Thursday, July 27, 2006
It's Just Not Dubya's Day
His supposed friend Vladimir Putin has sold aircraft to Hugo Chavez, and is backing Venezuela for a seat on the UN Security Council.
As if that news weren't bad enough, his definite nonfriend Cindy Sheehan has bought a ranch in Crawford.
Doesn't that just make your day?
Let's see Bush try to invade Venezuela now. Putin -- in what is a good move, though I doubt he's doing it for altruistic reasons -- has essentially said "don't even THINK about it, dickweed". This means that Latin America may finally be freed from fascist dictators and the IMF/World Bank serfdom cartel.
Chavez is already too strong for Bush to squash using just covert means and the bought-and-paid-for hyper-conservative media in Venezuela. And Bush can't free up enough troops to hold the line in Afghanistan and Iraq, much less invade anyone else. In another five years, Latin America will be the new OPEC -- except it will be an OPEC made up of states that are a hell of a lot more democratic and far less socially stratified than the states that made up the core of OPEC in the 1970s.
As for Cindy Sheehan, that's just the icing on the cake. You go, girl!
The Russian jets aren't much defense against US aircraft. But they would play havoc on any proxy army the US might try and raise up in the region.
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