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  •  Um, no. That's such a silly comment. (0+ / 0-)

    If it was about oil, then why did we get even more involved in Honduras, as many on this diary's comments are claiming?

    Although Venezuela would certainly like to export its oil to the US, the US doesn't need any oil from Venezuela, and it is mostly the Chinese or Russian oil companies that would do the main work in Venezuela if they got rid of the Chavistas.  (Neither China nor Russia has had any success at all dealing with Chavez.)  

    •  There just is no end at all to the bullshit (0+ / 0-)

      you're willing to pump out on this topic.

      The US doesn't need any oil from our third largest supplier.

      It's fucking surreal that you think you're persuading anyone.

      "Paid Activist" is an oxymoron.

      by JesseCW on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 04:43:27 PM PDT

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      •  oh, okay. whatever (0+ / 0-)

        Apparently you're the expert on this.

        The US can buy or get oil from anywhere, including its own production, if venezuela didn't want to sell to us anymore.  This means that Venezuela needs us more than we need them.  Ergo, no need for any risky foreign policy moves in Venezuela.  If there was a regime change in Venezuela, the US would not be the beneficiary.  China and Russia would be, if the regime change produced a government which could actually deliver on its promises to export more oil.

        The US, for all its faults, isn't in the business of producing regime changes for China and Russia.  At least not yet.

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