Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ecuador going Bolivian, and the US turning Venezuela into Iraq

Ecuador seizes an oilfield from the Occidental Petroleum Corporation, the US' fourth largest.

And the Washington Times has reported (I'm not sure if it can be accurately said that the Washington Times actually does any reporting, but I digress) that Thomas A. Shannon, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, is accusing Venezuela of ties to terrorism - sans evidence, if that's even worth mentioning.

From the article:
Venezuela has allowed its intelligence service to become a clone of Cuba's while it shelters groups with ties to Middle East terrorists and allows weapons from its official stockpiles to reach Colombian guerrillas...
"Cuban intelligence has effectively cloned itself inside Venezuelan intelligence to the point that [our] ability to cooperate and have a relationship with Venezuela on the intelligence side is very difficult," Mr. Shannon said.

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