Chavez has made the unfortunate mistake of assuming that the United States cannot touch him, and thinks him too important to ignore and/or retaliate against. Considering our track record, though, I have to point this out.
We put Saddam in power, only to have to go back in and take care of that later on.
We put Castro in power, and look how that turned out.
Makes me wonder if we supported Chavez in the latest revolution or whatever that put him there. It would suit our track record. We have a habit of placing people who hate us in power.
I have no sources for this, by the by - it's hearsay, and I'm open to being wrong. It's just an idle thought. I, like Sherona, saw this coming a mile away. And it's disgusting how the oil prices are going up over there if it's in reaction to this, Poet. He hasn't even cut off any supplies yet, the bastards.