The Associated Press is reporting that Hugo Chavez is preparing the Venezuelan military for a guerrilla-style war against the United States. This is the next move in a long line of actions that Hugo Chavez has taken in the last year to prepare for a war with the United States.
It was reported here about how Hugo Chavez has purchased heavy weapons from Russia over the last year. Chavez and Russia are in the midst of finalizing a deal for the purchase of 5 diesel-powered submarines. The goal is to make sure that Venezuela is ready for any kind of attack by the U.S. military.
It was also reported here about how Fidel Castro believes that the United States will target Cuba sometime in the near future. Both Cuba and Venezuela have signed a protection agreement in the case of any kind of attack from any other country.
This latest move came yesterday as President Hugo Chavez addressed the military of Venezuela. He stated that the attack by the United States was imminent and that they should be prepared. He stated that Venezuela would wage a guerrilla-style war against the United States and any other country that assisted them in the overthrow of the Venezuelan government or to go after the Venezuelan oil reserves.
Chavez was dressed in military fatigues during his speech, which gave the impression that he is ready to lead the military himself into battle. This is a strong psychological statement for the country and the rest of the world.
Chavez believes that he is going to lead Venezuela in a revolution against the United States. He sees the United States as an oppressive leader in the world that will soon be trying to invade his country and people.
Officially, the White House has only stated that they were concerned about the amount of weapons that are being stockpiled by the nation. They have stated that there are not any plans to attack Venezuela or Cuba.
There have been conflicting reports that have come from various military sources about the potential for a military blockade against either Cuba or Venezuela. This would be considered as an act of war by both of the countries. There has not been any word about this potential from the White House.
It will be interesting to see what plays out over the next few weeks between the U.S. military and Venezuela. It is a major military and social concern, which has not been carried by most of the mainstream media.
Associated Press, Chavez warns of guerrilla war with U.S., http://www.star-telegram.com/279/story/148312.html
Russia Supplies Weapons to Venezuela to Use Against U.S., http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/288713/russia_supplies_weapons_to_venezuela.html