Monday, May 19, 2008

Prodding, Goading, Provoking...

"Venezuela has demanded an explanation from Washington after a US military aircraft violated its airspace.
The US ambassador in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, has been summoned to explain Saturday's event.
US officials admitted a naval plane on a counter-narcotics mission had "navigational problems" that led it to briefly enter Venezuelan airspace."

Yes, yes, navigational problems that led to the plane overflying the small island of La Orchila, where Venezuela has a military base and is the location of a presidential retreat. Since the US can read the headlines on a newspaper being read by someone lounging on the beach there, this seems to be stupid provocation and nothing else.
"The US violation of Venezuelan airspace comes two days after a similar claim was made against Colombia."


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