28508, don't mix the issues|
Posted by zewari, Tue Feb-15-05 05:41 PM
>yes im sure the venezuelan citizens love having all their
>land redistributed so that chavez can have ultimate control
>over the entire land.
the people have clearly benefitted from Chavez's leadership... that's why he WON A LANDSLIDE VICTORY IN A DEMOCRATIC ELECTION. so are you going to play the role of benevolent American colonialist and decide the Venezuelans don't know what's good for Venezuela?
>dont let the communist propoganda fool
>you, this isnt about giving power back to the people, its
>about chavez stealing rich people's land and taxing the shit
>outta other poor citizens he hands it over too so that he
>can have control over them.
question for you... what's the Venezuelan tax rate? and you talk like Chavez is a dictator or an absolute monarchy- which is far from the truth.
>and the last time i checked,
>political activists such as al-queda were killing innocent
>people who have nothing to do with our govt.
we're talking about Venezuela, not al-Qaeda... and even al-Qaeda is a reactionary group that sees itself reacting "in-kind" to US aggression
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