Chavez vows revenge for Falklands war

Chavez vows revenge for Falklands war

Martin Arostegui, Santa Cruz

IN a new outburst of antiwestern sabre-rattling, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has threatened Britain with “revenge” for the Falklands war of 1982. The belligerent Latin American leftist warned last week that his recent build-up of sophisticated Russian and Iranian weapons would be used to destroy the British fleet if it attempted to return to the South Atlantic.

Speaking on his weekly television show Alo Presidente (Hello, Mr President), Chavez denounced what he described as Britain’s “illegal occupation” of the Falklands and repeated his call for a regional military alliance against Britain and the United States.

“If we had been united in the last war, we could have stopped the old empire,” Chavez said, as he gesticulated to maps showing how Venezuelan aircraft and submarines would intercept British warships. “Today we could sink the British fleet.”

Chavez has often expressed support for Argentina’s claim to the Falklands, but his latest broadside was notable for both its antiBritish vitriol and its unprecedented threats. He declared that British history was “stained with the blood of South America’s indigenous people” and demanded revenge for the “cowardly” sinking of the General Belgrano, the Argentine cruiser

Another Chavy rant.....
He'll have a job finding the British Fleet, before he can sink it. Half of it's heading for the scrapyard, the other half isn't built yet.
Another belligerent dago with more testosterone than brain cells.

Having said that a determined coracle owner armed with a hammer could pose a threat to our diminished navy.

Good job I'm going down there soon, that'll make em think again.
Astute class submarine versus some russian subs manned by south americans .Think we should show our contempt for him by excuting his mate ken livingstone :twisted: .
somebody should tell him we already in the south atlantic admitidly its a patrol
boat armed with a satanist bible and a collection of sex toys gimps :roll:
but that more than a match for chavez military]

isn't it time they had a coup
go back to baiting the chimp he's busy browns yet to start a war though :twisted:
i've got a pair of dpm trousers and a pen knife so thats the infantry equipped for op venuzlia freedom :twisted:
woody said:
Astute class submarine versus some russian subs manned by south americans .Think we should show our contempt for him by excuting his mate ken livingstone :twisted: .
Lets just execute Ken Livingstone anyway. Up Boris!


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The Venezuealan Navy in full:


The headquarters of the naval Escuadra (Fleet), Base Naval Contralmirante Agustín Armario, is located in the city of Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, it controls the four squads of the Escuadra: frigates, submarines, patrol boats, and amphibious and service ships. It is also responsible for the Submarine school and Centre of Tactical Training.

[edit] Organisation

The Venezuelan Escuadra has four squadrons, numbering a total of 21 operational ships and submarines.

[edit] Frigates

Based in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo.

* Six missile frigates Type Lupo/ Mariscal Sucre class
o F-21 Mariscal Sucre, in service since 07-14-1980
o F-22 Almirante Brión, in service since 03-07-1981
o F-23 General Urdaneta, in service since 08-08-1981
o F-24 General Soublette, in service since 12-04-1981
o F-25 General Salóm, in service since 04-03-1982
o F-26 Almirante García, in service since 07-30-1982

[edit] Submarines

Based in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo.

* Two Type 209/A-1300, Sábalo class, diesel electric submarines.
o S-31 Sábalo, in service since 08-06-1976
o S-32 Caribe, in service since 03-11-1977

[edit] Patrol boats

Based in Punto Fijo, Falcón.

* Three Type Vosper 37m./Federación class missile patrol boats.
o PC-12 Federación, in service since 03-25-1975
o PC-14 Libertad, in service since 06-12-1975
o PC-16 Victoria, in service since 09-22-1975
* Three Type Vosper 37m./Constitución class cannon patrol boats.
o PC-11 Constitución, in service since 03-25-1975
o PC-13 Independencia, in service since 06-12-1975
o PC-15 Patria, in service since 01-09-1975

[edit] Amphibious and service ships

Based in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo.

* Four Type LST/Capana class disembarking ships.
o T-61 Capana, in service since 07-24-1984
o T-62 Esequibo, in service since 07-24-1984
o T-63 Goajira, in service since 11-01-1984
o T-64 Los Llanos, in service since 11-01-1984
* One Ciudad Bolívar class supply ship.
o T-81 Ciudad Bolívar, in service since 09-23-2001
* One Punta Brava class oceanographic ship
o BO-11 Punta Brava, in service since 03-24-1991
* One Bricbarc type/Simón Bolívar training sailboat.
o BE-11 Simón Bolívar, in service since 08-12-1980

[edit] Marine Infantry

Headquartered in Meseta de Mamo, Vargas, the estimated numerical strength of this unit is of approx. 8,000 men and women.Its mission is to "enlist and direct its units in order to form the disembarking force and/or support of amphibious or special operations; executing naval safeguarding and environmental policing, as well as actively participating in the national development".

(c) wikipedia

Its the sailboat that I worry about, how will the Andrew ensure that it's not a bunch of tourists before they sink it?
Mr_Fingerz said:
The Venezuealan Navy in full:

Its the sailboat that I worry about, how will the Andrew ensure that it's not a bunch of tourists before they sink it?
Its only a matter of time before some crack-pot has ago at us, its not hard to see we are stretrched to the max.
Im sure its been debated before, but with todays modern weapons etc and our army stretched to the max, could we retake the Falklands again?
Dont try telling me RIC and co could hold it till re-enforcements arrive.
They should just make it puplic that they store nukes on the islands.And i cant imagine the yanks standing by watching them get there hands on a nuke either,park one outside at M.P.A for all to see fcuk there BUZO TACTICO they are shite anyway
BUZO TACTICO - splitters, about as special as my arrse
Venezuela also has 'close economic alliance with... Iran'
Girls in Venezuela are a lot prettier than those in Iran and don't as yet have to dress up in black bell tents.
Do we really need to send a big carrier group or whatever if this happens again. Can't we just tell them that if they invade they'll have a certain time to leave or their capital will be facing the brunt of the Trident ICBM. Much cheaper no?

No sane politician would continue to occupy said Islands if he's staring down the barrel of whatever launches a Trident ICBM. Who needs a Navy!
putteesinmyhands said:
The bloke must be Caracas.
Sometimes... just sometimes... words fail me. :roll: :D

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