Idea that American held by Venezuela is a spy 'ridiculous:' Obama

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TheNewWorld wrote:

The new administration in Venezuela is moving them towards a full on Communist dictatorship. Watch for elections to be suspended in the future.

May 04, 2013 10:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jamesus wrote:

Wouldn’t be the first time that America attempted to meddle a fair and democratic election in South America. Not even the second. Venezuela truly has the right to be suspicious considering Americas track record in South America. The ‘ridiculous’ pitch of Obama’s denial here almost reads more like an admission of guilt, and why not? If you were the president, wouldn’t you lie to save the life of an American spy?

Sometimes I feel like every country knows my country’s history better than my fellow countryman. What a country.

May 05, 2013 2:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Telstar wrote:

@The New World: Yes, they will release a constitutional edict that states that elections get in the way of the people’s will.

May 05, 2013 3:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse

This leader sounds like other dictators in other nations. Like back to the old days of communism, he has to accuse everything in order to solidarity power of his becoming dictatorship.

May 05, 2013 8:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse

This leader sounds like other dictators in other nations. Like back to the old days of communism, he has to accuse everything in order to solidarity power of his becoming dictatorship.

May 05, 2013 8:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NameAlready wrote:

For the U.S. to spy is ridiculous. From what I read, the U.S. gives away secrets free of charge. – Especially to Fellow Travelers. Didn’t our glorious leader recently provide the Venezuelan people with U.S. Jury Eligibility Questionnaires?

May 05, 2013 9:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Maxwells wrote:

I’m finding it more ridiculous that a man should suddenly have the urge to become a filmmaker, and decide to enter an anti-American country and self-fund a ‘documentary’ on the politics of that country. Who can just abondon his live with no source of income, and support himself abroad for a year? This filmmaker story is suspicious and Venezuela claims they have video evidence of him inciting crowds. We’ll see what happens once they formally charge him and due process takes place, will he come clean about being sent there or will the details of his ‘documentary’ begin to make better sense?

May 05, 2013 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Maxwells wrote:

After Hollywood released the movie Argo, I can’t blame foreign countries of suspecting American Fimmakers of spying when being in their country under questionable filmmaker pretenses , especially unfriendly countries, when its been well documented and promoted that this is exactly the type of cover they will use.

May 05, 2013 9:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ron_stradamus wrote:

I guess he must be a spy, because………………

What HASN’T Obama lied about?

May 05, 2013 10:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dave2009 wrote:

OK, so the Red Line Obama drew was not were we thought it was drawn and the American held hostage in Venezuela doesn’t exist…or perhaps he’s not American… or we are not sure if he’s a documented American…or you make up an excuse – can’t be any more lame than what Obama comes up with.

May 05, 2013 10:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SoulLeister wrote:

Sadly, Obama was as convincing as Eisenhower was in 1960 (Feb?) when he assured Russia we were not overflying their country… and then in May the Russians shot down a U-2 spy plane and captured its pilot Gary Powers… he was convicted later that year and eventually returned to us in 1962. We will likely get the guy in Venezuela after we get a new president too (can’t happen soon enough).

Obama proves, once again, that he has learned little from history (bless his heart he is trying to pretend to have a clue).

May 05, 2013 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SoulLeister wrote:

“…we will handle (it) like … every situation where we get a U.S. citizen who gets into some sort of legal tangle in a foreign country,” Obama told Noticias Telemundo… didn’t Obama order two US citizens be killed by drone strikes (one of them was a minor).

Obama is being more than a little intellectually dishonest to suggest all “every…legal tangle” is handled the same (nonchalant) way.

May 05, 2013 11:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bobba wrote:

It’s ‘ridiculous’ because Venezuela has been owned by CIA/Citgo ever since they installed Hugo Chavez. If they are holding spies (or ever abused human rights) then we are all in big trouble.

May 05, 2013 11:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dontthinkso wrote:

And this coming from the man who thought Solyndra was a sure bet.

All I can say is when ever the Big O bets on something, bet on the opposition. With O’s track record, your bet is s sure thing.

May 05, 2013 11:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ameriapp2 wrote:

@Maxwells Just like those hollywood spies in the White House that went on to produce zero dark thirty.

May 05, 2013 11:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kentex1146 wrote:

Our clandestine services meddling in the affairs of other countries? Perish the thought. Our country is always about bringing peace and tranquility to other nations.

Just as we’ve done in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya……..and on and on and on. That’s why other nations love the US so much.

May 05, 2013 11:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mmilesll wrote:

More “tough talk” from the clown and yes, that’s all there will be is “tough talk” What a total loser

May 05, 2013 12:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

Maduro has little in the way of education. His background is driving a bus and being a body guard. He was once an unofficial trade unionist representing bus drivers. He married a lawyer. And now he is the leader of Venezuela? And here I thought the voters in America were morons. They can’t hold a candle to the sheeple in Venezuela. Who are mostly extremely poor and uneducated. Easily herded by an uneducated idiot who’s platform is mostly based on fear mongering and conspiracy theories. And who’s major source of revenue is selling oil to the U.S. Why do American’s continually put themselves in harm’s way by going to places such as this?

May 05, 2013 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
swissmissled wrote:

Venezuela is like a child having a temper tantrum. You don’t allow it, you tell it NO or else.

May 05, 2013 12:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
joeygirl wrote:

The US has a history of meddling in South American governments and elections.
I have no doubt that this man and his activities deserve some additional scrutiny.

May 05, 2013 1:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

If Obama say yes, the real answer is ALWAYS no. The man cannot tell the truth.

May 05, 2013 3:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
grizzmann wrote:

Obama also said, Obamacare will reduce healthcare expenditures by $2500.00, the Benghazi murders were caused by a video of Mohammad’s life, FAST AND FURIOUS is a national defense priority, he knows nothing , an effort to silence Benghazi testimony. I imagine this one could be true? What am I thinking???

May 05, 2013 3:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Freddy12 wrote:

An American spy, that’s ridiculous because we only spy on American citizens, never, ever on oil rich Latin American countries or those with excellent cocaine production. C’mon, I’m Obama. You can trust me. I’m black and can speak English. The media loves me!

May 05, 2013 4:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gotham1883 wrote:

Ok really, you really think the Great Mouth knows or has any clue. Information like that is above his pay grade.

May 05, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexSpurtz wrote:

Gee, I guess a pacifist president who bows and takes it from Communist dictators steps in it, Barack Hussein. How many times do we have to say that when you’re perceived as a weak leader, this will happen?

May 05, 2013 5:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexSpurtz wrote:

May I suggest a tip? Anytime this lying American president speaks, think the opposite. That’s how you get the truth. So when he says this guy was a filmmaker and not a spy….he was. Think of all those campaign speeches, I mean, every speech he makes. The opposite was shown to be true, wasn’t it?

May 05, 2013 5:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rasputttin wrote:

I agree it’s ridiculous. Why would obango spy on what he sees as a friendly country? Obango loves Chaves and the socialist empire he’s built there. Why spy on him. I would easier believe that obango has spies in Israel or Great Britton. We all know obangosz attitude on Churchill.

May 05, 2013 5:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Reading through these comments, I really can’t tell if these people are adults or 12-year-olds.

May 06, 2013 1:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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