PRESIDENT CHAVEZ DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SEPTEMBER 20, 2006
SPEAKER: HUGO CHAVEZ, PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA
This video is from the United Nations website where you get a better feel on how the representatives reacted to Hugo Chavez on Wednesday: (47 seconds)
Hugo Chavez calls Bush the devil to the delight of the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2006.
The second part of the clip is the extended applause Chavez receives at the end of his speech.
The hegemonic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species. We continue to warn you about this danger and we appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is like a sword hanging over our heads. I had considered reading from this book, but, for the sake of time,” [flips through the pages, which are numerous] “I will just leave it as a recommendation.
It reads easily, it is a very good book, I’m sure Madame [President] you are familiar with it. It appears in English, in Russian, in Arabic, in German. I think that the first people who should read this book are our brothers and sisters in the United States, because their threat is right in their own house.
The devil is right at home. The devil, the devil himself, is right in the house.
“And the devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the devil came here. Right here.” [crosses himself] “And it smells of sulfur still today.”
HotAir has a longer English version of the Chavez speech on Wednesday.
In the afternoon… Poor Robert Mugabe, it looks like Hugo stole his thunder!