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Chavez's Infamous UN Speech

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006

Someone finally got around to uploading Hugo Chavez's infamous Sept. 20 speech at the United Nations to Google Video. So, thanks to Google and C-SPAN, you can now watch that speech in its 26-minute entirety.

But you only need to watch a few minutes to see the choicest bits. Chavez opens by flogging Noam Chomsky's book, "Hegemony or Survival." And he gets right to the hyperbole too, claiming right at the outset that "the hegemonistic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species."

But if you want to cut right to the most notorious part, move the counter to 3:30 minutes. There begins Chavez's lucid theological discourse (Flash must be enable to view the video player below):