Monday, March 03, 2008

Chavez warns of war with Colombia

Some variation of this story's been around a couple days now so I'm sure you've seen it.

That isn't the point of this post. Nope. The point is I wish heads of state would stop with the fucking use of the word "war" and labeling another country a "terrorist state".
Venezuela and Ecuador have ordered troops to their borders with Colombia, raising concerns of a broader conflict after Colombia killed a top rebel leader on
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday promised Venezuela would respond militarily if Colombia violates its border, where he ordered tanks as well as thousands of troops. He also ordered closed Venezuela's embassy in Bogota.

Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, called for the troop deployment while also withdrawing his government's ambassador from Bogota and expelling Colombia's top diplomat.

"There is no justification," Correa said Sunday night, snubbing an earlier announcement from Colombia that it would apologize for the incursion by its military.

Chavez called the killing of rebel leader and spokesman Raul Reyes and 16 other rebels on Saturday an attack by a "terrorist state."

Columbia has already said it would apologize. That should be sufficient to my mind. But I guess that isn't enough for Hugo Chavez and Rafael Correa.

ZOMG!!!1!! There are so many stupid people running countries right now.

Via Yahoo News.

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