Chavez accuses U.S. of restarting plans to kill him 2008-09-11 14:38:30   Print

    CARACAS, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Outspoken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Wednesday accused the United States of restarting plans to murder him.

    The socialist president, whose anti-U.S. outbursts have become a regular feature of international politics, alleged that America was planning to bomb the Miraflores Palace or the studio from where he broadcasts his Sunday TV and radio program "Hello, President."

    Chavez's latest denouncement of the U.S. came during the inauguration ceremony of a medical center in Flores de Catia, in the west of Caracas.

    "The plans to kill me are reactivated, and the Yankee forces are looking for active militaries and pilots to bomb Miraflores, or the Sunday program Hello, President," Chavez said in the speech, which was televised.

    According to Chavez, during the attempt his enemies will paint Venezuelan flags on their aircraft to disguise themselves as being part of a popular revolution.

    Chavez said the plans to murder him resulted from the despair of "the empire" since the popularity of his government has reached almost 80 percent.

    "I guarantee you they cannot defeat us. However, I am making this responsible call to the Venezuelan people to alert you, because the expectations of the pitiyankees (U.S. sympathizers) would be smashed," Chavez added.

    Chavez also said his political rivals planned to utilize the governors' and mayoral elections on Nov. 23 to attack his government, to make the people believe the Bolivarian revolution has failed.

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