I saw this news item yesterday…
Venezuela has sent extra troops to its border with Colombia “in case of attack”. Colombia has emphatically denied it plans to attack Venezuela. The denial follows accusations by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, is “capable of anything”. A spokesman for the Colombian government called President Chavez’s remarks “deceptive” and said Bogota had never even considered an attack.
On Friday, President Chavez said he had sent extra forces to the border to boost Venezuela’s defences. In a phone call to Venezuelan state television, he said the deployment included soldiers, air units and special forces.
Colombian government spokesman Cesar Velasquez said claims that Bogota was planning to attack its “brother nation” were an attempt by President Chavez to deceive his people.
And everything going on in the world at this moment gelled in a scary thought: What if, in a coordinated manner, Venezuela attacks Colombia, Iran attacks Israel, and North Korea attacks South Korea. There have been very scary ties between all three of those potential aggressor nations.
If that three-pronged attack happened, how would Obama respond? Not to mention the rest of the world.
I hope this is just a scary passing thought by a crazy blogger and nothing more. I also hope war-gamers at the Pentagon have had the same thoughts.