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09-15-2008, 08:54 AM
Venezuela: Russian bombers a 'warning' to U.S.


Citizen News Services
Published: Friday, September 12, 2008

The presence of two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers in Venezuela is a "warning" to the U.S., President Hugo Chavez said yesterday, as Washington said it was monitoring the deployment. "It's a warning. Russia is with us. ... We are strategic allies. It is a message to the empire. Venezuela is no longer poor and alone," Mr. Chavez said. The Venezuelan president had announced Wednesday that two Russian bombers were in Venezuela for "training flights" and that he would be piloting one of the jets himself.