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Venezuela Backs China in plane dispute
April 17, 2001 12:40 PM   Subscribe

Venezuela Backs China in plane dispute And I thought we owned all of South America. How could they do this to their parnter up North?
posted by Postroad (9 comments total)

 
Venezuela is China's bitch?
posted by gleemax at 12:54 PM on April 17, 2001


Sounds like Venezuela will do whatever happens to piss off America. Lets bomb em...!
posted by racer271 at 1:06 PM on April 17, 2001


...he went on national television to read out figures compiled by Amnesty International listing human rights abuses in the US.

and bomb those Amnesty International people too! yeah!
posted by the_ill_gino at 1:14 PM on April 17, 2001


...he went on national television to read out figures compiled by Amnesty International listing human rights abuses in the US.

and bomb those Amnesty International people too! yeah!
posted by the_ill_gino at 1:25 PM on April 17, 2001


hm ... might i ask what it is necessary for the US to act as a sort of detective on an international scale (snooping out other countries, and even countries that dont really pose the threat)? i mean ...might we be going a bit too far?
posted by a11an at 1:55 PM on April 17, 2001


Is it just me or does Jiang look a lot like Toht in that picture?
posted by norm at 4:39 PM on April 17, 2001


a11an, I'd rather have people "on that wall" than not.

Intelligence is widely recognized as a key component of international trust and the ability to have peaceful relations. When you don't know what your enemy really has, it's easy to imagine the worst.
posted by dhartung at 5:32 PM on April 17, 2001


but where is the belief of trust if you have none to begin with and simply rely on gizmos and gadgets to spy on your friend/foe? ....
posted by a11an at 5:43 PM on April 17, 2001


When you don't know what your enemy really has, it's easy to imagine the worst

Do people really see China as our enemy? Has Sadam become unfashionable? Considering we buy from their sweatshops and fought for their trade rights while ignoring their complete disdain for human rights perhaps we are the bad guys here.

Though I don't want to wish harm on our intelligence and armed forces community they are simply the tools of the powers that be. If you don't like the powers that be you're not going to like what intelligence/military are up to.

As long as our relationship with China remains profitable I doubt we'll see problems from the Bush Jr. administration
posted by skallas at 9:33 PM on April 17, 2001


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