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Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by jeffrey, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. jeffrey

    jeffrey †ßig Dog†

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    Just read in CNN that we might attempt to block the sale of some c-10 planes and a couple of small boats to Venezuela. Why? They claim they want them to use against drug traffic. Are we afraid they might invade us? LOL. Another case of the United States trying to control other nations. Maybe I'm missing something. Your thoughts?
     
  2. painted wolf

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    The current adminstration has a thing against Hugo Chavez the President of Venezuala.
    You may remember Pat Robertson calling for his assassination, not to long ago.

    Also as a major source of Oil, our government may not be to keen to give them much of a millitary. Who knows, someone more USA friendly may overthrow the government... or maybe we'll have to go 'make peace' some time in the future...

    wa:do
     
  3. jeffrey

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    But will this not cause more problems? I know he's friends with Castro. But I also do not find Castro to be a threat anymore. To continue the embargo against Cuba I find stupid.
     
  4. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Oldest Heretic

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    The administration seems to be acting like a low life vendetta.
    They can easily buy equivalents from Russia Europe or the Far east.

    Think of all the real arms sold to Iraq.

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  5. jeffrey

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    I totally agree.. And if they are buying this to fight their war on drugs, would this not be beneficial to the U.S.?
     
  6. bartdanr

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    Hi jgallandt & others, thanks for your posts.

    I would hardly take Chavez' claims about "fighting the war on drugs" at face value, any more than I take the word of a politician at face value who claims to be supporting something "for the children." Chavez is a politician, and a strongly anti-United States one at that. With a strong Anti-United States stance, it is reasonable to want to keep Chavez weak. Strengthening the hand of someone who hates you never makes much sense.

    If Chavez wants to beef up his military, fine...but if U.S. technology is involved, it doesn't make much sense to allow it to go through, does it?

    Then let them. Why help arm a potential enemy?

    That was an A-number one stupid decision. If we learned anything from that, we should stop doing it in the future. One mistake doesn't mean that you're obligated to continue doing the same thing over and over again.

    I agree it's stupid, in that we're busy engaging in free trade with a far greater threat, namely China, to whom we cheerfully gave advanced missle technology in the 90's.

    A very politically stupid remark by a close allay of the Bush White House. Even if Robertson supported such an action (which he no doubt does), he immediately destroyed the possibility of doing so by calling for it. If Chavez dies, no matter what the circumstances, many will suspect US involvement--partially due to Robertson's thoughtless remark. (Of course, many would suspect it anyway...but why feed the paranoia?)

    Peace
     
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