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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez on Friday accused neighboring Colombia and the United States of plotting a military "aggression" against Venezuela.
Chavez warned Colombia not to attempt a "provocation," warning that it would trigger a decision by Venezuela to cut off all oil exports.
"In that scenario, write it down: the price of oil would reach $300, because there wouldn't be oil for anyone," Chavez said. "The invaders would have to step over our dead bodies."
Chavez said the United States and the Colombian government "don't want peace in Colombia because it's the perfect excuse to have thousands of soldiers there, the CIA, military bases, spy planes and who knows what other trash operations against Venezuela."
Originally posted by Fuzzyone
Chavez is still a psychopath.
Originally posted by smarteye
When 80% of a population is under the poverty line it is time for major social change. That's what Chavez is doing. By nationalizing oil, healthcare, energy, and even the telephone, he is removing the profit and giving the people what they need in order to catch up with the world.
Why then does the US oppose this?
Originally posted by ThePiemaker
reply to post by smarteye
Let me explain:
Communism Bad! Socialism just as bad! Capitalism Goooood! People suffering? That's 2 bad! You don't want capitalism? You a terrorist! We bomb you!
[edit on 25-1-2008 by ThePiemaker]
Originally posted by Lotlatino
if colombia starts a war with venezuela/chavez then ..... theres your WWIII ..... because colombia will be backed up by the U.S ... and guess who is gonna back up chavez??? no one other than his very good friends over at IRAN,Bolivia,Cuba and maybe Brazil and Argentina......