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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Warning that Colombia could spark a war, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sent tanks and thousands of troops to the countries' border Sunday and ordered his government's embassy in Bogota closed.

The leftist leader warned Colombia's U.S.-allied government that Venezuela will not permit acts like Saturday's killing of top rebel leader Raul Reyes and 16 other Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas at a camp across the border in Ecuador.

Regional skirmish or a South American front in the next World War?
 

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It won't even flourish into a regional skirmish, IMO.
 
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It won't even flourish into a regional skirmish, IMO.

It probably won't, but it's not outside the realm of possibility, given the geopolitical climate in South America. A number of countries there have chosen the path of socialism while Uribe is the lone pro-U.S. bulwark in the hemisphere. If a skirmish did break out between the two nations, would the other socialist leaders back Chavez?
 

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Sounds like a perfect excuse for us to invade Venezuela and keep the oil flowing, baby!
 

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It probably won't, but it's not outside the realm of possibility, given the geopolitical climate in South America. A number of countries there have chosen the path of socialism while Uribe is the lone pro-U.S. bulwark in the hemisphere. If a skirmish did break out between the two nations, would the other socialist leaders back Chavez?

I doubt it. He seems to have lost some credibility lately- I think it would simply be a small dispute between the two countries. I just don't see this as the issue that causes a continental struggle.
 

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