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Chavez threatens Colombia
Posted by: McQ on Sunday, March 02, 2008

Colombia, apparently, struck at a narco-terrorist camp inside Ecuador after tracking FARC spokesman Paul Reyes and other leaders there. Reyes and 16 other terrorists were killed.

Chavez reacted by sending troops to the Venezuela/Colombia border:
President Hugo Chavez on Sunday ordered thousands of troops to the border with Colombia after Colombia's military killed a top rebel leader.

Chavez told his defense minister: "Move 10 battalions for me to the border with Colombia, immediately." He also ordered the Venezuelan Embassy in Colombia closed and said all embassy personnel would be withdrawn.
He also called Colombia a "terrorist state". As for Ecuador:
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said Uribe had informed him of the raid but later announced that he was misled after Ecuadorean officials inspected a bombed rebel camp.

“The (Colombian) president either was poorly informed or brazenly lied to the president of Ecuador,” said Correa, who called home the ambassador to Colombia for consultation and promised a diplomatic note of protest.
Sounds to me like Chavez got to Correa.

And you'll love this from Chavez:
“The Colombian government has become the Israel of Latin America,” an agitated Chavez said, mentioning another country that he has criticized for its military strikes. “We aren’t going to permit Colombia to become the Israel of these lands.”
It may be nothing but the usual bluster and saber rattling from Chavez. But it certainly is an escalation in the tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.

And, of course, Chavez reserves the right to decide who is or isn't a "good revolutionary":
“We pay tribute to a true revolutionary, who was Raul Reyes,” Chavez said, recalling that he had met rebel in Brazil in 1995 and calling him a “good revolutionary.”
Murder and kidnapping are apparently the key to being labeled a good revolutionary in modern Venezuela. And why not - look who is el Presidente.
 
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Liberal fascism.

As long as totalitarian states pay lip service to leftist wet dreams ideology, their cause is just and defenders legion.
 
Written By: bains
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Err, are you sure you don’t mean Colombia? I can’t see Chavez being all that hot and bothered over a university in New York or a city in South Carolina.
 
Written By: Xrlq
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Speaking of "good revolutionaries" check out this opinion piece in the major Louisville paper.

This is the typical crap we get in my area.

 
Written By: JWG
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HAAHAH

hopefully next election the people will give him the boot. that or he will just politically implode.
 
Written By: SLNTAX
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JWG,

I read that article also. I couldn’t believe it was on the front page of the Forum (Sunday Editorial Section). I always knew the Courier Journal was left of center, but this was stunning.
I expect someone will answer this "activist" and set the record straight.
Can’t wait to see that.
Unbelievable.
 
Written By: autot
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I can’t see Chavez being all that hot and bothered over a university in New York or a city in South Carolina.
Err, I think you’re right ... I hate it when that happens. Corrected.
 
Written By: McQ
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Murder and kidnapping are apparently the key to being labeled a good revolutionary in modern Venezuela
Oh no McQ, it’s all about rhetoric and intention. If you pay tribute to the great socialistic idea every now and then and generally work for the people (it doesn’t matter what you do or whether it works) you are a good revolutionary! The murder and kidnapping business is just a byproduct of the evil “The North American Empire” as he so eloquently puts it
 
Written By: Jon Herstad
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I can’t see Chavez being all that hot and bothered over a university in New York
I agree. The University shares the same ideaology as Chavez....
 
Written By: shark
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JWG—I didn’t know Granma was also published in Kentucky.
 
Written By: kishnevi
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Murder and kidnapping are apparently the key to being labeled a good revolutionary in modern Venezuela.
And contracting the Chavez courier service - sealed package, hinterland to coast, security gauranteed, no questions asked.
 
Written By: unaha-closp
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Sonja Wallace is a filmmaker, writer and activist from Louisville.
And a loony, and a useful idiot... crikey!
 
Written By: meagain
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"El Tiempo", the top Colombian newspaper, is reporting that the "Freedom Fighters" got caught just 1800 metres, about one mile, inside Ecuadorian territory where they were caught literally with their pants down.

Ecuadorian Press reports they were all in states of undress, some in their underwear, others in their pyjamas, which is why Chavez called it a massacre, as if killing murdering kidnappers requires them to be fully dressed in order to be fair. Let’s hope the other killers in Colombia enjoy the same nightmare soon!

More to the point, the El Tiempo editorial calling for calm got MORE RESPONSES than any other editorial in the site’s history; more than 4000 people wrote in 99% of whom said "Bring it On" to Chavez and Correa.

One blogger even said it had given him a whole new outlook on world affairs; suddenly America and Israel were not the bad guys anymore! For that, if for nothing else, we should say thank you to Messrs. Reyes, Chavez, Correa annd Ortega.

The devil is waiting for you in Hell, Raul Reyes, and let’s hope that he treats you as badly as you treated the thousands you kidnapped and kept for eternity in that Hell you call Home!
 
Written By: eliXelx
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“The Colombian government has become the Israel of Latin America,” an agitated Chavez said
If this is correct, it would be fun to watch Chavez attempt a military solution . . .
 
Written By: Don
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One blogger even said it had given him a whole new outlook on world affairs; suddenly America and Israel were not the bad guys anymore!
Sad state of affairs; Israel is evil ’cause it defends itself, the US is evil because it is the foe of such nice guys as Saddam, the USSR, Imperial Japan and Hilter.
 
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