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Chavez Vows To Shoot Down US Planes

From his fans at the Associated Press:

Chavez: US spy plane violated Venezuela’s airspace

By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER (AP)

December 20, 2009

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez on Sunday accused the U.S. of violating Venezuela’s airspace with an unmanned spy plane, and ordered his military to be on alert and shoot down any such aircraft in the future.

Speaking during his weekly television and radio program, Chavez said the aircraft overflew a Venezuelan military base in the western state of Zulia after taking off from neighboring Colombia. He did not elaborate, but suggested the plane was being used for espionage.

"These are the Yankees. They are entering Venezuela," he said.

"I’ve ordered them to be shot down," Chavez said of the aircraft. "We cannot permit this." …

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy said the mission had no information about any flyover and had not been contacted by Chavez’s administration.

"If the Venezuelan government would like to speak with us about any issue, we would welcome discussions because we seek open dialogue with all nations in the hemisphere," spokeswoman Robin Holzhauer said.

U.S. Department of Defense spokeswoman Lt. Col. Rene White declined to comment…

Yet another example of the newfound respect our nation enjoys under Mr. Obama.

(Thanks to BillK for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 21st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Chavez Vows To Shoot Down US Planes”

  1. BillK says:

    From an admiring Associated Press:

    Chavez: U.S. Spy Plane Violated Venezuela’s Airspace

    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez on Sunday accused the U.S. of violating Venezuela’s airspace with an unmanned spy plane, and ordered his military to be on alert and shoot down any such aircraft in the future.

    Speaking during his weekly television and radio program, Chavez said the aircraft overflew a Venezuelan military base in the western state of Zulia after taking off from neighboring Colombia. He did not elaborate, but suggested the plane was being used for espionage.

    These are the Yankees. They are entering Venezuela,” he said.

    “I’ve ordered them to be shot down,” Chavez said of the aircraft. “We cannot permit this.”

    Chavez has accused Colombia of allowing the United States to use its military bases to prepare a possible attack against Venezuela.

    Both the U.S. and Colombia have denied such allegations in the past, saying the U.S. military presence is for the sole purpose of combating drug trafficking.

    A spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy said the mission had no information about any flyover and had not been contacted by Chavez’s administration. …

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580702,00.html

    At least someone believes national borders are important…

  2. proreason says:

    Mr Chavez needs some Obamy Bucks.

  3. Right of the People says:

    Chavez needs to take the tinfoil off of his head and get a grip on reality.

    I Can’t wait for the pictures we all know are coming of a Yankee spy plane they shot down. It will probably be parts of an old fuselage from some old Cessna or Piper Cub they will parade around and demand retribution in the form of Obammy bucks.


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