Anyway... if no one is noticing him, goes the rational, it must be time for more threats:
It is not uncommon for Chavez to accuse other nations, especially the U.S. and its allies, of conspiring against Venezuela.First he threatened the Kingdom of the Netherlands over anti-drug operations flying out of the Netherlands Antilles, then it was more frothing against Colombia (various claims), and now he's hauled out the "Yankee Spy Planes" claim:
Speaking during his weekly television and radio program, Chavez said the aircraft overflew a Venezuelan military base in the western state of Zulia after taking off from neighboring Colombia. He did not elaborate, but suggested the plane was being used for espionage.I guess it is good to have hobbies.
"These are the Yankees. They are entering Venezuela," he said.
"I've ordered them to be shot down," Chavez said of the aircraft. "We cannot permit this."
I'd say something like "Bring it, little man", but the fact is that dictatorial madmen like Chavez get a lot of people killed when they actually get the nerve up to try something. This kind of lunacy simply must be ended.