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Elspeth
09-24-2008, 11:39 AM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x7162994

Chavez defender alert!



BrainStorm (267 posts)

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=1...


A Navy squadron set off for Venezuela on Monday, an official said, in a deployment of Russian military power to the Western Hemisphere unprecedented since the Cold War. Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said the nuclear-powered Peter the Great cruiser accompanied by three other ships sailed from the Northern Fleet's base of Severomorsk on Monday. The ships will cover about 15,000 nautical miles to conduct joint maneuvers with the Venezuelan navy, he said.

Dygalo refused to comment on Monday's report in Izvestia claiming that the ships were to make a stopover in the Syrian port of Tartus on their way to Venezuela. Russian officials said the Soviet-era base there was being renovated to serve as a foothold for a permanent Navy presence in the Mediterranean.

The deployment follows a weeklong visit to Venezuela by a pair of Russian strategic bombers and comes as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez plans to visit Moscow this week. It will be Chavez's second trip to Russia in about two months. The intensifying contacts with Venezuela appear to be a response to the U.S. dispatch of warships to deliver aid to Georgia that angered the Kremlin.

Chavez said in an interview with Russian television broadcast Sunday that Latin America needs a strong friendship with Russia to help reduce U.S. influence and keep peace in the region. In separate comments on his Sunday TV and radio program, he joked that he will be making his international tour to Russia and other countries this week aboard the "super-bombers that Medvedev loaned me," a reference to President Dmitry Medvedev. "Gentlemen of the CIA, to be clear, I'm joking," Chavez said with a laugh. He has repeatedly warned that the U.S. Navy poses a threat to Venezuela.



backscatter712
Wed Sep-24-08 08:25 AM
Response to Original message
15. Chavez does take things kind of personal, but who can blame him?

He was temporarily deposed in a coup d'etat, and the CIA did provide assistance to the coup plotters. Chavez is understandably unhappy with us about that.

Go watch The Revolution Will Not Be Televised if you haven't done so already.

...

Eilise
09-24-2008, 12:53 PM
Oh God, I especially dislike the Chavez defenders. :eek:

Elspeth
09-24-2008, 01:10 PM
Oh God, I especially dislike the Chavez defenders. :eek:

I just don't understand why this isn't being covered anywhere. And the DUmmies are ignoring it as usual.

LogansPapa
09-24-2008, 01:15 PM
I just don't understand why this isn't being covered anywhere. And the DUmmies are ignoring it as usual.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/10/russian-strategic-bombers_n_125535.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/russia_venezuela_bombers

http://www.aviation.com/flying/080911-russia-venezuela.html

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10149

(yawn)

LibraryLady
09-24-2008, 01:17 PM
Judil Lnn, joanne98, sexfpat2000 are all in "love" with Chavez. I wish they could go live in Venezuela and quit drinking the "ayuda del kool".

Elspeth
09-24-2008, 01:41 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/10/russian-strategic-bombers_n_125535.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/russia_venezuela_bombers

http://www.aviation.com/flying/080911-russia-venezuela.html

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10149

(yawn)

Huffington Post is a rag, Global Research is where this came from. Aviation.com is a specialty site.

That leaves Yahoo--and I'll give you that one.

But if you look at Global research, this has been going on for a long time, this cat and mouse game. According to the TeeVee and most mainstream front pages, it never happened.

LibraryLady
09-24-2008, 01:49 PM
Washington post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/22/AR2008092202907.html)
RUSSIA

Squadron Leaves Port, Bound for Venezuela

New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/23/world/europe/23briefs-NORTHSEAFLEE_BRF.html?ref=world)
Russia: North Sea Fleet Sails for Venezuela

ABC News (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/23/2371443.htm)

Russian warships head for Venezuelan war games

Associated Press (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iHvE2zvwkZUbF3qqvLMu7g5-H2XQD93BJVFO0)

Russian Navy squadron sets off to Venezuela

Elspeth
09-24-2008, 01:56 PM
Washington post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/22/AR2008092202907.html)
RUSSIA

Squadron Leaves Port, Bound for Venezuela

New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/23/world/europe/23briefs-NORTHSEAFLEE_BRF.html?ref=world)
Russia: North Sea Fleet Sails for Venezuela

ABC News (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/23/2371443.htm)

Russian warships head for Venezuelan war games

Associated Press (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iHvE2zvwkZUbF3qqvLMu7g5-H2XQD93BJVFO0)

Russian Navy squadron sets off to Venezuela

You always beat me, Library Lady. :)