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Venezuela mobilised its troops last night and conjured up two alleged Colombian spies in the latest bout of muscle-flexing before the arrival of US drug-fighting troops in the region.
In an announcement during a televised Cabinet meeting, President Chávez accused Colombia of dispatching spies at the behest of the CIA in preparation for an invasion. Colombia denied the charge.
(CNN) -- Shoulder-launched anti-tank weapons purchased by Venezuela have ended up in the hands of guerrillas, Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos said. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro talks on the phone with President Hugo Chavez in Caracas Monday.
In an interview with Caracol Radio Monday, Santos addressed local reports of anti-tank weapons manufactured in Sweden being seized from members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and traced to Venezuela.
MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti) - Venezuela may purchase weaponry from Russia worth $5 billion over the next 10 years, a Russian political analyst said on Wednesday.
During his official visit to Russia on Tuesday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the Russian leadership reaffirmed their mutual drive to strengthen bilateral defense cooperation.
"Regardless of the situation on global arms markets, Venezuela under Hugo Chavez will continue to buy Russian weaponry, and may spend $5 billion or more over the next 10 years on imports of Russian military equipment," said Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.
What's wrong with buying weapons from Russia? It upsets US hegemony too much?
Venezuela may purchase weaponry from Russia worth $5 billion over the next 10 years, a Russian political analyst said on Wednesday.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Whats the matter?
I can't expose the fact that both sides are playing a very dangerous game?
That it takes two to tango?
Originally posted by plumranch
The problem, of course is that as always because of Hugo the Venezuelans go without food and live in poverty while he arms himself to the teeth!
We just need to grow up and learn how to seek peace instead of constantly seeking more money-making war. Or learn to recognize when you are just being fed propaganda to fuel another such money-making war, that will needlessly result in even more people being murdered than already are.
Originally posted by plumranch
Crumbling? That is a discription of the current administration not the overall economy. The GDP went from $14550 T a year ago to a projected $14260 T end of '09. Not bad in a recession!
I'm all for that in theory, too! But you might want to read some history
Unless you are reading history to learn from our mistakes and find a quicker way to peace,
I suggest you stop reading if you really believe in peace.
A lot of "history" is just modern propaganda. Ie, an excuse to continue killing people for money.
That is the real problem at this point.