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US To Enforce Complete Venezuelan Arms Ban By Oct. 1

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posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 09:22 PM
It appears the American government has lost its patience with President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez. The government has ordered Venezuela to close its military procurement office in Miami, Fl. That is where the contracts and agreements for weapons purchases from the US are dealt. They have until Septembr 30 to comply with the order.
The Miami operation has about a dozen Venezuelan officers who oversee the purchase of military equipment and other supplies for the Venezuelan armed forces. They have until Sept. 30 to comply with the U.S. order.

The leftist Chavez has been an outspoken critic of Washington, and in May, the Bush administration tightened an arms embargo on Venezuela after accusing it of failing to fully cooperate in the war on terror. The State Department alleges that the country isn't responding to U.S. requests for information on terrorism suspects.

The Bush administration has complained that Chavez hasn't done enough to combat human or drug trafficking and has been undermining democracies in Latin America. Chavez, who has established close ties with Iran, Cuba and Syria, says the United States was behind a 2002 coup against him.

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I see this as a very logical and pertinent course of action by our government. Why would we continue to sell arms to someone who has openly been proclaiming to eventually dig our imperial grave in recent weeks.

Of course Venezuela is full in their right to seek means of defense elsewhere, has been and is currently doing so.

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[edit on 7-9-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]

[edit on 10-9-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]

posted on Sep, 10 2006 @ 09:09 PM
I have to wonder, perhaps Colombia will just supply Venezuela with extra parts by purchasing extra from US. They are one of the biggets recievers of military aid from Amerrca after Israel and Egypt. I am sure it would not be too difficult to resell em.

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