Columbia and Venezuela ready for War

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Colombia seeks UN help, Chavez readies for 'war'
(AFP) – 15 hours ago
BOGOTA — Colombia has said it will seek UN help after Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez instructed his military to ready "for war."
"Faced with these threats of war by the government of Venezuela, the government of Colombia is weighing heading to the Organization of American States and UN Security Council," said a statement from President Alvaro Uribe, read out by his spokesman Cesar Velasquez.
"Colombia has not made nor will it make any bellicose move toward the international community, (and) even less so toward fellow Latin American nations," the statement said.
"The only thing we are interested in is defeating terrorism related to drug trafficking, which has been so unfair to Colombians for so many years."
Colombia, the statement added, "remains ready for frank dialogue, achieving greater understanding and to the rules of international law."
Hours earlier, Chavez urged his military leaders to prepare "for war" and to ready citizens to "defend the homeland," as tensions continue to mount over fractious ties with neighboring Colombia.
"Let's not waste a day on our main aim: to prepare for war and to help the people prepare for war, because it is everyone's responsibility," Chavez said during his weekly radio and television show "Alo, Presidente."
The comments come at a tense time for the region as Colombia signs a controversial military agreement with the United States to let US forces use seven military bases in Colombia for anti-drug operations.
Chavez has repeatedly voiced deep fears of US encroachment in the region.
 

arty

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Chavez appears to be a delusional attention whore. He is like the little kid on the playground that harasses the big kids until they get tired of his antics and kick his ass around the school yard.
 

gouchobob

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If people were paid for expelling hot air Hugo no doubt would one of the wealthiest people in the world. Dreaming up some external threat is a time honored way in South America to distract the people from growing problems at home.
 

ghost

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Mr. chavez is a sick man. But he has a THING going with our queen [they have become a item, so to speak] and there in lies his manlihood. Just another Jerk with oil money and no brain. Opec idiots are abundant these days.
 

trapiche

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Don't wait for it! Hugo Chavez and his boy scouts will never attack Colombia. He can talk big, but he won't act - he is afraid the US will jump in and make him a fool. His troops lack training, his equipment, although fresh from Russia is a new toy for them and they are still playing with it. Uribe can complain to the OEA, but those scary fools will not solve anything. Sooooo, we wait and see who throws the first piedrita.
 

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arty said:
Chavez appears to be a delusional attention whore. He is like the little kid on the playground that harasses the big kids until they get tired of his antics and kick his ass around the school yard.
They tried to kick his ass in an attempted coup, but it failed? Don't you remember?

gouchobob said:
If people were paid for expelling hot air Hugo no doubt would one of the wealthiest people in the world. Dreaming up some external threat is a time honored way in South America to distract the people from growing problems at home.
Colombia is a client state of the United States who actively funds para-military groups that routinely attack the Venezuelan army and civilians. If that is not a threat I don't know what is.
 

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orwellian said:
They tried to kick his ass in an attempted coup, but it failed? Don't you remember?
Not really. They just didn't have the guts to execute him like they should have.


orwellian said:
Colombia is a client state of the United States who actively funds para-military groups that routinely attack the Venezuelan army and civilians. If that is not a threat I don't know what is.
I look forward to Chavez giving Columbia (and it's backers) the excuse to end his fandango once and for all. Then Argentina can break free of its Kirchnerian yoke and start battling the problems that ills it.
 
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