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Spanish King Tells Venezuelan President Chavez to ‘Shut Up’

Posted by Atilla89 on November 12, 2007

New hero for the day, and that person is: Spanish King Juan Carlos! The Spanish King told Chaves to ‘shut up’ because he kept referring to former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar as a “fascist.” Wow, that must have felt good, maybe if he keeps being told to shut up, Chaves actually will… Source: Fox News

Latin temperament … King Juan Carlos, front right, shouts at Mr Chavez, who interrupted a speech by Mr Zapatero, left.

Latin temperament … King Juan Carlos, front right, shouts at Mr Chavez, who interrupted a speech by Mr Zapatero, left.

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Ibero-American summit ended on an unusually heated note Saturday, when an angry verbal spat culminated with the king of Spain telling Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to “shut up.”

Chavez, the outspoken leftist leader who called U.S. President George W. Bush the “devil” on the floor of the United Nations last year, triggered the exchange by repeatedly referring to former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar as a “fascist.”

Aznar, a conservative and a close Bush ally who backed the U.S.-led war in Iraq, “is a fascist,” Chavez said in a speech to leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. “Fascists are not human. A snake is more human.”

Spain’s current socialist prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, responded during his own allotted time by urging Chavez to be more diplomatic in his words and respect other leaders despite political differences.

“Former President Aznar was democratically elected by the Spanish people and was a legitimate representative of the Spanish people,” he said, eliciting applause from the gathered heads of state.

Chavez repeatedly tried to interrupt, but his microphone was off.Spanish King Juan Carlos, seated next to Zapatero, angrily turned to Chavez and said, “Why don’t you shut up?”

The Venezuelan leader did not immediately respond, but later used time ceded to him by his close ally Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to answer Zapatero’s speech.

“I do not offend by telling the truth,” he said. “The Venezuelan government reserves the right to respond to any aggression, anywhere, in any space and in any manner.”

Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage also backed Chavez, saying that “a president’s legitimacy stems not only from his election by voters … he must also be legitimate in the exercise of power.”

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3 Responses to “Spanish King Tells Venezuelan President Chavez to ‘Shut Up’”

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  2. D. Foster said

    Hooray for King Juan Carlos. So many are starting to realize that Chavez is crazy.

  3. Anne said

    Chavez is the elected leader of his people.
    Chavez is not supported by you people. Fair enough.
    His nation has massive oil reserves.
    He is ensuring that those oil reserves are not stolen and exploited by the evil government that leads the largest economy of the planet.
    You evil people need to go away, lick your wounded pride, wallow in your shame,
    And shut up!
    🙂
    Sharing much Joy at the dawning of a new Australian Government.
    My hope has been justly rewarded.

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