Saturday, 25 July 2009
Hugo is buying toys again
Here we have it again: the Venezuelan government wants to "at least double the number of tanks in its military and continue strengthening its defense capability".
Hugo Chávez has some French tanks and also several dozen Russian AMX-13C light tanks like the one you see on the left.
Now he wants to buy, among other things, tanks like the ones you see below, pretty big battle tanks T-90.
In the last couple of years Venezuela has given over 4.4 billion dollars to Russia for getting AMX-13C tanks, over one hundred thousand Kalashnikovs, some Sukhoi jets and some other toys.
Meanwhile, Venezuelan schools are a disaster, hospitals are a shambles, the health centres in the slums are being abandoned and Venezuelans stopped producing patents.
Who is benefiting from this? For sure some Russian tycoons...but it is certain that some Boliburgueses too are getting some Russian money for "supporting" the operation.
What could these tanks be used for? Where? Most of Venezuela's borders with Colombia are jungle.