Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the U.S. ambassador was "provoking the Venezuelan people" and threatened Sunday to expel the American diplomat, whose convoy was chased by pro-government protesters.
Provoking the Venezuelan people?
I took the liberty of looking up the word, provoke. Here is what I found:
Brother Hugo appears to be seriously lacking in both comprehension and communication skills. The only provocations I have been reading about, in the biased MSM, are Hugo's. I can't find a single instance where an American official has issued any threats towards Venezuela, or its Marxist leader. But if you do a search, you'll find weekly threats from Chavez and those that are in bed with him.
TRANSITIVE VERB: pro·voked ,
pro·vok·ing , pro·vokes
1. To incite to anger or resentment.
2. To stir to action or feeling.
3. To give rise to; evoke: provoke laughter.
4. To bring about deliberately; induce: provoke a fight.
As far as the threatened expulsion of our ambassador is concerned, it's perfectly fine by me. In fact, why stop there? Close down the Venezuelan embassy and send their ambassador packing, as well.
How's that, for provocative?