El Universal reports that Colombia captured eleven members of the Ecuadoran military 300 meters inside the Colombian border;
The Army of Colombia captured 11 Ecuadorian military in Colombian territory and quickly returned them Sunday to their country, in an incident that happened at moments of strong tension between both nations and to some degree it lowered the tone describing it as a “logistic accident”.
The military – an officer, a sergeant major and 9 soldiers who were caught 300 meters within the Colombian territory, in the southern department of Putumayo- were already returned to Quito, said the minister of Defense of Ecuador, Javier Ponce.
Apparently they were foraging for fish at a local Colombian market.
While this situation was defused, Hugo Chavez on the other side of Colombia was claiming that Colombia was preparing to attack Venezuela, according to Fausta’s translation;
Chavez started by saying, “The Iranians are here, but not in the way the Yankees and the Israeli chancellor say, who is a thug, a thug, a punk, a thief, and one of those extreme-right lunatics, eh, who see an Arab and they want to kill him, no matter if it’s a child or a woman, they see a Palestinian and they want to chop them into pieces. Eh? So he showed up saying, through Latin America, that here in Venezuela we have Hezbollah terrorist cells, and then the vice-president of Colombia, this folkloric gentleman who goes around the world saying any idiocy he can think of, I don’t know.”
He then goes on to rip into the Colombians, but continues, “[Lieberman] said that they are preparing the attack in La Guajira. This is very dangerous. Uribe’s government attacked Ecuador and bombed Ecuatorian territory [smiling], they went in, took out a few dead, left some wounded women, did everything they felt like and tried to fool Ecuador and the world.
And Chavez claimed that Colombians were crossing into Venezuela according to another El Universal article;
Hugo Chavez denounced east Sunday an incursion of soldiers of Colombia in Venezuelan territory through Orinoco river (South), maneuver that Alvaro Uribe described like a “provocacación” as the government as his homologous Colombian, AFP informed.
“One is not a patrol of soldiers that by mistake happened (to Venezuelan territory). No, they crossed the Orinoco River in a boat and penetrated in Venezuelan territory”, said Chávez during his weekly program “Alo Presidente”.
“When the troops ours arrived, (the Colombian soldiers) had already left”, said the Venezuelan chief executive, who described the act as “provocations” of the Uribe government.
Yeah, they were gone, like all of the other fantasies that Chavez has like the assassination plots against him and the US military bases that are supposedly suppose to appear in Colombia somehow.