Sunday, February 17, 2008
Arms race between Venezuela and Colombia
Venezuela is engaged in a conflict with its neighbor Colombia, forcing both of them to spend money on arms. The race was started by Chavez three years ago with the purchase of 100 000 Kalashnikok AK-103, 53 helicópteros Mi-26, Mi-35, Mi-17, and several Sukhoi-30. In 2006 Chávez bought MIG-29 and in 2007 five submarines. While Venezuela buys its arms in Russia, Colombia has signed contracts for thirteen new Kfirs and eleven old ones will be renewed in Israel. Chavez is acting very anti-American and for some reason he is also opposing Israel in Latin American and world organizations. Chavez is also trying to organize an Anti-American boycott.