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Military build-up reported as tension between Venezuela and Guyana escalates

Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:50 UTC
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Tuesday announced the creation of a military division for the Guiana Essequiba area, which the country claims as its own, particularly after Sunday's referendum, it was reported in Caracas. The Essequibo is home to 125,000 of Guyana's 800,000 citizens. Read full article

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  • Pugol-H

    ‘A tank regiment’, in the Amazon rain forest!

    What military genius thought up that one?

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    It's my hope that Venezuela is stopped from this illegal land grab.

    I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season as I am...

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    ”The ICJ said in its ruling there was a “serious risk of Venezuela acquiring and exercising control and administration of the territory in dispute in the present case.”

    “If wishes were horses beggars would ride”

    Lots of luck with that one as only two ways into that area. Either from the sea where the US
    Navy has stacked the seaward approach with war ships.
    Or via Brazil. Brazil announced “intensified defensive actions” along its northern border fearing a possible invasion of Guyana by the dictatorial regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeeeee...

    This is the second time the AI BOT denominated “Terence Hill”..., repeats following Turnipidity here at MercoPress...:
    - “Lots of luck with that one as only two ways into that area. Either from the sea where the US
    Navy has stacked the seaward approach with war ships.
    Or via Brazil. Brazil announced “intensified defensive actions” along its northern border fearing a possible invasion of Guyana...”

    I say...
    The evidently dead battery powered AI BOT denominated “Terence Hill”.... (BTW, “AI”..., in this case does not stand for “Artificial Intelligence”, but for ”Absolute Idiocy...) seems to have missed the “Little Detail” of some 830 km. of shared & disputed land border between Venezuela and Guyana...!
    He seems to have an even lower level of knowledge about all things South-American than the usual Brainwashed Anglo Turnips assiduosly posting on these pages...

    What an absolute AI Turnip...!

    NB...
    (Even my Shilean little brother..., Shicuréo in one of his frequent catatonic ethilic trips..., makes much more sense than this “Terence Hill” bot... ;-)))

    Capisce...?

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Esteban Domingo Fernandez

    Senor Taenk, why do you constantly post childish comments, stop this silliness and start posting like a grown up, not a 7 year old, this is a very serious situation that could get out of control. debate the issue not childish name calling,

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    ”makes much more sense than this “Terence Hill”

    Good, if I can piss on cornflakes of a malignant narcissist's 'enabler'.
    Then world is indeed perfect.

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tænk

    Hmmmmm...

    A Señor “Esteban Domingo Fernandez” that doesn't ever know how to spell “SEÑOR”....

    How very Anglo Brainvashed Turnip... :-)))

    Capisce...

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    “A Señor “Esteban Domingo Fernandez” that doesn't ever know how to spell “SEÑOR”

    ”It used to be we thought that people who went around correcting other people's grammar were just plain annoying. Now there's evidence they are actually ill, suffering from a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder/oppositional defiant disorder (OCD/ODD). Researchers are calling it Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome, or GPS.” illinois.edu/blog/view/25/76120
    “Grammar Pedantry Syndrome” is a form of OCD in which sufferers need to correct every grammatical error.” twitter.com/uberfacts/status/218151002707206145
    “A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism, accuracy,” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedant

    “Equity looks to the intent, and will regard substance rather than form.”
    https://betterchancery.com/2013/09/23/maxims-substance-over-form/

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Carlos the Captain

    How wrong you are Taenk, you seriously need to grow up, your posts are pathetic to say the least and they say a lot about who and what you are, this thread is a serious one requiring grown up debate, something you are clearly incapable of, no longer will i debate with you but ridicule every childish comment you make on the Brazilian, Argentinian and Venezuelan sites, i have never attacked you personally only your childish comments, that will change now after this latest babyish spiel,

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeee....

    - First we get a Brainwashed Anglo Turnip going under an archetypal Spanish name of “Esteban Domingo Fernandez”..., that cant' spell one single word of Spanish...!
    (He Tænks maybe..., that such a classy wetback Spanish name otorgues him some “credible expertise” to comment on Latinamerica...?)

    - Then we get an AI Bot (Terence Hill)..., a Jack of many Trades & Expert in Everything..., but that can't even find some 830 kilometers of shared Venezuelan - Guyana border on bloody Google Maps... :-)))

    - To finish..., we get yet another Brainwashed Anglo Turnip playing the Spanish impersonator card with that nice Spanish “Carlos” name...
    This one solemnly declares ...: “NO LONGER WILL I DEBATE WITH YOU”... !!!

    - As the little group of posters with a brain here at MercoPress well know..., I do not debate with Brainwashed Anglo Turnips..., I merely point at their humongously infinite ignorance...

    Capisce...?

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    “seems to have missed the “Little Detail” of some 830 km. of shared & disputed land border between Venezuela and Guyana..”

    You seem to to be blisssfully unaware of the logistics involved.

    “Guyana has one of the largest unspoiled rainforests in South America, parts of which are almost inaccessible by humans”
    https://guyanachronicle.com › 2015 › 08 › 30 › wildcats-of-guyana

    He who shoots from hip inevitably shoots himself in the foot
    “the tropical rain forests and interior highlands - central and west.”
    https://guyanachronicle.com

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Eduardo Domingo Fernandez

    You are one pathetic excuse of a human being, the world will be a lot better off when a disease like yourself leaves this earth, if you are the best that Argentina can offer then no wonder the country is in shit street, you have the audacity to call other people ignorant, look in the mirror,, anyhow the gloves are off now, you deserve everything that is coming your way, the Guyana/Venezuela situation is a serious matter and needs serious debate, obviously beyond your comprehension. its time you passed puberty,

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    TWIMC...

    I luuuuuuuv these Brainwashed Anglo Turnips and their Turnipy argumentations as..: “XYXY is a serious matter and needs serious debate...”

    Suuuuure..., Brainwashed Anglos..., as serious a matter and in need of serious debate as GAZA...

    Suuuuure..., Brainwashed Anglos..., as serious a matter and in need of serious debate as UKRAINE...

    Suuuuure..., Brainwashed Anglos..., as serious a matter and in need of serious debate as AFGHANISTAN...

    Suuuuure..., Brainwashed Anglos..., as serious a matter and in need of serious debate as YEMEN...

    Suuuuure..., Brainwashed Anglos..., as serious a matter and in need of serious debate as LIBYA...

    Suuuuure..., Brainwashed Anglos..., as serious a matter and in need of serious debate as SYRIA...

    Etc...

    Etc...

    Etc...

    How do ya'..., Anglo Turnips Tænk it is going with all that “Seriousnes” of yours...?

    Huhhhhhh...?

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Eduardo Domingo Fernandez

    Time to find an antidote for the disease above,

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    No antidote for Brainwashed Anglo Turnipidity..., I'm afraid...

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Eduardo Domingo Fernandez

    What an awful smelly horrid disease above, anyone who supports this thing must be infected too, terrible representation of Argentina, funny how the disease chooses to live in Europe rather than Latin America,

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    And..., just for the record..., MercoPress...

    It ain't “Cricket” to steal the graphic materials of real journalists...

    The picture of this article is from 2017..., on the Brasil/Colombian border and is the property of REUTERS...
    https://gdb.voanews.com/789CEF6A-D82E-4F06-AE5E-7320A76CDA9C_w650_r0_s.jpg

    Baaaaad boys...

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    “the tropical rain forests and interior highlands - central and west.”
    https://www.worldatlas.com/maps/guyana

    Dec 06th, 2023 - 11:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Even Hugo Chavez wasn't dumb enough to even SUGGEST invading Guyana. It's truly astounding to me that Nicolas Madura, the least intelligent 'leader' of a country I can ever recall, has remained in power this long.

    Also @Think, this turnip phobia is unhealthy. Please seek help.

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 03:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “it ain't “Cricket” to steal the graphic materials of real journalists.”

    Tell the publisher, I never proffered any graphic material. I only referenced text, to wit:

    “Guyana has one of the largest unspoiled rainforests in South America, parts of which are almost inaccessible by humans”

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 07:32 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tænk

    My dear Aussie Mr. Heisenbercomplex.
    Long time no see...!
    Curiously..., some posts above..., I mentioned the “little group of posters with a brain here at MercoPress”.

    As I consider you a member of it..., It's unnecessary to tell you..., that I don't need no help for having my turnips for breakfast... ;-)

    Now..., some remarks about your above comment...:
    1) Let's start by stating that neither Chavez nor Maduro were or are my favourite cup of tea...
    BUT..., they were both elected democrately multiple times as the leaders of their Country...
    )))-: As Javier Milei recently was on mine... :-(((

    2) Chavez never suggested to INVADE Guyana..., neither did Maduro...
    If you have any “First Hand” quality information on the contrary I would be obliged if you cared to link me to it.

    3) “Intelligence” can be meassured by many parameters... Many of those favoured by humble me..., would firmly place “Country Leaders” as Biden, Zelens'kyj or Netanyahu much lower than Maduro on “Ze List”.

    4) “Astounded that Nicolas Maduro has remained in power this long”..., you say...
    - So am I...
    Specially remembering that...:
    A) During Maduro's ten years as democratically elected President of Venezuela..., he coped with a total economical blockade from the USA (Including political and economical sanctions to ANY Country that dared to disrespect it)
    B) The international price of OIL..., the absolute basis of Venezuelan economy..., dropped 75% during most of his 10 years period...
    C) From 2019 to 2022 there was ANOTHER PRESIDENT Of VENEZUELA...
    JUAN GUAIDO..., remember him...?
    APPOINTED BY THE USA and recognized by the whole Anglosphere..., including our beloved OZ...
    That “little cunning twist of Anglo democracy by Anglos applied to brownish foreigners” allowed..., between many, many, many other nasty things..., the Engrish to confiscate (steal) Venezuela's gold reserves deposited in London that amounted to ~25% of Venezuelas foreign currency reserves...

    Have a nice day in Oz...
    El Tænk.

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    “it ain't “Cricket” to steal the graphic materials of real journalists.”

    Tell the publisher, I never proffered any graphic material. I only referenced text, to wit:

    “Guyana has one of the largest unspoiled rainforests in South America, parts of which are almost inaccessible by humans”

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Monkeymagic

    “I merely point at their humongously infinite ignorance...”

    This has to be the statement of the year, the most ignorant, childish, lowest IQ (even including Trimonde) poster on these forums having the misplaced arrogance to believe that he has brains....and the utter gall that he believes other posters have a haughty demeanour.

    Think, let it be clear. You are really really thick, thick as a plank.....nobody here “thinks” you are intelligent, no sees you as an worthy advisory with whom to debate, you are a pathetic childlike troll to be laughed at and pitied.

    Please do not live under the misapprehension that anyone is worried by your dribble, or that it is of any worth or substance, folk read it in the same way that they used to visit “freak shows” or now watch reality TV, to see what the intellectually subnormal are up to.

    You have wasted 14 years of your life, spewing worthless nonsense. You are a gibbering troll screaming for attention. What is truly incredible is your haughty arrogance to believe that it is others, and not you, who are ignorant,

    Anyways

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “Chavez never suggested to INVADE Guyana..., neither did Maduro..

    ”No shit, Batman“

    ”Military build-up reported as tension between Venezuela and Guyana escalates
    Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:50 UTCFull article22 comments
    Neighboring Brazil is sending additional troops to the border with Venezuela and Guyana
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Tuesday announced the creation of a military division for the Guiana Essequiba area, which the country claims as its own, particularly after Sunday's referendum, it was reported in Caracas. The Essequibo is home to 125,000 of Guyana's 800,000 citizens.
    Maduro also proposed a law to implement the results of Sunday's referendum, in which Venezuelans unilaterally approved the annexation of the territory of almost 160,000 square kilometers. It is an “organic law to regulate the creation of the state of Guayana Esequiba,” he explained“

    ”Brazil announced “intensified defensive actions” along its northern border fearing a possible invasion of Guyana by the dictatorial regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. This Friday the UN International Court is expected to halt a referendum, on a disputed area between the two neighbors, which is seen as “an exercise in forced annexation” by Venezuela.”
    https://en.mercopress.com/2023/12/01/will-maduro-attempt-to-take-over-guyana-s-esequibo-brazil-sends-troops-to-the-area

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Carlos the Captain

    Well put Monkeymagic, the verbal excrement he spews out daily for the last 15 years is exactly that, excrement, no wonder 3 women divorced him, he never passed puberty, they needed a man not a baby,

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Think, I salute you. You are indefatigable. Venezuela ceased to be a democracy in 2017. At least that's when it became obvious. The election that followed was a farce. 67%. Right. Even i 2013 he only got just over 50%. And it was Chavez charisma that got him over the line. Even then he was a ridiculous creature. It's not US sanctions that ruined the economy, it's their dependence on oil revenue.

    One of Venezuela's Presidents ( I can't remember which ) said, in the '60's that oil would be their ruin & he was prophetic. Nationalising the oil industry in the 70's sealed the deal. They've never maintained & updated their infrastructure to the degree they should have & then Chavez screwed up by insisting their oil company's employees declare their allegiance only to his party. Petrochemical engineers are the wrong people to give ultimatums to. They can work anywhere. So lots of them left. And it's infrastructure has continued to decline. And like Russia, they depended on Western oil companies technology & expertise to fix all this crap & they don't have access to any of that anymore.

    The worst thing that happened to Chavez is when oil prices exploded after the invasion of Iraq. Suddenly he had so much money to spend. And spend he did. Some of what he spent it on actually benefited the country. He built lots of public housing, and if memory is correct he paid of much of the public debt. He wasted the rest. Some of it went to political ally's overseas. I'm sure you remember that $200K he sent to CFK that ended up instead in Miami?

    Oil revenue dependancy stopped Venezuela from investing in things it really needed - notably agriculture - and wasted too much burnishing Chavez ego. He loved the Bolivarian image. And Maduro is just a clown, for whom I have nothing but contempt. He has presided over malnutrition ffs.

    Yeah, and I'd take declaring your going to annex a part of another as clear intent of invasion.

    Sorry for the long post. I'm bored:(.

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Brasileiro

    Pugol

    Distances in the Amazon are incredibly large. A regiment of amphibious tanks is the minimum necessary to keep two army divisions well supplied.

    Supply lines are long and infrastructure is non-existent in the forest. Air support is too complicated as the dense forest does not allow for the correct location of the target.

    Therefore, one amphibious cavalry regiment is not enough. I believe the Army will increase its presence in the region very quickly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnhsCi_q3gA

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Mr. Heisenbercomplex...

    You say...:
    - “I'd take declaring your going to annex a part of another as clear intent of invasion.”

    Thats the exact problem with you Anglos..., mate...
    -You take selected things for granted (at your convenience..., of course) and then shoot, bomb, maim & invade...
    - For example..., Argentina has long ago administratively annexed the Malvinas Islands...
    Are you Anglos going to Walz your bloody Matilda all over us because of it...?
    - Another example..., China..., along with the whole UN, including the USA..., considers Taiwan an integral part of China...
    Are you Anglos going to Walz your bloody Matilda all over them because of it...?

    Going back to Venezuela...
    You really Tænk it's necessary to point those evident fawlty points on recent Venezuelan history to a travelled, antique South-American geezer as the subscriber...?
    What next...? Teaching me how to fly-fish Patagonian Brook Trout...?

    - If you really want to be in the know and not just shoot first and never ask..., inform ya'self...
    You could try starting with the Engrish Colonial origins of the Venezuelan Esequibo Territorial Claim against Guyana...
    And then continue with the Engrish Colonial origins of Suriname's New River Triangle Territorial Claim against Guyana...

    Capisce...?

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Brasileiro

    I was looking for this video and thank God I found it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfj9AjQ8YcI

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Think: comparing Argentina mournfully, resentfully gazing at The Falklands from across the water to having Maduro perched on your doorstop are two different scenarios. No-one truly believes Argentina has the intention, let alone the capacity to invade The FL's. Maduro on the other hand is dumb & desperate enough to do it.

    Sorry about the 'history lesson'. I wasn't trying to lecture you. I just felt like writing it. And I can't always tell how you will interpret things. You aren't entirely predictable.

    See you don't really know me. I've never argued that Venezuelan's don't have a good reason to be pissed off. They might have good reason to believe they got screwed out of a large piece of territory. But that's not why Maduro is being so militant is he? He doesn't care about justice. He doesn't even know what it looks like. He's there because he doesn't know what else to do. He is the most clueless political leader of a nation I can ever recall & a coward above all. And stupid & desperate enough to become reckless.

    And as for Venezuela being 'cheated' out of 'their' land, I don't care & they shouldn't either. They still have the worlds largest oil reserves. They hit the jackpot when that was discovered. They lived pretty well for quite awhile and then they blew it. And that's on them. They don't even deserve the land they inhabited. They completely disrespected their good fortune.The ironic thing is, that oil is still worth an enormous amount of money if they can ever get their shit together or prove that they're worth investing in.

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “origins of the Venezuelan Esequibo Territorial Claim against Guyana...”

    “Venezuela has long maintained that a decision taken in 1899 by an international arbitral tribunal to award it to Britain, the colonial power which at the time ruled over Guyana, was unfair.
    The matter is currently before the International Court of Justice, although Venezuela has disputed the international court's authority to rule on the Essequibo dispute.”
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-67610200

    Your darn tooting their disputing the courts authority. They can't authorise their claim because there is an already a legal end to Venezuela territorial claim issues.

    “Suriname's New River Triangle Territorial Claim ... Still leaving things unresolved on their side”

    Pss in 1899 the issue was settled, late claims are closed under the principles of the ”common-law legal systems, laches (/ˈlætʃɪz/ LAT-chiz /ˈleɪtʃɪz/; Law French: remissness, dilatoriness, from Old French laschesse) is a lack of diligence and activity in making a legal claim, or moving forward with legal enforcement of a right, particularly in regard to equity. This means that it is an unreasonable delay that can be viewed as prejudicing the opposing party. When asserted in litigation, it is an equity defense, that is, a defense to a claim for an equitable remedy.

    The person invoking laches is asserting that an opposing party has “slept on its rights”, and that, as a result of this delay, circumstances have changed (witnesses or evidence may have been lost or no longer available, etc.), such that it is no longer a just resolution to grant the plaintiff's claim. Laches is associated with the maxim of equity: “Equity aids the vigilant” - not those who sleep on their rights. Put another way, failure to assert one's rights in a timely manner can result in a claim being barred by laches.”
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-67610200

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    Mr Heisenbercomplex...

    You say...:
    “Maduro.. ... ..... .... is dumb & desperate enough to do it”...
    “Maduro ..... ..... .... doesn't care about justice”...
    “Maduro doesn't even know what it looks like”...
    “Maduro is there because he doesn't know what else to do”...
    “Maduro is the most clueless political leader of a nation I can ever recall & a coward above all”..., etc..., etc..., etc...

    Geeeeeeeeee..., lad...
    May I ask where you got such a definitive opinion about Maduro...?
    Have you visited Venezuela several times in the last sixty years or so...?
    Have you spoken with their poor & rich..., their negroes, mestizos and abos...?
    Have you read their Spanish news sources & books..., left & right...?
    Or just gazed through the Pom SUN & the Aussie DAILY MAIL...?

    But now........, I have reached the line you wrote above that terminates any desire from my part to continue this dialoge...:
    - They ( Venezuelans) don't even deserve the land they inhabited.”

    May the Sun shine on you...
    ( Remember Sunblock)

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Eilean Siar

    “ Geeeeeeeeee..., lad...
    May I ask where you got such a definitive opinion about Maduro...?
    Have you visited Venezuela several times in the last sixty years or so...?
    Have you spoken with their poor & rich..., their negroes, mestizos and abos...?
    Have you read their Spanish news sources & books..., left & right...?
    Or just gazed through the Pom SUN & the Aussie DAILY MAIL...?”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuelan_refugee_crisis

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeee...

    - Yet another Anglo member of that little group of posters with a brain here at MercoPress which I mentioned above”....

    A rocky & cold Island dweller this time..., an almost-Viking-One that wants to teach this auld man how to take his wollen socks on when cold...

    To be clear about my take about the catastrophic Venezuelan migrant/refugee crisis that seems to preocupate his generous British heart.so much...:
    (Cue...: Smallboats, Engrish Channel, “Illegal” Economic Migrants, Human Traffickers, Rwanda..., Cruella Braveman...)

    A) - About 6.0000.000 Venezuelans have abandoned that socio-economic shithole their Country had become since +÷ 2015...

    B) - The overwhelming mayority of them did so..., NOT because of Russian, Israeli or Yankee “Intelligent Bombing” but because a yearly hiperinflation topping at ~130,000% one year and continuing between 10,000% to 2,000% for some more years..., causing more than enough shortages and socioeconomic unrest...

    C) - Now..., if anybody wants to dismiss the paramount role the USA economic blockade played in creating the Venezuelan Migrant Crisis... (as Mr. Heisenbercontext so lightly doed above)..., I reccomend reading the following...:
    https://merip.org/2020/06/the-enduring-lessons-of-the-iraq-sanctions/

    D)- I do not know about you guys..., but in such a shitty situation..., I would too have walked half the American Continent and gladly cleaned toilets in Santiago or Toronto to be able to remit ~50 U$D monthly to my left behind folks...
    Fifty bloody dollars that were a true FORTUNE those days in Venezuela...

    Capisce...?

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    So Venezuela “slept on its rights”.
    No rights no claim.

    Dec 07th, 2023 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Well that's a shame Think, I was enjoying that conversation. Btw, I've yet to visit North Korea, but I believe my negative opinions of the Kims are well founded. And yes I did, some years ago spend considerable time reading independent Venezuelan media & watching documentaries with & about ACTUAL Venezuelans.

    And when you are out sourcing, with tax-payers money, your 'security' needs to armed militia, blaming the epic levels of violence on Marvel movies ( Caracas residents would simply stay indoors after dark, what with the street lights not on 'n' all ) & allowing your citizens to starve while insisting they vote for you because you claim that Chavez, in the form of a little bird visited you & said you were the natural inheritor of his legacy...yes, you are a fucking clown.

    Reading Isabelle Allende's memoir of fleeing Chile & living in Venezuela gave me good insights of the contrast between the early '70's & the present. They still had the opportunity then to plan for the future. And if my country had squandered such good fortune so spectacularly I'd be saying the same thing about us.

    Thanks for the well wishes wrt the sun. I'm living in Qld now so...a little less sun would actually be welcome. We have a cyclone visiting next week, so I might get my wish.

    Dec 08th, 2023 - 12:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eilean Siar

    Mr Think
    I wouldn’t deign to advise on your putting on of socks when cold. However, I would hope they are as cosy as mine - dealgan spun hand knitted tweed yarn : )

    Dec 08th, 2023 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Tænk

    Machine made but comfy as hell...
    https://www.devold.com/en-gb/nansen-sock/

    Dec 08th, 2023 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    The person invoking laches is asserting that an opposing party has “slept on its rights”, and that, as a result of this delay, circumstances have changed (witnesses or evidence may have been lost or no longer available, etc.), such that it is no longer a just resolution to grant the plaintiff's claim. Laches is associated with the maxim of equity: “Equity aids the vigilant” - not those who sleep on their rights. Put another way, failure to assert one's rights in a timely manner can result in a claim being barred by laches.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laches_(equity)

    Dec 09th, 2023 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    TWIMC....

    - Hereby..., for the few Non-Monolingual Anglos in here..., a golden opportunity to practice your Spanglish reading todays Esequibo article from the BBC en Español...

    https://www.bbc.com/mundo/articles/cgxpw5v2v2zo

    (Don't worry..., you Anglos may cheat as usual and use Google Translate...; -))))))

    Dec 09th, 2023 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    ”SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

    General Principle
    It refers to a principle that gives rise to international legal obligations which were inserted in Article 38(1) (c) of the ICJ statute as “general principles of law recognized by civilized nations.” Some of the examples for the general principle of international law are,

    Laches
    Good faith
    Res judicata
    The impartiality of judges
    The right of self-defense for the individual against attack on his person, family, or community against a clear and present danger,
    For one’s cause, no one can be a judge and that the judge must hear both sides.”
    https://www.ourlegalworld.com/sources-of-international-law/

    Dec 09th, 2023 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Chicureo
    Yes thank you, all is good here, glad to hear you’re well.

    Bras
    Air support/air re-supply in jungles is a capability the British and Americans have had since the Second World War.

    If the Brazilian military cannot do this today, you need to be very, very concerned.

    Using Amphibious AVs as supply wagons is ridiculous, not to mention the fuel consumption compared to boats or trucks or even aircraft.

    You need the armour for the fighting, although what use they would be in a jungle is highly questionable.

    You will note that in your first video everything is running on roads. In the second they are using helicopters and boats, no AVs in sight.

    Dec 11th, 2023 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Brasileiro

    Pugol

    We have lived in the jungle for five hundred years.
    Thank you anyway.

    Dec 11th, 2023 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Brasileiro...

    You better don't listen tooooooo much to that Brainwashed Anglo Turnip above..., that Tænks he knows any about Armed Farces...

    Last year he was all over the place..., bragging about how easy it would be for the Anglosphere to beat them Russkies in Ukraine...

    He has been veeeeeery silent for a looooooong time since then...
    Capisce...?

    Dec 11th, 2023 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Juan Cervantes

    Stinky winky, i have not gone anywhere, its just i have better things to do in life than waste my time responding to your BS and lies, are you really that stupid or do you really believe the lies you spout, since when is the Anglosphere at war with Russia, the answer is it isnt, neither is NATO or the EU ,yet more garbage lies spewing from your mouth, my military knowledge is beyond anything you know, your life lurches from sad to sadder to extremely sad, but seeing as its close to xmas and the new year, i send you seasons greetings and a prosperous new year,
    p.s the largest air force in the world is American, 2nd largest is the American navy,

    Dec 11th, 2023 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops...

    The above Brainwashed Anglo Turnip by the nick of... : “Pugol-H”...

    When responding to my comment in faux indignation...

    Forgot to change back to his “Pugol-H” nick..

    Using instead his “Juan Cervantes” nick...

    Chuckle.., chuckle..., chuckle...



    (One wonders if he also goes by the nicks of... : “Esteban Domingo Fernandez”..., “Carlos the Captain and ”Terence Hill”...)
    Capisce...?
    ;-)))

    Dec 11th, 2023 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Juan Cervantes

    No stinky winky, just like you have changed your name in the past , i also changed mine once and once only .brainwashed mmmmmm, which country indoctrinates their school children and which country does not, go buy a dictionary it will work wonders, regards John (Juan)

    Dec 11th, 2023 - 10:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Suuuuuuure......, Senor Juan Carlos Domingo Esteban Terence Fernandez Cervantes de Pugol Hill...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...., ññññññ...

    Dec 11th, 2023 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Juan Cervantes

    Now i know for sure that you are stark raving bonkers Taenk. Think. Libby, Malvi. Argie Cit ,G@H,

    Dec 11th, 2023 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pogul-X

    Patagonian Planter
    Oh no, nooooo, I only go by this handle and Pugol-H, hardly a disguise.

    I always assumed that the Terry F*ckwit character was your most successful attempt yet at creating Artificial Stupidity, even rivalling your own natural stupidity and weapons grade obliviousness.

    What I said was Russia won’t win in Ukraine and as usual I was correct, they are not winning and are paying a heavy price just holding the line on land and where their navy has been driven out of the Black Sea or sunk.

    And this is before F16s enter the fray early next year.

    Latest estimate is that the Ukraine war has set back Russia’s military modernisation plans by at least 18 years and counting.

    Not to mention reducing the country to the status of a Chinese vassal state.

    There are no gains or even upside to this for Putin and the Russians, only more losses, whereas for the West, hey for cost of 5% of the defence budgets you get to bleed the Russians white and not a single soldier on the ground, there is no down side.

    Anyway are you still a refugee in Europe? Or has the situation in Argy occupied Wallmapu abated sufficiently to allow for the return of Squatters?

    Dec 13th, 2023 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Oslo Ole

    I thank god for the Anglosphere that defeated the Nazis and liberated Norway in ww2, i thank god for the Anglosphere and NATO that has kept democracy and freedom from communism, so my advice to you Brasil is do not listen to anything that Taenk says, most of it is untrue and nonsense,

    Dec 13th, 2023 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeee...

    - Seems that the Brainwashed Anglo Turnips have lost interest in Spanish sounding nicks...

    -They seem to have gone over to Scandinavian nicks now...

    - Look at that “Oslo Ole” character just above that declares...:
    - “I thank God for the Anglosphere that defeated the Nazis and liberated Norway in ww2...”

    -As I have done with success many times before in here at MercoPress..., I'll offer that impersonator to donate 100€ to the Red Cross Palestinian Fundraising if he just translates to “grammatically correct” Norwegian the following few words...:

    “ My advice to you Brasil is do not listen to anything that Taenk says, most of it is untrue and nonsense ”

    C'mon Oslo Ole...!
    It shouldn't be soooo difficult for you...!
    After all those are your OWN NORSE WORDS to Sr. Brasileiro...!
    Tænk all the good those 100€ could do...!
    They could keep alive some small sandnigga children...!
    If lucky..., long enough to be collaterally damaged by a Yankee Jetplane...,flying on Yankee paid jetfuel..., piloted by a Yankee trained pilot...,dropping a Yankee made bomb on them...

    Capisce...?

    Dec 13th, 2023 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Oslo Ole

    dear oh dear oh dear, you have clearly lost it.

    1, l have given money to help the Palestine people, and will donate again.
    2 I condemn Israel for the death and destruction in Gaza.
    3 I condemn the USA for not stopping Israel,
    4 i condemn the USA and the UK for abstaining at the UN,
    5 I condemn Hamas for terrorism,
    6 i condemn you for racist comments
    7 i know of a good detox centre in Oslo that could help you get off the drugs that have addled your brain,...... Capisce

    Dec 13th, 2023 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Brainwashed Anglo Turnip above forgot Nr. 8...:

    8 I am “Oslo Ole” the Norvegian that can't “snakke Norsk”...

    Chuckle..., chuckle....

    Dec 13th, 2023 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Juan Cervantes

    I did miss number 8, here it is, Being paranoid is a side effect issue caused by drugs, the clinic awaits your arrival.

    Dec 13th, 2023 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeee...

    The sef-admitted name of the above Brainwashed Anglo Turnip is getting longer and longer...

    Just now it is...:
    - Senor Juan Carlos Domingo Ole Esteban Terence Fernandez Cervantes de Pugolx, Pogulx & Oslo Hill...

    Chu kle..., chuckle...

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Juan Cervantes

    Ole, you missed something, in English Norway is spelled with a w not a v, for stinky winky to come up with his latest crackpot theory must mean he himself is the one with more than one handle,, Think, Taenk, Libby. Argy Cit etc, LMFAO. el saddo gets sadder by the day, dont waste 1 more second on the moronic . racist, immature, sad cretin, his 3 ex wives didnt, i bet they are happy now though , LMFAO,

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Well.......

    - I Tænk that's the last time we hear from my conregional “Oslo Ole”...

    Can't wait to meet “Tórshavn Thor” or “Reykjavik Ragnar” or “København Kaj” or “Stockholm Sven” or “Helsinki Hannu” or whatever other Scandinavisk sockpuppet the above Brainwashed Anglo Turnip concocts...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pugol-H

    Noggin the Nog, anyone!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOeLIyjiHwk

    Or in Stinks case, NogTwat the Twat from the land of the F*ckFlaps.

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    OSLO OLE
    14/12/23
    R.I.P.

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Oslo Ole

    Very much still around Taenk, and will still post occasionally, especially when i see you post foolish rubbish, that i have seen you do consistently the last 6 months,

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Alegría..., alegría...
    “Oslo Ole” is still with us...!
    And he “will still post occasionally”..., he says..
    (Let's hope he won't try to do it in Google Translate Norwegian... ;-)

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    will still post occasionally

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Oslo Ole

    happy to post in Norwegian if that floats your boat, keep off the drugs,

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Seldom Norwegian dialect..., the one above...
    Sounds like the one they use in Na h-Eileanan Siar...

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Esteban Domingo Fernandez

    OMG , FFS , How old are you Taenk 6 ?, are you old enough to be on this forum ? without doubt your posts are the most immature I have ever read, obviously not intelligent enough to have an adult conversation, your attempt to intimidate people with childish name calling is a farcical, one day you just might grow up, or may be you are just retarded and will remain a 6 year old forever, one thing is for certain though, you are a very silly silly little boy, since you have an obsession with veg, for me know you are the Lettuce, a wet one at that,

    Dec 14th, 2023 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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