Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Depletion of revenues into the country are actually the best defense we have against Chavez. As you say, at some point his people will turn. But the violence is likely to be as short term damaging as any Chavez embargo.
Funny part is, Chavez is still very much interested in the US market.
This is from last year when Jono and I were at the Rolex24
How can Venezuela face a depletion of revenues? There are plenty of buyers if we don't buy, and if Iran gets in on the act, the price goes up astronomically and he gets even richer.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
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