Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Enemies of My Friends

It's official, Colombian guerrillas would support Venezuela in the event of a US invasion:

“If there is an invasion by the US war hawks against the fraternal Venezuelan people, the FARC-EP would forcefully condemn it, and offer their unconditional solidarity with the Bolivarian process in the fatherland that saw the birth of our liberator. We are all united in Bolivar” said Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leader Raul Reyes to Anncol website.

A US invasion to Venezuela is, to say the least, very unlikely. With its current political capital the US administration couldn’t invade Lilliput. Bush’s approval rating is at 34%, and a recent survey shows that only 23% of US troops deployed in Irak believe they should stay until the job is done.

In a way, the prospect of a US military invasion to Venezuela is wishful thinking from the guerrillas: It gives meaning to their existence.


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