Skip to comments.Venezuela's Chavez seeks armed conflict with the USA
Posted on 01/25/2005 9:11:38 AM PST by alekboyd
I got to see a bit of the presidential spiel yesterday and I noticed that Chavez has lost composure; his normal coherent-self wasnt there; the rhythm and pitch of his voice have abandoned him; he's absolutely convinced that the hour of his rendezvous with history has finally arrived in the form of an open conflict; be it with Colombia or the USA.
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So many Communists, so little time...
Don't worry about a thing -- Jimmy Carter says Chavez is a good guy.
Rerun of "The Mouse That Roared"
Here's to a Ceaucescu ending to the ongoing troubles in Venezuela.
Perhaps he has some Confederate regiments down there ...
Too bad someone can't take him out !
Ahh, I can see it now...Miller Lite beer commercial, part two between Miss Venezuela and Miss Colombia.
Sign me up.
Somebody will. I suspect ol' Hugo's boys are prolly trying to figure out how best to do it. Even they can tell he's a train wreck waiting to happen.
Yeah, Jimmy Carter was there to make sure Chavez stole the election, the last election Venezuela will have while Chavez breaths Venezuelan air.
Thanks for posting, and a belated welcome to FR..I've bookmarked your site, and will check in when Ican..buit if you post more on FR, kindly ping me. One question, if I may. I'd say that I've gotten most of my information on what's happening in Venezuela from the "Americas" column in the Wall Street Jurnal by Mary Anastasia O'Grady...I assume you're familar with her commentary. I'd be interested in your take on her observations...thanks
You know, that's a really good question. I'm not sure. Maybe we could get Castro to do that.
He's going to wind up in a cell next to Noriega.
I have been monitoring international media, on a daily basis, for the last 2 and a half years. Mary O'Grady's latest re the inclusion of Hugo Chavez in the list of terrorism sponsors is the closest approximation to reality that I have read from a foreigner. Her insight is simply superb, I guess that's why she's so despised by NYT lovers...
One thing I don't quite understand...doesn't Colombia have its hands full with FARC? Why would they take this kind of 'bait' from Chavez? I haven't kept as a close a watch on the goings-on down there as I normally have, but it does sound like Hugo is going off his rocker.
chavez is afraid of Condi. She's no Powell. His playing footsy with the chicoms, al queda, and russia in our back yard sealed his fate.
Do not forget Jack Kemp. He was also in Chavez's corner.
There's over three hundred million people in Latin America.
The majority of them are illiterate cannon fodder easily controlled by the Marxists who run the show in most of the place.
That's a lot of mice.
Chavez is not a brave man, but I don't think he is leaving office alive.
Roger that, Marine!
And .. so does Chris Dodd and some other idiot senator who chastized Dr. Rice for suggesting Chavez was anything other than a steller person.
Mary Anastasia O'Grady (Wall Street Journal) is, IMHO, the best analyst we have on Latin America. She's the only one who seems to take Chavez seriously, too.
BTW, were you aware that Zapatero had planned to visit Chavez on his tour through LatAm this week(where he is visiting Lula, Kirchner and Lagos)? ZP wanted to finalize a contract for VZ to buy a military ship and 20 patrol boats for the VZ navy. Colombia lodged a formal objection, so in theory he is not going to VZ. However, nowhere did I read that Spain has cancelled the contract, so I'd say VZ is definitely arming itself.
He's an old pal, does good work, don't you think? - thanks Ken.
Yes..I am very impressed..and also a tad worried for him..
There have been some articles posted recently which suggest a FARC - Venezuela connection.
It's quite possible that Chavez has been assisting the rebels, and knows that soon he will answer for his treachery.
Ugo Chavez should start a war with the United States. When our military guns the commie s.o.b. down, there will fewer and less effective Senate investigations if it happens while UGO is "defending" the presidential palace. Arrivaderci, UGO!!!!!!
>>There have been some articles posted recently which suggest a FARC - Venezuela connection.
Interesting, I had not heard that. I need to start combing through LA newspapers and articles on the region again.
Do a FR keyword search for "Colombia".
You'll get a number of them.
Wrong analogy. The folks in the Mouse That Roared were harmelss, looking to lose a war with us so that they could get foreign aid from the generous Americans (we always give aid to the countries we beat in wars, don't you know?). Unfortunately for them they somehow managed to win their war with us. Not a likely outcome with old Hugo, nor is he harmless in any way shape or form. He would kill and eat the people of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, starting with the Duchess.
The image that comes to mind for me from literature is from C S Forester's Horatio Hornblower books, specifically the character of El Supremo from Beat to Quarters. The mad dictator, sending his peasent army off to die by the thousands, while crucifying any who dare questions any of his insane ravings. Sounds like Hugo to me.
Of course, instead of Captain Horatio Hornblower in the Lydia, we'll have Capt. James Symonds and CVN76, the USS Ronald Reagan and it's battle group. Don't think Hugo's Migs will fare too well in that little fracas.
Yes!!! I knew Chavez reminded me of someone. You've hit it right on the head (pity we can't do the same with Hugo).
WoooHooo! Free oil next week!!