Skip to comments.Venezuela plans a 'guerrilla army' against US invasion [Chavez's private army]
Posted on 08/13/2012 7:29:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Venezuela is training a "guerrilla army" aiming to be a million strong by 2013 to fight off a possible US invasion, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday.
"Plan Sucre" -- apparently crafted with input from close ally and fellow US foe Cuba -- covers the legal, logistical and other angles necessary to "transform a professional army into a guerrilla army," Representative Maria Corina Machado told El Universal newspaper.
The former presidential candidate said she had obtained a copy of the plan, printed by an institution affiliated with the national army.
"The strategic objective is to build a new Bolivarian military doctrine" that would prepare Venezuela to be successful in a prolonged popular war against "the empire," or the United States, Machado said, citing the document.
"This is clearly a proposal with Cuban inspiration and advice."
She said the military plan also provides for strengthening the guerrilla force at the expense of the regular army.
The plan calls for "strengthening the territorial militias, in order to ensure the necessary strength for the overall defense of the nation, targeting recruitment levels of one million by 2013 and two million by 2019," Machado said, citing the document.
Venezuela's militia corps, described by firebrand leftist President Hugo Chavez as "an army of the public," was created in 2005 to protect the country against possible "imperialist" aggression. They are considered a part of the military but report directly to the president.
(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...
June 2012 - Venezuela bans private gun ownership - Venezuela has brought a new gun law into effect which bans the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition.
Until now, anyone with a gun permit could buy arms from a private company.
Under the new law, only the army, police and certain groups like security companies will be able to buy arms from the state-owned weapons manufacturer and importer.
The ban is the latest attempt by the government to improve security and cut crime ahead of elections in October.
...Besides the health of President Chavez, security is the main concern for voters ahead of presidential elections in October.
.....Hugo Chavez's government says the ultimate aim is to disarm all civilians, but his opponents say the police and government may not have the capacity or the will to enforce the new law."........
"We are a free and independent country," Chavez said.
Army Gen. Julio Cesar Morales Prieto, president of Venezuela's state-run arms producer, said 3,000 AK-103 assault rifles have been assembled since Venezuela and Russia signed the 2005 agreement for the construction of a Kalashnikov assembly factory.
The factory has begun production, but construction of the facility has not yet been completed, Morales Prieto said.
The factory eventually will have the capacity to produce 25,000 rifles annually.
Chavez, a former paratroop commander, said that Venezuela has also started making grenades, ammunition and surveillance drones for its military. Three drones have been built so far, he said.
"We do not have any intentions of attacking anybody," he said. "These projects are for defence, for peace.".......
Why would we want to invade a third world country that hasn’t done anything to us?
That moron has delusions of grandeur. All dictators are the same: crazy.
All dictators need a scapegoat....Hitler had the Jews, Chavez has the US.
This is how it starts. Chavez will spend his nation into oblivian in preparation for the defense of an imaginary threat. He will repeat and campaign and push propaganda supporting his new aggressive national security agenda. He will make the case that Venezuala’s international influence is on the rise and significant.
They will go broke and eventually rely on Russia to feed their people. They will then become a lapdog identifying all their woes as the result of American Imperialism. Eventually, amid national objection, they will need to demonstrate their power and influence in the region.
At that point, they will attract the attention of America. Their invasion to the north will prompt some international outrage and potential military conflict some time in about 2019. Then Venezuala will be as proud as North Korea is today.
So they “hope to have over a million” trained? LOL...I bet they couldn’t defend against the hunters in Michigan on opening day of whitetail season.
“These projects are for defence, for peace.”...............................Hmmmmm, didn’t someone back in the 30’s say the same thing when he presented his 13 points? The representatives of France, Britain and Poland had the front row seats of that conference. Yup, for defense and peace, I believe him, yup I really believe him. s/
The purpose of a politician is to keep the public frightened of an imaginary booger man that only the politician can protect you from.