[I can not believe this !! how can these clowns defend the king of clowns Gadaffi ?I mean I know dictators heart each other but this proves the futility of the cult of personality. To discredit the people who are getting slaughtered as part of an "imperial conspiracy" shows you how these "leftists" know Marx as much as Bush knows Nietzsche.... Shame on them , I hope Progressives (Tareq Ali , John Pilger ...etc) revise their opinions of Chavez who is not what they thought he is]
Venezuela's top diplomat on Thursday echoed Fidel Castro's accusation that Washington and its allies are fomenting unrest in Libya to justify an invasion to seize North African nation's oil reserves.
Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro claimed the United States and other powerful countries are trying to create a movement inside Libya aimed at toppling Moammar Gadhafi.
"Libya is going through difficult times, which should not be measured with information from imperial news agencies," Maduro added, referring to Western media.
Gadhafi has been a close ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and Chavez's political opponents have strongly criticized those close relations.
In a Twitter message Thursday, Venezuela's leftist president said: "Viva Libya and its independence! Gadhafi is facing a civil war."