Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez used his 'traditional' Saturday television talk at the weekend to lash out at our Defence Minister Henk Kamp, calling him a "pawn of Washington", who allegedly helped spread the lie that Venezuela is planning to launch an attack on the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean. Chavez said Kamp's comments are part of a US-led campaign to put his country in a bad light.The United States wants to use the Antillean island of Curacao as a springboard to launch an attack on Venezuela. Venezuela wants to seize control of Curacao and the other Antillean islands of Aruba and Bonaire. We will be holding a large military exercise in the Caribbean this spring, together with the US, France and other countries, as a way of sending a warning shot to Venezuela. These are the main ingredients - whether true or not - in a war of words that's been raging like a bushfire since the beginning of last month despite efforts to bring the situation back to some semblance of reality.
Many Dutch residents would be more than happy to hand over our Falkland Islands, the Netherlands Antilles to the pawn of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez. They are nothing but a corrupt bunch of cocaine addicted would be politicians. So please take it Hugo, have it for free, consider it our wedding gift and enjoy!!