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Thread: 'Die Welt': Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela

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    Re: 'Die Welt': Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The situation is problematic because Venezuela could become another Cuba, which is a clearly stated goal of Chavez.
    I spend a lot of time in Central America and Nicaragua is undergoing the same transition. I have no idea why this is not receiving more attention in the mainstream press but the US must be aware of it.

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    Re: 'Die Welt': Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela

    GWB did not make all that many great decisions while in office, but he did make the ones that counted.
    Not listening to the liberals and pushing forward with the NMD was one of them.

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    Re: 'Die Welt': Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    The use of stealth choppers, violating a country's sovereignty, provoking or calling out dictators to step down or else be killed/assassinated are not helping ease the tensions. On the contrary, it will accelerate the output of their (rebel states) means of nuclear production.

    The US has gone down (and still is) a path in which the use of force has become a chronic feature of U.S. foreign policy. This practice must stop
    There are times when force is necessary.
    In those times, there is no effective substitute.

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    Re: 'Die Welt': Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post

    obama's comprehensive foreign policy never made any sense

    he's unrealistic
    Only in a political sense, and that's what you seem to be pushing, your politics.

    ricksfolly

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    Re: 'Die Welt': Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela

    That starts with aggressive, principled diplomacy without self-defeating preconditions, but with a cleareyed understanding of our interests. We have no time to waste.

    There will be careful preparation. We will open up lines of communication, build an agenda, coordinate closely with our allies, and evaluate the potential for progress. Contrary to the claims of some, I have no interest in sitting down with our adversaries just for the sake of talking. But as president of the United States, I would be willing to lead tough and principled diplomacy with the appropriate Iranian leader at a time and place of my choosing if, and only if, it can advance the interests of the United States.

    We will pursue this diplomacy with no illusions about the Iranian regime. Instead, we will present a clear choice...
    where is it, where's the time and place?

    unrealistic

    "we have no time to waste," he said three years ago (june, 08, to aipac)

    unrealistic---the 67 borders

    unrealistic---expecting israel to negotiate with a unity half of which refuses to recognize israel (for starters)

    worse---asking our ally of half a century to deal with deniers from a significantly weakened position

    it is what it is

    what's going on in libya, what's the mission, what's the exit strategy, who owns libya if we break it?

    el baradei said yesterday that egypt was "disintegrating," he was speaking socially, politically, economically...

    the day after obama's major arab spring address, the same day (last friday) bibi was lecturing our stonefaced president, chin cemented in his left hand, bashar al assad answered obama's call the day before to "lead or get out of the way" by subjecting the citizens of hom and the damascus suburbs to syria's bloodiest day yet

    is that spin?

    pray
    Last edited by The Prof; 05-24-11 at 07:17 PM.

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