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Robertson Abandons Prayer in favor of Assassination

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

(SNN Virginia Beach) Yesterday on his broadcast of ‘The 700 Club’, cult of personality Pat Robertson called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. This is a radical move for Robertson, who in the past has merely encouraged that his listeners pray for the death of people Robertson doesn’t like. Apparently, the time for prayer is over.

Only sixty percent of Chavez's people supported him

The background of this situation is complex. Hugo Chavez is a socialist and his policies have divided his country. In 2002, there was a coup, and in a recall election in 2003, only sixty percent of Chavez's people supported him, hardly what one would call a mandate. Actually this would not be so complicated except that Chavez is sitting on vast deposits of oil.

Robertson claimed that murdering Chavez would be much easier than a war of occupation “You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war.”

Jesus said, "I want to kill."

This sort of thinking may seem a little strange for someone who professes the religion of “turn the other cheek”. But as Jesus said, "I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL." Or was that Arlo Guthrie?

Speaking to a Christian audience, Robertson knew that his viewers would be worried about oil production. Robertson assured that even if Chavez was assassinated, the flow of oil would continue. This is only common sense, as most countries where the population is relatively divided do not fall into dirty civil wars when their leaders are killed for political reasons.

Has Robertson suggested, perhaps, leaving Chavez out to die in the elements? See, if you nail him to some wood he'll be stuck...
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