04 June 2009

Anti-Hugo Chavez Writers Needed! (Washington, DC)

Chavez has just accused the CIA of conspiring to assassinate him and the President of Bolivia: "El Salvador's security minister, Manuel Melgar, said that were "strange movements" and that the visit of the Venezuelan president could not be given "full security"....the Cuban plane that he and President Evo Morales of Bolivia were to travel on was going to be shot down by a rocket as it approached San Salvador airport."

This wouldn't be the first time. Back in 2005, "former CIA agent Felix Rodriguez said that the U.S. government has plans to “bring about a change in Venezuela.” When pressed as to what type of plans these might be, Rodriguez responded that the Bush administration “could do it with a military strike, with a plane.”"

There may be however some circumstantial evidence that points to a DIA operation to discredit Chavez. On the 29 May this year there appeared this ad on craiglist.org (thanks to BoRev for pointing this out):

Date: 2009-05-29, 10:28AM EDT

"Hello there! We are a website dedicated to helping the Venezuelan community fight against Hugo Chavez. This website is a combination of satire, news, awareness, and change regarding the leadership of Hugo Chavez. Please help us in our efforts to save one of the most wonderful countries in the world and remove Hugo Chavez from power!

Here is what we are looking for:

We are looking for writers that can contribute stories, reports, comedic content, cartoons, and more for our website. Looking for political writers, picture up-loaders, personal experiences, personal views, and anything else that will help shed some light on the situation in Venezuela.

That should be about it! We will give you all the credit!

Because we are NOT a company and are not affiliated (yet) with any organizations, this is a non-paid project. But if you would like to help us out, please send us an email.

Thanks for your interest.

Also, if you know any Venezuelan writers, web designers, or anyone else that would like to help out – send them our way!

* Location: Washington, DC
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: no pay"

I wrote them an e-mail soliciting information and they sent me this reply:


Yes, we are looking for both styles of writing. We are currently reviewing writing now. Almost everything will get posted, but we are also looking for regular writers. Are you Venezuelan? Do you have a sample article or rant about Hugo Chavez or Venezuela? Also, some people do not feel comfortable with our website name = fuckhugochavez.com. We let everyone know ahead.

Also, we are offering free fuckhugochavez.com email addresses if you would
like one!

Thanks for your interests and we look forward to working with you!

FHC Team"

The website itself is pretty amateur and has a pretty direct message: http://www.fuckhugochavez.com/

The website is registered to one
Clarence Stiehm, and the address is in Arlington.

The location address was indeed bought by a Clarence A. Stiehm for $312,500 in October 2007.

There's not a lot on the registrant himself (which is not surprising) apart from one mention in a National Defence University paper on the U.S. Military Presence in Honduras. The footnotes on p.41 refer to an:

"Interview with Major Clarence Stiehm. Army Defense Attache Office. U.S. Embassy, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. January 14, 1994."

The only other Clarence Stiehl was a student at the Word of Life Academy in Springfield, VA., class of 1998, possibly a son?

Of course, the Pentagon is situated in Arlington and Defence Attachés are nominated and under the control of the DIA.

Conspiracy? You tell me.
Update 08 June:

See BoRev's update here:
"Confidential Msg. To Clarence Stiehm"


Anonymous said...

Conspiracy? From a former defence attaché to Honduras (no doubt very helpful in the killing of all those Hondurans)? Bah, perish the thought.

I have but one thing to say to Clarence of Virginia: FUCK fuckhugochavez.com! And FUCK YOU, you fucking fucker.

David Sketchley said...

Thanks Bina. Check out the new posting on the website:

"Ah... and those who defend Chavez
These emails were sent to us by Chavez supporters. The email addresses and names will remain anonymous:"

And the righteous tone is just hilarious:

"Well, first we would like to thank all of you for your emails and the time you took out of your busy day in doing so. We would also like to say that we are clearly and openly against the Hugo Chavez government in Venezuela. We would also like to inform you “Chavistas” that we believe in freedom of speech. This being said, please send in your emails. Send us your hate mail. Send us your death threats. Again we thank you, cause it is only helping us with our cause and promoting our website."

Right. Won't mention you or your sight again Clarence.

David Sketchley said...

PS. I owe BoRev an apology for not crediting him with (and thanks for) pointing me to the craiglist.org ad.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope that site withers and dies for lack of hatemail. I certainly have no intention of even visiting. Wouldn't want to help their "cause". (retch, barf)

Unknown said...

Ha check it out! They took the site down on Saturday morning. It's now "Under Construction" I'm sure the redesign will be AWESOME

Unknown said...

Ha ha, don't know I became the representative for the site. Maybe because someone decided to look me up? Well, I'm not a writer and I am pretty sure everything on the site were links to other sites, but hey - I'll take credit for it! :) But, I will let you all get back to your conspiracy theories. Really? The pentagon, a $300,000 website, US government officials? How about some guys in a basement having a couple of laughs. Headed to the pool.

David Sketchley said...

Perhaps there is some confusion. When I say 'location address' I mean the physical real estate, not a website address. That is what cost $300,000 NOT a website.