Skip to comments.Chavez says Russia to help Venezuela make rifles
Posted on 05/30/2006 8:25:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Russia will help Venezuela build plants to make Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition after the United States restricted arms sales to the South American nation, President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.
Chavez also told a press conference in Quito, Ecuador, that a delivery of 30,000 Kalashnikov automatic rifles was due to arrive from Russia in early June.
"The Russians are going to install a Kalashnikov rifle plant and a munitions factory. So we can defend every street, every hill, every corner," he said in remarks broadcast in Venezuela.
Washington banned all weapons sales to Chavez's leftist government this month because of U.S. concern about his ties with Cuba and Iran and what it called his inaction against guerrillas in neighboring Colombia.
The sanctions led to a diplomatic freeze with Venezuela, a major U.S. energy supplier and the world's No. 5 oil exporter.
Chavez rattled the White House earlier with a deal to buy 100,000 Russian automatic weapons.
Earlier this year, the United States expressed concern about Spain's plans to sell $1.56 billion in military ships and planes to Venezuela.
Chavez charges the United States with orchestrating a 2002 coup that briefly toppled his government and frequently accuses the United States of planning to invade Venezuela.
"The invasion plan is prepared, we even have part of this plan. They change it of course," Chavez said, although he added he was working to avoid such an attack.
Washington denies it plans to invade Venezuela and says Chavez is destabilizing the region.
Russia is the world's No. 2 oil exporter. Russia's Gazprom is exploring for natural gas in Venezuela, and Russian oil major LUKOIL says it wants to invest up to $1 billion in developing Venezuelan deposits.
Cadets look at a display marking the invention of the Kalashnikov assault rifle in the Artillery Museum in St. Petersburg in a file photo. Russia will help Venezuela build plants to make Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition after the United States restricted arms sales to the South American nation, President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday. (Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)
fyi.. saw your post,, looks like he's getting closer
We need a million rifles to repel US, Chavez says ^
Posted by Cincinatus' Wife On News/Activism ^
02/05/2006 3:11:19 AM PST · 134 replies · 2,981+ views
So now the Russians can build non-functional rifles for Pineapple Face Chavez, rather than mail them?
Hey Hugo, remember "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!" You'll be saying this often when you deal with the Russians!
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks at the Government Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Chavez is in Quito to sign accords providing technical advice to state-run oil company Petroecuador and offering to refine Ecuadorean crude oil in Venezuela at a discount. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa R.)
I heard they were selling hugo AKs but what's this about non-functional?
Props for Hugo's "Oliver Stone" movie.
Earlier, the Russians had sold Venezuela 30,000 Kalashnikovs. Too bad they didn't work!
Where are they going to find a million "men" who will survive having the AK shoved up their anal orifice....
Everybody say 'ho'!!
That's what i'm wondering . The AK might not be the most accurate , but it is very well one of the most reliable . Every American should own one ...or three or four ....
Really? Where did you get this information, may I ask? I find it kind of odd to have non-functional AKs. After all, some have even been cobbled together in Afghani workshops and worked. The main selling point of the weapons is their reliability and ruggedness.
Sure the Russians have a load of crummy weapons, but they do have occasional gems like the AK and RPG-7.
Does anyone know if chubby-cheeks has decided on the 7.62 or 5.45 version (or 5.56)? I ask, because the 7.62's proven incapable of penetrating our interceptor body armor (thus if he purchases it, he might have something else in mind). Not to mention that the 5.45's supposed to be far more accurate (not that I'm exactly expecting brilliant accuracy out of commies).
Who knows, with so many rifles floating around, someone might get the bright idea to off Hugo.
What's the story about them not working?
I'm fondling my AK as I type this. I hope you don't think me forward but ...
this loon tune is getting ready for a war, the question is, who is it going to be with and when?
I wish I could find it...hey, I could be wrong, but I do recall something to that effect a few weeks ago. If I am wrong, then consider it already retracted.
Yep! If something is working in Russia they call it "Kalashnikov".
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