Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chavez, Well-Armed

It's not just that Venezuela's Chavez is a Marxist with a very heavy narcissist/authoritarian trace-elements and a vicious dislike of Catholics...

It's that he's now extremely well-armed.

Among the two most alarming revelations is the already completed sale and delivery, to Venezuela by Russia, of nearly 2,000 advanced, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles capable of hitting aircraft as high as 19,000 feet. Equally and perhaps more alarming is an October agreement between Iran and Venezuela. The agreement establishes a joint ground-to-ground missile base on Venezuelan soil and calls for the sharing of missile technology and the training of technicians and officers. In addition, Venezuela may use the missiles as it chooses for “national needs” and in case of “emergency.” Several types of missiles will be deployed, giving Venezuela the ability to strike targets throughout South and Central America and throughout the U.S.

Those SAM's can easily be smuggled into the US, by the way.

The missiles don't have to be smuggled.

Given that Obama Administration officials are not necessarily aware of current events (like massive terrorist sweeps/arrests in Great Britain), one wonders if they are aware of this?

If so, where's the reaction?

1 comment:

neomom said...

They like Chavez and his "incredible Democratic revolution".