Did BO somehow get to Chavez?
Chavez was very worried about CIA assassins and was warned by Fidel about men with small needles.
Another win for BO without a shot fired or a body bag with American stuffing.
Chavez wasn't worth assassinating. For all his bombastic talk and all his damage to the economy of Venezuela, as far as State is concerned that's fine as long as he keeps selling us the oil. Defense says he isn't a threat unless working with an alliance of Central and South American Governments, of which its a group, albeit a weak group, of three right now, also, none of them threats together or separately.
As the world echoes the news about the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has expressed his country’s deepest condolences to the South American government and people and stated that Chávez fell martyr to a “suspicious” illness according to ANSA news agency.
In that sense, Ahmadinejad followed the statements by Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro who hours before Chávez’s death affirmed that someday there will be “scientific proof” that the socialist leader was infected with cancer by “imperialist enemies”.
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Source: New York Times
Despite everything, the stock market is back at a record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average, which measures the performance of 30 blue-chip companies, rose more than 80 points at the start of trading on Tuesday, to 14,207.94. That surpasses its previous record close of 14,164.53, which it achieved nearly five and a half years ago, as well as its record intraday high, set around the same time, of 14,198.10.
Of course, a few things have happened since October 2007. The housing market collapsed, the financial system went into meltdown, the European Union started to fray and politicians dragged the United States through an on-off-on-again fiscal imbroglio.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to approve President Barack Obama's pick to lead the CIA after winning a behind-the-scenes battle with the White House over access to a series of top-secret legal opinions that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects, including American citizens.
John Brennan's installation at the spy agency has been delayed as Senate Democrats and Republicans have pressed the Obama administration to allow a review of the classified documents prepared by the Justice Department. The senators have argued they can't perform adequate oversight without reviewing the contents of the opinions, but the White House had resisted requests for full disclosure.
The intelligence committee's chairwoman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a statement Tuesday that the committee voted 12-3 to send Brennan's nomination to the full Senate for confirmation. The panel's deliberations were held behind closed doors. Feinstein did not identify the senators who voted against Brennan.