The Latest Insanity from Pat Robertson
"He is negotiating with the Iranians to get nuclear material. And he also sent $1.2 million in cash to Osama bin Laden right after 9/11."
First off, how would Pat Robertson know that Venezuela is negotiating with Iran for nuclear material when nobody else has reported this allegation? So far, Venezuela has merely endorsed Iran's nuclear aspirations. That's it. Is Pat Robertson privy to some sort of classified memo? My guess is, as usual, Pat Robertson is lying.
Second, even if we assume Pat's arguendo to be true, the Iranians don't even have weapon grade uranium (nor plutonium)! In the worst case scenario, it would take Iran ten years to make weapons grade uranium. So even if Chavez is trying to get on the "pre-order list," it's completely premature to turn this into an issue. But like I said, there is nothing on record even showing that President Chavez is actively trying to procure nuclear material from Iran.
Now, as it relates to Robertson's allegation that Chavez "sent $1.2 million in cash to Osama bin Laden right after 9/11." Once again, there is nothing anywhere to substantiate this claim. Either Pat Robertson is privy to classified information, or he is simply lying again. What do you think is more likely?
The bogus Kean Commission Report on 9/11 fails to mention anything about Venezuela and Osama bin Laden, and God knows the Kean Commission lobbed plenty of softballs for the administration. [Then again, the Kean Commission failed to mention that Mahmood Ahmed, head of Pakistan's ISI (Pakistan's version of the CIA), wired $100,000.00 to alleged hijacker Mohamed Atta in August of 2001, and just so happened to meet with George Tenet (then head of the CIA) from September 4 through September 9, 2001....but I digress.]
Pat Robertson is crazy. It should be pretty clear to everyone by now. Surely even the media should be able to pick up on this fact by now. At what point will they stop pointing a camera at Pat Robertson? At what point will the media realize that Pat Robertson is simply an egomaniacally bold-faced liar? How many more times will they expose us to Pat Robertson's lunacy?