By Joe Ramen | Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 4:03 am
In case you didn’t already know it, Venezuela’s Presidente Para Vivir, Hugo Chavez, is a nutcase.
Now Hugo is courting the Russians.
Venezuela to host Russia navy exercise in Caribbean
CARACAS (Reuters) – Several Russian ships and 1,000 soldiers will take part in joint naval maneuvers with Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea later this year, exercises likely to increase diplomatic tensions with Washington, a pro-government newspaper reported on Saturday….
Plans for the naval operations come at a time of heightened diplomatic tension and Cold War-style rhetoric between Moscow and the United States over the recent war in Georgia and plans for a U.S. missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland….
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, an outspoken critic of Washington, has said in recent weeks that Russian ships and planes are welcome to visit the South American country.
“If the Russian long-distance planes that fly around the world need to land at some Venezuelan landing strip, they are welcome, we have no problems,” he said on his weekly television show last week….
The socialist Chavez says he fears the United States will invade oil-rich Venezuela and he supports Russia’s growing geopolitical presence as a counterbalance to U.S. power.
For some reason the Hugo suffers from latent delusions of anachronistic grandeur, seeing himself as some kind of cold-war throw-back and a cross between Che “Stalin II (and now posthumously the world’s greatest tee-shirt salesman)” Guevara and Fidel “comandante” Castro. The guy is a joke.
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