Pinup boy of so many in the left, from Ken Livingstone to Matt McCarten, Hugo Chavez, is siding with Gaddafi as is Fidel Castro (Spanish reports).
Who is surprised?
The international left has long been sympathetic to this thug, a thug who has chemical and biological weapons, admits it, who has engaged in terrorism against civilians whether by plane or by nightclub.
They are all murdering thugs, all of whom happily use force against those who they disagree with, all part of the transnational community of tyrants. The only difference with Chavez is that he is an elected one who has not been completely unhindered in his pursuit of power.
At what point will the lowlives in the West who have lauded the likes of Chavez and Castro admit they got it wrong? That they, like the legions of useful idiots who denied the mass slaughter under Mao, who denied the mass slaughter under Stalin, some who even denied the Khmer Rouge's genocidal scale rivers of blood, who constantly apologised for regimes that are as bloodthirsty as the anti-Marxist military dictatorships and thugs who they targeted.
Those of us who actually do believe in individual freedom have been consistent, called a spade a spade. Called Castro, Chavez, Pinochet, Gaddafi, Mubarak, Assad, Suharto, Kim Jong Il, Ahmadinejad, Bokassa, Mobutu, the lot, all dictators. All vile, all despicable, all inexcusable. Some are worse than others, but none deserve to be celebrated or supported.
So what's wrong with some people?