Sunday, March 16, 2008

Paz sin fronteras

Today in colombia is the
Peace without frontiers concert
taking place up in cucata (sp?)
on the bridge that connects
colombia and venezuela.

They are simulcasting the concert
here in bogota on big plasma screens
in different locations, one is
a few blocks from the house
at park 93. We were just taking
the dog for a walk when we
heard music and walked over
to see what was happening.

The park was just filling up when
we got there and we watched a
few minutes, but the dog wanted
to go home. She used her mental
superpower to force us to leave and take her back to her bed.

It looked like a good concert but I'm still not sold on saying "quiero
la paz" or "paz sin fronteras". I think that saying you want peace tends
to make bullies think you are a target, whether those bullies are
los farc, chavez or osama bin laden. I think it's better to say "I want
to live in peace after all those who wish me harm are dead, in prison or
have decided to change their ways "

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Melonhead speaks

I'm watching a press conference with melonhead from venezuela
and Correa from Ecuador. I can barely stand to watch them speak,
it's like correa esta chupando el pene de chavez. It's supposed to be
a press conference, but the press is just sitting there watching melonhead
jabber his jaws.

Chavez is telling a story about how colombian army and police captured
some farc guy in venezuela, Correa doesn't know how to make his face look,
he can't decide if he should smile or look worried. He's out of his depth.

Something worrying is that chavez is now saying that he captured 300
paramilitaries in caracas, I didn't understand exactly when, but he could
easily take something like that as a reason for war. In the general fiction
of Chavez, Urribe is controlling the paramilitaries.

They've tagged again and Correa is telling a different story about when
a different Colombian patrol was in ecuador. Chavez says, "Rafael called
me and said you have better contacts with the farc, why don't you tell
them to attack this patrol"....they are betrayed by their own words,
Chavez is a friend of the farc, the farc is a bunch of murdering bastards,
ergo, chavez is a murdering bastard too.

My preference would be that president bush would fly a squadron of F-15's
down to Bogota, that would cool things down. I imagine that the US
is watching events and hoping Chavez is stupid enough to attack. The
air force will mop the floors with the Venezuelan Air force, and they
can drop a bomb on chavez while they are flying by caracas.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Chavez es un hijo de puta

Chavez is talking
about war with
colombia after
the colombian
air force blew up
one of Chavez's
FARC buddies;
Raoul Reyes.

I have a lot of
venezuelen friends,
so I hope that
chavez understands
that war with
colombia would mean war with the US. I think we'd see the
difference between the airforce trying to project power into
the middle east and B-52's within 2 or 3 flight hours range from
barkesdale AFB.

Chavez has pulled out his ambassador and is talking about
closing the border, the 7pm news shows traffic still flowing at
the border crossing in Arauca. Chavez threatened war saying that
if Colombia attacked las farc across the venezuelen border like
they did to kill Reyes across the ecuadoran border there would
be war. The news here is taking that like Chavez is on the side
of los FARC and there is a real risk of war.