Skip to comments.Venezuela and Belarus sign oil for arms exchange deal
Posted on 12/09/2007 6:32:03 PM PST by familyop
President Hugo Chavez has promised to supply oil to meet the needs of the former Soviet republic for years for come, while his counterpart Aleksander Lukashenko has agreed to help strengthen Venezuela's military. Both leaders share similar hostile stances towards Washington and as Lukashenko concluded his first visit to the country, Chavez joked that both men were wrongly labeled as "the last dictators of Europe and Latin America" by their critics.
The move is an important boost for Belarus, which is reliant on Russia for its oil and gas. Little is known about the military accord but Chavez has expressed interest in buying an air defence system.
Belarus is landlocked. How is Chavez going to deliver without agreements with Ukraine or Latvia and Estonia.
Belarus will be melded into Russia before the elections.
This is another Putin deal.
A COMPLETELY useless and meaningless “agreement.” Chavez has to scour the earth for the handful of geo-political scum tyrants.
Chavez and all of his friends around the earth cry out to assume room temperature.
When Belarus takes title to the oil, they will look to resell it immediately to someone else, most likely in the U.S., where most of the refineries that can handle Venezuelan sludge are located. Belarus will take the money and run.
Surely, Hugo... will fly in the oil, Ruy, you imbecile!
Hey, Lukashenko... that mustache looks plumb silly! And didn't I tell you to never call me Shirley?
"Heir in Belarus Shirley is not a very common name. It make me feel so unique."
Especially... at 5:30 AM in the morn!
|0530....Guess that means you don't live near El Paso. And, do you EVER sleep?
I've told ya, big, 52 miles... south of Big D--
And, well, I pass out... occasionally!
Ah, ok...did not remember you ever telling me which part of Texis you lived in. I was stationed at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico for several years and spent a lot of time in El Paso. Many people (including Texicans) trash El Paso, but I love that area. Was my favorite Army assignment...got to blow stuff up. I also was stationed at Ft. Silly in Oklahoma (during the Barry Switzer days at OU) and spent a bit of time trolling Dallas/Ft. Worth area. My current “duties” take me to Killeen quite often. I also have cousins who inhabit the Austin area. They hail from the Bronx in New York, but they have been in Texas for over 40 years so they’ve been cleansed.
In the late 1950s we lived in El Paso, my late Father was a construction Project Manager in building a lot of hush-hush stuff and launch pads at White Sands and at the McGregor Missile Range. I was just at the age where that was so cool! Wish I still had the pieces of V-2s rockets and .50 cal rounds I picked up when visiting Dad on Saturdays! There were many wrecked V-2s and wrecked tanks, etc just lying about but only a few had been 'cleared' to got out and see.
Later Dad built some really hush-hush projects at the Bird Cage area at Fort Campbell. It was a Navy installation guarded by Marines in the middle of the 101st Airborne Army Base. That was the only 'Classified' job Dad did that I was not able to visit.
Gadzooks... that was just about 50 years ago and it seems like yesterday!
BTW I pass right by Fort Hood & Killeen when ever I go down to San Saba in the 'Hill Country' to visit with my best surviving old pard!
About as much they told him that Israeli planes got past the latest Russian air defenses in Syria without so much as a blip. What Chavez would be buying from Belarus would be second-hand Russian stuff even less effective than the equipment the Syrians have. I guess he is bargain hunting.
Russian (light) and Venezuelan (heavy) crude mixed together make a much better oil product.
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