Hugo Chavez Dead
Chavez has spent the better part of the last 20 years fucking up the economy in Venezuela, suspending the rights of the citizens there, and nationalizing their resources. While nobody with a brain expects that this will suddenly come to an end now that his VP is running the place, perhaps the people there will be able to seize an opportunity to hold a REAL election and put someone in place who isn't a raving lunatic socialist.
Who knows, elect the right person, and maybe we can put a halt to Iranian influence in the area too.
In any case, here's to hoping this is a turn for the better in Venezuela.
RIP United States of America
July 1776 - November 2012.
But I do hope that I'm wrong.
Naaa i was just trolling. Im with you, it is kind of a non event non issue because it is not going to make any difference at all. He is dead, who cares really, some other tyrant will take his place and things will continue on as they have done for the last 20 years.
While communism appeals to me on a theoretical level, everyone being equal in all things and all that, in practice it is just a small number of people who sit upon the shit pile and live it large at everyone else's expense. We are ruled by corporations and greed, while they get cheap gas and have to eat leaves and grass, go figure.
@Nico coiN: I'm sorry, I'm afraid I don't quite understand your question. Maybe Dennis Rodman could answer it better?
I think the UN security council has go it all wrong, more sanctions against NK are not going to make them capitulate, it is only going to harden their resolve. And these are a hard people already. So rather than trying to push them farther into the dark ages, the sanctions should be the the importation of all the west and democracy has to offer. Lets send them apple pie, big macs, water treatment plants and electricity and show the backward fools what they are missing out on.
They want war. They've been barking about it for years. Decades even. I say we give it to them. It should take about 30 minutes to resolve in our favor.
I'm quite sure in any case that the top leadership of North Korea knows that war would be their annihilation. I'm certain they would put keeping absolute power over death any day. So I say go for Fury's method.
Until the Chinese start to pour over the boarder and then we are back to where we were in the 1940's. Yet another bloody stalemate. And while my lets import big macs and apple pies was tongue in cheek, the only real options to bring about change are total annihilation of all leaders and most of the general population, or win the people over to a new way of thinking, show them that there is a real option to the daily hardships they face each and every day. Because they have already been politically, globally and economically destroyed, but they continue to stay the course. So sanctions have done nothing at all. They still make bombs, still make rockets, and the people starve.
@Anon: Time to wake up! Everything you said is happening there. He was just better at making sure nobody in Venezuela knows about it.
But really, North Korea threatening us? On what planet does this turn into another 10 year war? Contrary to what they may think, it isn't still 1954. The rest of the world moved on without them.
Just like the rest of the civilized world moved on without Venezuela while Chavez was pillaging the place.
Aide: Mr President we have a problem.
Samson: Push Button, Kaboom, problem solved.
Hell yeah, totally efficient. It will leave you more time to do the more important things the president does, like buy a dog, play golf and run some laps of Washington in air force 1. The real question is though, how are you going to get out of appearing on the republican news network, aka Fox every half hour?
"Samson 2016: What could possibly go wrong? - Who cares?!"