Thursday, January 12, 2006

This shows "promise": Bolivia 1, Venezuela 0

Yesterday as I read Larry's (Chavez) comments stating that if the US planned an attack or invasion against Bolivia, Venezuela would defend them bothered me. It didn't bother me because of the same old rhetoric of the US invading, that's old news. But it bothered me for the Bolivian people. I figured, if I was Bolivian I would think, who the fuck does this guy think he is? But more over, why the fuck do we need someone defending us? Here is this "ally" who flat out determines that Bolivians can't defend themselves, so that he has to come defend them. With all the problems that Larry has had with "sovereignty" and "internal affairs" recently, I was surprised somewhat that he would keep on. But alas! It seems the Bolivian people do have pride in their nation, and moreover in their democracy (at least Evo was elected democratically - crystal clear, unlike Larry's recall referendum which has been called a fraud).

In a nutshell, Bolivia was pretty mad about the comments made by Larry. A heck of a way to start a political relationship. The story in Spanish is here. And yes, it deserves the color blue.