Tuesday, May 20, 2008

oh great

Apparently, the U.S. military is getting tired of threatening war in just one continent. A reconnaissance plane on a "counter-narcotics" mission flew into Venezuelan airspace last Saturday. The Venezuelan government called the fly-over of La Orchila, where "President Hugo Chavez has a residence," "'just the latest step in a series of provocations.'" The U.S. government was more conciliatory and euphemistic:
"Support of Venezuelan air traffic control was greatly appreciated as they rendered assistance in guiding the US aircraft to international airspace," the US Joint Interagency Task Force South said in a statement.

"A US S-3 aircraft conducting counter-drugs operations lost navigational situational awareness causing it to fly into Venezuelan airspace off the mainland coast," the statement added.


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