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Venezuela: Chavez warns of assassination plots

President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that his government is redoubling efforts to detect assassination plots, calling US diplomat John Negroponte a "professional killer" and saying he believes enemies - including the CIA - are out to kill him.

Chavez said Venezuelan officials have intelligence that associates of jailed Cuban anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles also are involved in plotting to assassinate him.

He said the death plot idea has "gained weight" due to various factors, including the recent appointment of Negroponte, the former director of national intelligence, as deputy to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"Who did they swear in ... there at the White House as deputy secretary of state? A professional killer: John Negroponte," Chavez said.

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Anonymous rashadlogic said...

The CIA have already been caught having hidden working ethics with the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in the past. Having known before hand about the destruction of an airliner, Cubana Flight 455, which turn into 73 counts of first degree murder on October 6, 1976. Three months before flight 455 was blowned out of the sky, the CIA informed Washington about an Cuban exile extremist group planned on blowing up the airliner, but failed to even notified Cuba.

March 05, 2007 2:18 PM


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