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Venezuela Says Its Jets Intercepted U.S. Plane

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posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Venezuela Says Its Jets Intercepted U.S. Plane


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CARACAS -- President Hugo Chávez said he ordered two F-16 jets to intercept a U.S. military plane that twice violated Venezuelan airspace on Friday in what he called the latest provocation in the South American nation's skies.

Brandishing a photo of the plane, which he described as a P-3, Mr. Chávez said the overflight was the latest incursion in Venezuelan skies by the U.S. military from its bases on the Netherlands' Caribbean islands and from neighboring Colombia.
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posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Anyone else get the feeling that Venezuela will be the next hot spot ?

Seems tensions have been rising between Venezuela , U.S and Colombia sense the later part of summer and after hearing yet another report such as this one I am inclined to believe that its only a matter of time before we see some type of action over the skies of Venezuela .

Myself , I am a bit surprised that Chavez hasn't tried to hammer out any military base treaties with Russia or China as a means to protect his hold over Venezuela .

online.wsj.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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us wont do anything to venezuela ...
they just cant, in South America there are BRA, ARG, and many other countries that will just be against it ... I am sure

the only way would say that bin laden is there ... LOL



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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You just may be right but there is nothing stopping the U.S from having a little proxy war with Venezuela via Colombia .

And if we are to assume that Ven. could be made out to be the aggressor then it would not be that far fetched to see the U.S send in the Calvary .

[edit on 9-1-2010 by Max_TO]



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by Faiol
us wont do anything to venezuela ...
they just cant, in South America there are BRA, ARG, and many other countries that will just be against it ... I am sure

the only way would say that bin laden is there ... LOL


You need to do some study on your history there champ.

Perhaps you should look into the frequency and ferocity of US intervention.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by Max_TO


Anyone else get the feeling that Venezuela will be the next hot spot ?

Seems tensions have been rising between Venezuela , U.S and Colombia sense the later part of summer and after hearing yet another report such as this one I am inclined to believe that its only a matter of time before we see some type of action over the skies of Venezuela .

Myself , I am a bit surprised that Chavez hasn't tried to hammer out any military base treaties with Russia or China as a means to protect his hold over Venezuela .

online.wsj.com
(visit the link for the full news article)




Dude you seriously believe anything that dictator has to say? Hes a parniod dictator, who thinks the U.S. will invade his country,, pshh we got better things to do



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by The Alamo Ripper

Dude you seriously believe anything that dictator has to say? Hes a parniod dictator, who thinks the U.S. will invade his country,, pshh we got better things to do


Not sure what I am believing ??

To clarify my position , tension has been heating up over Ven. and I feel that we will see something happen to good old Chavez , regardless of what he says .

As for the invading country , that will be left to Colombia , with a little air support by the U.S



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Didn't this story come out about the same time Hugo devalued the money?

Could be a distraction from the real issues at hand.

I think if US wanted to take action against Chavez, Obama would try diplomacy first.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by Max_TO
Myself , I am a bit surprised that Chavez hasn't tried to hammer out any military base treaties with Russia or China as a means to protect his hold over Venezuela.


Chavez has ruled out the possibility of a Russian Military base. Plus a base would only invite a U.S. invasion.


President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Russian bombers would be welcome in Venezuela but the socialist leader denied that his country would offer Moscow its territory for a military base.


AP Article on CBS News Website

However I do believe a proxy war with the U.S. supporting Columbia is a distinct possibility.

[edit on 9-1-2010 by Studious]



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Thanks for providing that quote as I was not aware of that statement ever being made .

second line



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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please,the good old USA wouldn't stoop to invade Venezuela.
I mean it's not like they have drugs or oil there.
oh,wait thats right...

man they're screwed.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Well - if it was a P3 then it was probably doing recon as that is their main misson. But if that is the case, why use something so easily detected?

US Navy - P3



P-3C Orion long range ASW aircraft

Description
Four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft

Features
Originally designed as a land-based, long-range, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) patrol aircraft, the P-3C's mission has evolved in the late 1990s and early 21st century to include surveillance of the battlespace, either at sea or over land. Its long range and long loiter time have proved invaluable assets during Operation Iraqi Freedom as it can view the battlespace and instantaneously provide that information to ground troops, especially U.S. Marines.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 06:06 PM
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only reason i can see is they wanted them to be seen.
They could use many different assets to get recon,to use such an outdated means.
off hand i'd say to distract the venezulans away from some other operation,presumably an airborne insertion or extraction or just to rattle their cage a bit and reduce their moral.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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You do realize Chavez was elected by the Venezuelan people. Furthermore a coup attempt was made against him during his Presidency and the coup attempt was supported by the U.S. government. At the time Bush called it Democracy in action.

You're not paranoid if they're really out to get you.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by Bobbox1980
You're not paranoid if they're really out to get you.


Indeed. Nick Rockefeller stated in early 2001 that he wanted to go into Afghanistan, Iraq and Venezuela.

[edit on 9/1/10 by NuclearPaul]



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by Bobbox1980
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You do realize Chavez was elected by the Venezuelan people. Furthermore a coup attempt was made against him during his Presidency and the coup attempt was supported by the U.S. government. At the time Bush called it Democracy in action.

You're not paranoid if they're really out to get you.



This is absolutely true.

The bush coup was a miserable failure when the people rallied to protest, and a handful of guards / troops loyal to chavez ousted the US puppet people to the curb.

One tactic of the CIA to incite the masses was to have snipers pick off peaceful protesters.. then use the media to blame it on the evil chavez govt... huuum, now where have we seen that recently?... neda?

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is a 2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

www.youtube.com...



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 05:28 AM
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Originally posted by The Alamo Ripper

Originally posted by Max_TO


Anyone else get the feeling that Venezuela will be the next hot spot ?

Seems tensions have been rising between Venezuela , U.S and Colombia sense the later part of summer and after hearing yet another report such as this one I am inclined to believe that its only a matter of time before we see some type of action over the skies of Venezuela .

Myself , I am a bit surprised that Chavez hasn't tried to hammer out any military base treaties with Russia or China as a means to protect his hold over Venezuela .

online.wsj.com
(visit the link for the full news article)




Dude you seriously believe anything that dictator has to say? Hes a parniod dictator, who thinks the U.S. will invade his country,, pshh we got better things to do


Don't worry, there will soon be an announcement that Bin Laden has been traced to Venezuela and then all the big action will suddenly be there.



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 05:57 AM
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There is a lot of drought in Venezuela, a sweet water lake near a dam is almost gone.This causes a lot of social unrest in the country. I wouldn't be surprised for Chavez to try and unite the country and go to war with the US and our kingdom over there, at Kopenhagen again he claimed the Antilles where in his territorial waters.I hope then we may smack this b!tch up for good.

[edit on 10-1-2010 by Foppezao]



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