Venezuela Megathread - Mercenaries 2 references galore! Cubanodun is MVP

Ghostse

Waffle SS Untermenchenfurher
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CIA operatives or HAARP magic explodey beams are to SA dictators what fake hate crimes are in the US, created excuses to justify the narrative that keeps people in power when the actual bad actors that used to perform that function have largely ceased to exist.
It was an inside job; Maduro wants to make sure he's the only one in the country with power.

Venezuelan posters, you are welcome to steal that one provided it translates into spanish correctly.
Hopefully I posted it before your telecom infrastruture goes completely dark.
 

Imnus

Extreme Far-Right Individualist Asshole
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It's not only electricity, there is also a water crisis:


 

Ghostse

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It's not only electricity, there is also a water crisis:


Well yeah. No power to run the water pumps, so now you get to drink from the river downtown.
 

RodgerDodger

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Maduro's entire defense relies on him being this "brave defender" of Venezuela's oil from "evil" America. .
Has anybody told the Venezuelan's that America doesn't need their oil anymore? Let alone seek to control it? Their core problem is the advanced nations developed Fracking. They can reclaim domestic oil to such a degree that the US is outproducing Saudi Arabia and has become an oil exporter instead of an oil importer. That's the reason their wonderful Socialist Utopia collapsed under the careful economic stewardship of an illiterate bus driver. Venezuela's entire economy was leveraged on one thing. Oil. And the core consumers suddenly no longer needed their product at the prices they were offering.

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I guess the US Marines are finally bombing Venezuela.
Are we sure it's not just a particularly festive Mardi Gras? and why would the "Yanqui's" bother bombing Venezuela at this point? Each bomb costs more than the local economy is worth. Nobody wants to take ownership of that mess.

We ran over Granada with an aircraft carrier in broad daylight when it was decided enough was enough.
In our defense I think they technically filled out the paperwork on that one as simply "24 hour Shore Leave". The only thing that raised questions is there was substantially less damage in Grenada than what normally happens when Marine's get shore leave.


Stolen from SS. Better dead than red Heinz.
So the only thing they have left is acres of full sugar Coke? Those CIA fiends! It's all a clever plan to make the Chavistas obese and lethargic! (It also says something that even when starvation is happening the shelves are still stocked with Coke! No nutritional value and even less taste!)
 
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neverendingmidi

it just goes on and on and on and on...
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So the only thing they have left is acres of full sugar Coke? Those CIA fiends! It's all a clever plan to make the Chavistas obese and lethargic! (It also says something that even when starvation is happening the shelves are still stocked with Coke! No nutritional value and even less taste!)
I dunno, at least the five aisles of ketchup might protect against scurvy?
 

Ghostse

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Has anybody told the Venezuelan's that America doesn't need their oil anymore? Let alone seek to control it? Their core problem is the advanced nations developed Fracking. They can reclaim domestic oil to such a degree that the US is outproducing Saudi Arabia and has become an oil exporter instead of an oil importer. That's the reason their wonderful Socialist Utopia collapsed under the careful economic stewardship of an illiterate bus driver. Venezuela's entire economy was leveraged on one thing. Oil. And the core consumers suddenly no longer needed their product at the prices they were offering.
Lets be honest here. The US still wants control of Venezuela's oil, shit though it is. But we care SIGNIFICANTLY less since the Dakota oi fields were discovered.

The socialists can also thank Syria and Yemen. Saudi Arabia and Iran have been flooding the market - and can't stop flooding it - to pay for their proxy wars against each other in those countries, and that's what's been keeping the PPB cratered.


So the only thing they have left is acres of full sugar Coke? Those CIA fiends! It's all a clever plan to make the Chavistas obese and lethargic! (It also says something that even when starvation is happening the shelves are still stocked with Coke! No nutritional value and even less taste!)
And ketchup. Apparently beef is fairly readily available and (comparatively) cheap because of the grasslands there. I'd ask our Venezeulan posters if they could confirm, but well.... we all saw the fireworks.
 
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RodgerDodger

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Lets be honest here. The US still wants control of Venezuela's oil, shit though it is. But we care SIGNIFICANTLY less since the Dakota oi fields were discovered.

The socialists can also thank Syria and Yemen. Saudi Arabia and Iran have been flooding the market - and can't stop flooding it - to pay for their proxy wars against each other in those countries, and that's what's been keeping the PPB cratered.


And ketchup. Apparently beef is fairly readily available and (comparatively) cheap because of the grasslands there. I'd ask our Venezeulan posters if they could confirm, but well.... we all saw the fireworks.
But the US doesn't need to actively control Venezuela's oil. As you point out it is shit, and pretty much the only place that can really affordably refine it to anything beyond poor quality heating oil is the US. We have no need of taking ownership of that problem. The costs of controlling Venezuela's oil on the ground are not worth what it is.

And yes you are right that the problem for Venezuela is that Saudi Arabia can't stop the taps. They are built on an even bigger house of cards then Venezuela. When Oil prices drop too low their Government will fall. They use oil to buy off Public dissent. The current price for doing that is somewhere around $45/barrel. When prices drop below that The Kingdom is burning through money at a disgusting rate and nears the precipice.
 
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Adamska

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I think at this point you could Churro Maduro with a bunch of shivs and broken bottles tbh. Probably should given he's too exceptional to leave.
And ketchup. Apparently beef is fairly readily available and (comparatively) cheap because of the grasslands there. I'd ask our Venezeulan posters if they could confirm, but well.... we all saw the fireworks.
Aww, you think they have any chance at all of getting to those cows owned by the completely rich fucks that LARP at being Socialists in their gay and incestual patio parties. Nahh, I reckon that they're locked up too tight given the starvation caused by an angry exceptional bus driver who can't read both books and the atmosphere.

And honestly, the Oil's only remotely interesting because we have the tech to filter that gunk due to our own shitty sulfurous Gulf fields. Even then lol not much of a need; the Arabs and Ourselves are shitting it out thanks to extraction process improvements.
 

TowinKarz

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Not only did Venezuela back oil to a ridiculous degree, they backed it assuming the liberal lie of Peak Oil (tm), that we were running out (spread to push the green agenda) and that the price could and would only ever go up.

So not only did they foolishly leverage future oil sales to "pay" for everything, they did so of the belief that they'd owe less and less every year as they became the only petroleum source in the world that hadn't tapped out.

S.A. is going to face a Venezuelaian collapse within the decade, and the fun part? They've all got GUNS and aren't afraid to use em' !
 
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I think it's not just the oil - remember, all oil producing countries and regions are having the same problems since 2014-ish, but it only Venezuela that such an internal crisis. The government has nationalized large parts of the economy, particularly the food production sector, and then badly mismanaged it.
 

mindlessobserver

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With respect to transformer stations exploding, "the grid" is exactly like your house, only at a meta level. There are electrical lines going through it, and shunted through key nodes. Like your fuse box. If you plug your computer, your TV, coffee maker and Stove into one single electrical socket you know what will happen. Everyone knows what will happen. Either the safety breaker blows, or the socket catches fire.

An electrical grid functions under the same principles. In the United States, we have three separate grids, (necessitated by the physical speed of light and the need for Texas to Special) That are supported by primary power stations all over America and Canada. In the event of an Emergency (i.e, a power station shutting down) the other power stations within the grid or in an adjacent grid can pick up the slack. And this is done in much the same way you throw a circuit breaker in your house. They are already running, but the power is not flowing until the breaker is engaged and the electrons can flow. This is done automatically by computer in America which is why you almost never see random black outs that are the norm in the third world who do not have redundancy built into the system or computers running emergency algorithms.

So what happens with a grid like Venezuelas where 80% of their power is reliant on a single location? Well if something happens at that location the system hard crashes. There is no redundancy. Worse, after it crashes it cannot be restarted without power flowing through the system. The US has three separate grids for this reason. If one of the three goes down it can rely on the other two to jump start the system that crashed, or even better, mitigate the spread of the blackout by throwing emergency breakers to isolate the emergency and rerouting power through the hard line to the separate grids. Which is what we did in 2003.

Venezuela does not have a diffusion of power supply. Its self contained with no links to any other power grids. So when their primary power supply went down, their auxillary plants blew as well. Much like how your own circuit breaker would blow if you plugged 6 items into the same socket. After those plants hard crashed Maduro, in his infinite wisdom demanded that his state owned power company get the power back on RIGHT FUCKING NOW!. So they tried to do just that. But due to the blackout, Everybody in Venezuela had turned all their electrical shit on. Their fridges, computers, air conditioners, coffee makers, lights, etc etc etc. So as the system was attempted to be brought back online ALL AT ONCE, the power surge got fed through a few key nodes and immediately exceeded their tolerance levels for the amount of electrons flowing and KABOOM. This also helps to crash the system AGAIN, only with dramatic twitter videos this time.
 
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