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International And yet i was called "crazy" for claiming that Venezuela is a defacto Cuban colony.

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Rod1, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Rod1 Titanium Belt

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    "Imperialism bad, except when done by authoritarian regimes like Cuba" mrite?



    Cliffs

    - Raul Castro is the "big brother and protector of Venezuela".
    - Cuban ambassador given complete authority to coordinate all ministries in Venezuela.

    They dont have any fucking shame at this point.
     
  2. Dirt Road Soldier All Praise To The Gun!

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    Thats.... rather alarming.
     
  3. VivaRevolution Banned Banned

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    Who called you crazy for that?

    What is crazy is pretending Guaidó isn't a CIA asset as he heads to Davos.
     
  4. Rod1 Titanium Belt

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    CIA is too busy protecting Israeli and Saudi interests in the Middle East to care about Venezuela.
     
  5. Aegon Spengler Gold Belt

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    Right. “Imperialism is great unless America does it.” That’s exactly what the left thinks. Well put, genius.

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    All I know is that the Cubans there better evac with the quickness when Venezuela ultimately collapses. Cuban heads will roll otherwise
     
  7. Gunny Gold Belt

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    Just curious who called you crazy?
     
  8. Rod1 Titanium Belt

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    That's exactly the standard used to ignore all the times Cuba has intervened in foreign affairs.
     
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    They can chew gum, and experiment on American citizens with acid.
     
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    I’m sorry are we supposed to protect other people’s country or not? I can’t keep track. Hmm. They have oil though. Kinda debunks that I guess
     
  12. Mendacious Banned Banned

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    But at the same time people who denounce American imperialism in Latin America specifically never have anything to say about Cuban interference in other Latin American countries.

    Where do you think the Venezuelan military got their training from? The same military that kills Venezuelans and the only thing keeping Maduro in power.
     
  13. ocfightfan Sic semper tyrannus

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    In my experience people on the left are far less enthusiastic about opposing imperialism, racism, etc when non-Americans/Europeans do it. For the most part they seem to either ignore it or rationalize it.
     
  14. Rod1 Titanium Belt

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    Theorically it should protect American interests.
     
  15. Rod1 Titanium Belt

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    Plenty of leftists support Russian imperialism, because fuck America.

    At least in the hispanic world.

    EDIT

    A lot of right wingers do it too.
     
  16. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    Now hold on there. The soviet union was european, and the left also thought it was good that they took over pretty much all of eastern europe.
     
  17. ocfightfan Sic semper tyrannus

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    I used the qualifier of "rationalize", and that goes to your "good".

    Funny, right now I'm listening to a podcast on Solzhenitsyn. Stephen Kotkin is going over how people rationlized away the gulag and famines and all the other terrible things.
     
  18. ultramanhyata Reclimbing Like Mountain

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    Your endless obsession with Cuba and Venezuela, as if they are currently the greatest governmental violators of human rights and freedoms on the planet is, indeed, "crazy".
     
  19. Possum Jenkins Great Replacement Belt

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    Wouldn't be surprised if it was both. My argument was the following:

    Venezuela's GDP: $255 billion
    Cuba's GDP: $96 billion

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal) (the United Nations chart is the only one that has both countries listed)

    Venezuela's population: 28 million
    Cuba's population: 11 million

    So I figured either Rod is crazy (and the Venezuela-Cuba relationship is just a collaboration between two similar countries) or this is the only time in the history of the world that the country being colonized is almost three times wealthier and bigger than the colonizer.

    The US, the Soviet Union certainly didn't pull this off. They could barely handle colonizing countries with 1/20 their wealth and power. But mighty Cuba somehow does it to a country that's 300% richer

    <mma4>
     
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    isn't Cuba famous for cigars?
     

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