Uh oh. Looks like the bastards and spooks were right about one thing, after all. Chavecito DID have cancer…
…and now, let’s hope his confidence is well founded, and that he doesn’t have it anymore. In which case my last post about him is, at least, correct in that respect.
BTW, that “knee surgery” of May 10 that he alludes to here was the first surgery he had. That was to remove a tumor. The second was, indeed, to remove an abscess that had developed in the site after an infection. There have been no complications, and he received heavy intravenous antibiotics, as I gathered he would, for the infection that produced the abscess. He had to withhold the truth to protect his own privacy and that of his family, and be able to continue to do his job — which he has done admirably, hospitalization and all, even signing bills into law while in Havana (a fact much screeched about, pointlessly, by the opposition).
What’s truly despicable about this whole affair is the way the oppos, the whore media and the spooks of the CIA have comported themselves. Their behavior was inexcusable and unforgivable. I’m sure as hell not gonna apologize to them for doubting them, either, because they are still a bunch of lying scumbags when all’s said. This is NOT their opportunity to appoint a new, US-corporate-friendly “president”. Chavecito is still president of Venezuela until further notice. And there is no question in my mind that, sick or well, he is still eminently qualified to do the job, in a way that none of those crooked old Fourth Republic relics ever was or ever will be.
Now, all of you, shut the fuck up and let him DO it for as long as he bloody well can.