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US denies Maduro airspace access for China trip: Venezuela
AFP News ^ | September 19, 2013

Posted on 09/19/2013 5:29:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The United States has refused permission for President Nicolas Maduro's plane to fly through its airspace when the Venezuelan leader travels to China this weekend, Caracas said Thursday.

Maduro's government received word from US authorities that the plane was denied rights to American airspace over the Atlantic, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told reporters in decrying the decision as an "insult."

"We denounce this as another insult of North American imperialism against the government," Jaua said.

"No one can deny airspace to a plane carrying a president on an international state visit. There is no valid argument to refuse airspace."

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: latinamerica
Fundamentally transforming foreign relations. This is just stupid.
1 posted on 09/19/2013 5:29:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Talk about holding grudges.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 5:30:46 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Its that “more communist than thou” thing.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 5:32:00 PM PDT by marron
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What’s up with this?

I thought Chavez and his successor were tight with Baraq.


4 posted on 09/19/2013 5:32:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WTH? This IS just stupid!


5 posted on 09/19/2013 5:32:44 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"No one can deny airspace to a plane carrying a president on an international state visit. There is no valid argument to refuse airspace."

Didn't half of Europe deny passage for the President of Bolivia when they thought that Snowden was onboard?

6 posted on 09/19/2013 5:35:09 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Seems an odd move on our part.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 5:38:06 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dumb move by Obummer.

Maybe my geography is off.. but why would a plane from Venezuela to China crossover US airspace?


8 posted on 09/19/2013 5:46:47 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: muir_redwoods

There is a bunker mentality in the WH, paranoia and infantile responses to what he/they are incapable of dealing with.

A very dangerous situation when these people have a finger on the nuke button.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 5:51:55 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

Guess he needs to convert to Islam.


10 posted on 09/19/2013 5:54:52 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Arthurio

Air Venezuela uses Garmin GPS.


11 posted on 09/19/2013 5:56:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Arthurio
"Maybe my geography is off.. but why would a plane from Venezuela to China crossover US airspace?"

I was wondering the same thing, so I looked at my globe and did not see any reason why a plane flying from Venezuela to China would need to fly over US air space.
12 posted on 09/19/2013 5:56:22 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Arthurio
Maybe my geography is off.. but why would a plane from Venezuela to China crossover US airspace?

Because the shortest route from Caracas to Beijing takes him over Maine.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 5:59:03 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“There is a bunker mentality in the WH, paranoia and infantile responses to what he/they are incapable of dealing with.

A very dangerous situation when these people have a finger on the nuke button.”

AMEN.


14 posted on 09/19/2013 6:08:44 PM PDT by July4
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To: Alter Kaker

we’re so used to looking at the world map in 2d form, we forget that we could travel across north and south poles


15 posted on 09/19/2013 6:12:01 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

Bitch if you go down halfway there though. :-)


16 posted on 09/19/2013 6:12:58 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If Bush had done this it would be all over the news and Brian Williams would be breathlessly and incredulously informing the LIV's about this on a minute by minute basis.

With King Zero? *crickets*. Insulting our neighbors is what Repubs do, doncha' know?

17 posted on 09/19/2013 6:15:38 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Come on Nikkie, gas your people and Bammy will surrender to you too.


18 posted on 09/19/2013 6:16:11 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Stop off in Tehran or Moscow ... problem solved.


19 posted on 09/19/2013 6:17:35 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: griswold3

The word “petty” comes to mid.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 6:28:33 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2013/09/11/in-venezuela-obama-is-still-an-imperialist/


21 posted on 09/19/2013 6:38:35 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (We can't expect to get anywhere unless we resort to terrorism-Lenin)
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To: Alter Kaker

And over the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Also check on Venezuelan restrictions on U.S. military overflights of its territory. Not allowed. Most likely, a Venezuelan Air Force airplane would make this flight, so it’s reciprocal.

Even before Chavez, when we flew into South America we had to give most of Venezuela a wide berth.


22 posted on 09/19/2013 7:05:55 PM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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