Posted by: Opey | May 26, 2007

Chavez, You’ve Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do

I know that we are not in the greatest period of American history right now. We are in a never ending war on terror, drug abuse is on the rise, and the economy is in an extended period of recessionary trends in unemployment and growth. All that being said, at least we don’t live in Venezuela. In another act of a desperate despot, Hugo Chavez has use military force to take over opposition-led media outlets. The military has been ordered to “guard, control and monitor” the stations’ equipment, including transmitters and other broadcast items. This is the most recent in a string of events that has raised some serious questions about the direction Venezuela is taking. Chavez has threatened to nationalize oil and manufacturing industries. He has also acted like a broken record, constantly spouting off about how they will take any military action by the US and throw them into the sea. Last time I checked, we had no intentions of any military nature in that theater. He is simply using that as a rallying cry to shift domestic focus away from his dictatorial actions (area where some liberals will draw Bush parallel). The really scary part of this situation is that Venezuela is an OPEC member, so of course any thing done in the country will have adverse effects on the oil industry. If the world were the Fox Network, Venezuela would be quickly challenging Iran and North Korea for the “Crazy Country Idol” contest.

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Responses

  1. OPEC? i think you mean OPEP… and i wonder how do you know so much about Venezuela? do you have a solid Venezuelan history background or you are just throwing words?


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