Venezuela President Chavez holds military exercises, ejects U.S. Ambassador

Monday, September 15, 2008

This past weekend Venezuela conducted military exercises with fighter jets dropping bombs and commandos resisting a mock invasion. The maneuvers featured Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets, ground troops, patrol boats and helicopters that fired rockets at targets. The socialist president says the show of force shouldn't be considered "an aggression against anyone," but Chavez has accused the U.S. of trying to overthrow him and has said the military must be prepared. Chavez also told U.S. Ambassador Patrick Duddy he had 72 hours to leave the country on Thursday, suggesting that he "go to hell 100 times."
Guest: Patrick Duddy, United States Ambassador to Venezuela

Contributors:

Kent DePinto

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