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Solidarity among tyrannical colonels: Hugo Chavez supports Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, greet supporters in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela. Credit Photo: Juan Barreto

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez on Friday expressed support of Cnel Gaddafi and his Government of Libya and called for peace in that country facing a week of protests, but said that he does not applaud every decision of his allies in the world.

Chavez, who said he was a friend of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi  expressed concern about the upheavals that occur in some countries at risk of civil wars as in the case of Libya.

“I can not say that I support or I support or applaud any decision made by any friend of mine anywhere in the world, no, but we do support the Government of Libya,” Chavez said late Friday in a televised cabinet meeting on state television.

“I have not been able to talk with Gaddafi at all during these last days,” he said after highlighting he saved a “prudent silence” because “misinformation” not only in the case of Libya, but in others as it did with Egypt.

On Thursday, Chavez, who strengthened diplomatic ties and trade relations with Gaddafi, went to the cyberspace and commented on his own social network twitter “Viva Libya and Independence! Gaddafi faces a civil war!”.

Gaddafi vowed Friday to “crush any opposition” in a speech to a crowd of supporters in Tripoli, while the civil unrest/revolt against Gaddafi increases in Libya.

U.S. President Obama wants Gaddafi to resign, as well as many other leaders in the west. The United nations voted strong sanctions against the regime. The republicans in the U.S. wants to have a more active role in Libya, like swenator McCain who suggested a “no flight” zone in Libya and to give support to the revolt.