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Ladies and Gentlemen, Shall We Pray for Venezuela?

[ Rice urges promoting democracy in Americas ]

Among the agenda items is a debate of a U.S. proposal to create a mechanism within the body's Democratic Charter to intervene in countries where democracy is in jeopardy.

In the 2001 charter, member nations pledged to protect one another's democracies.

While in Florida, Rice is to meet with a variety of civil society representatives, including Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado, who met last week with Bush.

What does the U.S. want?  Let me quote my friend/coworker:

they just want to conquer Venezuela and get its oil, but have no money right now to start another war...

That's right.  The U.S. wants More Oil™.  It has been the largest importer of Venezuelan crude oil, but these days the Venezuelan government is trying to diversify the export targets, including China—last December, China and Venezuela [ signed an agreement ] that they would jointly develop oil wells in Venezuela.  The U.S. wasn't very happy about this...

Anyone who says the U.S. is not being greedy about other nations' oil now officially needs to be shot in the head.  Yes, to bring him back into sense.

FYI, Venezuela is the world's fifth largest oil exporter.

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Here's what's funny...

If you check my post on the anti_bush thread, you'll see me mention a made for TV movie by the name of "Oilstorm" that basically speaks a bit on the theory of Peak Oil. My question was why fox was showing it; was it to make people more aware, or scare them into okaying the oil that our country is trying to obtain?Besides, the US has had it's tendrils in South America for years from the drug trade(check for "Peruvian Cocaine" by Immortal Technique); I wouldn't be suprised if they tried to seguay that into an oil jacking. On top of this, I hear Jeb is going to be president in 2008....if he gets hit, I won't cry over it(OMFG HERE COMES THE SECRET SERVICE BECAUSE I SAID I DIDN'T GIVE A SHIT IF A MEMBER OF THE HOLY BUSH FUCKING FAMILY DIED FOMG FOMG).

Fuckers.