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    bumiputera, Stephen Wolf

    I would be a little miffed too if Washington tried to oust me undemocratically. You have to compare Chavez pre-coup to post-coup because they were different men. Chavez has always been a rabble rouser but he never posed a threat to the US and only truly became a paranoid, spiteful individual against Washington after the coup attempt. Here's video of him in 1998: He doesn't attack the US, he supports private capital and he openly labels Cuba a dictatorship. You can say he was lying the entire time but I think the coup we orchestrated against him left bitter scars and forced him to ally with countries he normally would not even be open to for ideological reasons (Iran principally).

    I encourage you to watch 'The Revolution will not be televised' about the coup attempt against Chavez:

    21, Male, Latino-Spanish, OK-1 (Tulsa: The Art Deco, Terracotta, and Cultural Gem of Green Country!); Currently studying in Madrid, Spain

    by gigantomachyusa on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 02:05:03 AM PDT

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