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Old 02-18-2019, 05:11 AM
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Reminds me on some levels about the rise and rule of Chavez.

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All of it but the harem part. Most striking is the fiddling with democratic institutions common to autocratic regimes.
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Chavez banned all private enterprise and unsound books were burned. He also had dissidents based abroad murdered. Freedom of speech and association were absolutely squashed and acts of violent repression were numerous.
Something like that?
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You can skip ahead to the punchline. Use a sock if you need to.
It's very simple. I think your comparison of Chavez to Gaddafi is bullshit.

Let's strike book burning and murdering dissidents abroad off the list.

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Freedom of speech and association were absolutely squashed and acts of violent repression were numerous.
Not sure about that, but I doubt it.

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With a population of only six million and annual oil revenues of US $32bn in 2010, Libya's potential is huge. Most Libyans do not feel this wealth and living conditions can be reminiscent of far poorer countries.
Translation, they have a shitload of oil that the US want to get their grubby hands on. There's a slight similarity.

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