Venezuela: You Have Got to be Kidding

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    Chavez, in an effort to reward the poor of Venezuela for tolerating his socialist regime, has decided to purchase Russian submarines. Of course submarines are just what Venezuela needs to improve the lot of Caracas slum dwellers.

     
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    I hope he bus LOTS of Russian military hardware. We've already tested most of our stuff against that crap.
     
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    bottom line and no suprise, he's hoping for a Cold War and is choosing sides. Anyone see somthing wrong from his perspective?
     
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    I am sure in his mind he becomes the hero of South America.
     
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    Concur.
     
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    No, i only listen to the mainstream media's perspective.
     
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    "Defense from what? The Columbian Navy? American nuclear attack subs?"


    Uhh, yes the Colombian Navy has submarines, and Vezezuela and Colombia are traditional competitors, and have indeed had military clashes along their border.

    Why would it suprise you that a Nation would purchase arms for its defense? You didn't honestly think Venezuela was going to attack the U.S. with some outdated soviet subs, did you?
     
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    Why would they? What is the point, defensively?
     
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    Surely you jest. Virtually every major developing country on the planet, with a sea-going Navy has submarines. Why are you singling out Venezeula for having some nefarious goal? Paranoia?

    Venezeual is a competitor with Columbia. Of course they're going to have a national defense and a Navy, if only for contingency purposes. That's why we HAVE a military, right? For contingency purposes? Not, because we want to be war mongers who just randomly attack nations?
     
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    Unbelievable. Leave it to you to defend Chavez squandering what little wealth his country has on submarines. The Left defending the Left. Do you think the desperate Caracas slum dwellers would rather have submarines or housing and food? The socialist government of Chavez is spending billions on Russian weapons for what reason? To sign peace treaties with neighboring non-socialist governments?
     

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