Late Stage Socialism: Venezuela Kidnaps Chevron Execs

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  1. Weatherman2020
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    Bite the hand.

    Chevron said on Tuesday two of its executives were arrested in Venezuela, a rare move likely to spook foreign energy firms still operating in the OPEC nation stricken by hyperinflation, shortages and crime. […]

    I think the word is “kidnapped”.

    The arrests highlight risks for foreign firms in Venezuela. Some insiders say a fracturing ruling elite is using the purge to wage turf wars or settle scores.


    Venezuela arrests two Chevron executives amid oil purge
     
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    The companies won't freak until non-venezuelan employees are the ones being pinched.

    Then it depends on which nationality they are.

    Western Europe would probably try to talk their way out of it (except the French, they look poorly on their citizens getting railroaded)

    Wonder what Trump would do if a US Citizen got arrested.
     
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    Socialism will work here just as well
     
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    I cant wait for that to happen here!
    Maybe this incoming blue wave will bring us that! Get out and vote people!
     
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    I got news for ya: .whatever you call it that ain't socialism.
     
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    And ironically, in the other Worker's Paradise in our hemisphere, the Cubans have "elected" their next President for Life, and the Leftist MSM is positively effusive in praising the regime because the new Dictator In Waiting is not named "Castro"!
     
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    Neither was stalinism. Or maoism.. but thats the shit that happens when the central govt can do whatever in the fuck they want.
    Humans always forget history and it blows my goddamn mind.
     
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    No surprise Venezuela has problems! You can bet that the CIA and others are working, from both inside and outside of the country, to screw over the government - as in "regime change."
     
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    Of course it isnt a surprise. Thats what strong govts get you, eventually.
    If the people have power, the people do well.
     
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    Ah, the they just aren't doing socialism the right way excuse. That didn't take long.
     
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