Originally posted by generalissimo
[b]Brazil's leader has called on US President Barack Obama to meet South American leaders to calm fears about the US military presence in Colombia
[i]Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed his concerns in a phone call to President Obama, Brazil's foreign minister said.
He wants guarantees t ...[text shortened]... e are indeed "winds of war" blowing in the region the only person to blame is himself.[/b]
It's true that the Venezuelan regime has been pushing for opportunities to start wars, only he may already be too late to fool himself much longer with the dramatic fall in the price of oil.
He was trying to provoke a war against Columbia due to some attacks launched against rebels protected within their territory. Most Latin American countries condemned Columbia's action but did not back Venezuela's war push, which I think is a diplomatic way of letting the child chavez vent that he was right whie standing firmly for peace against the wannabe mussolini.
The same thing is happening again. Columbia is fighting rebels within its own territory this time, and cooperating with the US within Columbian territory. Now Chavez wants to call this war moves? He's the one buying up Russian arms over the last decade and trying to build up his milliatry. He's the one who idolizes millitary latina american figures like simon bolivar who found for independence for many regions in latin america, including regions that Chavez wants to ally to himself with free trade accords. He names his movements after Bolivar. He provokes war with Columbia to push such millitary campaining dreams.
Although Chavez may be able to take Columbia without any outside peacekeeping parties involved, he cannot win wars without the support of governments which hold the balance of power in Latin America, and those remain the ABC (Argentina, Brazil, Chile) powers and Mexico. None of them seem interested in war and often continue the same strategy as last time, which is to condemn the actions that against outrage Chavez so much, but to stand for peace. Brazil seems to be saying, yeah US, let's clarify, you don't want to attack Chave, right, so now we don't have a reason to go against you.
Chavez appears to be showing cracks and beginning the process of crumbling... and at only 10 years of age... what a sad, sad little socialist.