Friday, May 27, 2005

¿Juntos pero no revueltos?

Remember all the commotion from Chavez about how he's never going to return to the US, and that he'll break relations with the US unless something is done about Posada.

Well, apparently he's wussing back from those comments, and now just wants to talk:

"Ok, we have differences, but let's talk about them," Chavez said, referring to Venezuela's relationship with its main oil client, which has soured badly in the last few years.

"We don't want major conflicts with anyone, not even the United States," he told a meeting of local businessmen.

My guess is that he's worried about the possibility of the US turning down his sale of oil. Heck, he even goes as far as to say that anyone who thinks that he wants to immitate Fidelito is ignorant or insane. Thus, he wants a socialism, but not like Cuba's communism.

Doesn't this sound like history repeating itself? Chavez seems to be taking this from the Cuban dictators manual for disception. I mean how many times did Castro say he wasn't for communism until it finally happened? Me importa tres pepinos que dice Chavez, it's not in his words but in his actions and associations.

Show me your friends and I'll show you who you are. ¿Fidelito y Chavezito son juntos pero no revueltos? Highly unlikely.

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