First Air Force 2 Lands in Aruba, Then Hugo Chavez Sends Troops to Border of with Colombia and Threatens War


We had reported yesterday that Air Force II had landed in Aruba. That in itself was strange enough as one would resume the only reason why Air Force II would ever be in Aruba would be something regarding Venezuela and Hugo Chavez. Now, President Hugo Chavez ordered tanks and thousands of troops on Sunday to the border with Colombia. Not that one may have anything to do with the other, but a rather interesting turn of events.

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa also ordered troops to the Colombian border, saying “Ecuadorean territory has been outraged and bombed by an air attack and the later incursion of (Colombian) troops.”

On Saturday, Colombian security forces killed senior rebel leader Raul Reyes and 16 other Colombian guerrillas at a camp across the border in Ecuador.

Correa said on Saturday that Colombian President Alvaro Uribe had informed him of the raid, but later announced that he was misled after Ecuadorean officials inspected a bombed rebel camp.

Colombian officials have long complained that Ecuador’s military does not control its sparsely populated border, allowing rebels to take refuge on its territory.

Q and O: Chavez threatens Colombia

Colombia, apparently, struck at a narco-terrorist camp inside Ecuador after tracking FARC spokesman Paul Reyes and other leaders there. Reyes and 16 other terrorists were killed. He also called Colombia a “terrorist state”.

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Colombia announced Saturday that a top FARC leader along with 15 other rebels were killed in combat in the southern provinces.FARC second in command Raul Reyes was killed in the raid.

Posted March 2, 2008 by
Bizarre, Military, World | 11 comments

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “First Air Force 2 Lands in Aruba, Then Hugo Chavez Sends Troops to Border of with Colombia and Threatens War”

    1. Carpe Noctem on March 2nd, 2008 11:45 pm


    2. jasper on March 3rd, 2008 4:21 am

      SO much for boycotting Aruba …

    3. SUPER DAVE on March 3rd, 2008 7:08 am

      so much for not having to see the jasper & donkey show today.

    4. walrus on March 3rd, 2008 7:43 am

      Maybe Cheney was on one of his hunting trips.

    5. Richard on March 3rd, 2008 10:56 am

      Has anyone seen any confirmation that Cheney was in fact in Aruba? I haven’t.

      Someone today said that South America seems to be on the brink of war. I wonder what has brought that region to such a condition … in the Middle East, of course, tension seems to be permanent, but why would all South America be riled up?

      Let’s hope that things calm down.

    6. Richard on March 3rd, 2008 11:28 am

      Possibly Chavez is using the time-honored tactic of manufacturing a foreign threat to minimize attention to unhappiness at home?

      All I know is … a while back, I endorsed moderator Klassen for the vice presidency.

      If my words had been heeded, we can be sure that AirForce 2 would NEVER be landing in Aruba!

    7. katablog on March 3rd, 2008 12:49 pm

      USA is there to negotiate the terms of turning Aruba over to Chevaz since the Dutch don’t want the sand pit anymore!

    8. brie on March 3rd, 2008 1:58 pm

      I guess the meeting is a secret, no one seems to know why we were there, did anyone even get off the plane. Aruba is way too close to Venezuela for comfort. Another reason for unsafe travel to the island. It just keeps growing.

    9. Ray on March 3rd, 2008 7:43 pm

      The plane becomes AIRFORCE TWO only when the VP is on board. Without the VP it is just another airforce airplane. Its callsign may be the TAIL NUMBER.

    10. Patti on March 3rd, 2008 7:56 pm

      Again, we all know where the world’s supply of Cocaine and Ecstacy comes from: Columbia through Venezuella. There is no doubt in my mind that Chavez is maneuvering his troops to protect his financial interests. The underground economy, made up, mostly of drug money, has just taken a major blow; and what is Chavez doing?

      Fighting Back!

      I say, let them all kill one another…

      Take a bite out of crime!



    11. Patti on March 3rd, 2008 7:59 pm

      Why ARAWAK?

      Chavez… another one of the proud and the grave.



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