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(CNN)   Venezuelan foreign minister detained in NYC airport. Has nothing at all to do with Chavez' UN speech or oil prices   (cnn.com) divider line 78
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2006-09-23 11:16:03 PM  
Not-second post!
 
2006-09-23 11:17:24 PM  
So lets see... In spite of knowing that the State Department would have gotten him right on any damn flight he wanted if he made a simple phone call, he showed up unannounced 30 minutes before the flight, to buy a one way ticket with a wad of cash...

Then when they sold him a ticket, he picked a fight with the TSA screeners. They got suspicious but when they finally realized who he was and told him that he could board the plane, (and he realized that his cunning plan to be sent to Gitmo for publicity was derailed) he refused to fly home and stuck around in NYC anyway.

Sorry dude, your stupid Citgo funded publicity stunt FAILED.

/I hope Chavez doesn't cut off your nuts for it.
 
2006-09-23 11:18:48 PM  
Bushs fault?
 
2006-09-23 11:20:15 PM  
Whats wrong with running late and paying in cash?
 
2006-09-23 11:21:08 PM  
Thus proving that just because you're a diplomat doesn't mean you automatically get an IQ boost with the title.
 
2006-09-23 11:21:35 PM  
www.deeperwants.com

Foreign minister?
 
2006-09-23 11:22:27 PM  
Cavity search?
 
2006-09-23 11:22:54 PM  
so you don't like Satan's Sulfur on your podium, eh?
 
2006-09-23 11:24:21 PM  
Ekilo: and paying in cash?

To be honest I get weird looks when I buy things in cash (stuff over 1k) as of late but they always oblige.
 
2006-09-23 11:24:51 PM  
They should have introduced him to Mr. Taser®.
 
2006-09-23 11:25:07 PM  
One has to love the freedoms (or lack of) here in America.
 
2006-09-23 11:25:50 PM  
You'd think Venezuela and Iran would have enough cash not to have to share speechwriters..
 
2006-09-23 11:27:01 PM  
Everyone shop Citgo. Supporting Venezula is better than supporting Saudi Arabia. That is all.
 
2006-09-23 11:28:06 PM  
When I want the full picture, I go to Chinese news sources, like Xinhua News, which broke this new version of the story within the past hour:

"U.S. denies having detained Venezuela's FM at airport" [after previously admitting it]
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-09/24/content_5129419.htm

"The United States on Saturday denied claims by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro that he was briefly detained at a New York airport.

"Maduro said earlier he was detained for more than 90 minutes in a room at John F. Kennedy International Airport and his travel documents had been taken away.

"'There's no evidence to support any of this,' local media quoted U.S. Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke as saying.

"'There's no evidence to support the claim that his travel documents were taken away, there's no evidence to support the claim that he was assaulted and there's no evidence to support the claim that he was somehow arrested or taken into custody,' he said."

//Have you ever visited the Great Firewall of China?
 
2006-09-23 11:28:08 PM  
thatguyfred: To be honest I get weird looks when I buy things in cash (stuff over 1k) as of late but they always oblige.

People still use cash to buy things? Things over a thousand dollars? Hell, except for going to bars, I don't even have cash on me. I just bought $3 of sorbet with a debit card.
 
2006-09-23 11:31:25 PM  
home.comcast.net
 
2006-09-23 11:32:33 PM  
The far leftist propoganda machine will never tire of manipulating western media to influence and continue shifting American interest's to a more communist state.
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2006-09-23 11:35:08 PM  
Lol, That my friends is a publicity whore. I hope that Chavez makes an ashtray out of him. What a loser.

I bet they are going to say that Bush came in personally and sexually abused him.

I don't care if you hate or love Bush. Don't come to our country, enjoy our freedoms, then talk trash about our president. Chavaz ran his mouth knowing that Bush couldn't get back up in front of the assembly and rebuke Chavaz's speech. That is the sign of a true coward.
 
2006-09-23 11:36:56 PM  
Oh really, nevesis?

Citgo (read: Chavez's US front) sponsored the rally in Harlem where he called Bush "El Diablo" for a second time, as thousands of immigrants... a good portion of them illegal - yet still benefiting from local welfare programs, cheered him on.

Maybe I'm just an ass, but I feel at that point we should have escorted Chavez peacefully out of the country for attempting to incite a riot, placed him on the no fly list, and been done with it... but we're good free speech loving people, so we didn't.

But make no mistake about it... there is a limit to what American citizens will put up with before they stand up and say something. Chavez is just shy of that point already, so he really needs to STFU and GBTW.
 
2006-09-23 11:37:23 PM  
So lets see... In spite of knowing that the State Department would have gotten him right on any damn flight he wanted if he made a simple phone call, he showed up unannounced 30 minutes before the flight, to buy a one way ticket with a wad of cash...

Then when they sold him a ticket, he picked a fight with the TSA screeners. They got suspicious but when they finally realized who he was and told him that he could board the plane, (and he realized that his cunning plan to be sent to Gitmo for publicity was derailed) he refused to fly home and stuck around in NYC anyway.

Sorry dude, your stupid Citgo funded publicity stunt FAILED.

/I hope Chavez doesn't cut off your nuts for it.


You guys believe everything the government tells you don't you.
 
2006-09-23 11:42:56 PM  
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"Patriots enjoy their own freedoms and strongly defend them, but do not take kindly to foriegners actually using them! More at 10."
 
2006-09-23 11:43:50 PM  
Klyde: You guys believe everything the government tells you don't you.

No, not at all. But I also don't believe everything is a conspiracy. There are those who seem to have their channels turned to the All Conspiracy All The Time Show.

Sometimes I would imagine in life it would be possible to have an arrogant diplomat come across some TSA screeners (chance that they're not the cream of the IQ crop?), and have the end result be confusion, frustration, and a lot of grand standing without the whole thing having been part of a conspiracy.
 
2006-09-23 11:46:21 PM  
This is how the US ambassador gets treated in Venezuela.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-04-07-venezuela-ambassador_x.htm


U.S. ambassador's car pelted in Venezuela
Updated 4/7/2006 3:58 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Supporters of President Hugo Chavez threw eggs, fruit and vegetables at the U.S. ambassador's car Friday, and a group of motorcyclists chased his convoy for miles, at times pounding on the vehicles, a U.S. Embassy official said. No one was hurt.

Embassy spokesman Brian Penn said Venezuelan police escorts did not intervene as the car carrying Ambassador William Brownfield was pounded and pelted.

"We're being attacked by groups of motorcyclists while we're traveling in an embassy car," Penn told The Associated Press by cellphone shortly before the motorcycles stopped chasing the four-car convoy.

"It's a very violent demonstration by a small group of people who appear to be organized by the mayor's office," Penn said.

The Caracas mayor's office, however, denied any involvement. "No official authorized by the mayor's office participated," said Luis Martinez, a spokesman for Mayor Juan Barreto.

Brownfield has faced protests at recent appearances. Chavez has repeatedly accused Washington of conspiring to overthrow him, an accusation U.S. officials have denied. The U.S. Embassy has asked the Venezuelan government to improve security for the ambassador, saying it's legally bound to do so, Penn said.

He said the protest began when Brownfield visited a baseball stadium in southern Caracas to hand out bats and other donated equipment to a youth league.

During the event, a Chavez supporter who wore an identification badge of the pro-Chavez mayor's office walked up and said the people in the area wanted Brownfield to leave, Penn said.

He stayed and finished the event, by which time a protest by a few dozen people had formed outside, chanting "Go home! Go home!"

Penn said the barrage of tomatoes, eggs and other items began when the convoy pulled out and drove through an adjacent market. He said National Guard troops were on hand and pushed the crowd back as the cars passed through.

"Our car is stained all over," Penn said. "They were pounding on the cars, including pounding on the ambassador's car while they were driving. There was no one stopping them."

He said the motorcyclists chased the convoy for three or four miles.

"The motorcyclists were throwing things at us for at least 10 minutes, and the police did nothing," Penn said. "It was serious."
 
2006-09-23 11:46:26 PM  
plutonium238: The far leftist propoganda machine will never tire of manipulating western media to influence and continue shifting American interest's to a more communist state.

The far right's propaganda machine is brainwashing people into not noticing that America is shifting toward a fascist state.
 
2006-09-23 11:48:00 PM  
he did it on purpose to try and make america look bad, he knew better.

i applaud our airport security for their actions, what he did was damned suspicious.
 
2006-09-23 11:49:15 PM  
I think ny_923 (who feels that the best media out there is also the last remaining major communist state controlled media) and Klyde are enemy combatants and need to be "interrogated" for a few years!

Actually I'm kidding... but seriously, Chinese media is the best source? Ummm, the Chinese media is run by their government in the their spare time - right after they are done kidnapping, raping, torturing, and forcefully sterilizing women who dared to fark without a condom after their first child.

And the Chinese government's deal with Google is that in exchange for access by Chinese civilians, Google has to filter out any sites that may tell accurate history about Chinese government atrocities, and instead replace those results with government fabricated BS stories that make them look like heros.

I'm sure their state run media is trustworthy, LOL!
 
2006-09-23 11:50:18 PM  
Has nothing at all to do with Chavez' UN speech or oil prices

No, it doesn't. Looks like it was about him being a pompous douchbag. They periodically detain wealthy buisnessmen for that too, you know.
 
2006-09-23 11:51:37 PM  
Howie: Well how much does the American public notice in the first place?
\There is shopping to do and status quo cars to be seen in! Who has time for geopolitical trends?
 
2006-09-23 11:54:11 PM  
Ah, once more I see that we are the evil (evile) empire and we inconvenienced a DIPlomat. Can you just feel my pity for him.
 
2006-09-23 11:55:16 PM  
SpeshilEdjukashin: Actually I'm kidding... but seriously, Chinese media is the best source? Ummm, the Chinese media is run by their government in the their spare time - right after they are done kidnapping, raping, torturing, and forcefully sterilizing women who dared to fark without a condom after their first child.

I like to read the official Chinese news source, but I read it to get their angle on events. I always take it with a grain of salt. Of course, I usually take all news sources with a grain of salt.
 
2006-09-23 11:57:33 PM  
2006-09-23 11:46:21 PM Killer Miller


"This is how the US ambassador gets treated in Venezuela."

So the Venezuelian Gov't pelted the US ambassador's car, or are you mixing apples and oranges?
 
2006-09-23 11:59:15 PM  
World Citizen: But wouldn't "headline news polygraph edition" be nice?
 
2006-09-24 12:00:06 AM  
2006-09-23 11:55:16 PM WorldCitizen

You're gonna git high blood pressure bro...

/Settle down...
 
2006-09-24 12:00:50 AM  
plutonium238: World Citizen: But wouldn't "headline news polygraph edition" be nice?

That would be brilliant. I think all interviews with government officials, US and other, should from now on be done with them connected to polygraphs.
 
2006-09-24 12:02:06 AM  
Spiffjiggins

Did you RTFA? The Venezuelan police escorts did not intervene.
 
2006-09-24 12:03:44 AM  
World Citizen: WURD!
 
2006-09-24 12:04:12 AM  
2006-09-24 12:00:50 AM WorldCitizen.

"That would be brilliant. I think all interviews with government officials, US and other, should from now on be done with them connected to polygraphs.

Wouldn't work...
 
2006-09-24 12:06:50 AM  
I agree. Guy gets what he deserves for being brown and paying cash at an airport. Dignitary or not only white folks with an american flag pinned to their lapel should be allowed to board in 30 minutes or less.

/GBGWB
 
2006-09-24 12:07:18 AM  
2006-09-24 12:02:06 AM Killer Miller

"Did you RTFA? The Venezuelan police escorts did not intervene."

Yes. Yes I did.


FTFA "No official authorized by the mayor's office participated," said Luis Martinez, a spokesman for Mayor Juan Barreto.
 
2006-09-24 12:08:05 AM  
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Spiff: Easy bro remember the old blood pressure.
 
2006-09-24 12:08:34 AM  
Spiffjiggins: Wouldn't work...

Jeez, do you spoil all the parties that you attend?
 
2006-09-24 12:10:05 AM  
Killer Miller

This is how the US ambassador gets treated in Venezuela.

Ah, we're loved the world over.
 
2006-09-24 12:13:26 AM  
2006-09-24 12:08:05 AM plutonium238


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Fark! I forgot!
 
2006-09-24 12:13:46 AM  
FTFA "No official authorized by the mayor's office participated," said Luis Martinez, a spokesman for Mayor Juan Barreto.

Well, I am sure he would tell the truth. And regardless of whether or not anyone associated with the national or a local government in Venezuela actively took part, the police stood by and let it happen.
 
2006-09-24 12:15:24 AM  
"He has filed a complaint with the United Nations, he said."


I'm sure they'll get right on that.
 
2006-09-24 12:18:21 AM  

www.shobudo.co.za



This has nothing to do with this thread, I just found it and thought I should share it!
 
2006-09-24 12:19:48 AM  
Spiff: No worries! Off to watch some aqua teen, and smoke a birthday bud (b-day yesterday) you guys have fun!
 
2006-09-24 12:21:04 AM  
High times my friend!
 
2006-09-24 12:24:16 AM  
Oil prices indeed...

Anyone want to calulate the odds that petro prices are going to go back up starting.... oh.... Perhaps November 8th?
 
2006-09-24 12:30:02 AM  
ee_moss

No, that's Tony Snow

SpeshilEdjukashin:

Citgo (read: Chavez's US front) sponsored the rally in Harlem where he called Bush "El Diablo" for a second time, as thousands of immigrants... a good portion of them illegal - yet still benefiting from local welfare programs, cheered him on.

Care to support this, or are you just making crap up? Or repeating crap someone else made up.

Maybe I'm just an ass

No maybes about it. You are. Do us a favor and go crack a smile in the mirror and pick some of that TP out of your teeth.

Chavez is an ass. That doesn't lessen the fact that you, too, are one.
 
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