Now they are. AP is reporting that troops are on the move from bases in Lara and the Paramaracay base.
Interesting to note that Colombia has more than twice as many troops than Venezuela. Could the larger number of troops that Colombia has be due to the 40 year war they've been waging against the FARC and ELN? I would be the Colombian troops are more battle-hardened than the alcabala tending Guardia in Venezuela.
Couple of notes about this article:
- Colombia wants Chavez tried for aiding a terrorist organization.
- Venezuela is accusing Police Chief Naranjo of aiding drug traffickers with evidence it has found on a laptop. (Pot calling kettle black? And no mention of where this mysterious laptop came from. At least the Colombians have a viable source for their information.)
- No mention as to why Chavez would think that Colombia would perform a similar military operation against Venezuela, so the assumption is made that Chavez is harboring 'Tirofijo', head terrorist for FARC. Other reports posted here support that theory.
We'll see where this goes.