Chavez....The Next Castro??

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    Venezuela & Russia: Chavez arms up


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    Tuesday, February 15, 2005


    President George W. Bush rightly is concerned about history repeating itself now that Fidel Castro Jr. -- better known as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez -- has ordered massive quantities of armaments from Russia.
    Mr. Chavez's Cyrillic shopping spree includes more than 100,000 AK-47 rifles (U.S. intelligence says it might reach 300,000), MiG-29 fighter jets and attack helicopters. He also plans to build an ammunition factory.

    The Bush administration has lodged a formal protest with Russia for agreeing to be Chavez's bad Santa.

    To understand Chavez, understand his father figure, the tyrant Castro. Cuba's agrarian reformer was all cane and no sugar when his "people's revolution" turned on his own people. And on countries in Central and South America.





    And with the former Soviet Union (Russia and its captive nations), Fidel turned his missile sights on the United States. When President John F. Kennedy stood up to Fidel and the Soviets, they backed down.

    Mr. Bush will not wait for brinkmanship to determine our fate. He is in good company -- JFK, as well as Presidents James Monroe and Teddy Roosevelt.

    The Monroe Doctrine warns against foreign intervention in the Western Hemisphere. The Roosevelt Corollary to it states America will back its words with deeds.

    Mr. Castro learned the hard way. Will his Venezuelan "son" be smarter?




    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/opinion/archive/s_303563.html
     
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    Hardly seems like an arms build up, although I'd be concerned if he was purchasing the makings for BCWMD.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/13/international/americas/13castro.html


    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/15/international/americas/15venezuela.html
     
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    "I say to world public opinion: if they assassinate Chávez, the responsibility will fall squarely on the president of the United States, George W. Bush," Mr. Castro said."

    Y'know, something about Bush tells me he wouldn't care :)
     
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    What Chavez is doing is taking land and property from middle class and wealthy people and giving it to the poor. Imagine waking up one morning to find five families have been given you land??? Like Dr Shivago all over again. I think I'd be running fast out of that country.
     
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    I'd imagine he probably pissed off some pretty important and powerful people, making them pay taxes and all. :D
    This guy is a bottom feeder, who was buddies with Saddam.
     

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