My first post on this weblog, and it's going to be about Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. I'm sure he'll provide me with lots of material. Well, in case you missed it, Venezuela looks like it might be going to war with Colombia. Chavez is certain that his Colombian brothers are planning an invasion into his county, orchestrated by President Bush of course, and sees the recent killing of Marxist FARC leader and spokesman Raul Reyes and 16 other militants across the border in Ecuador as the actions of a "terrorist state." You see, since Colombia-based FARC tends to align on his side of the political spectrum, they're obviously warriors of virtue. You know, despite the whole financing their operations with cocaine money and kidnapping ransoms and blowing up the occasional person. So now 10 divisions of Venezuelan soldiers, including armored divisions and the air force, are congregated on the Colombian/Venezuelan border. Prediction: This all blows over quickly and quietly. Colombia limits its bombings, and Chavez removes his forces with a renewed false sense of accomplishment. –Stephen Payne, Editor, Oil and Gas Investor This Week; email@example.com
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