Scientists will study possible Chavez poisoning, Venezuelan leader says


I want to fuck your girlfriend.
Dec 28, 2008
Constant sate of misery
(CNN) -- The dark claim on the day Hugo Chavez died took many by surprise.
Someone, Venezuelan government officials said, may have deliberately infected him with cancer.

Critics dismissed the accusation -- first floated by then-Vice President Nicolas Maduro on March 5 -- as an eleventh-hour attempt to distract Venezuelans and drum up popular support as leaders prepared to announce Chavez's death.
But Maduro revived the issue this week, announcing that planning was in the works for a commission of "the world's best scientists" to investigate whether Chavez had been poisoned.
In an interview with the Telesur network hours after he registered to run for president Monday, Maduro implied that the United States could have been behind such an attack on Chavez -- an accusation that the State Department has denied.
"We have this intuition that our commander Chavez was poisoned by dark forces that wanted to be rid of him," said Maduro, who was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president on Friday.
In the 1940s and 1950s, the United States and other countries had "scientific laboratories testing how to cause cancer," Maduro said. "Seventy years have passed. These kinds of laboratories of evil and death have not advanced?"
Maduro stressed that he was not accusing the United States.
"I am just saying something that is a truth, that is known," he said.
But his recent comments have drawn sharp responses from the U.S. government.
"An assertion that the United States was somehow involved in causing President Chavez's illness is absurd, and we definitively reject it," State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said last week.
It isn't the first time that a Venezuelan government official has implied that a plot could be behind Chavez's cancer.
Chavez made the assertion himself in 2011, saying at a military event in Caracas that he wondered whether the United States could be infecting Latin American leaders with the illness.
Chavez cited the revelation that between 1946 and 1948, the United States had carried out human experiments in Guatemala where subjects were exposed to sexually transmitted diseases. The U.S. government apologized for those experiments in 2010.
"Would it be strange if (the United States) had developed a technology to induce cancer," he asked, "and for no one to know it?"
Maduro announced on March 5 that Chavez had died. The news came nearly two years after Chavez had revealed his cancer diagnosis in June 2011.
While government announcements of Chavez's trips to Cuba for treatment were common, officials never revealed details about his prognosis or specified what kind of cancer he had.
Maduro has remained tight-lipped, even while telling Telesur that details about Chavez's illness make officials "almost certain" that there was foul play.
"We are almost certain based on the data we have," Maduro said. "He had an illness, a cancer that will be known in time, that broke with all the typical characteristics of this illness."


En Taro Anthony
Mar 14, 2005
Covington. La
Usually murder investigations are easy because there's only so many people that want any given person dead. But when you're a huge asshole that everyone wants dead the suspects are endless.

Edible Napalm

Powers are for the weak.
May 23, 2005
So we have weaponized cancer and we picked Chavez kill instead of say Iranian nuclear scientist or North Korean army personal?


I'm so glad that this cocksucker is dead.


Mar 23, 2008
Kingdom of Charis
So we have weaponized cancer and we picked Chavez kill instead of say Iranian nuclear scientist or North Korean army personal?


I'm so glad that this cocksucker is dead.
It's a common totalitarian trope. It's an easy way to cash in some propaganda off the death of a leader.

Lord Zero

Viciously Silly
Aug 25, 2008
Atlanta, GA
He was obviously assassinated by America and its weather machine.


I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness
Jan 30, 2005
Flea Bottom
In all fairness, his assertion that we went after him really gangster is actually pretty believable. And through that believability he's been able to make this big stink he's been making, and to make it more believable than many similar stinks made by similar dictator assholes.

In short, we most likely tried to remove an elected "president" and failed, and he knew all about it and it's what gave him the balls to act like he did.

Regardless of the veracity of all that, he had his people's absolute conviction that the US had stuck our beaks in. The fact that it was probably true probably helped a lot. It would not surprise me one bit if this dumb grunt said to his advisors, "when I die, I want it to mean something. I want it to add to my "Fuck America" legacy". So whatever he died of he would have tried to spread the rumor that the US was up to our usual covert assassination-style shenanigans. If you've been paying attention to this clown, it would fit perfectly with his personality.