Theodore's World: Hugo Chaves To Buy 5,000 Russian Sniper Rifles

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August 27, 2007

Hugo Chaves To Buy 5,000 Russian Sniper Rifles

Hey Hugo!

Venezuela to buy 5,000 Russian sniper rifles
CARACAS (Reuters)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday said he plans to buy 5,000 Dragunov sniper rifles from Russia to protect the oil-rich nation from a possible U.S. invasion.

The self-styled socialist revolutionary and open critic of Washington has bolstered the OPEC nation's weaponry by buying planes, helicopters and assault rifles from Russia to prepare for a guerrilla-style resistance to a foreign invader.

"I'm going to buy 5,000 Dragunov rifles from Russia ... with telescopic sight, the best in the world, with infrared night-view," Chavez said during his weekly Sunday broadcast held on a beach along Venezuela's eastern coast.
"We will knock out any imperialist that approaches."

The United States has cut arms sales to Venezuela and blocked several attempts by Chavez to acquire military aircraft technology on the grounds that Venezuela has not adequately explained why it needs the equipment.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Hemispheric Affairs Stephen Johnson said during a recent visit to Colombia that countries in the region should be concerned about Venezuela's multi-billion dollar weapons purchases.

Venezuela last year purchased 24 Sukhoi fighters jets and 100,000 Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles from Russia, and is currently negotiating the purchase of submarines.

Wild Thing's comment........

Hey Hugo, are Dragunov’s effective against cruise missiles? Another looney dictator headed for big trouble. My guess is the real target of those sniper rifles will be his fellow countrymen who oppose him. Buying lots of hardware is one thing. Having the expertise to deploy that hardware effectively is quite another. The fool has to keep blaming someone for his incompetence as the country goes into ruin because of socialism.

Note to Hugo: You’ll need at least 5000 sniper rifles to deal with us. We only need one... to deal with you.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 27, 2007 12:55 AM


... so 'W' looked into a Russkie KGB man's eyes and seen his 'soul' even though KGB murderers are atheists, which means they have no soul or conscience? And this same KGB bastard is $elling 5,000 sniper rifles to Hugo A Go Go Chavez - an enemy of the USA? - 5,000 More Lee Harvey Oswalds 2007 PS: This KGB leader's Russkie army just completed war games WITH the Communist Red Chinese last week ! Go back to sleep 'W' and we'll burp you in the morning...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 27, 2007 01:57 AM

If the US wanted Chavez dead, he would have been dead a long time ago. A Predator Drone could have taken him out anytime. As long as this clown can convince his people were going to attack, he'll remain in power.

Ever notice how Chavez looks like a Ferengi on Star Trek?

Posted by: BobF at August 27, 2007 07:11 AM

Chavez is an annoying fool. Just another tin horn dictator with oil.

I wonder if Putin would go ballistic if we were to sell the Chechnyans night vision devices and silenced weapons.

Posted by: TomR at August 27, 2007 08:08 AM

But Vlad is Jorge's buddy, first he arms Iran and Syria now Venezuela. At any rate Jorge has a new prolem today, his AG quit on Friday.

Posted by: Jack at August 27, 2007 09:20 AM

He's just a pain in our butt.
He's smart, though--he knows how to push the buttons that make us go crazy.
Did you hear he's making all of Venezuela set their clocks back 30 minutes? For what? Extra sunshine? You have got to be joking!
This man is a certifiable nut, nothing more.

Posted by: Lynn at August 27, 2007 11:05 AM

First of all they are Russian made rifles, we are not talking Remingtons here and second you got to know how to use them. Hugo has neither the trainers nor the trainees to even compare to what our snipers go through.

To them it is just another 'bullet-launcher', and most those hombres don't even know which end the bullet comes out.

There was a story about Carlos Hatchcock, who got a VC sniper, looking for him, from a good distance, Carlos saw the glint from the scope on his rifle and put one right through the sniper's Russian made scope.

This I think is much ado about nothing. There is no one in the world that can compete with us. Bush will be gone in a little over a year and hopefully the new President will not be from the left. And we can throw out a lot of the Rino bums in congress along with Reid and company.

Posted by: Mark at August 27, 2007 04:10 PM

Darth."Go back to sleep 'W' and we'll burp you in the morning"......Hahahahahaha

(shaking my head at all this friend of my friend of my enemy is my friend of my enemy etc.)

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2007 11:36 PM

Bob, hahahaha he does look like him, thanks.

I agree, if our country wanted Hugo dead, he would be.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2007 11:38 PM

Tom, I think he is a paranoid nut case. I wonder how long it will take for people in his country to rise up against him.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2007 11:40 PM

Jack good, that should keep Hugo busy for a day or two.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2007 11:42 PM

Lynn, OMG I had not heard about that, I swear that is hilarious. What the heck for?????

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2007 11:44 PM

Mark I hope that is exactly what happens in the next election. I pray it is.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 27, 2007 11:45 PM

"We will knock out any imperialist that approaches."

Yeah. Cause sniper rifles work so well against bombers, fighter jets, artillery, etc.

Posted by: raz0r at August 28, 2007 08:21 PM