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Shut up, Spain's king tells Chavez


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..."shut up" as the Ibero-American summit drew to a close in Santiago, Chile.

The outburst came after Mr Chavez called former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist".

Mr Chavez then interrupted Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's calls for him to be more diplomatic, prompting the king's outburst.

Latin American, Portuguese, Spanish and Andorran leaders were meeting in Chile.

Source - BBC

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The older I get the more I feel that I have to apologize to HM for creating the longest told joke about him...

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The older I get the more I feel that I have to apologize to HM for creating the longest told joke about him...

uhh???

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uhh???

same reaction..

questionmark did you post in the right thread? just wondering

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It is amazing, the trivial content you must consume over there. I bet it was on fox news .

Fox is eating this up...anything anti-chavez is big...i saw it about 20 times the funny thing is chavez never shuts up..i guess were leaving that part out..?..lol

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It is amazing, the trivial content you must consume over there. I bet it was on fox news .

It was also on the front page of the 'Americas' section of the News Website of her Majesties British Imperial Broadcasting Corporation.

So pay attention and get a haircut !

Diplomatic language is usualy very subtle. When a Head of State tells another countries Head of Government to "shut up", it is usually a prelude to armed conflict. (Unless it involves Iran or Syria, in which case it constitutes a thawing of relationships).

I bet it is a LONG time since anyone has dared to tell Chavez to 'shut up'. Perhaps the experience will do him good.

Meow Purr.

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When a Head of State tells another countries Head of Government to "shut up", it is usually a prelude to armed conflict.

I will have to look up the number of such quotes in history then, If you say it is so, I should find many to the prelude to war . I bet napoleon and caesar must have said it, it surely must be a famous quote from Hitler too ?

I bet you must be banking on a war between spain and Venezueala now he went and said those fateful words ?

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I see it all now as it was , as the greeks so proclaimed at the trojans . As the jews so yelled to the assyrians , that famous battle cry of 'shut up'.

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War betewn Spain and Venezuela? Not in this lifetime. Soanish bussiness have too many interest and dealings whith the Venezuelan goverment.

What happened is the next:

Chavez was critizizing Aznar (ex-PM of Spain) for some of his action when in the leadership of Spain (he was one of the few supporting the ones wh tried the coup against Chavez, for not saying that he was some kind of Bush Jr. lapdog) by calling him "a facist".

Zapatero, the present spanish PM was defending his compatriot (even if they dont share the same political point of view and are enemistated) in a very diplomatical way, but Chavez keep interrupting him whith his coments.

Them, the spanish king, a guest to the meeting, reached the limit of his patience and ask Chavez to shut up, and left the room very angry. Bachelet (chilenean president) went after him to calm him down.

In resume. chavez was acting like a big mouthed idiot, Zapatero was showing a flawless performance like the PM and head of a 1st world country, and the Spanish king, while acting whith good reasons, was out of place whith his reaction, and now have given Chavez more things to shout about, and maybe more support in Latin America. Remember that we fighted against the spanish monarchy to get our independence, and there is still some mistrust against the spanish monarchy, plus the general mistrust against Spain for the action of some companies form that country in South and Cental America.

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uhh???

Q: How long will Juan Carlos last as king of Spain?

A: Less than a lollipop (Chupa-Chup) in front of a school's door.

I was having a coffee with Antonio Gutierrez (a good friend of my father and then a big animal of the Spanish Communist party) in winter '75 and gave him that answer when he asked what I thought of Spain's future, and of how long the monarchy would last. He told that to Santiago Carrillo, then secretary general of the PCE, who in turn said that in a press conference.

Spain has been laughing about it until Lt. Col. Tejero attempted a coup in '81. Then it was evident that the only guarantee for Spain to remain democratic was precisely the king. I felt a little ashamed of my stupid joke at that point.

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It was also on the front page of the 'Americas' section of the News Website of her Majesties British Imperial Broadcasting Corporation.

So pay attention and get a haircut !

Diplomatic language is usualy very subtle. When a Head of State tells another countries Head of Government to "shut up", it is usually a prelude to armed conflict. (Unless it involves Iran or Syria, in which case it constitutes a thawing of relationships).

I bet it is a LONG time since anyone has dared to tell Chavez to 'shut up'. Perhaps the experience will do him good.

Meow Purr.

Well said Ships-cat! I will get my haircut this Saterday!

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I see it all now as it was , as the greeks so proclaimed at the trojans . As the jews so yelled to the assyrians , that famous battle cry of 'shut up'.

Well, I believe there MANY such examples Drexl. Here, for example....

Wir müssen das deutsche Volk schützen und suchen lebenden Raum zu unserem Osten, damit wir Auberginen zum Schaden der Menschheit anbauen können.

Ich sprach von unserem Plan mit Premierminister Winston Churchill, aber er sagte nur "Shut Up", also gehen die Pläne für die Invasion von Großbritannien voran.

:P

Meow Purr.

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spain and venezuala duking it out...maybe the white glove is next?...

Maybe a formal duel?

Chavez called someone else a facist??? :wacko:

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Maybe a formal duel?

Chavez called someone else a facist??? :wacko:

IIRC, lamost everyone who he dont like. :wacko:

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Well, looks like the waepons will be economical:

Chavez says he's reviewing Venezuelan-Spanish ties

Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:41pm EST

By Saul Hudson

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned Spain on Wednesday he will review diplomatic and business ties with the former colonial power, escalating a dispute that erupted when Spain's king told him in public to "shut up."

Chavez, who nationalized swathes of the economy this year on a drive to turn the major oil exporter into a socialist state, has demanded King Juan Carlos apologize for reprimanding him and threatened to take action against Spanish investments, especially in banking.

"We do not want to hurt ties, but right now I am conducting a detailed review of the political, diplomatic and economic ties with Spain," the Cuban ally told local television.

"This means Spanish companies are going to have to show what their businesses are doing. I am going to take a look and see what's happening in those companies," he added.

Chavez, who rails at capitalist "imperialism," has named Grupo Santander and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA , owners of top Venezuelan banks, as possible targets, saying the OPEC nation does not need their business.

As well as straining relations with Spain, the controversy has sparked headlines around the world and eclipsed debate in Venezuela over Chavez's effort to win approval in a December 2 referendum to expand his powers, including ending term limits.

Spain, a top investor in the region, demanded respect from the former paratrooper and complained his rhetoric was counterproductive to easing tensions after the flap at a weekend summit of leaders from Latin America and Iberia.

"(The comments) of the Venezuelan president, especially referring to Spanish companies, do not help us find a way out of the disagreement," Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said. "The Spanish government keeps stressing respect, respect. Respect for Spanish institutions, respect for Spanish firms.

Full story, Source: Reuters

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Well, looks like the waepons will be economical:

Chavez says he's reviewing Venezuelan-Spanish ties

Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:41pm EST

By Saul Hudson

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned Spain on Wednesday he will review diplomatic and business ties with the former colonial power, escalating a dispute that erupted when Spain's king told him in public to "shut up."

Chavez, who nationalized swathes of the economy this year on a drive to turn the major oil exporter into a socialist state, has demanded King Juan Carlos apologize for reprimanding him and threatened to take action against Spanish investments, especially in banking.

"We do not want to hurt ties, but right now I am conducting a detailed review of the political, diplomatic and economic ties with Spain," the Cuban ally told local television.

"This means Spanish companies are going to have to show what their businesses are doing. I am going to take a look and see what's happening in those companies," he added.

Chavez, who rails at capitalist "imperialism," has named Grupo Santander and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA , owners of top Venezuelan banks, as possible targets, saying the OPEC nation does not need their business.

As well as straining relations with Spain, the controversy has sparked headlines around the world and eclipsed debate in Venezuela over Chavez's effort to win approval in a December 2 referendum to expand his powers, including ending term limits.

Spain, a top investor in the region, demanded respect from the former paratrooper and complained his rhetoric was counterproductive to easing tensions after the flap at a weekend summit of leaders from Latin America and Iberia.

"(The comments) of the Venezuelan president, especially referring to Spanish companies, do not help us find a way out of the disagreement," Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said. "The Spanish government keeps stressing respect, respect. Respect for Spanish institutions, respect for Spanish firms.

Full story, Source: Reuters

Oh good God. this is turnning into a soap opera

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