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Old 08-09-05, 10:43 AM
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Chavez: U.S. will 'bite the dust' if it invades

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told thousands of visiting students that if U.S. forces were to invade the South American country, they would be soundly defeated.

The U.S. government has strongly denied Chavez's claims that it is considering military action against Cuba's closest ally in the Americas.

But Chavez said late Monday that the U.S. government, which "won't stop caressing the idea of invading Cuba or invading Venezuela," should be warned of the consequences.

"If someday they get the crazy idea of coming to invade us, we'll make them bite the dust defending the freedom of our land," Chavez said to applause.

He spoke during the opening ceremony of a world youth festival bringing together student delegations from across the world and convened under the slogan "Against Imperialism and War."

Chavez called the United States the "most savage, cruel and murderous empire that has existed in the history of the world."

The Venezuelan leader said "socialism is the only path," and told the students the collective goal is to "save a world threatened by the voracity of U.S. imperialism."

Earlier, the students waved flags, danced in traditional dress, and held signs praising socialism, Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

More than 300 students from the United States shouted out their disapproval of U.S. President George W. Bush, chanting "Get out Bush!" Other students chanted: "Bush, fascist -- you're a terrorist!"

Some 15,000 youths from 144 countries traveled to Venezuela for the weeklong festival and conference, organizers said.

Chavez wore a red shirt like many of the students, and embraced delegation leaders as their groups marched past.

The ceremony was held in Venezuela's military headquarters in Caracas. Troops looked on while students passed carrying colored flags and shouting: "We will overcome!"

This year's World Festival of Students and Youth is the 16th. The first, in 1947, was held in Czechoslovakia, and during the Cold War most host countries were aligned with the Soviet bloc.

Apart from the former Soviet Union, other host countries have included Romania, Poland, Finland, Cuba, the former East Germany and North Korea.

The weeklong gathering will include musical performances, panel discussions and an "Anti-imperialist Court," which in past years has condemned the U.S. government's actions.

While tensions have grown between Chavez and Washington, the Venezuelan leader has built close ties with countries from Iran to China.

Chavez expressed his support Monday for Iran's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying he expects to continue strengthening relations. Chavez said like Venezuela, Iran is a country that has been "attacked" for many years by "the hand of imperialism."

Chavez, whose country remains a major supplier of oil to the United States, also is sharply critical of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Old 08-09-05, 10:49 AM
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OOOOOOOKKKKKKAAAAY then.
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I hope this is just posturing and they really aren't as crazy as they appear.
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Is he competing with Kim Jong for the nutjob award?
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Are THE SIMPSONS still banned from Venezuelan TV?
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy
Chavez, whose country remains a major supplier of oil to the United States.

Fucking hypocrite. If he hates us so much then why doesn't he cut us off?
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Or us. Why don't we just start using the oil we supposedly went to war for!
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A big reason for CAFTA.
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Chavez called the United States the "most savage, cruel and murderous empire that has existed in the history of the world."


Shwew, I need to take a breath. No wait, wait, did he say...?

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Can we put countries on our "ignore" list?
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I think we should invade just to prove him wrong.

But Chavez said late Monday that the U.S. government, which "won't stop caressing the idea of invading Cuba or invading Venezuela," ...
That's hot.
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We should have invaded Venezuela for the oil instead of Iraq. It would take the better part of a weekend.
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You guys are funny.

We've obviously won the war in Iraq free and clear, so why not think we could take Venny on?

The only way the US can "win a war" is by using WMD. Otherwise, we can't fight worth shit. Guerilla Warfare is what it's called, and the US is mucho afraid of it. Read up on Colombia's drug cartel and discover the US politely deviated from sending any large amount of troops there, knowing full well they would get their asses kicked.

The US can invade any country it wants. This is true. But a few days after invading, is a whole other story entirely.
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Sorry... why are we invading again? We're not busy enough with plans for N. Korea and Iran right now?
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
You guys are funny.

We've obviously won the war in Iraq free and clear, so why not think we could take Venny on?

The only way the US can "win a war" is by using WMD. Otherwise, we can't fight worth shit. Guerilla Warfare is what it's called, and the US is mucho afraid of it. Read up on Colombia's drug cartel and discover the US politely deviated from sending any large amount of troops there, knowing full well they would get their asses kicked.

The US can invade any country it wants. This is true. But a few days after invading, is a whole other story entirely.
Ok, why would we invade Venezula? That's what this retard Chavez needs to ask himself before making stupid statements. We have zero reason to invade. Same goes for Cuba. Maybe the guy needs to help out is own people with the bright shining light of socialism instead of talking shit.
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I don't think we would invade Venezuela either. That's why CAFTA was made.
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Green thumbs came in handy for employees in Maturin, Venezuela, on United Nations World Environment Day in 2003. Workers pitched in to purchase and plant trees around the <B>Servicios Halliburton de Venezuela</B> facilities.

http://www.halliburton.com/about/community_impact.jsp
<b>It appears that Halliburton has 21 offices in Venezuela.</B>

Perhaps if Chávez were out of power, Halliburton could generate more profitable “beyond-scrutiny” contracts?

http://www.vcrisis.com/index.php?con...s/200506270326
It begins...
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Otherwise, we can't fight worth shit. Guerilla Warfare is what it's called, and the US is mucho afraid....
General,

Let me put it as gently as I can - you don't know what in the fuck you're taling about.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
You guys are funny.

We've obviously won the war in Iraq free and clear, so why not think we could take Venny on?

The only way the US can "win a war" is by using WMD. Otherwise, we can't fight worth shit. Guerilla Warfare is what it's called, and the US is mucho afraid of it.
You think the military is doing everything they can in Iraq? They have their balls in a vise right now. Not much they can do in a political war.
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Chavez called the United States the "most savage, cruel and murderous empire that has existed in the history of the world."
Damn, and the US is right next door. See ya later, gotta go work on that bunker.
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We should hurt him where it hurts the most - his pocket-book - when we quit buying his fucking oil.
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I think I'm gonna join the CIA just to kill off this idiot.

Whoops, my cover's blown.
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Originally Posted by Ranger
I think I'm gonna join the CIA just to kill off this idiot.

Whoops, my cover's blown.
Eh, Rove already told me you were going to consider joining any way.
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His Venezuelan information minister is saying the same thing..


"The U.S. will bite the dust if it invades. They will be lost in the desert. They will not come within a million miles of Caracas"
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