Sunday, August 21, 2011

Libya Live Blog | Al Jazeera Blogs

Libya Live Blog | Al Jazeera Blogs:

Tyrants quake,
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a staunch of ally of embattled strongman Muammar Gaddafi, slammed Western powers Sunday for "destroying Tripoli with their bombs," as rebels surged to seize control of the Libyan capital.

"Today we are seeing images of the democratic governments of Europe, along with the supposedly democratic government of the United States destroying Tripoli with their bombs," Chavez said.

Last week Chavez along with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, both arch US foes, jointly denounced the West's "imperialist aggression" in Libya.

Chavez - Gaddafi's main supporter in Latin America - has consistently denounced the months-long military operation in Libya claiming it is an oil grab by Western powers.

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