The Washington Times - January 20, 2009, 08:29AM

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez claimed responsibility for a tear gas attack on Vatican’s diplomatic headquarters in Caracas, CNN is reporting.

The headquarters has been providing sanctuary to an anti-Chavez student leader sought by the state police since June. Three canisters of tear gas landed deep inside the building.


Looks like Venezuela is going to become the first country to declare war on the Vatican.

Chavez has said God is on his side, but I always thought the pope had first dibs there.

You know, only a few people in Venezuela have access to tear gas canisters.  They don’t have a tear gas canister store in Caracas.  So it’s a mystery how supporters of the socialist state got those canisters for use against a state enemy.  A real mystery.