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Belarus touts anti-air defense system for Venezuela
AFP vis Space War ^ | 3/16/2010 | AFP vis Space War

Posted on 03/16/2010 9:06:15 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday offered Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, a vocal US critic, help in building an anti-air defense system as part of the countries' deeper strategic ties. "We have proposed to your government and your president sharing the experience of creating a defense system for the state," Lukashenko, visiting Caracas since Monday, told lawmakers. "If your president wants to do so, we will be able to do so very soon."

"And then you can live peacefully, without having to be looking around to see what the rest of the world may do tomorrow, whether they are going to help you or plot against you," argued Lukashenko.

"I am sincerely so very pleased that we have forged a strategic alliance," he added. "Our relations keep getting closer."

Venezuela will from May begin selling 80,000 barrels of oil a day to Belarus, Chavez said earlier after meeting his Belarussian counterpart.

Lukashenko is visiting Caracas to solidify industrial, commercial and diplomatic cooperation between the two nations.

"Even though we have not sold even one barrel of oil to Belarus, we will begin to sell 80,000 barrels of Venezuelan oil to Belarus beginning May 1," Chavez told journalists Monday.

"It will allow us to enter the European market, in the center of Europe, to engage in joint ventures with Belarussian refineries. Belarus is being very generous with us," he added.

Lukashenko arrived in Venezuela Monday for a two-day trip set to include visits to housing built with assistance from his government, as well as Venezuelan gas fields and other petrochemical facilities.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airdefense; belarus; caracas; venezuela

1 posted on 03/16/2010 9:06:15 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

Putin obviously green lighted this...


2 posted on 03/16/2010 9:08:01 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping.


3 posted on 03/16/2010 9:09:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Yes, because you know just how eager America is to invade Venezuela. /sarc


4 posted on 03/16/2010 9:11:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
The Venezuelan right are such pussies.

And we're following in their footsteps.

5 posted on 03/16/2010 9:17:15 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: sonofstrangelove

This is what Zero gets for appeasement of Putin on missle defense. Disgusting. They’re walking all over us thanks to Hussein.


6 posted on 03/16/2010 9:17:24 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

All this oil has to go by sea in ships
No problem.


7 posted on 03/16/2010 9:41:54 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: bunkerhill7

leaky ships!


8 posted on 03/16/2010 10:31:07 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: sonofstrangelove

“It will allow us to enter the European market, in the center of Europe, to engage in joint ventures with Belarussian refineries. Belarus is being very generous with us,” he added.


Well i would not call Belarus the center of Europe
(maybe he should look on a map first ;-)
Yep the last (absolutely isolated) Dictatorship in Europe
will definitely help them to enter European markets /s


9 posted on 03/17/2010 2:53:49 AM PDT by darkside321
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To: sonofstrangelove

Bet when they plug it in it goes “Pfffftt!”


10 posted on 03/17/2010 3:46:07 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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