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Venezuela Gearing Up?

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posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 06:54 AM
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Speaking in the capital Caracas, Mr Chavez said 100,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles already on order from Russia were not enough.

Venezuela needed a million well-armed men and women, he said.

Diplomatic relations between Venezuela and the US have been strained, but they worsened earlier this week when both countries expelled one another's diplomats after Caracas accused the US embassy of spying.

The Venezuelan government has repeatedly accused Washington of trying to destabilise President Chavez - an allegation rejected by US officials.

Last year the US tried to block the sale of 12 Spanish military planes to Venezuela that were made with US technology.

But Madrid recently said it would go ahead with the sale using more expensive European parts.

Well at least it seems he's letting the people defend themselves, incase there's a U.S. invasion ... these are militias he's considering to arm, not government armies.
However I doubt there will be a U.S. invasion anytime soon, unless there's another terrorist attack and a draft, that is ... then it might be possible.

What do you guys think?

[edit on 5/2/2006 by SwearBear]




posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 07:04 AM
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A conscripted army usually makes for a very poor fighting force. Actually a conscripted army would be a good idea, why? It would make alot more Americans think twice about who they vote into power as their sons/daughters could be forced to murder or die for their country. You think war warriness is bad now, just think about how it would become if anyone in America of a certain age group and fitness could be conscripted. Of course if America becomes an Empire then that point is moot and the only recourse then is rebellion.

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posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by sardion2000
...It would make alot more Americans think twice about who they vote into power as their sons/daughters could be forced to murder or die for their country.
[edit on 5-2-2006 by sardion2000]


The thing is are we to believe that votes actually count?
In a day in age where technology is at the level it is at, votes can be "hacked", and who would be wiser.

You (people) depend on the belief that those in "authority" never lie and are honest.
With power corrupts. For all we know there has never been a real election. ha!

It doesnt really matter in the end. What is important is the peace you find within yourself.
This is what can make a difference. Everything else feeds duality and keeps the game roling.

(Im sure the world governments quite like that)



Gods Peace (to all)

dalen



posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 08:05 AM
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First and foremost many of these arms will go to solid Chavez supporters in an effort to make sure no internal rebellion ever has a chace to overthrow him.

Secondly a high percentage will go to groups such as FARC (Columbian rebels) in order to destabilize the existing governments of other South American nations to untimately end up with like minded dictators in power.

Just think Castro revisited ah la Africa in the 70's.

Chavez = Castro's mini-me (give-em a pat on the head)



posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by Phoenix
First and foremost many of these arms will go to solid Chavez supporters in an effort to make sure no internal rebellion ever has a chace to overthrow him.

Maybe. The U.S. has allegedly already tried to organize two coup's against him ... perfectly logical that he might be feeling a bit paranoid.

However ... Dictatorship 101, Rule #2: Never arm the populace.



Secondly a high percentage will go to groups such as FARC (Columbian rebels) in order to destabilize the existing governments of other South American nations to untimately end up with like minded dictators in power.

Got any proof to back that up?



posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 09:12 AM
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100,000 kalashnikovs...... ? this is scary how? rpg-7's and russian anti aircraft infrared seeker head shoulder launched missiles might be scary but 100,000 kalashnikovs..... errr I own a good dozen or so kalashnikov variant rifles.

So what part of this is impressive? if this is gearing up good old hugo should practice the phrase my brown dwarf isn't worth a pack of marlboros... because in the federal penn he'll be boned in more than one sense with that sort of defense.



posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by Phoenix



Secondly a high percentage will go to groups such as FARC (Columbian rebels) in order to destabilize the existing governments of other South American nations to untimately end up with like minded dictators in power.



Got any proof to back that up?



The mainstream media naturally ignored this, but just last month the Ecuadoran government captured a group of rebels who admitted they were trained and equipped in Venezuela. Colombian president Alvaro Uribe has to be painstakingly circumspect in his public pronouncements, but he knows good and well who is arming, supplying and providing safe haven for Colombia's FARC guerrillas. "Thanks to Castro" boasted Colombia's FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) commander "Tiro-Fijo" in a 2001 interview, "we are now a powerful army, not a hit and run band." The conduit for this type of aid and sanctuary is, of course, Venezuela.
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