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May 24, 2010

The rogue states are parasites.

The pathetic pretensions of regimes
like the ones in Iran and Venezuela to some kind of world leadership have been cruelly exposed. The governments of these countries are parasites on the global economy and far from representing alternatives to the global model, they are entirely dependent on capitalist success. When the global capitalist system is booming, the price of oil goes up and Venezuela and Iran have the cash for subsidies at home and adventures abroad. When the hated global system goes bust, Venezuela and Iran go broke. The leadership of these countries are like adolescents criticizing the bourgeois habits of the parents they sponge off. -- The Top Ten Lessons of the Global Economic Meltdown - Walter Russell Mead

Posted by Vanderleun at May 24, 2010 10:07 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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And when they begin to go broke they get really adventurous, so that the grown-up nations will give them money 'n stuff if they settle down and be quiet for a while.

Sort of like North Korea.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at May 25, 2010 10:15 AM

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