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    Quote Originally Posted by EHampite View Post
    Chavez says Venezuela jets intercepted U.S. plane
    Right Hugo....like you have the capabilities (equipment or personnel) to intercept a US military plane...

    I don't think so!
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    there's usa military personnel stationed at the airport in aruba? i've never seen any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob o View Post
    Right Hugo....like you have the capabilities (equipment or personnel) to intercept a US military plane...

    I don't think so!
    Actually, they have purchased some high end Russian military goods over the last couple years. That said, if we were going to send a military aircraft into their airspace they wouldn't know until it was done with its job and on the way home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    there's usa military personnel stationed at the airport in aruba? i've never seen any of them.
    We have seen the U.S. military radar aircraft parked at Queen Beatrix. Sorry I do not know the specific type of aircraft. It looks similar to

    No clue as to where they are stationed out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    Actually, they have purchased some high end Russian military goods over the last couple years.
    They're never sold with all the bells and whistles.

    And, as for pilot training and skill.....no match.
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    paul says that those planes are AWACS

    and most likely from a USA base on Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    We have seen the U.S. military radar aircraft parked at Queen Beatrix. Sorry I do not know the specific type of aircraft. It looks similar to

    No clue as to where they are stationed out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    paul says that those planes are AWACS

    and most likely from a USA base on Puerto Rico
    Thank you Paul. I knew one of the "men" would know it. Can never remember the name of those darn things and of course, it makes sense they are out of Puerto Rico.

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    Chavez actually has a new problem....

    Jan 9, 1:09 PM (ET)

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela is at risk of a devastating power collapse that could also pose a serious political threat to President Hugo Chavez.
    The South American country relies on a single hydroelectric dam for most of its electricity and drought has swiftly brought the dam's levels to dangerous lows.
    Chavez on Friday said his government is determined to keep Guri Dam from falling to a critical level that would cause its electricity-generating turbines to fail.
    He has also imposed rationing measures including penalty fees for energy overuse, shorter workdays for many public employees and reduced hours for shopping malls.
    The Guri Dam supplies 73 percent of Venezuela's electricity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    paul says that those planes are AWACS

    and most likely from a USA base on Puerto Rico
    Correct:
    Navy E2 "Hawkeye"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-2_Hawkeye

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