[A-List] Venezuela Renews Accusation That Netherlands Abets U.S. Aggression
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Fri Jan 8 22:38:53 MST 2010
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From: Rick Rozoff
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Subject: [stopnato] Venezuela Renews Accusation That Netherlands Abets U.S.
January 8, 2010
Venezuela renews Aruba accusations
Venezuela has reiterated its accusations that a United States air force
plane based in Curacao has violated its airspace. Foreign relations
committee chair, MP Roy Daza, has told Radio Netherlands Worldwide his
country has incontrovertible evidence.
Mr Daza has renewed calls for the US and the Netherlands to clarify the
incident. The call comes after MPs in Caracas studied recordings made by the
control tower of Maiquetía airport, which are said to confirm that a US
plane was in Venezuelan airspace in May.
The recording contains a conversation between a US air force pilot and the
control tower. When air controllers ask the US pilot why he is in Venezuelan
airspace, he answers he is not aware of the fact. After the conversation,
the plane, which Caracas says then has flown 200 kilometres in Venezuelan
airspace, heads back to Curacao. Venezuela also accuses the plane of
crossing the no-fly zone around its air base of La Orchila, located on an
island east of the Dutch Antilles.
The Netherlands has repeatedly reassured the Venezuelan authorities that US
forces operating from Aruba and Curacao are only engaged in fighting drug
traffickers. Venezuela says Washington, helped by the Netherlands, is
preparing an attack on its country, and claims that the violation of its
airspace is a provocation.
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