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85. Like Chavez, I too fear the mighty Dutch empire!
Everyday I tremble that they may take Manhatten back, or maybe even all of North America! Then I'll be forced to work in the tulip fields in wooden clogs.

They'll probably force me to smoke marijuana, too!

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  -Venezuela's Chavez sees US threat in Dutch islands Zorro  Dec-17-09 08:49 PM   #0 
  - While in the Navy I visit Curacao.  Ozymanithrax   Dec-17-09 08:57 PM   #1 
  - But they always have private contractors that will work for cash  zeemike   Dec-17-09 09:09 PM   #4 
     - Do you honestly think private contractors are gearing up to invade Venezuela?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-17-09 09:12 PM   #5 
     - Venezuela has about 130,000 active duty military...  Ozymanithrax   Dec-17-09 09:27 PM   #9 
     - Safe under Obama? The same Obama that sleepwalked through  EFerrari   Dec-17-09 09:41 PM   #11 
     - Please show me Obama's policy to instigate a war with Venezula...  Ozymanithrax   Dec-17-09 10:47 PM   #14 
     - See post #13. n/t  Judi Lynn   Dec-17-09 10:49 PM   #15 
     - I read it. It is a poor piece of fantasy and could have been written by Chavez.  Ozymanithrax   Dec-17-09 10:54 PM   #17 
     - Was deleted ?  dipsydoodle   Dec-23-09 03:11 AM   #105 
        - Never would have believed it would be removed, considering the totally vicious crap  Judi Lynn   Dec-23-09 03:18 AM   #106 
     - You are the silly one. All but America's lapdogs  EFerrari   Dec-17-09 11:00 PM   #18 
     - Show me a half a million American soldiers station in South America?  Ozymanithrax   Dec-17-09 11:04 PM   #20 
     - So, Lula and Correa and Morales are all in on this conspiracy  EFerrari   Dec-17-09 11:10 PM   #21 
        - I don't think they should trust us, for many reasons going back to Monroe  Ozymanithrax   Dec-17-09 11:18 PM   #24 
           - Agreed. It has been done by other means many times. n/t  EFerrari   Dec-17-09 11:22 PM   #26 
           - And speaking of Venezuela, we tried it there in 2002  Goldstein1984   Dec-18-09 03:52 AM   #31 
     - Just found this one: "Curaao politician wants US base to close down"  Judi Lynn   Dec-17-09 11:13 PM   #22 
     - Interesting how, over and over again, you portray one side on this issue as "lapdogs"  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-18-09 02:59 PM   #58 
     - Your reference to using fear to control people reminds me  Goldstein1984   Dec-18-09 03:47 AM   #30 
     - False premise. The military build up in Latin America under  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 04:06 AM   #32 
        - I think we agree  Goldstein1984   Dec-18-09 04:22 AM   #34 
           - If you enjoyed that, he gave a great speech at Copenhagen. Text is here:  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 11:08 AM   #43 
              - Thanks. I had only seen sound bites from Chavez's speech  Goldstein1984   Dec-18-09 11:25 AM   #44 
                 - I confess I like his goofiness. He reminds me of my favorite uncle  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 02:30 PM   #56 
                    - Williams Energy, the company I worked for at the time  Goldstein1984   Dec-18-09 04:50 PM   #70 
     - Thanks Ozy.  Cha   Dec-21-09 09:43 PM   #97 
     - Ask Lanny Davis - seems he's in with ourSec of State? He's in on the health wealth, he was in on  peacetalksforall   Dec-17-09 11:03 PM   #19 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-17-09 09:46 PM   #13 
     - I found reading the lord of rings much more my taste in fantasy.  Ozymanithrax   Dec-17-09 10:51 PM   #16 
        - Invasion level forces deployment would be among the last things done preparing a war. No?  Wilms   Dec-18-09 12:03 AM   #29 
           - The first thing done to prepare an invasion is to get the people behind the Invasion.  Ozymanithrax   Dec-18-09 10:41 AM   #41 
              - Very nice. Now, how about answering my question...directly? n/t  Wilms   Dec-18-09 01:33 PM   #53 
     - I think you should study the history of South America.  zeemike   Dec-18-09 06:39 AM   #35 
        - So why do we need the "troops" on the Dutch fleet? nt  WriteDown   Dec-18-09 08:00 AM   #37 
           - Why would "we" need troops anywhere in Latin America?  ronnie624   Dec-18-09 11:05 AM   #42 
              - Seems like you should be responding to Zeemike..  WriteDown   Dec-18-09 11:49 AM   #45 
                 - You're tying yourself in knots.  ronnie624   Dec-18-09 12:43 PM   #47 
                    - I'm in knots?  WriteDown   Dec-18-09 01:02 PM   #49 
                       - Dutch fleet.  ronnie624   Dec-18-09 01:14 PM   #51 
                          - Everyone knows that the Dutch East India Company is running the show down there...  WriteDown   Dec-18-09 01:22 PM   #52 
     - A bunch of clerks and truck drivers with a few thousand rifles won't topple an army.  Posteritatis   Dec-21-09 09:14 AM   #86 
  - hugo (with a little h)  Crzyrussell   Dec-17-09 09:01 PM   #2 
  - It's a typical reaction. He has proved that he has good intelligence - and  peacetalksforall   Dec-17-09 11:17 PM   #23 
     - If a war is in the making, you need to cite evidence. Chavez's paranoia doesn't count for much  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-18-09 03:24 PM   #66 
  - Considering the history of the US in  HeresyLives   Dec-17-09 09:03 PM   #3 
  - Why make excuses for such odd and eccentric comments?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-17-09 09:13 PM   #6 
     - Your history is public knowledge.  HeresyLives   Dec-17-09 09:20 PM   #7 
        - My history of not swallowing Chavista propaganda whole is public knowledge? Good.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-18-09 03:03 PM   #60 
           - More obfuscation.  ronnie624   Dec-19-09 01:43 AM   #73 
           - With all due respect  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-20-09 05:18 PM   #76 
              - There's a big difference between simply having a contingency plan on paper,  ronnie624   Dec-21-09 12:41 AM   #77 
                 - Right, there is  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-21-09 04:35 AM   #81 
           - Talking about historical precedents some of us have lived through.  Overseas   Dec-21-09 01:03 AM   #78 
              - Interesting you say that  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-21-09 04:38 AM   #82 
  - If I were the dutch, I'd be worried a bit.  lapfog_1   Dec-17-09 09:21 PM   #8 
  - Papiamento?  peacetalksforall   Dec-17-09 11:21 PM   #25 
  - Screw the Dutch  Baclava   Dec-17-09 09:39 PM   #10 
  - The piece ends...  Wilms   Dec-17-09 09:41 PM   #12 
  - I miss the gloves. The week or two of nice white gloves.  EFerrari   Dec-17-09 11:24 PM   #27 
  - Evo Morales indeed would have been a wonderful choice.  David__77   Dec-18-09 12:48 PM   #48 
  - US Military Bases in Latin America and the Caribbean  Judi Lynn   Dec-17-09 11:26 PM   #28 
  - I don't want every hope I had for change to be shattered.  Overseas   Dec-21-09 01:10 AM   #80 
  - The U.S. has 5% of the world's human population, but...  Goldstein1984   Dec-18-09 04:13 AM   #33 
  - The truth is out!!! Obama is planning an invasion of Venezuela!  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-18-09 06:55 AM   #36 
  - When does his war crimes trial start again?  WriteDown   Dec-18-09 08:02 AM   #38 
  - Obama is coming for you Hugo. be afraid, be very afraid  Bacchus39   Dec-18-09 08:25 AM   #39 
  - The term 'invasion'  ronnie624   Dec-18-09 12:07 PM   #46 
  - Chavez: with Obama, there is still the smell of sulphur  Bacchus39   Dec-18-09 08:51 AM   #40 
  - Every time Chavez sees an opportunity for political fear-mongering...  MellowDem   Dec-18-09 01:04 PM   #50 
  - Try reading the thread. Geebus, we should just have one continuous  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 01:36 PM   #54 
  - It wasn't deep...  MellowDem   Dec-18-09 02:55 PM   #57 
     - Well, no. There is a build up going on in Colombia  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 03:03 PM   #61 
        - It's Colombia's call, not anyone else's.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-18-09 03:20 PM   #63 
  - So he should wait meekly, like all the OTHER leaders the US has removed, with few survivors.  Judi Lynn   Dec-18-09 02:25 PM   #55 
  - Time passes...  MellowDem   Dec-18-09 03:01 PM   #59 
     - Well, no again. There was a cell in Santa Cruz, Bolivia  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 03:08 PM   #62 
        - You only have insinuations...  MellowDem   Dec-18-09 03:20 PM   #64 
        - No, I don't only have insinuations at all.  EFerrari   Dec-18-09 03:27 PM   #67 
           - Curious...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-18-09 03:41 PM   #68 
        - The courts don't typically instigate "coups"  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-18-09 03:22 PM   #65 
  - Coincidence... nt.  ChangoLoa   Dec-18-09 09:32 PM   #71 
  - What an ass that man is  slackmaster   Dec-18-09 03:47 PM   #69 
  - Sounds like Santa Monica in 2001.  EFerrari   Dec-19-09 02:07 AM   #74 
     - !  Wilms   Dec-21-09 05:03 AM   #83 
  - he's right to be afraid  asdfa88550   Dec-18-09 11:59 PM   #72 
  - Jesus Christ, if we attack him will he shut the fuck up?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Dec-19-09 03:52 AM   #75 
  - Yeah, but his fanclub here will get even louder, and do we really want that? (nt)  Posteritatis   Dec-21-09 09:16 AM   #87 
  - Quick!  Socal31   Dec-21-09 01:05 AM   #79 
  - He wants to make war with the Dutch?  boppers   Dec-21-09 05:52 AM   #84 
  - Like Chavez, I too fear the mighty Dutch empire!  Coventina   Dec-21-09 08:13 AM   #85 
  - Just the utter snarkiness and deliberate ignorance of the Chavez bashers,  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-21-09 09:56 AM   #88 
  - But, but, he says mean things about our politicians!  bemildred   Dec-21-09 10:01 AM   #89 
  - Gearing up for a Falkland/Malvinas Island debacle?  marshall   Dec-21-09 10:13 AM   #90 
  - The State Department seems to be trying to create an incident.  EFerrari   Dec-21-09 12:48 PM   #93 
  - I think that's a stretch  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-22-09 04:02 PM   #98 
  - You do have to wonder who the audience is  Stella_Artois   Dec-21-09 05:03 PM   #95 
  - This week marks the 20th anniversary of Bush 41's invasion of Panama, murdering 4000.  Judi Lynn   Dec-21-09 12:24 PM   #91 
  - good history lesson  G_j   Dec-21-09 12:48 PM   #94 
  - Next thing you know...  jberryhill   Dec-21-09 12:39 PM   #92 
  - Paranoia will destroy ya!  Fire_Medic_Dave   Dec-21-09 09:21 PM   #96 
  - Paranoia? "Dutch MP: Curaao is US spy base"  Flaneur   Dec-22-09 04:12 PM   #99 
     - Chavez would have far fewer problems if he didn't allow the FARC to operate on Venezuelan soil  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-22-09 04:19 PM   #100 
        - And the US would have far fewer problems if it minded its own business.  Flaneur   Dec-22-09 04:22 PM   #101 
        - When a nation is sheltering the guerilla army aiming to overthrow its neighbor  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-22-09 04:24 PM   #102 
           - No. it is not the US's business. We are not the world's policeman.  Flaneur   Dec-22-09 04:50 PM   #103 
              - When it's occuring in what has historically been considered the U.S.' backyard  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-23-09 03:19 AM   #107 
                 - Even considering it to be the USA's back yard  dipsydoodle   Dec-23-09 03:35 AM   #109 
        - Apparently he's also "allowing" the Colombian paras to operate there, as well.  Judi Lynn   Dec-22-09 04:58 PM   #104 
           - Part of the problem is that the border area is lawless  YouTakeTheSkyway   Dec-23-09 03:20 AM   #108 

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