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(news) Mass War Games To Be Staged In Venezuela

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posted on Jun, 4 2005 @ 01:17 AM
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A large-scale war exercise is due to take place in Venezuela next thursday. This exercise will involve civilian employees from Venezuela´s state-run oil company as well as some 5,000 troops. At the same time as this exercise there will be "military manoeuvres in the country's east" followed by another non-conventional war simulation several days later.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
Workers at Venezuela's state-run oil company are preparing to take part, along with up to 5,000 troops, in a large-scale military exercise. The civilian employees are due to be trained in the use of anti-aircraft and anti-tank rocket launchers, army chief Raul Baduel told a press conference.

General Baduel said the operation, which is due to take place next Thursday in the central and northern regions of the country, should not "be cause for any concern", according to Spain's EFE news agency. He added that the simulation would help plan a military reaction "ahead of the possibility that our country might find itself plunged into such a situation". The exercise will take place at the same time as military manoeuvres in the country's east, and will be followed by another non-conventional war simulation several days later, EFE reported.

Venezuela has recently bought helicopters and some 100,000 assault rifles from Russia as well as planes and boats from Spain. An estimated 90,000 reservists have been signed up by the Venezuelan army.


Hugo Chavez aims to have a two-million-strong reservist force


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Venezuela is getting ready for war. I assume they expect a possible invasion by the US. They have aquired lots of new military equipment recently, and lots of reservists have been signed up by the army as well.

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[edit on 2006/4/25 by Hellmutt]




posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 01:20 AM
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Something strange is going on in Venezuela.

I'm afraid that Chavez might start attacking neighboring countries soon...



posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 03:42 PM
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Something strange is going on in Venezuela.

I'm afraid that Chavez might start attacking neighboring countries soon...


Interesting thought, do you mean Colombia ? Could you elaborate ?



posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 04:19 PM
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Like which??? I can see Venezuela on a clear day. It's only 18 miles away. But I doubt he'll be attacking anybody.



posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 04:22 PM
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Speculating about Venezuela invading other countries is a good way to try to pit them as an enemy of the US. Not surprising this would come out of someone's mouth...err keyboard.

But, hey, if you believe it, have fun with it.



posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
I'm afraid that Chavez might start attacking neighboring countries soon...


Really? What do you base this speculation on? Hmm lets take a look at the map shall we...



They gonna invade Brazil? Unlikely... Columbia? Unlikely. Quyana don't know enough to make a statement there, they are surrounded by allies. It seems they are getting more and more paranoid hmm I wonder why
It couldn't be ... naw everyone knows the US doesn't launch wars on false pretenses...erm nvrmd, maybe they gonna invade Mexico



posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 06:44 PM
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You forgot the Caribbean islands up north. Two with huge oil refrineries...



posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 12:11 AM
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Cuba has also, just recently conducted a huge war-games simulation. The goal was to see how long it would take to mobilise the entire country for war, that is; getting everyone armed and to their respective battle stations... And guess what the out-come was, they (as in the Cuban people) were mobilised and ready for an invasion in 30 minutes - goes to show what peoples power can achieve when they want to defend something that means alot to them...

Anyone and Everyone who is saying that Venezuela is intending to invade another country is an idiot. But one cant be blamed, considering the massive propoganda war the US is waging against Venezuela...

Chavez and the Venezuelan masses know that a US invasion is highly likely - Chavez and Castro are not just leaders of Venezuela and Cuba, they are leaders in the eyes of all of Latin America, they are having a huge influence over the people of Bolivia and Brazil (especially) - the general populous are now fighting against the corrupt governments, and are attempting to have the Gas Companies nationalised - as they have seen what great things Chavez has been able to do with the huge amount of money from Venezuelas Oil...

18 Gains of the Venezuelan Revolution:

On a vaguely related topic, has anyone seen a movie/documentry called "The End of Suburbia" ? - Its reasonably new, and is about the Oil Peak crisis the world is facing, and the plans the US has in place?

But just to wrap up I will say; That if the US ever overtly invades Venezuela and/or Cuba I will be on the first flight over-there to defend the revolutions that are taking place in those countries - its these tiny third-world countries that are the way of the future...

www.handsoffvenezuela.org
www.venezuelasolidarity.org
www.venezuelanalysis.org

[edit on 6-6-2005 by ghostsoldier]



posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 05:50 AM
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Chavez might not outright attack nearby countries soon, but I'm confident he will try to export his reactionary leftist communist revolution to them, threatening the stability of the region. I'm afraid the days of worrying about leftist guerillas in South America will return in earnest with Chavez as their main source of funding and weapons.

[edit on 6/6/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 06:00 AM
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I love it.

It's propaganda if it comes from the US.

But it's the truth when it comes from the Venuezalan state run media.

If Chavez is such a nice guy, why is he doing business with Iran?

Chavez is working on turning his government into a dictatorship, and having a threat on the horizon is a great way to do this.

A dictatorship is a tyranny. Communist, socialist or capitalist.

If Chavez loves freedom so much, he's got some strange friends



Don't be blinded by ideology.



edit: BTW good luck on that joining the revolution ghostsoldier, but if you are serious I'm sure that the Chinese would be more than happy to recruit you to defend communism.





[edit on 6-6-2005 by LeftBehind]



posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by LeftBehind
If Chavez is such a nice guy, why is he doing business with Iran?


Is it illegal to do business with Iran now? Hmm, well I guess that pretty much makes the half the rest of the world new members of the (*dramatic music*) Axiiiiis of Eeeeeeeevillll~~~.

Iran Major Trading Partners
United Kingdom
Italy
France
Germany
Spain
Japan
S.Korea
Australia
New Zealand
China


If Chavez loves freedom so much, he's got some strange friends



Hmm...who is that guy on the right? Is it Tom Selleck? The moustache is thick enough. Wait...maybe it's this guy:



I mean the one on the right, not Rummy of course. He doesn't have a moustache.

[edit on 2005/6/6 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 09:16 AM
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bravo you two. bravo.

ladies and genteelmen, the above is the two sides to a well oiled propoganda machine. both sides cancelling eachother out. well, now we've only got bad guys - so whos fighting for the good guys..? hmm...



posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by LeftBehindBut it's the truth when it comes from the Venuezalan state run media.


Since when is the media run by the state???

Venevision and RCTV are owned by Venezuelian elite who are fierce opponents of Chavez.



posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 03:25 PM
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Lost,

That's all I was trying to say.

I have heard many people support him, just because of his leftist government.

He is just as corrupt and power hungry as those on the right here in the US.


I was wrong about all of the median being state run, but the sites that ghostsoldier posted definitely look like government propaganda.



posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 09:32 PM
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The reason I support Chavez and his 'leftist government' is because he is helping millions of Venezuelans reach a plateau of living that was previously un-available to the millions of Venezuelans who were wrecked with poverty, who were un-educated... I'm not supporting Chavez because he is a Socialist - I am supporting Chavez because he is doing great things for his people...

And to the person who posted the pictures of Chavez with Saddam, perhaps its time you pick up a history book and realise the role your own government had in putting Saddam in power - and all the deals that were done...

Once again - any sane person cannot condemn what Chavez is doing...



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 05:38 AM
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Originally posted by ghostsoldier
The reason I support Chavez and his 'leftist government' is because he is helping millions of Venezuelans reach a plateau of living that was previously un-available to the millions of Venezuelans who were wrecked with poverty, who were un-educated... I'm not supporting Chavez because he is a Socialist - I am supporting Chavez because he is doing great things for his people...


Chavez has been in power for 7 years, and his people are as poor as ever. Venezuela remains the only country in the region that relies on food imports.

On April 11, 2002 150,000 people marched to the presidential palace to protest. Chavez sent in sent in National Guard and Bolivarian Circle gunmen. 17 people were killed and 110 injured .

Armed militias, secret police, a stacked judiciary, control of the nation's wealth, curbs on free speech, torture of opposition, harassment of journalists..."great things" indeed.

This is what passes for democracy in Venezuela today.



posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 09:45 PM
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From a little article by Reuters today. Venezuela will not halt its plans to develop nuclear technology. They claim it will be for peaceful purposes only...


Reuters: Venezuela dimisses jitters over nuclear program

Jun 25, 2005


Venezuela will pursue plans to develop nuclear technology for its medical, industrial and oil sectors despite regional jitters over possible cooperation with Iran, the science minister said.

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, a critic of the United States and an ally of communist Cuba, met with wary reactions from South American neighbors last month when he said he could acquire nuclear technology with the possible help of Tehran.

Chavez said in May that Venezuela and other Latin American countries such as Brazil and Argentina could develop nuclear energy as an alternative power source.

The firebrand Venezuelan leader says U.S. officials are plotting to oust him. Washington dismisses his charges, but portrays Chavez as a troublemaker in South America.

Click the link to read the full article...



posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by discordant_denizen
Chavez has been in power for 7 years, and his people are as poor as ever. Venezuela remains the only country in the region that relies on food imports.

On April 11, 2002 150,000 people marched to the presidential palace to protest. Chavez sent in sent in National Guard and Bolivarian Circle gunmen. 17 people were killed and 110 injured .


Venezuela's GDP was on the decline before he was elected in December of 1998.
It has rebounded since then, only diving sharply after the US backed Coup in 2002.
vengdp

While it's true that many people were on the streets in 2002 to oppose him, there were many people on the streets in 2004 in support of Chavez.


Chávez supporters march through the streets of Caracas on August 8, 2004, urging a 'No' vote in the upcoming recall.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 10:26 PM
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The US is not going to invade Venezuela and scare Chavez. It's not going to happen and the Bush administration know it. Why? Colombia.



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 05:44 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Something strange is going on in Venezuela.

I'm afraid that Chavez might start attacking neighboring countries soon...


This is more or less what castro also did to Cuba. Chavez seems to be following faithfully the footsteps of whom he calls his mentor and best friend. Chavez knows that day by day, less and less people like what he is doing to Venezuela, and someday most people will realize the mistake they have made. This move by Chavez is geared mostly towards stoppping any internal conflicts which will arise when people realize what is going on in Venezuela.

Chavez already requested for neighborhood watches like those in Cuba, to keep an eye on anyone who might try to promote anti-Chavez protests.

Venezuela will very soon be known as "La Nueva Cuba." (The New Cuba)




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