Remember how I predicted that Larry Klayman, right-wing jackass stuntster and bogus human-rights attorney, was about to get laughed out of court?Well, it happened.
For those who claim this was only dismissed on a technicality, wake the fuck up. They couldn’t put this through even in a Miami court, under an ex-Venezuelan judge! The burden of proof is on the plaintiff, and they (meaning Guanipa and Klayman) couldn’t prove anything. This was just a show trial at best. And it looks like their little sideshow flopped.I found this part particularly hilarious:
On Monday a U.S. judged dismissed a lawsuit filed against Citgo, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA. The company and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez were accused of alleged terrorist acts and human rights abuses.News service EFE reported that Judge Cecilia Altonaga granted Citgo’s request to make the proceeding null and void and also closed the cases against Chavez, Vice President Ramon Carrizales, Foreign Affairs Minister Nicolas Maduro and four other officials. The petitioner of the lawsuit against Chavez, journalist Ricardo Guanipa, failed to follow an order to notify all of the defendants. Through his lawyer he managed to notify Citgo, which responded with a request to annul the case, but not Chavez and the other officials. […]In the lawsuit, Freedom Watch asserted that Citgo resources were being used by Chavez to “support terrorism and other crimes against humanity, including death threats, arrests, torture, and murder.” Freedom Watch was seeking US$5 billion for punitive damages.On its website, the NGO calls Chavez a “terrorist communist dictator” and claims that he has supported the “Colombian FARC, a Marxist-Leninist group of terrorists, the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, Middle Eastern Arabic terrorist states and others bent on destroying Judeo-Christian and western civilization and freedom.”The organisation says it will “bring [Chavez] to justice in a Miami court for his crimes, not only to compensate his victims, but to set an example for the Obama administration.”
(Emphasis added.)Yeah, the country “doesn’t want to understand” because it’s happy with its democracy and doesn’t want fascism back, dumbass!Meanwhile, guess who else is (probably) feeling the Schadenfreude right about now:
According to Aporrea.org, Guanipa used to work with Radio Marti, a U.S.-financed station that transmits to Cuba against the government there, and Radionexx, a private Venezuelan station that has called for the overthrow of the Chavez government and for the president’s assassination.Radionexx stopped operating at the beginning of this year, because, in the words of its operators in an interview published on Elbrollo.com, “It’s useless, this country doesn’t want to understand.”
Yes, it certainly is. Ha ha! Joke’s on you, Laughable Larry. Can’t wait to read your latest self-serving press release. Bet it won’t make the “news” like the last one did! BTW, where the hell did your sad widdle website go? I got a “server not found”. Funny dat!PS: Speaking of ex-Venezuelans and terrorism, looks like Luis Posada Carriles might just be in deep doody now, too.
Chavez responded to Freedom Watch’s accusations in April by laughing and saying, “It’s the kind of strange news that comes out everyday.”