Breaking news: 11 people, including a member of the federal capital police force, have been arrested in connexion with last week's attack on a Jewish synagogue in Caracas. That was, one may say, quick and excellent police work, and proof that the Chávez regime despises anti-Semitism as much as any decent person. Venezuela is a state with no place for racism of any kind, and no tolerance for anti-Semitism.
One must ask how long it would be in the United States before 11 suspects were apprehended in connexion with a hate crime. One suspects, quite a bit longer than a week.
The good intentions and clean heart of Mr. Chávez have been revealed yet again, as has the fact that he hasn't an anti-Semitic bone in his body. Indeed, the head of the Venezuelan Jewish community just applauded his actions and expressed his approval of the president. But of course, we can't expect the opposition in Venezuela or the mainstream Washington Consensus in the U.S. to even acknowledge the fact that these vile, extreme-leftist anti-Semites have been arrested. Can't say anything good about Chávez, don't you know.
Those people make me almost as sick as the anti-Semites themselves.