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  • Thursday, March 31, 2005

    Spain to supply Venezuelan military

    I guess Spain have as much right to sell military hardware to Venezuela as anyone has to sell weapons to China, Israel, Pakistan, India, Congo and so on. from the Independent: Spain risks US anger by selling arms to Chavez

    In Spain's biggest arms deal for many years, its arms factories will supply 10 C-295 transport planes, four coastal patrol corvettes and four smaller coastguard patrol boats to Mr Chavez's army. Mr Zapatero said the vehicles would be used to monitor coastlines, combat terrorism and drug traffickers, and mount rescue operations during natural disasters. The deal was announced by the Spanish Prime Minister during a visit to Venezuela yesterday when he also met fellow left-wing leaders from Colombia and Brazil.
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    13 Comments:

    At 3/31/2005 07:47:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chavez is up to no good, wait and see.

     
    At 4/01/2005 02:50:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    "No good?" Like not allowing a U.S.-backed coup against him to succeed? By not obeying every command from the U.S.? Perhaps it is going to become like the former superpower of Nicaragua and will be poised to eliminate the U.S. in a single pounce?

     
    At 4/01/2005 04:35:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    For all his bluster against the US, his real focus is within South America itself. There will be trouble, guaranteed.

     
    At 4/01/2005 11:02:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Chavez, as djeb has stated has not followed every command which has been dished out by the US. And we all know that there have been plots in the past to overthrow Chavez. Is it any wonder that he wishes the country to better arm itself with all the threats from Washington?

     
    At 4/01/2005 11:24:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    He is going to pounce with his mighty superpower-league fleet of transport planes and patrol boats and take over Guyana, guaranteed?

     
    At 4/01/2005 05:05:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Venezuela has long claimed Essequibo Province in Guyana. One reason for past restraint might have been because there's not much there but a macho type like Chavez might just act anyway.

     
    At 4/01/2005 11:19:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    So they are doomed?

     
    At 4/02/2005 11:56:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Someone somewhere is always trying to create some sort of enemy.

     
    At 4/02/2005 03:25:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Speaking of macho types, remember when that Bush clown paraded around in a military uniform on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in an opertaion costing millions that was billed to the tax-payers?

     
    At 4/02/2005 06:54:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Ah yes, "mission accomplished" was I believe the wording of that banner. I don't believe the Iraqis are as yet "liberated", more than 2 years after the illegal invasion the conflict continues.

     
    At 4/04/2005 04:40:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee charged that the cost of remaining at sea for an extra day would be approximately $800,000 to $1 million.

     
    At 4/04/2005 04:21:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Which is a big red herring diverting attention from the post about Chavez.

     
    At 4/05/2005 09:36:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Actually, no. The talk regarding Chavez ceased on April first. Up until that time, the question was whether or not he was "up to no good... guaranteed." The anonymous poster was unable to provide any evidence as to whether he was or not. The comment regarding Bush was not posted to counter any non-existent evidence. It was an unrelated point regarding "macho" types. If you wish to reopen the Chavez debate, feel free to post some evidence, Allan.

     

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