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Chavez Aided Group In Effort To Topple Colombian Government

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 9, 2008

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A cache of controversial computer files closely tying Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez to communist rebels seeking to topple Colombia’s government appear to be authentic, U.S. intelligence officials say.

The trove — found on a dead guerrilla leader’s laptops during a military raid in March — is likely to ratchet up pressure for the U.S. to impose sanctions on one of its most important oil suppliers.

The files that have been made public so far have largely confirmed Mr. Chávez’s well-known sympathy for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. But a review by The Wall Street Journal of more than 100 new files from the computers suggests that Venezuela has broader and deeper ties to the FARC than previously known.

These documents indicate Venezuela appears to be making concrete offers to help arm the rebels, possibly with rocket-propelled grenades and ground-to-air missiles. The files suggest that Venezuela offered the FARC the use of one of its ports to receive arms shipments, and that Venezuela raised the prospect of drawing up a joint security plan with the FARC and sought basic training in guerrilla-warfare techniques.

“There is complete agreement in the intelligence community that these documents are what they purport to be,” a senior U.S. official said. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has been sharing its assessments with the White House, this official said.

Washington’s stance is likely to hurt Venezuela’s already deeply strained relationship with the U.S., its biggest trade partner. It could also add pressure for the U.S. to declare Venezuela a state sponsor of terrorism, alongside Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria, and impose sanctions.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Commentary

Don’t look for progressives to complain like they would if our President had been implicated in efforts to overthrow another government like, say the Sandinistas, which I fully supported, and eschewed college in order to participate in that great effort to keep communism limited in this hemisphere. I think it is time we did the same thing to Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro, and Daniel Ortega (Yes, he’s back). We need to free their people.

They remain useful idiots for any one they see who could help them bring Socialism to our Republic. And, they will be useful stalking horses that will allow terrorism to become an everyday fact of life in the western hemisphere, even here in America.

I am preparing a series of video ads to drive the point home this fall.

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Chavez Mobilizes Military, Closes Embassy With Colombia

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 2, 2008

Speaking on his weekly television show, President Chavez also said Venezuela’s embassy in Colombia would close.

MHugo Chavez ordered tank battalions to the Colombian border and mobilized warplanes on Sunday after Colombian troops struck inside Ecuador in an attack on the FARC terrorists that for years have been launching attacks against government troops and then hide inside the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian borders.

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.”

Chavez also said he would send Russian-made fighter jets into U.S. ally Colombia if its troops struck in Venezuela.

Colombia’s military said on Saturday troops had killed Raul Reyes, a leader of Marxist FARC rebels, during an attack on a jungle camp in Ecuador in a severe blow to Latin America’s oldest guerrilla insurgency. The operation included air strikes and fighting with rebels across the frontier.

Reyes had been accused of drug trafficking and of being involved in at least 57 murders. The United States had offered 5 million dollars for his capture.

On Sunday, Chavez began his TV program wit a minute of silence in honor of the dead narco-terrorist who he considered a “great revolutionary.”

Source: Yahoo! News

Upset at the death of FARC terrorist Raul Reyes at the hands of the Colombian army, Hugo Chávez accused the Colombian president of being a “criminal” and promised to “liberate” the neighboring country.

“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.”
Chavez accused Colombian president Alvaro Uribe of being a puppet of Washington and acting on behalf of the U.S. government, saying “Dracula’s fangs are covered in blood.” “Some day Colombia will be freed from the hand of the (U.S.) empire,” Chavez said. “We have to liberate Colombia,” he added.

Source: USA Today

After Saturday’s operation 1.8km (one mile) into Ecuadorean territory, Colombia’s defence minister described the death of Reyes as the “biggest blow so far” to Farc.

But Mr Chavez described the strike as “a cowardly murder, all of it coldly calculated”.

He said Colombia “invaded Ecuador, flagrantly violated Ecuador’s sovereignty”.

Mr Chavez addressed his defence minister, asking him to “move 10 battalions to the border with Colombia for me, immediately” – a deployment likely to involve several thousand soldiers.

Source: BBC News
Hat Tip: Babalu Blog
Related: Paul Reyes on Wikipedia
Related: Gateway Pundit
Also: The Legend of Pine Ridge
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**update** 5.46pm Silo Breaker

**update** 6.14pm New York Slimes is reporting Ecuador want some of the action, and are sending troops to their border as well.

Is this merely posturing by Chavez because a fellow thug has been sent to his maker to answer for his crimes, or an attempt to raise the price of oil a little more? Would that Chavez could meet a similar fate.

Web Resources if there is a conflict:

Military Guides

Venezuela

Colombia

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A View to a Kill: The Left Supports the Thug-In-Chief Hugo Chavez

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 29, 2007

Or, How I Quit Living in Fear of Freedom of Speech, and Learned to Love Neo-Stalinism

I hope the events unfolding in Venezuela has been an awakening for people on how the Hard-Core Lefties think, and the cognitive dissonance they bathe in will lead to the horrors of tyranny every single time it is tried!

Hugo Chavez, who has been given dictatorial powers “only during the current emergency“, and an extended term in office, has assumed the worship of the American Communists once only occupied by El Presidente Fidel Castro. And, like him, he will continue to find ways to remain in power far beyond his current term expires. Sort of like Darth Vader for earthlings without the twisted false messiah ending in Episode VI of Star Wars.

The Kids at Daily KKKos support and rationalize the gutting of Free Speech in Venezuela, and I promise you, they wish they could do the same thing here in America to Fox News (a breeding ground for the hated RINOS), Conservative Talk, and the Conservative Blogosphere via “Net Neutrality.’

An excerpt from a Buzzle article:



Radio Caracas Television – the country’s “oldest and most popular” private channel – hosted an emotional farewell to viewers and depicted its imminent demise as a political watershed. “This marks a turn toward totalitarianism,” said its director, Marcel Granier.

The government ridiculed the notion and said it was exercising its legal right not to renew the concession of a channel which had “polluted” the airwaves with anti-democratic coup-mongering as well as sleazy soap operas.

“anti-democratic coup mongering as well as sleazy soap operas,” by those standards, three quarters (or more) of American Television, and virtually all of Hollywood should be at risk of being taken off the air! Most especially on the sleaze. The left have been coup-mongering, and the Democratic Duo of Pelosi & Reid backed off once they realized Americans will not stand for it. (80 million gun owners would soon correct that mistake!)

Here are some more articles on the brave souls fighting against tyranny in Venezuela, much like the Contras we helped two decades ago in Central America:

Washington Post

Venezuelanalysis

BBC

The president says the new channel that took RCTV’s place at midnight on Sunday (0400 GMT Monday) will better reflect the socialist revolution he has pledged to lead.

Never forget that socialism cannot survive when there is competition from other ideologies, and must sink to using violence to remove them. That is part of what the Fairness Doctrine is intended to set into play, to force successful conservative programs to loose part of their air-time to the socialists until a way can be found to remove them from the air.

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