Sunday, September 28, 2008

Could There Be a Venezuelan Missile Crisis?

Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez has announced he is accepting assistance from Russia to develop nuclear technology. Oh terrific.

Like Iran, Venezuela is an oil rich nation. Why do they need nuclear technology unless they plan to threaten the U.S. with it or sell it to an entity who would do harm on American soil?

Venezuela and Russia are becoming downright chummy. Chavez was in Russia last week and last month the Russians sent a naval squadron to Venezuela in response to American aid for Georgia. They are expected to conduct joint exercises before the end of 2008. This cannot be good.

This has all the makings of another Cuban Missile Crisis. Of course, if Obama is elected President he'll want to talk with Chavez and try to deal with the Devil. Methinks Obama will not be a Profile in Courage, blink first and allow Venezuela to go nuclear.

Or we could do the right thing, elect John McCain and put an end to this nonsense.

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