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Worlds Worst Dictators

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by framed, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. framed

    framed New Member

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    Ran across this cool listing of the world's worst dictators. Its interesting to see. Even more interesting is how few of them really come up on the national radar, dispite being more "wicked" than the people we're currently fighting with. Anyway, enjoy!
     
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    I noticed the guy in Laos is listed. I have several students who are in my school as Laotian immigrants. They are great kids, and their families really wanted out of that country!
     
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    Interesting list. Some are bad because they're actually poor dictators ...heck, Castro has been ineffective for some years. Then you've got some real bad guys on the list who definitely do bad thing to people!
     
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    Even though you think Castro has been ineffective for some years, it has only been this last year that he's been sick. He still has a lot of power in Cuba. There is a whole generation that don't know anything but him and they are in power now. And the fact that he named his brother to cover for him, tells how much power he still has over the people in his country.
    On the list they forgot to mention Hugo Chavez from Venezuela. He was elected, but everybody there knows that it was arranged by the government with electronic machines. And he is a socialist looking now for indefinit elections.
     
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    Sorry, but Castro hasn't been all that effective for several years. His age has hurt his ability to dictate which can be seen with the increasing tourism there and corporations moving back to Cuba. I'll put money on Cuba opening up once he's gone. How strong is his brother? Not very. Chavez is more or less advising them and running things so he's the problem not Castro.
     
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    Originally I am from Venezuela, and I follow closely the news and events there, since I still have many friends and family there. Chavez is the one following Castro's advice, and he is surrounded by the Cuban G2, which is the kind of "CIA", and with the cuban doctors exchange program, a lot of Castro ideas are being implemented in Venezuela in ever aspect, from education to medicine, to militia training. The closest people that protect Chavez are cubans from the very trusted Castro circle, because Chavez knows his military people will take him out of power if they are that close. Even the "witches" that Castro has, have ben in Venezuela doing their work to keep chavez in Power, because they both believe in that kind of things. And yes, I do have friends that are working high in the government in Venezuela.
     
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    Thanks for the input, berlinlife. Sometimes it is difficult to get unbiased information here in the US. I've always thought that Castro built up a network that would pretty much follow his command no matter what, and the Chavez situation seems to demonstrate that, at least a little bit.
     
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