Tuesday, April 26, 2005

What's the matter with a little coup or two?

Courtesy of the bright minds and sharp eyes at Rising Hegemon, we have this Yahoo news story:

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States is considering a long-term strategy that could deal more harshly with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, after concluding that a reasonable relationship was practically impossible, The New York Times said.

"We offered them a more pragmatic relationship, but obviously if they do not want it, we can move to a more confrontational approach," a high-ranking Republican congressional aide who works on Latin America policy told the daily.

Hell, all we did was support a military coup against the democratically elected president, and then, when that didn't pan out, tried to meddle in their internal affairs, pushing for Chavez's ouster in the subsequent referendum (as we're continuing to do). Don't those ingrates know that this is about as "reasonable" as Rice, Bolton, Reich, Negroponte, et.al. get? ... compared to, say, e.g., Iraq....

4 Comments:

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you currently posting over at Atrios?

 
At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

more specifically (though OT),
some jerk is using your name at Atrios to insult everyone and start fights.
Just thought you'd like to know.

-LL(SC)

 
At 5:19 AM, Blogger Arne Langsetmo said...

Yeah, I know all about it. I'm a regular visitor and irregular poster at Eschaton. As of late (i.e., the last week or so), Gordon (a/k/a "Gordon the Muddleheaded"), one of the Bobbsie Twins of RW stoopidity and malice running the execrable and miasmatic Dogsnot.net blog, has been forging my name to trolling posts on Eschaton. I'll deal with it.

Thanks for the heads-up.

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. I figured it might be Gordon. I followed his homepage link to here and what he was posting didn't really add up to what I found.

So I googled your name and dogsnit was the first site that came up.

Gordon trolls pretty regularly over there, people just confuse him and Ted Smith when he namesteals.

 

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