Our frequent commenter Consdemo has started a blog on Venezuelan anti-Americanism. Not surprisingly, he finds that a website linked to the Venezuelan government has been embracing 9-11 nuttery:
The website also announces that new videos are coming soon (as of January 13):
Michael Moore: Videos como Fahrenheit 9/11 y otros
Noam Chomsky: Videos de este famoso pensador y escritor
WTC 11 Septiembre: Videos sobre la caída de las Torres Gemelas de NY
The last is a reference to the fall of the Twin Towers in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This is almost certainly an attempt to suggest something other than crashing planes brought down the towers, which is a favorite assertion of anti-American conspiracy theorists. Given that crackpot conspiracy films such as "Loose Change" and "9/11 mysteries" have Spanish versions, it is noteworthy that they don't appear meet the low standards of this website. The Venezuelan leadership is all over the map on the 9/11 conspiracies, somedays claiming it was "an inside job" while on other days officials are quoted as "just asking questions", which may be a distinction without a real difference. What is clear is that 9/11 suspicions of the Chavistas are based on the same motivations as other conspiracy theorists, vitriolic hatred for the United States, not credible evidence.
Good job, Consdemo!