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Re: My Crime

Postby barbarianhorde » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:05 am

The story about Back to the Future isnt the thing with his mom but the deal with the nuclear technology and the lightning. Its a movie about mankind possessing powers in strange places no ancient ever dreamed of. Except Ezekiel.
The path from Prometheus to Doc Brown was long

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Re: My Crime

Postby barbarianhorde » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:18 am

Some Dutch Iraqi guy is in Venezuela buying up cheap real estate. Solid angle, I suppose, if youve got the means and the balls to go into Caracas strapped with cash, step in a taxi and make some deals, I suppose Iraqis arent as easily deterred. But its a sign that things are already looking up. People see investment instinctively as a logical choice. Seeing as the news is full of ships of gold and big oil contracts added to the general attraction of Venzuela for visceral reasons, someone needs to play their cards right for everyone to get their chips worth.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:06 am

Buying up real estate in Venezuela right now and for some years has been like buying bitcoin back in the day. Fucking genious, the appreciation will be in the 1000's%, but I'm broke as a fucking joke.

It takes balls, not so much because you gotta walk around Caracas. There's safe ways, all you need is a local. But because there is always that slight chance that the socialist regime will just barely skid by with the help of China for decades more. China prefers a thriving Venezuela, but it will take a broke Venezuela that belongs to it over one that belongs to the Free World. Maybe they'll finally be able to coerce Maduro to allow real Chinese industrialists to go in there and extract that fucking oil.

But really, odds are agianst it. It's really more Maduro that would have to play his cards right. The default will be a collapse and an opposition ready with detailed plans to get the thing back on track.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:07 am

This new guy in the assembly, he's not some kind of genious. I mean he has balls the size of tanks, but the international non-communist community is really just looking for an excuse to get rid of the Looney Toon gang. That's why the guy still draws breath. This time, when the US said don't fucking touch this guy, they know they mean it.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:10 am

https://www.breitbart.com/national-secu ... -colombia/

Gangster. A real "we understand eachother" moment.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:13 am

Much as I like Pompeo, and I do love that fucking guy, I kinda hope that when Trump wins the reelection he'll make Bolton Secretary of Defence. Like Nixon did with Kissinger.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:15 am

In a way, being advisor gives him a lot more freedom and manoeuvrability to get specific things done, but a brain like that behind the Defence department would be a real fucking thing.

Lot could get done.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:18 am

Hold on, am i thinking Secretary of State?

Gringos have real weird names for the ministries.

Yeah, Secretary of State is what I mean. Though maybe Secretary of Defense would be Even better, and leave old Pompeo there where he is. One gets the feeling he has a natural chemistry with the Arabs.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:22 am

Of course, the real sticking point in Venezuela is not the executive. That's almost a simple enough thing to deal with. Chinese can be reasoned with, also Russia.

The real problem is that the economy itself and all sorts of weird poles of power are controlled by military dudes like fiefdoms.

That's why both Maduro and Guaido still stand. The international community, China and nobody really knows what to do about these guys. The do not fuck around. And they don't strictly answer to Maduro.

They also run one of the most profitable drug smuggling operations on the planet.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:28 am

One thing that might tilt it all against China in the geopolitics of it is how much Hezbollah and other crazy bastards, but mostly Hezbollah is involved in that drug business and also has all sorts of operating bases there. Even the Chinese know it might be taking it too far to protect those guys, specially as things heat up with Iran. Only the goddamn Europeans right now are standing with Iran, and Russia sorta kinda, but Russia will always always be reasonable at the end of the day.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:30 am

The Putin strategy is always to push and push really hard and relentless, so when the pull inevitably comes he can reasonably step back some and still have a net profit on his hands.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:32 am

China is similar, but without the stepping back. That's why Trump had to do something about it and just directly confront them. Going well so far, everybody's reasonable when the Mafia knocks at your door. Still, it ain't being easy. China is the definition itself of driving a hard bargain. Geez. a decade more and the US would no longer have been in a position to do what Trump is doing.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:34 am

Also, China tends to aim for places with less controversy. That's why when nobody was looking they bought up Venezuela and half of Africa.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:35 am

another good reason to love Putin. He goes specially where he's not supposed to go.

He went like hey everybody, look at Ukraine. And then he invaded Ukraine. Beautiful bastard.

Same with Turkey and Iran. always backs them right when they're in the spotlight. It sends a message, go ahead and fuck with me. But that's part of the thing of carving out a position where walking back a little afterwards still results in gain.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:37 am

And in a more global way it also puts a premium on expanding anywhere. You never know when Russia will annoyingly pop up and make everything difficult. So that then they are guaranteed some constant low frequency breathing room.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:42 am

For a couple of years now I have thought that Venezuela could be a beautiful place where China and the US, and lesser extent Russia, can both invest and have influence and work out what the future will look like.

Like what North Korea could have been were the leftists democrats not traitors.
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Re: My Crime

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:46 am

The problem there is that the ruling opposition party right now, the one Guaido is a part of, Voluntad Popular, Popular Will, are both the ones with most balls and the ones most xenophobically unwilling to work with China. they keep swying they will reneg on all debt to China.

Not reasonable. But we'll see, nobody has enough of a foothold to be able to plan that far ahead into the future.
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