Monday, August 22, 2011

Libya and Venezuela

The liberalization of Libyan politics is going to be a messy and difficult affair (see Blake Hounshell for a good discussion) but there is no doubt that the end of Gaddafi's regime is a good thing.  Arguing that the rebels are terrorists and that his overthrow represents imperialism is an odd mirror image of U.S. rhetoric particularly during the Bush administration, both of them simplistic.  Meanwhile, both the U.S. and Venezuela continue to support their respective Middle Eastern dictatorships, while each criticizes the other for the nature of the particular dictatorships they support.


Vicente Duque 7:53 AM  

Nothing and Nobody can be worse than Gadaffi for Libya.

Nothing and Nobody can be worse than Hugo Chavez for Venezuela.

Those are two Great Nations by other measures and I am sure that they have the best of Human Beings.


Alfredo 7:34 PM  

To compare Gadaffi with Chavez in the same breath is both illogical and ridiculous. You may not like Chavez but to compare him to Gadaffi, who there is ample proof sponsored terrorism both inside and outside Libya, is amateurish at best.

Vicente Duque 3:02 PM  

And there is ample proof that Hugo Chavez sponsored terrorism inside Colombia, Chavez has given sanctuary and economic resources to the FARC Terrorists that kill children with land mines, throw gas cylinders over the poorest hamlets of Colombia, kidnap Children, Women, the Old, etc ...

The word "napper" in kidnapper is obsolete slang for a thief, coming from the verb nap, "to steal."

I do not have to prove that Chavez is a Terrorist, and that the earth is round.

I do not have to prove that the sun rises and sets every day.


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