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    Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    Presumptive US Republican candidate for this year’s presidential elections, Mitt Romney, has branded Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a threat to US national security and accused the leader of Venezuelan’s Bolivarian revolution of “spreading dictatorships and tyranny throughout Latin America”.

    The former Massachusetts’s governor was responding to comments made by President Obama, who had stated that Chavez did not pose a “serious threat” to the US on Tuesday. Speaking to Fox news channel the following day, Romney said that he had been “shocked and stunned” by Obama’s statements and branded them “naive”.
    Mitt Romney: Venezuela

    Do you agree with Romney that Chavez poses a direct national security threat to the U.S.A, or do you think this is nothing more than fear mongering against socialism in Latin America that shouldn't be taken so seriously?

    This story has been posted elsewhere on this forum but i am seeking to establish consensus amongst American users on DP through the use of a poll, to see if they agree or disagree with Mitt.
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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    Not in the least. Are we going to start a two front war then if we get Romney? One in the Middle East, one in Central/South America? Well at least that one will be in the same hemisphere.
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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    Despite the fear mongering, I can't think of anyone who poses a risk to our (U.S.A) national security at the moment.

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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Despite the fear mongering, I can't think of anyone who poses a risk to our (U.S.A) national security at the moment.
    What about them thar mexican'ts? Why they're all illegal immigrants looking to subvert America I tellz you!
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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    Chavez is annoying, but little more than that.

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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    No he is not a threat to the US.Whether or not he is a threat to the other South American countries has nothing to do with us.
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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    Hugo Chavez is not a dictator and he's not a threat to us or to neighboring countries.

    Why is it that America needs to bully Latin-American nations who choose Socialism over Capitalism?
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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Whether or not he is a threat to the other South American countries has nothing to do with us.
    That's debatable considering the amount of ressources we buy from those countries and the amount of **** they buy from us. A threat to my customers, is not a direct threat to me - but it is a threat none the less.
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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That's debatable considering the amount of ressources we buy from those countries and the amount of **** they buy from us. A threat to my customers, is not a direct threat to me - but it is a threat none the less.
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    Re: Is Venezuela's Chavez a threat to American National Security?

    If we overthrow Chavez, who can we replace him with?

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