Hugo Chavez fears an invasion by the US so much he has formed a militia consisting of housewives and the unemployed.
The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is recruiting and training a people's militia to help lead a "war of resistance" against what he claims is the threat of a US invasion. Housewives, students, construction workers and the unemployed are being recruited for the country's Territorial Guard. The first training sessions with firearms have already taken place.
It seems though that before firearms training, they started small
Chavez supporters lobbed fruit and eggs at the [US] ambassador's car
The US ambassador, William Brownville, has been accused by Chavez of provoking violence
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he will kick U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield out of the country if the envoy ``provokes'' violence again.
Chavez said Brownfield was responsible for an attack on the ambassador's own motorcade on Friday by a group on motorcyclists because Brownfield donated baseball equipment to little leaguers in a working class neighborhood in the capital Caracas.
``It was demagoguery, handing out gloves and balls,'' Chavez said in a speech in Carabobo state. ``If you keep provoking the Venezuelan people, start packing your bags because I'm going to kick you out of here.''
Yeppers, that's how Brownfield earned the moniker of Mr Subversive here at the State Department; he's expert in giving bats and gloves to young impressionable kids.
The war as already begun in Chavez's mind
"I can assure you right away that also in this battle we will defeat the US empire," Mr Chavez said in a speech last week. A former army officer who turned to politics after his attempt at a coup in 1992 failed, he has raised the spectre of a US invasion so often that Washington's ambassador, William Brownfield, put it on record last year that "the United States has never invaded ... and will never invade Venezuela".
But we might arrange for a straight-jacket...