Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tanks on the borders of....Colombia?

Everyone's favorite autocrat, Hugo F. Chavez, is mobilizing his military to the Colombian border to heroically repel the expected US invasion.

Ok, now repeat after me: WTF?

Seriously, Hugo, Wassup?

Well, now that he has more or less achieved total power, Venezuela is falling apart.  Output there is still sharply falling and inflation is around 30%. Plus the country is facing water shortages and electricity blackouts. Crime in Caracas is a huge problem.

Although polls in Venezuela vary greatly, Chavez's popularity seems to be significantly falling in the face of all these problems.

I guess there is nothing like a good war scare to divert the populace from blaming you for the deterioration of their quality of life. 

Still it's hard to believe that anyone would seriously expect the US to invade Venezuela. How could we ever get mad at this guy?


Brian Irving said...

He's using a lesson learned from his nemesis/mentor; when you've run your country into the ground and opposition is growing, start a war.

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely charmed by the flower necklaces he is wearing. Your blog on the other hand doesnt do anything for me.

Globetrotter said...

Angus, you've made some good points, and I think they are interesting. I wonder what they are going to do next?