01 Mar '11, 5am

Chavez warns US plans to invade Libya

CARACAS: President Hugo Chavez, the closest regional ally of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has said that he would not condemn a friend whom he does not know to be a killer. And Chavez repeated his warning that the United States wanted to invade Libya to get its oil. "Since everybody is going around saying Gaddafi is a murderer, is Chavez going to say it?" the president said in a meeting with students in the capital. "Well, I do not know that to be the case. And from this distance, I am not going to condemn him. That would make me a coward, and he has been a friend for a long time." The US Defense Department on Monday said it was moving naval and air forces into position near Libya, as Western countries weigh possible military intervention, and officials discussed a possible "no fly" zone to protect civilians. "The United States has said it is ready to invade Lib...

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