Michael Moore, Sean Penn and Oliver Stone mourned the loss of their great anti-American Marxist pal Hugo Chavez yesterday.
Iranian Mehr News reported:
Michael Moore describes his meeting with Chavez: â€śWe spoke for over an hour. He said he was happy to finally meet someone Bush hated more than him.â€ť
The death of Hugo Chavez found extensive publicity around the world. Chavez had many friends among celebrities, had close relations with Hollywood stars including Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, and Kevin Spacey.
Many of Chavezâ€™s friends expressed condolences for his death. Actor Sean Penn wrote on his Twitter page that â€śToday the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion.â€ť Penn continued: â€śMy thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela.â€ť
Michael Moore, US controversial documentary film director has also expressed his condolences to the Chavez family. â€śIn future days, you will not positive talks in American media about Chavez, so I think that I would compensate for that writing some points,â€ť he wrote.
â€śHe used the oil $ 2 eliminate 75 percent of extreme poverty, provide free health & education for all.â€ť That made him dangerous. US approved of a coup to overthrow him even though he was a democratically-elected President,â€ť wrote Moore.
Moore also defended Chavezâ€™s socialist-leaning political and economical policies during his presidency in Venezuela.
â€śBefore they (US officials) entrap us in a war, US media had launched Chavezâ€™s ouster,â€ť wrote Moore. He also pointed to his meeting with Chavez in Venice 2009 film festival. â€śWe spoke for over an hour. He said he was happy to finally meet someone Bush hated more than him,â€ť Moore wrote.
Director Oliver Stone paid respect to the â€śgreat heroâ€ť Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
â€ťI mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place,â€ť Stone said in a statement released Tuesday night. â€śHated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history.â€ť
Chavez, a Marxist, talked a lot about helping the poor but left the Venezuelan economy in shambles and pocketed two billion dollars for himself.