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It's pocket change compared to America. Including Homeland Security and other defense related categories, Washington spends over $1.5 trillion annually.
Times correspondent Simon Romero lied. He said:
"Venezuela's arms spending".transform(ed) the nation into Latin America's largest weapons buyer"." He compared Venezuela to Iran and Pakistan. Doing so has no relevance whatever.
His comments stoked fear. His source was Pentagon intelligence. Its credibility is sorely lacking. Romero showed what side he's on. He twisted truth. He suppressed what readers need to know.
"Why," asked FAIR? "Perhaps because (reporting accurately) would (have) undermined the article's entire point." It would have exposed Romera as a liar. It's habitual with him and other Times correspondents.
On December 13, FAIR headlined " Does Hugo Chavez Keep Fooling Venezuelans? " It cited a previous day New York Times story.
It headlined "Of Many Woes, One Man's Illness Threatens Venezuela's Revolution," suggesting:
Life in Venezuela is dismal. Chavistas keep reelecting them. They must have some kind of problem. It said:
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