Venezuelan President and Iran's closest ally after Assad has just died of cancer, aged 58, already prompting the usual bizarre leftist crackpot conspiracy theories that the dictator who for fourteen years stood over a country where half the population live in abject poverty, despite its enormous resources and oil wealth, was poisoned by Mossad or the CIA or something.
One down. Two to go.
They're good. But they're not that good.
“Hugo Chavez was a tyrant who forced the people of Venezuela to live in fear. His death dents the alliance of anti-US leftist leaders in South America. Good riddance to this dictator.”
– Ed Royce, the Republican chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs