Harry Belafonte Calls Bush Jr. "Greatest Terrorist In The World"
Entertainer Harry Belafonte becomes truth-teller as he calls Bush Jr. "greatest terrorist in the world"
Bush Biggest Terrorist in the World: Belafonte
January 10, 2006 (2:37am) AP wire story
CARACAS: The American singer and activist Harry Belafonte called US president George W Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world" on Sunday and said millions of Americans support the socialist revolution of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
Belafonte led a delegation of Americans including the actor Danny Glover and the Princeton University scholar Cornel West that met the Venezuelan president for more than six hours late Saturday. Some in the group attended Chavez's television and radio broadcast Sunday.
"No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W Bush says, we're here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people support your revolution," Belafonte told Chavez during the broadcast.
The 78-year-old Belafonte, famous for his calypso-inspired music, including the 'Day-O' song, was a close collaborator of the Rev Martin Luther King Jr and is now a Unicef goodwill ambassador. He also has been outspoken in criticising the US embargo of Cuba.
Chavez said he believes in the struggle for justice by blacks, both in the US and Venezuela. "There continues to be great discrimination here against black people," Chavez said, urging his government to redouble its efforts to prevent discrimination.
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