Thursday, June 15, 2006

How to piss away a lot of money without really trying. 

After years of rumors it sounds like Venezuela is getting more serious about buying Russian figher aircraft. Of course, the main problem is that they would almost certainly be of no value in the event of an attack by the U.S. - U.S. technology is simply too advanced. As Iraq shows they'd be better off buying light arms and getting good at making improvised explosives.

Some may think this is all about keeping up with the Colombians, with whom Venezuela has had a long standing border dispute, but is Colombia itself a threat that merrits this?

Any way you cut it this is a lot of money (I don't know the price but its probably around a billion dollars) that could probably have been used to fund a whole Mission. So I don't think this is the best use of Venezuela's money.


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