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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Me and the Diplomat


I’m interviewing Nelson Davila, the Venezuelan Diplomat for our region today for Alt Tv’s Environmental and Human Rights show, Green Core – 8pm Wednesdays Sky digital 65 – anyone want me to ask a question of him?

18 Comments:

At 22/3/08 11:37 am, Blogger MikeE said...

How on earth can socialism protect the environment, when every single socialist state has ended up with a worse environmental outcome compared to free states - due to the whole tragedy of the commons concept.

Or would you prefer a patsy question....

 
At 22/3/08 12:28 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's one:

Does your regime plan to shoot dissenting students in the streets like it did before or will the security forces simply rely upon beating and teargassing to suppress protest?

 
At 22/3/08 12:42 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

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Mike is that even true? With America comprising 4% of the world yet responsible for 20% of the pollution, which communist country is comparable to that?

 
At 22/3/08 3:11 pm, Blogger sdm said...

Ask him if Chavez is going to try again to push through constitutional reform, specifically designed to remove term limitw.

 
At 22/3/08 3:45 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask him how it feels to bow and suck ass to a major US ally, Columbia, after they took out one of his narco-terrorist buddies FARC commandante Raul Reyes because Chavez's policies are causing enormous food inflation for the poor and Chavez has no option but to go crawling back to uribe for help.

 
At 22/3/08 8:18 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ask him if Chavez is going to try again to push through constitutional reform, specifically designed to remove term limitw."


I agree. Ask him when they are going to fall in line with us on this question.

 
At 22/3/08 8:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try this:

Now that you've nationalized the oil industry who are you going to invest expertise and technology to get the oil pumping, which is about at 2/3rds of it original capacity, when that you've destroyed the concept of property rights and eliminated any incentive for oil companies to help you.

 
At 23/3/08 5:48 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously Bomber, ask him about the poverty/education/health statistics and Chavez's approval ratings.

 
At 23/3/08 9:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha, great questions.

But mikee has it right, bomber will be asking patsy questions.

 
At 23/3/08 11:15 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about:

If Chavez is so popular and things are so great there why is it that he feels the need to arm and train members of his own personal militia and has to invoke the threat of a US invasion to excite his supporters to distract them from their ever worsening economic conditions in the form of inflation and shortages of basic foodstuffs.

 
At 23/3/08 3:56 pm, Blogger rangi said...

Ask him how the weather in Venezuela is

 
At 23/3/08 4:16 pm, Blogger peterquixote said...

do you love your people

 
At 23/3/08 8:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could suggest a number of political things but here is one that will rock his world: Ask him who he thinks will win the Miss Venezuela contest (a Brunette or Blond), and whether she stands a chance of winning Miss Universe, or if not, Miss (Trumped up) World? (Donald Trump runs the Miss World contest and calls the shots as to who wins, which means that a Venezuelan has no chance so long as Chavez is in power. This has become a major talking point in Venezuela)

You have to have lived in Venezuela to know about their obsession with beauty queens, botox, implants (breast, butt and penile) and plastic surgery in general. If you want to be real hard on him ask why, in the midst of the Boliviarian revolution based on social justice and equality, no Afro-Venezolana has ever won the competition. Que pasa con eso?

You may think this is frivolous but it strikes to the heart of the charade that is the Boliviarian kleptocracy (to borrow a phrase from a well known Latin Americanist).

If you dont want to do this then just ask about media censorship of the (admittedly rank and disloyal) opposition, middle class flight abroad, the deial of funding to any agency or locality not controlled by his partisans, and why he has signed arms and trade deals with Putnin, Kim jung-Il and Armahjinidad (sic)?

Or you could ask whether he really believes that the US will invade Venezuela as Chavez has claimed?

But I recommend the beauty queen question--it will leave him dumbfounded and make you look smart at a time when Oliver wants to get naked presenters as the Alt TV news hook..,

Buena suerte, companero!

 
At 23/3/08 9:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask him why, if the U.S is planning to launch an imminent invasion of his country to topple and replace Chavez with a puppet ruler, to impoverish and enslave his countrymen and exploit its natural resources, why is Chavez is sending a large proportion of Venezuela's oil exports to the U.S?

 
At 24/3/08 11:50 am, Blogger Bomber said...

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SIGH - great questions folks, but I left shortly after my post on this, I'll give you more heads up next time, FYI - Nandor is being interviewed today, and later in the week Dr Michael Cullen and John Banks, any questions for those 3, send them through now.

But mikee has it right, bomber will be asking patsy questions.

Sad, sad, sad - I brought up directly the 14 deaths attributedagainsto anti-chavez protestors named by Amnesty International and the direct concerns of Human Rights Watch as well in a direct letter to Chavez. Patsy questions indeed.

 
At 24/3/08 2:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be scared to ask him some of our questions bomber as you're not in Venezuela so Davila can't have you beaten by pro-regime thugs and then taken into prison like others who question Chavez's rule.

 
At 24/3/08 3:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well seeing that the US backed coup failed as miserably as it did, the next logical step is for a full invasion to take the oil like they did in Iraq.

 
At 24/3/08 4:06 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love it, the ruler who came to power by a coup complains when someone else attempts the same thing.

PS But lets just set aside the issue of rigged elections.

 

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