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2019-06-10 Caribbean-Latin America
Forced to Bathe With a Bucket of Water, Juan Guaido Soldiers On
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Posted by Fred 2019-06-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [289 views ]  Top
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#1 Bloomberg shilling for a neocon tool. How predictable.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-06-10 05:42||   2019-06-10 05:42|| Front Page Top

#2 No. This is predictable.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-06-10 05:48||   2019-06-10 05:48|| Front Page Top

#3 This situation or Herb mentioning neocons?
Posted by Raj 2019-06-10 07:36||   2019-06-10 07:36|| Front Page Top

#4 Your #3 is going to leave a nasty mark Raj.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-10 07:41||   2019-06-10 07:41|| Front Page Top

#5 Would you like to make some actual arguments, or just play like children?

Neoconservatism advocates the violent invasion of countries which haven't attacked us and pose no threat to the USA. Discuss. Back up your assertions with evidence and citations.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-06-10 08:13||   2019-06-10 08:13|| Front Page Top

#6 #5 Would you like to make some actual arguments, or just play like children?

Says the Macro Troll....
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-10 08:39||   2019-06-10 08:39|| Front Page Top

#7 Bloomberg shilling for a neocon tool

As I was scrolling down to read the comments, I came up with a new game: Herb / Not Herb

Let me go out on a limb and predict: The US military will *NOT* invade Venezuela.

There may be loud threats of the "Don't make me come over there!" nature, but that's just diplomacy. You will see some jockeying for post-collapse influence among the usual suspects like China and Russia. But there is nothing there we want, nothing we need and nothing we can fix.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-10 09:18||   2019-06-10 09:18|| Front Page Top

#8 Back up your assertions with evidence and citations.

Many contributors here are proven men and women of action that choose when and when not to engage, Herb. Not untested academic fantasy dissertationists like yourself.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-10 10:59||   2019-06-10 10:59|| Front Page Top

#9 I think Herb does this on purpose. Nobody can be that, err... dismissive of facts and patterns.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-06-10 11:11||   2019-06-10 11:11|| Front Page Top

#10 Nothing we want? How about that Venezuela is sitting on a mountain of oil? That might be something neocons want to control, yathink? Do they have any tracking record of stationing troops in rich oil regions, with or without consent of host governments?

Come on, you people have been so long in an echo chamber you've forgotten how to think. Much like the Left, I am sad to say.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-06-10 12:57||   2019-06-10 12:57|| Front Page Top

#11 How about that Venezuela is sitting on a mountain of oil?

Thick tarry goo that can only be refined in a couple of places around the world. Yes, the US is one, so in a sense we already control it. But in terms of making money, much easier to frack up something lighter & sweeter, which we are already doing here at home.

We all have our pet peeves and theories. But there is a certain danger in trying to analyse a current situation through a fixed world view of events past.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-10 13:31||   2019-06-10 13:31|| Front Page Top

#12 Guaidó is not a "neocon" but I'd definitely prefer a democratically elected neocon over a socialist kleptocratic usurpator.
Posted by European Conservative 2019-06-10 14:16||   2019-06-10 14:16|| Front Page Top

#13 kleptocraticusurpator.....? Is that one of those 'German only' words ?
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-10 14:20||   2019-06-10 14:20|| Front Page Top

#14 This is the short version for "thug" :-)
Posted by European Conservative 2019-06-10 14:56||   2019-06-10 14:56|| Front Page Top

#15 How about that Venezuela is sitting on a mountain of oil?

Thick tarry goo that can only be refined in a couple of places around the world.


The world is swimming in oil, Mr. McCoy. Iraq is now making money hand over fist, replacing the now sanctioned Iranian barrels. Every month or two there are new announcements of discoveries in unexpected countries — even Israel has become a significant producer, courted by the countries of Europe — and even Egypt, which only a few years ago held blackmail power over it because the oil flowed the other way. But America, which you want to covet what Venezuela cannot pump out of the ground without the aid of American engineers, is now one of the biggest suppliers in the world. Us desiring Venezuela’s oil would be like us feeling an overwhelming need to replace Slovak folk dance troupes with hiphop so that we get the last pennies of their CD sales.

Nobody wants Venezuela's oil, not even the Chinese Communists who own all the output for the next few decades.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-10 15:08||   2019-06-10 15:08|| Front Page Top

#16 How about that Venezuela is sitting on a mountain of oil? That might be something neocons want to control, yathink?

Name me a political group anywhere in the world which would not want to control a resource.

Except those who think 'mountain of oil' is a dorky turn of phrase, even though that particular oil is most likely to be formed and keep its shape.

So I ask you, as someone who wants as little to do as possible with Venezuela, please stop arguing that position as you are - it comes across as a fat dude wearing a mankini yelling at a faucet.

Perhaps you can clear this up for me, as you advertise as a true believer, because other libertarians have tried to untie this gordian knot - how come other countries can have a foreign policy, but it is immoral for the United States to have foreign policy?
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-06-10 15:25||   2019-06-10 15:25|| Front Page Top

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