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CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez said Monday that Venezuela has received thousands of Russian-made missiles and rocket launchers as part of his government's military preparations for a possible armed conflict with neighboring Colombia.
chavez has known the US is after him ever since the coup in 2001.
Originally posted by Max_TO
reply to post by factbeforefiction
I have to wonder , what major illegal drug producing nation does the U.S not have there army stationed in ?
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
The reality is Venezuelan Heavy Crude can only be refined in the United States. It’s not light sweet crude but heavy and they don’t possess the refineries for it.
Neither does China and neither do Russia.
Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of a proposed $9bn (£5.5bn) refinery project in China, in a sign of the difficulties faced by western oil companies seeking to profit from the country’s rapidly rising demand for energy.
Shell’s decision could create an opportunity for BP, which has talked about its ambitions for expansion in China.
However, analysts warned that the poor profitability of China’s refining industry meant that any investment in the sector might prove unattractive.
Shell had been planning to take a stake in a joint venture led by Sinopec of China and Kuwait Petroleum to build a refinery and petrochemicals plant in Guangdong, in the south of the country, but said on Friday that it was pulling out “due to strategic and commercial considerations”.
Chavez who accused Washington and Bogota of planning to stage war against his country announced that thousands of Russian missiles and rocket launchers were being received by Venezuela as the country is preparing for a possible military conflict.
"They are preparing a war against us," Chavez was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. "Preparing is one of the best ways to neutralize it."