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The Russian, Iran,Venezuelan connection? Hum...... What are the patterns of life showing me.



July 02, 2008 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: USO , GLD , AUY

(06-20) 22:48 PDT CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) --

President Hugo Chavez says the United States is trying to bring him before an international court.

Chavez says the United States is using accusations that the Venezuelan government is supporting the Lebanese group Hezbollah to "see if the world will make a move" against him.

The U.S. has charged a Venezuelan official and others with helping Hezbollah. Washington considers the armed group and political party in Lebanon a terrorist organization.

The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday that it has frozen the accounts of two Venezuelans: Diplomat Nasr al Din and Lebanese-born businessman Fazwi Kan'an.

Kan'an, who owns a travel agency in Caracas, called the accusations "pure lies."

Chavez spoke out against the accusations on Friday.

Vladimir eager to see Hugo
Fri, 27 Jun 2008 02:07:36
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says that he was looking forward to meeting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Moscow again.

Putin said the discussion in Moscow is about Russian energy and infrastructure interests.

The Russain premier made the comments to visiting Venezuelan Vice President Ramon Carrizales, but did not specify a date for a Chavez visit, who earlier this year postponed trips to Moscow, Belarus and China.

"The day before yesterday I had the pleasure to speak with the president of Venezuela, Mister Chavez. We look forward to his visit to Russia and to Moscow," Putin said.

The president of Russia's second-largest oil company, LUKOIL , told the Russian newspaper Kommersant in an interview published on Thursday that delays at its oil production sites in Venezuela were also delaying its refinery business in Cuba.

Putin named Gazprom, LUKOIL and state railway monopoly Russian Railways as Russian companies interested in increasing investment in Venezuela.

"Unfortunately, the volume of trade and economic ties and the volume of mutual investments is not very big," he said.

Venezuela is also a major customer of Russian military equipment.     WE still have open boaders and the national Guard will be all gone in 2 short weeks. Didn't Chavez say that he will send people up through Mexico? Yes he did. Hum........ What are the patters telling me? Gold and Oil.  Russia doesn't need nukes they have oil. 

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#1) On July 03, 2008 at 11:42 AM, eskatonic (28.62) wrote:

enlightened self interest.  the US is the one of the few (the only?) countries that don't believe in using enlightened self interest to conduct foreign policy.

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#2) On July 03, 2008 at 12:28 PM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

when corporations run the country what do I expect.

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