You're entitled to your opinion. But so am I. A shame you can't see it that way. [Yet another injection of mind-reading.]
Once the discussin' began it wasn't (for me) a matter of respecting your valid opinion--which was hard to suss out, as you wavered between Newhouse's nationality and his prowess as chief rival; than back-tracked from "major reason" to "if needed", in quotes but never stated earlier.
It was inconsistent logic and citing of evidence to back it, the venturesome speculation, and moreover the vehement personalization ("get real") when I'd simply presented some counter arguments--while admittedly ridiculing your blaming the US for the P___ culture in Latin America.
If "truce" means no more mischaracterization of another's statements, incl. reading in stuff that was never there, you're on. And even mild personal admonitions don't go over very well hereabouts--really.