Oh my, what a surprise

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez yesterday ordered the country’s military to prepare for a possible armed conflict with Colombia, saying soldiers should be ready if the United States attempts to provoke a war between the South American neighbours.

Mr Chavez said Venezuela could end up going to war with Colombia as tensions between them rise, and he warned that if a conflict broke out “it could extend throughout the whole continent”.

Gosh, socialist strongman loses popularity, decides upon a war to boost support.

A real surprise that, isn\’t it?

5 comments on “Oh my, what a surprise

  1. Alternative one-line summary: “lefty regime in Latin America annoys the US, so they send troops to overthrow it. A real surprise that, isn’t it?”

    (no idea whether mine or your is more accurate; but both are well supported by historical precedent…)

  2. I doubt Chavez would actually be stupid enough to start a war, Colombia has a much bigger population that Venezuela and isn’t run by a buffoon. Plus it is allied to the USA.

    Chavez is probably just trying to help FARC and other narco terrorists by forcing Colombia to divert its resources.

  3. “Alternative one-line summary: “lefty regime in Latin America annoys the US, so they send troops to overthrow it.”

    With the jug-eared nob-end currently occupying the White House? Fat chance.

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