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FuroraCeltica
06-20-2008, 07:59 AM
Chavez is threatening to reduce oil exports to Europe, after the European Union adopted the "returns directive". This directive allows the EU to deport illegal immigrants more easilly (in theory). Chavez is now threatening Europe over it, being champion of the poor and opressed you see :rolleyes: .

The English language press doesn't seem to be picking this up, but two French papers, one left wing, one right wing are running the story if you are interested.

http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2008/06/20/la-directive-retour-europeenne-provoque-l-indignation-de-l-amerique-latine_1060657_3222.html#ens_id=1036084

http://www.liberation.fr/actualite/monde/333558.FR.php

I think this is simply Chavez, like Russia, sensing Europe's energy weakness and threatening it by strategic manipulation of supply.

Molon Labe
06-20-2008, 08:09 AM
Here he goes with the threats. What a Socialist nut case.

FuroraCeltica
06-20-2008, 09:48 AM
Here he goes with the threats. What a Socialist nut case.

He certainly is.

Goldwater
06-20-2008, 10:17 AM
I think this is simply Chavez, like Russia, sensing Europe's energy weakness and threatening it by strategic manipulation of supply.

Better move quick, western Europe is moving away from using tons of oil pretty quickly.

LogansPapa
06-20-2008, 11:20 AM
Maybe the Spanish Navy could make a monthly transport of all the African "immigrants", with their boats in tow, from the Canary Islands to Mr. Chavez’s locale and he can take them in. :rolleyes: