we have seen Lugo affected by cancer, Dilma when she was a candidate, me, going into an election year, not long ago Lula and now Cristina. . . . It is very hard to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some leaders in Latin America. It’s at the very least strange, very strange.”

He was referring to Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Argentine President Cristina Kirchner. These are Latin America’s top anti-globalist leaders. All of them contracted cancer around the same time.

Although critics dismiss these allegations as unfounded, the use of cancer as an assassination tool is well-documented. Edward Haslam’s book Dr. Mary’s Monkey describes how David Ferrie, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) asset connected to the JFK assassination conspiracy, had experimented extensively with cancer-causing agents for the CIA in the early 1960s in order to give Fidel Castro cancer.

Castro’s chief of intelligence, Fabian Escalante, estimates that the CIA attempted to kill Castro 638 times using exploding cigars, snipers, poisons, exploding podiums, explosive underwater sea shells as well as deadly bacteria and the aforementioned cancer-causing agents.

Jack Ruby—another key JFK conspiracy figure—was not as lucky and died in prison of a sudden and mysterious cancer before he could testify in court in a new trial.

Other world leaders have also died of rapid and mysterious cancers. It was proven in 2011 by Swiss scientists that Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat’s death from cancer in 2004 was brought about by Polonium-210, the radioactive isotope first made well known when it was used to kill KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in 2007. Unlike other radioactive substances, polonium does not emit gamma rays, but alpha particles, making it hard to detect. It only takes a dose of polonium the size of a speck of pepper to be lethal.

Michael Karpin’s book The Bomb in the Basement describes how Israel found out about polonium in 1957 when radioactive material in preparation for Israel’s nuclear program leaked and several scientists died of cancer. This was kept secret as research was conducted to turn the radioactive polonium into an assassination weapon. It is believed that Ariel Sharon used this to kill his archenemy Arafat in 2004.

In his 2006 speech before the United Nations, Chavez referred to George W. Bush as “el Diablo,” because he claimed Bush tried to have him killed.

Evangelical leader Pat Robertson also openly called for Chavez’s assassination.

Chavez himself had publicly said that Israeli terrorists from the Mossad were trying to assassinate him because of his political views.

Could it be that the Mossad finally succeeded? Acting president Maduro is determined to find out.

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles Rodonski, the grandson of Jewish Holocaust “survivors,” has been accused by Chavez of being funded by Israel.

A bitter public clash between Maduro and Rodonski has escalated since Chavez died and will only get worse as elections are scheduled for April 14 with the two men running for president. Maduro, as Chavez’s officially selected successor, has a strong lead at the moment.

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Peter Papaherakles, a U.S. citizen since 1986, was born in Greece. He is AFP’s outreach director. If you would like to see AFP speakers at your rally, contact Pete at 202-544-5977.


Chavez Fought the New World Order

• Despite mainstream media smears, Hugo Chavez was a real nationalist

By Michael Collins Piper

Hugo Chavez, the colorful Venezuelan strongman, a popular figure throughout Latin America, is dead. Although the controlled media contrived to mislead Americans into perceiving Chavez as “anti-American,” the truth is that the bombastic South American icon was actually a forthright nationalist critic of the internationalist and imperialist forces often referred to as the New World Order (NWO).

Like many who oppose the privately-owned Federal Reserve money monopoly which operates unconstitutionally on American soil, Chavez was a critic of rampant global super-capitalism, which he called “the demon.”

There is no question Chavez knew the source of his high-powered opposition. In 2000, announcing a trip to Iraq, Chavez taunted his critics, remarking: “Imagine what the Pharisees will say when they see me with Saddam Hussein.” On another occasion he asserted: “The world has wealth for all, but some minorities, the descendants of the same people that crucified Christ, have taken over all the wealth of the world.”

All of this is something of which even otherwise well-informed American patriots may be unaware.

Should there be any doubt Chavez was perceived as a roadblock in the way of the NWO, consider the warnings issued by David Rothkopf, frontman at Kissinger Associates, the secretive pressure group of Henry Kissinger, one of the foremost advocates of the NWO.

In Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making—which acknowledges the influence of such NWO institutions as Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations—Rothkopf spoke approvingly of what he called the new global “superclass” (that is, the NWO elite) and said that, in his words, the “political fault line” for the 21st century is the battle of “Globalists vs. Nationalists,” that an emerging “global network of antiglobalists” stood opposed to the “superclass.” He wrote:

At the core of the “anti-network” is a small group of leaders, linked by many shared characteristics and attitudes though they come from widely different regions of the world. They might be characterized as “nationalists,” or opponents of the United States, or critics of Western-led globalization. . . . In their view, globalization is old Western imperialism dressed up in new clothes, and they are reacting to it much as they were trained to react to such incursions. . . . Whether you characterize it as nationalist vs. internationalist, populist vs. globalist, or anti-neo-imperialist vs. pro-American globalization, the fact is that the battle lines are drawn.

Specifically naming three figures among that “small group of leaders” challenging the NWO as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chavez, Rothkopf candidly confirmed the primary underlying conflict in our world today is—as it has always been—the fight by nationalists worldwide to preserve their nations’ sovereignty in the face of the concerted drive by cosmopolitan internationalists to erect a global imperium. Rothkopf’s admissions were a clear sign the NWO schemers recognized serious forces were aligning against them.

Unfortunately, groups such as the John Birch Society parroted the NWO crowd and the war-mongering pro-Israel neoconservatives by attacking nationalists such as Ahmadinejad, Putin and Chavez.

Considering all of this—quite naturally—from the time Chavez was elected president of Venezuela in 1999, the tightly-knit interlocking network of Rothschild dynasty-linked plutocratic families and Federal Reserve-connected financial interests who dominate the American military-industrial-media complex never spared any fervor in denouncing Chavez at any opportunity.

That international Zionism and the interwoven forces of the NWO were disturbed about Chavez was at first largely kept under wraps. Zionist hatred of Chavez was confined to small-circulation—but nonetheless influential—journals read almost exclusively by supporters of Israel and in elitist circles.

For propaganda purposes designed to manipulate more broad-ranging concerns of freedom-loving Americans, the media regularly stoked up the theme Chavez was a “socialist” or a “communist” under the thumb of Fidel Castro.

That Chavez was friendly toward Castro—as virtually all Latin American leaders (even “conservatives”) have been—not to mention leaders worldwide —was hardly “proof” Chavez was a communist.

Even The New York Review of Books admitted on October 6, 2005 that “a great many businessmen have prospered under [Chavez’s] rule, and he has made it clear he sees a significant role for the private sector and, most particularly, for foreign investment.” So Chavez was no “communist.”

In truth, Chavez modeled himself after Simon Bolivar—liberator of the Andean colonies from the Spanish crown—who, in even traditional American history texts, was called “the George Washington of South America.”

The simmering secret war against Chavez took a new turn when, on the August 22, 2005 broadcast of his “700 Club,” pro-Israel television evangelist Pat Robertson—suggesting Chavez was a new communist threat—openly called for the United States to assassinate Chavez, then emerging as a forceful critic of the global warmongering of the George W. Bush administration.

Most Americans would have never heard of Robertson’s provocation had it not been for the big media loudly publicizing the evangelist’s remarks. As such, Chavez and his supporters correctly saw Robertson’s outburst as part of a carefully-crafted high-level scheme to direct American popular ire against Chavez and set the stage for military action against him.

In fact, the call for killing Chavez came just days after the Bush administration’s foremost voice of support in the media—the neoconservative Weekly Standard—slammed Chavez claiming he was “a threat to more than just his own people,” a danger to the tiny but wealthy Jewish population in Venezuela, bemoaning the fact Venezuelan state television speculated Israel’s intelligence service, the Mossad, may have been linked to the assassination of a local official in Venezuela.

Asserting “hostility to Jews” was “one of the hallmarks of the Venezuelan government,” the Standard cited a State Department “Report on Global Anti-Semitism” that purported to document, in the Standard’s words, “how openly anti-Semitic the Venezuelan government now is.”

Of particular concern was that one of Chavez’s closest advisors, the late Norberto Ceresole, was “infamous” for, they said, “conspiracy theories about Jewish plans to control the planet” and that Ceresole was a “holocaust denier”—that is, he questioned official accounts of World War II history, a “crime” punishable by imprisonment in many Western nations calling themselves “democracies,” and which, at the same time, hypocritically accused Chavez of suppressing freedom of expression in Venezuela.

Within a short time, though, Jewish opposition to Chavez went public in a big way. On February 5, 2008—in a commentary in The Washington Post (a newspaper that most definitely directs opinion among movers and shakers in the nation’s capital)—Abe Foxman, chief of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’nai B’rith, launched a full-force attack on Chavez. Headlined “Chavez’s Anti-Semitism,” Foxman’s inflammatory broadside alleged a “rising wave of anti-Semitism” in Venezuela traceable to Chavez.

Foxman charged Venezuelan officials and media were “rehashing the ancient canard about Jewish control, vilifying Jews and Israel as agents of imperialism, and adopting anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jewish financial influence.” Foxman also expressed concern Chavez was friendly to Iran’s Ahmadinejad and Syrian President al-Assad, among others the ADL called “a verifiable threat to Israel and world Jewry.”

Although Chavez is gone, other leaders in South America and worldwide—with the support of many good Americans—still carry on his fight against the NWO.

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Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.