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Friday, September 30, 2005

U.S. Envoy Denies Plan to Invade Venezuela- Dang!

In what will come as surprise to many, the US has denied it has plans to invade Venezuela, pointing the finger at Spain instead:
The United States is not planning to invade Venezuela, the U.S. ambassador to Venezuela said Thursday, disputing claims by President Hugo Chavez.

Chavez has said his government has documents showing Washington has a "Plan Balboa" to invade his oil-producing countrywide aircraft carriers and planes.(sic) He said Venezuela is preparing to repel any attack.

"No 'Plan Balboa' exists," Ambassador William Brownfield said.

Brownfield told reporters that Spain, not the United States, had included Venezuela in a simulated military exercise titled "Operation Balboa" more than four years ago.
No one can escape the Spanish Inquisition - er- Armada...

Previous wacky invasion theory here and my post here. AP probably meant "country with aircraft carriers and planes."

We are waiting for a further list of other countries the US does not plan to invade. If the ambassador to each country has to announce US plans, it make some time to complete.

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