Chavez Warns U.S. Fourth Fleet As 24 Russian Jets Arrive

Aug 5, 2008 (RTTNews) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Sunday warned the U.S. Fourth Fleet that his country is ready to defend itself with the arrival of 24 Russian Sukhoi fighter jets. Full Report

Keep an eye on South America, folks. As we’ve mentioned before, the US has reactivated the 4th Fleet after 60 years in mothballs — the 4th Fleet patrols South American waters. Why have we pulled the 4th out of retirement? Maybe because Russia and Iran have entered into military treaties and sales contracts with Hugo Chavez. Chavez is nationalizing businesses like crazy, and he proudly claims he’ll completely ‘socialize’ Venezuela according to his own 21st Century model. — PID