Is Hugo Chavez dead? (hat tip: Instapundit). Maybe he's just at a meeting with King Fahd? Something wierd is going on--and its seems to be happening on several continents at once.... (now Pat, don't get paranoid!)
All I know is that when spokesmen from countries with dictators (like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia) keep saying things are "stable", it usually means quite the opposite. Remember Baghdad Bob?