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Old 12th Dec 2018, 13:29
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Join Date: Aug 2009
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There was a time when people didn't lose their minds when a crew, or a section of aircraft, went on a cross country flight for training.
Here's an idea: training sortie, intercontinental flight for an aircraft that is built with that kind of range in mind.
And if a little political "show the flag" comes with it, bonus.
Maybe a little exercise with a military one has worked with before.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it amounted to "two corrupt governments squandering public funds".
That's a bit rich, Mr Secretary. But for raw comic relief, check out the Madurite's hyperbole.
The latest visit comes just days after President Maduro met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino said they were part of air force exercises with its Russian allies: "This we are going to do with our friends, because we have friends in the world who defend respectful, balanced relations."
You have oil, and you stink at developing your reserves because you eat your seed corn, Seņor Moron.
"We are preparing to defend Venezuela to the last inch when necessary," the minister said in a reference to his government's frequent accusations that imperialist powers are trying to topple it.
Your government is in the process of destroying your country from within, and doing a brilliant job of it. Nobody outside need lift a finger.

It's almost like I am watching a sketch on Saturday Night Live, or listening to the Goon Show.
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