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Venezuelan Fighter Shoots Down US F-16 over Cuba
March 13, 2007
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
Conflicting reports are emerging from Cuba today that allege the shooting down of an American F-16 Fighter Jet by a Venezuelan Sukhoi-30MK2 Russian Fighter Jet participating in large scale Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces wargames in Pinar del Rio province.
The United States has denied these reports and state that their F-16 Fighter Jet crashed off the coast of Cuba due to an ‘unknown’ mechanical malfunction with its pilot safely rescued after ejecting.
More curiously, however, and almost immediately after Russian Military Analysts reporting on this shoot down to the Kremlin, Cuban Defense Minister Raul Castro, the brother of the ailing Cuban Leader Fidel Castro and present leader of Cuba, issued this statement:
"If anyone attacks us, we're ready to pay any price necessary, but the price paid by the invaders of our country would be much higher."
Tensions in Latin America remain high after this latest incident, and the United States War Leaders admitting that their War on Terror has now expanded to South America with the introduction of American Military Forces into the conflict between Colombia and its rebel faction FARC.
Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, was also quick to denounce the United States by stating that it was the "most cynical, most murderous empire in all of history".
Chavez further stated that the American President, Bush, was plotting to assassinate him and vowed "100 years of war'' should the United States attack either Venezuela or Bolivia.
Concerns within the American intelligence communities are centered upon the growing power of Latin American Nations to throw off the yokes of oppression set upon them by their North American neighbors, and who have reaped incalculable wealth from their southern cousins while leaving mass poverty and environmental degradation as their most lasting legacy.
The growing power of Chavez’s Venezuela, throughout the entire Latin American World, shows no signs of abating as it spreads its vast oil wealth throughout the region in a direct threat to American and European banking and corporate interests.
Coupled with the closeness of Hugo Chavez with the Cuban regime, including Fidel Castro, an emerging, and to the United States dangerous, South American unity block is forming which will see the expulsion of American corporations from the vast wealth of Latin America.
What remains unknown to Russian Military Analysts is the United States militaries ability to counter their growing Latin American threat as their current military forces are said stretched to the ‘breaking point’.
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The Congressional bonehead award goes to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) who, on a visit to JPL, asked if Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong! Quipped Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) to the Washington Times: "We just don’t teach enough science." Worse, Jackson Lee, who represents Houston, is a member of the House Science Committee’s space subcommittee. Perhaps some committee reassignments are in order…
parrothead wrote:reality is he could easily suffer the same fate as old whatshisface over in Romania if the food situation keeps up in Venezuela
TC wrote:Yes, it was definitely a broken jet, and the pilot is ok. NAS Key West is a short flight from Homestead ARB, and sometimes they go and flight DACT with the Navy guys. From what I understand, the flight originated out of the NAS, so I believe this is what he was doing at the time of the mishap.
Suffice it to say that Venezuela and Cuba could not fly that close to Florida without a massive response. Homestead has a FL ANG Det. out of JAX Int'l. A two ship of Eagles could be airborne, and close to Cuba within minutes, ready to face any threat.
Again, a MiG or Su absolutely did not shoot down this Viper. That's Bravo Sierra, and has already been refuted.
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