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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludicus View Post
    Trump's atherosclerotic inconsistency never ceases to amaze me. He repeatedly praised Duterte* and Kim Jong-un ** - and easily forgets to praise Maduro. A shameful display.

    * "Rodrigo, the show last night was fantastic. And you were fantastic.”
    ** "I think we understand each other. He speaks, and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same"
    It's Realpolitik, it doesn't have to be consistent.
    Trump is trying to charm Duterte, because he threatened to switch to the chinese camp and DPRK has nuclear weapons, it's too hot to invade.
    Venezuela is an easy victim and Trump can show himself as a "liberator" in good-old fashion. Another war will surely do wonders to his election results.
    Solidarity with the yellow vests,
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    Are you seriously defending CUBA here?
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    Are you seriously defending CUBA here?
    Cuba deserves credit for things they have done well. US deserves criticism for their role in destroying Cuba's economy and harming the lives of their citizens. This was done purely for geopolitical reasons. For anybody who values human life and responsible hegemonic power, the sanctions on Cuba are repugnant. They're not building nukes there, nor are they enslaving the population. If the U.S. was interested in ridding the world of authoritarianism, oligarchy, and violation of human rights, they should've started with destroying the Mexican P.R.I. government in the late 50s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aexodus View Post
    Are you seriously defending CUBA here?
    The entire world....UN General Assembly renews long-standing call for end to US

    A total of 189 UN Member States voted in favour, with Israel and the US voting against the resolution, urging all States to “refrain from promulgating and applying laws and measures” which among other things, in the case of the embargo, interfere with the freedom of trade and navigation. There were no abstentions.
    Sukiyama has already answered that question.
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    US help is highly politicized
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    Venezuela is an easy victim and Trump can show himself as a "liberator" in good-old fashion. Another war will surely do wonders to his election results
    Bingo,
    Trump has turned foreign aid into shabby political theatre | Guardian Peter ...

    ...As a New York Times leader suggested earlier this week: “Trump is only incidentally speaking out in support of the downtrodden. His chief motivation appears to be to rally his far-right base by proclaiming himself a warrior against ‘socialism’ – an evil he identifies not only with the radical policies of Hugo Chávez, Maduro’s predecessor and mentor, but also in the platforms of some Democratic presidential hopefuls.”
    As US assistance in the Trump era barrels towards an ever darker place, its tools seem daily more authoritarian than democratic
    Trump defends Saudi Arabia, despite Khashoggi murder. And again, Trump's Idea of a Middle East Nuclear Deal - The New York Times

    An interim report from the House Oversight Committee paints a familiar picture of Trump associates skirting the law to curry favor with people who can make them richer. This time, the dealing doesn’t involve Russians but Saudis, and it is not about a lavish tower in Moscow but the sale of nuclear power reactors.

    By ramming through the sale of as much as $80 billion in nuclear power plants, the Trump administration would provide sensitive know-how and materials to a government whose de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has suggested that he may eventually want a nuclear weapon as a hedge against Iran and has shown little concern for what the rest of the world thinks.

    The report also warned, “Within the United States, strong private commercial interests have been pressing aggressively for the transfer of highly sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia
    In January 2017, IP3 International, a private company that has assembled a consortium of American companies to build nuclear plants in Saudi Arabia, wrote Prince Mohammed, proposing a “Marshall Plan for the Middle East.”
    Should we laugh or should we cry?
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