Friday, July 31, 2009

Obama's friend Chavez

"Chávez withdrew his ambassador from Colombia and threatened to break diplomatic relations to protest complaints by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe that three grenade launchers found in the hands of Colombia's biggest guerrilla group had been sold by the Swedish government to Venezuela in 1988. Chávez denied Uribe's charge, which seems to provide more evidence of ties between Chávez and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which has been waging a 45-year battle to overthrow Colombia's democratically elected government. Tommy Stromberg, the political counselor at the Swedish Embassy in Bogotá, said Wednesday that his government has been pressing Venezuela for weeks to explain how the three shoulder-fired AT4 grenade launchers and ammunition ended up with the FARC."

Neutral / socialist Sweden, by no stretch of the imagination a puppet of "U.S. imperialism", has proof that weapons purchased by Venezuela end up in the hands of Columbian terrorists.

Why does Obama still want better relations with Chavez?

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