Chavez Warns of War With Colombia
"The Colombian government has become the Israel of Latin America."
Hugo Chavez, March 2, 2008 (hat tip Chadwick)
And Chavez has become the Iran of SouthAmerica.
War has come to SouthAmerica......... stock up on your lattes folks. Ecuador's president has ordered troops to the border with Colombia, following a similar move by Venezuela (Gd forbid, Huge Chavez kept his fat ass out of it). Clearly he wants escalation.
The Bush Doctrine is ALIVE, at least in South America ............ now for the Middle East.....
Colombia has said documents found in a cross-border raid suggest links between left-wing Farc rebels and Ecuador's President Rafael Correa.
Colombian troops had entered Ecuador in a raid that killed a Farc leader, Raul Reyes, and 16 other rebels.
A good thing. The guy was a bloody terrorist of the first order.
Ecuador has expelled Colombia's ambassador following the attack and is sending troops to the border.
Earlier Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he was sending thousands of troops and tanks to its border.
A spokesman for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe told reporters the documents provided information that "Correa has a relationship and commitments with Farc".
>Love Uribe. He must have had the tacit support of the Bush administration - strong ally. So our men must be in the neighborhood.
Police commander Gen Oscar Naranjo said one document showed Reyes had met Ecuador's minister of internal security and that they discussed Mr Correa's "interest in making official relations with the Farc".
FARC: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People's Army (in Spanish Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia–Ejército del Pueblo), also known by the acronym of FARC or FARC-EP is a guerrilla organization with a Marxist-Leninist ideology. FARC is considered a terrorist group by the Colombian government, the United States, Canada, and the European Union.
Earlier, Colombian Foreign Minister Fernando Araujo went on television to express regret that it had to enter Ecuador.
But he said that the raid about 1.8km (one mile) inside Ecuador was "indispensable".
After Mr Araujo's statement, Mr Correa said: "I have decided on the immediate expulsion of Colombia's ambassador in Ecuador (Carlos Holguin)."
Mr Correa also said he was calling for an immediate meeting of the Organisation of American States and the Andean Community of Nations.
Speaking on his weekly television show, President Chavez had said Venezuela's embassy in Colombia would close.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Mr Chavez said he was reacting to the "cowardly murder" of Reyes.
Cowardly? Seems damn brave to me.
Mr Chavez has been mediating with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - or Farc - to secure the release of hostages the rebels hold, and six have so far been freed under this initiative.
But he lamented the killing of Reyes - whom he called a "good revolutionary" - when he spoke on his show, "Alo, Presidente".
The morality of Chavez - a good murderer. That's our boy.
Chavez is itchin for a fight:
Chavez called Colombian President Alvaro Uribe "a criminal" and branded his government a "terrorist state," likening it to Israel for its U.S.-backed attacks on militants.