Skip to comments.Chavez tied to Colombia rebels
Posted on 11/25/2002 6:59:06 AM PST by hchutchEdited on 07/12/2004 3:39:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
CARACAS, Venezuela — Dissident military officers say the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has provided intelligence help and unhindered operations in Venezuelan territory to guerrilla groups fighting the government of neighboring Colombia.
Several of the officers, who recently declared themselves in disobedience and demanded Mr. Chavez's resignation, say the government also has opposed their efforts to combat guerrillas active on Venezuelan territory.
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Time for Hugo and his parrot to sleep with the fishes.
Castro would like to provide the same amount of support but doesn't have enough money to... thanks to the embargo!!!!
Despite all the pro-Cuba articles (another one this morning in the Dallas Morning News) in our ultra-left wing press, they have not mellowed and turned into passive enemies. The Cuban are processing Arab terrorists through Mexico in to the US and have special forces working against Columbia and any other government that is moving away from socialism. Facts? No, but our government must make these assumptions; it is the only prudent course.
Castro provides what help he can but be certain that Cuba is a big hollow shell held up by Castro's own hot air. Cuban Communism will not survive him, and spends an inordinate amount of effort in maintaining itself afloat. It has less left over than you might think.
"The most pathetic part of the situation was that when Hugo Chavez was advised, he took no measures and asked, 'How can we cohabit with the guerrillas?'" Gen. Gonzalez said. "That for me was unacceptable." Ultimately, Gen. Gonzalez said, he was able to carry out an operation against the guerrillas and the drug plantations they sponsor but still experienced resistance from higher up.
Later, he said, he discovered that agents of the national police service, the DISIP, were working in his region, collecting military information on Colombia and passing it to the guerrillas. "The intelligence organizations put themselves on the side of the guerrillas, and being on the guerrillas' side, they opposed the Colombian army, and we couldn't accept that," Gen. Gonzalez said.***
Cubans are a proud folk (deservedly so: all the ones i've met are very talented people) but i think they have just about had enough. when the change comes it will be spectacular, just as it was in eastern europe and in russia.
one needs to remain optimistic and at the same time actively work towards this goal.
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