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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Like the good old days?

    Still, I think the CIA has their feet up on the table with this one.
    I think we got too much bad **** happening at home to think about elsewhere at the moment.
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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    We still import a small percentage of oil from them. It would probably be more but they have heavy sour crude which is harder to refine. Our main interest should be solely that they do not destabilize. I don't believe we should be meddling with their home protests in any way. I abhor that we have allowed the CIA the role we have.

    That said, their system, as Chavez imagined it is doomed. He built his vision on the back of windfall profits and failed to provide for the slump that comes after the windfall.

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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Maduro doesn't have the charisma of Chavez

    Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez due in court after surrendering - CNN.com

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appears ready to move forward with the prosecution of a leading opposition figure (Lopez) Charges against him include murder, terrorism and arson in connection with the protests, according to his party, Popular Will
    Many of Maduro's claims -- of U.S. intervention, of assassination plots -- were also lobbed by the late President Hugo Chavez
    at some point these shortages have to be addressed, there are demonstrations and counter demonstrations - I don't know of any real US involvement in this mess. Seems internal

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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    Maduro doesn't have the charisma of Chavez

    Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez due in court after surrendering - CNN.com



    at some point these shortages have to be addressed, there are demonstrations and counter demonstrations - I don't know of any real US involvement in this mess. Seems internal
    We do have a previous failed coup attempt in Venezuela. And the president claims the US is working with and fomenting the protests.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    We do have a previous failed coup attempt in Venezuela. And the president claims the US is working with and fomenting the protests.
    Venezuelan president you mean? I'm not all up on that area's history, and it could be so....don't know for sure, just SEEMS to be a more internal power struggle.
    Thanks for the coup attempt remark, i'll have to goggle it.

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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    We do have a previous failed coup attempt in Venezuela. And the president claims the US is working with and fomenting the protests.
    And you believe Maduro..shocking.
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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And you believe Maduro..shocking.
    Maduro wasn't president when the coup attempt took place.

    2002 Venezuelan coup attempt
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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Maduro wasn't president when the coup attempt took place.

    2002 Venezuelan coup attempt
    Funny, I didn't see where it said the US was behind it
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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Funny, I didn't see where it said the US was behind it
    Perhaps you weren't really looking.
    Rear Admiral Carlos Molina, a central leader of the coup, later said that "We felt we were acting with US support... we agree that we can’t permit a communist government here. The US has not let us down yet."
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    Re: Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Perhaps you weren't really looking.
    What exactly do you think US support is? Could be just rhetoric.
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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