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March 02, 2008

Is Hugo Chavez About To Start A War In South America?

Idiotic statements and economic jackassery is one thing. Sending troops in to neighboring Colombia? That would take things to a whole new level.

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez ordered tank battalions to the Colombian border and mobilized warplanes on Sunday after Colombian troops struck inside Ecuador in an attack on rebels.

He also ordered the shutting of Venezuela's embassy in Colombia and the withdrawal of all diplomatic staff in the dispute, warning Colombia's actions could spark a war in South America.

"Mr. Defense Minister, move me 10 battalions to the frontier with Colombia immediately, tank battalions," Chavez said on his weekly TV show. "The air force should mobilize. We do not want war."

On TV? Um, okay Hugo.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air thinks that if Chavez pulls the trigger and crosses the border into Colombia, the US might be forced to respond militarily.

Hugo is upset because Colombian armed forces killed one of the leaders of the FARC terrorist group. Raul Reyes, who Chavez has called, “a good revolutionary”, was hiding in Ecuador when Colombian troops made him an ‘ex-terrorist’.

Is Chavez really willing to start a regional war in defense of a terrorist group? Sadly, I wouldn’t put it past this nut job.

I hope somebody asks the Obamassiah what he’d say to Chavez about this.


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