Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Dutch parliament concerned over Venezuelan rearmament

El Presidente Chavez, the muy grande Maximo Jefe of Venezuela is making threats towards The Netherlands.

Come again?

Venezuela is threatening The Netherlands. A European country.

It is true, people. It is like this. In the Caribbean there are many, many Islands populated with happy brown people. Most of these island have their own Governments. But some other Islands are still nominally owned by European countries like France and the UK. And The Netherlands. The Netherlands own 6 Island in the Carribean. 3 are small and insignificant, laying a bit to the East of Puerto Rico.

And then there are Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao not far from the Venezuelan South American mainland. They have perhaps a population of 250.000 people combined, although there are many illigal immigrant from Venezuala, who nobody counts. A significant portion of the population has left the Island to seek greener pastures and welfare checks in The Netherlands.

Chavez has said that he will step in once the Dutch reduce their military presence. The matter has been raised in Parliament. Henk Kamp, the defense minister has assured that the Navy and Dutch Marine Corps are ready to protect MORE

3 comments:

nouille said...

Look at Haiti, never mind the U.S. meddling,it was a huge mess before.

Once France was kicked out,it made a downward spiral.

here's what the CIA FACT BOOK SAYS: Haiti. The French colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean, but only through the heavy importation of African slaves and considerable environmental degradation. In the late 18th century, Haiti's nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L'OUVERTURE and after a prolonged struggle, became the first black republic to declare its independence in 1804. Haiti has been plagued by political violence for most of its history. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.


Chavez is a bozo, a clown if you will. but he must be taken seriously none the less.

I have been to many many of the U.S.,U.K.,Dutch and French islands in that region, some are quite dreadful once you leave your "compound"- the happy place tourists stay to soak up sunshine and drink cheap rum.


Look at Aruba for example, the Natalie Holloway case. Justice in that region is bizarre.

The two "Dutch" youth Deepak and Satish Kalpoe who were taken into custody were let go later.

anonymouscoameq said...

Although it would be convenient, I doubt Chavez is dumb enough to give President Bush a chance to defend a NATO ally by droping a JDAM on Chavez's head.

snouck said...

Nouille:
"In the late 18th century, Haiti's nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L'OUVERTURE and after a prolonged struggle, became the first black republic to declare its independence in 1804."

Snouck:
Actually we have got dairies in the family in which my great-great-great-great grandfather was a big arms dealer selling rifles, gun powder and artillery to Toussaint 'l Ouverture. g-g-g-g grandfather even bragged about a 21 gunshot salute he received from Warlord Toussaint as a special honour.

"Trade is trade" is a Dutch proverb. He was also attacked by pirates in those waters once. One of the guns he and his crew used to defend themselves actually exploded in the hands of the first officer (stuurman). G-g-g-g grandfather used the money from smuggling to pay for his first ship. Those times were different but increasingly similar.

He also smuggled butter to England during the French occupation of The Netherlands :-)