Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez Threatens War with Columbia
Posted by Joshua Price on March 3, 2008
I wonder if the antiwar vermin Sean Penn and Danny Glover support their communist dictator friend’s threat to go to war with Columbia?
What am I talking about? Well why most of the media obsesses with the Democratic primaries on Tuesday and fawn over their Messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, Venezuela and Ecuador sent troops to their borders with Columbia, U.S. ally.
From the Washington Times:
South America was on the brink of war yesterday as Venezuela and Ecuador amassed troops on the Colombian border in response to the killing of a Marxist rebel leader.
The Marixst-Leninst dictator Chavez and his equally dictatorial Ecuadorian counterpart are upset that a fellow Marxist with ties to the terrorist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was killed? Shocking.
So what exactly happened?
A weekend battle sparked the mobilization, in which Colombian forces killed a top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in a camp in Ecuador.
“The obsessive conduct of those who prize the military option sharpens the armed conflict with grave possible consequences” read a statement from Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry after the weekend killing of FARC’s second in command, Raul Reyes.
Colombia’s government said yesterday documents found in a jungle camp in Ecuador where Colombia troops killed Mr. Reyes showed ties between the FARC rebels and Mr. Correa, including contacts with his government about political proposals.
Police Cmdr. Gen. Oscar Naranjo said documents found in computers belonging to Mr. Reyes showed contacts between a top Correa government minister and the FARC commander to discuss political proposals and projects on the frontier.
“The questions raised by these documents need concrete answers,” Gen. Naranjo said. “What is the state of relations between the Ecuadorean government and a terrorist group like the FARC.”
I’m sure you’re dying to know what Chavez’s take on the situation is:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened to join the rebels in a war to overthrow hard-line Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a key ally of the United States, deploying tanks, fighter jets and thousands of troops along the Colombian border.
On his weekly Sunday talk show “Hello President,” Mr. Chavez accused Colombia of “invading” Ecuador, and compared the action to Israeli attacks against Palestinians.
“The Colombian government has become the Israel of Latin America,” Mr. Chavez said. He called Colombia a “terrorist” state and its president, Mr. Uribe, a criminal; “Dracula’s fangs are covered in blood.”
No wonder the Hitler of Iran and Chavez get along: they both share a hatred for Israel.
So what’s the United States’ take on this?
Speaking in Texas, U.S. National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said officials were monitoring the situation.
“This is an odd reaction by Venezuela to Colombia’s efforts against the FARC, a terrorist organization that continues to hold Colombians, Americans and others hostage,” Mr. Johndroe said.
Wait, this an “odd” reaction by Venezuela? How can any action taken by a communist dictator be characterized as “odd?” I mean are we surprised by this?
I really hope not.
We should be thanking Ecuador. They have gotten rid of a Marxist and a terrorist.