Skip to comments.US says has "inoculation" strategy to curb Chavez
Posted on 02/17/2006 7:37:59 AM PST by MillerCreek
"Washington wants to curb Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's anti-American influence by lobbying allies to try to expose any anti-democratic policies, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday..."
"Rep. Dan Burton, an Indiana Republican, and influential player on U.S. policy toward Latin America, said Chavez may give $50 million to the Palestinian group Hamas, which the United States considers a terrorist organization...
"...Such a move would further strain deteriorating ties between the United States and one of its top oil suppliers after the countries each expelled diplomats this year in a dispute over alleged U.S. espionage.
"Chavez has said the United States wants to put sanctions on Venezuela for being a state sponsor of terrorism...(CONTINUED...)
(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...
Too bad the needle is not a drilling rig so it would not even be an issue.
I hate needless excerpts.
tieing in with russia's support
Indeed. He'll make fine worm food.
Without (I hope) any US fingerprints.
With is fine by me. A Hellfire on his motorcade works.
Has anyone considered the possibility of seizing CITGO assets in the U.S. I mean, nationalize and then auction them off to Chevron or Valero. Is this possible and does it make sense or would it just precipitate a global financial meltdown?
Works for me, right after the hellfire strike on the motorcade.
Good to go then!
Hugo, please smile for the predator camera!
He's a sworn enemy of the US. Let's treat him that way.
I fail to see that this is going to do anything at all to curb Chavez.
Chavez...Is the perfect Democrat Presidential Candidate.
Some people like to see something about an article before accessing the article link...and Reuters requires an excerpt only and thus, the full article can't be reprinted here...so...excerpts.
I agree that it's needless to even explain that Chavez is in need of terrorist-status handling.
My initial response is that the nations and representatives that Rice calls and discusses Venezuela with is going to then be a bit more informed as to what the U.S. considers the nation with Chavez in place to be.
It's a step short of President Bush saying as much in a speech, which he is almost certainly not going to do unless Chavez strikes out moreso than he already has.
It's not so much going to do anything to CURB Chavez so much as it's certainly frustrating him, given his egomaniacal perspectives about his sense of "macho" -- just look at how he reacts to the telephone calls by Rice about him, it's a personally threatening thing to him. Especially from A WOMAN! He's already said that he considers Rice a woman who needs, well, male sexual attention.
Reuters has never requested us to excerpt only.
Blah, blah, blah. I'll believe it, Mr Hudson, when I see Chavez' head on a pike in downtown Caracas.
Yeah that was a disappointing headline. I was hoping for more about trenchcoats and darts and less about diplomacy and sanctions.
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