Wartime marriages are nothing new as we look back on the history books. There is often a surge of relationships forged during troubled times as couples rush to the altar. Many of these pairings survive the onslaught of war and many more fall apart when the rubble settles. What will happen between Chavez and Kadafi?
When we think of world leaders marrying during these troubled times it appears that they make for strange bedfellows. I never thought to mix Chavez and Kadafi but it looks like they are “tying the knot” so to speak. The LA Times reports that even Fidel Castro is on board the love train and accusing the US of instigating the Libyan woes, siding with Kadafi and even called it an “Unholy alliance.” The Times calls Castro a “comrade in arms.”
World leaders joining forces and making pacts is nothing new and happens all the time. Should we be concerned when these two leaders have chosen to become intimately involved in each other’s affairs? I wonder as I watch most of Latin America come to Kadafi’s defense.
As the oil prices escalate and we watch the pump prices going through the roof , I am amazed that the Venezuelan commercials are still running on the television touting that Venezuela will help those Americans who cannot afford to fill their oil tanks. How about that Joe Kennedy’s relationship with Citgo? What is that all about? Cape Cod Today reported it this way, “Joe Kennedy’s cozy relationship with Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez.”
Speaking of Kennedy, there is trouble brewing in the Congressional House between him and the Congressman from Florida. Congressman Connie Mack recently wrote a letter to Kennedy regarding his relationship with Venezuelan world-class dictator Hugo Chavez. In the letter, Mack wrote:
“Hugo Chavez is shipping two cargoes of gasoline to Iran in direct violation of Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Accountability and Disinvestment Act of 2010, so in effect what your campaign purports to do is turn a blind eye to U.S. law and use the profits of the sale of gas to Iran to fund your pro-Chavez campaign and line your pockets. This is certainly not a Profile In Courage.”
When the dust settles it will be interesting to see which of these relationships survive and which will be headed to divorce court.