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Video: Russia Challenges U.S. Hegemony with Bombers in Venezuela

Here Mary O’Grady of the Wall Street Journal talks about how Russia and Venezuela’s increasingly close relationship should be carefully watched by Washington. She argues that both Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales are using Russia to make broad anti-American gestures in response to declining domestic popularity. She writes, “With the economy in shambles, inflation hovering around 30% and the opposition beginning to unite, Venezuela’s messiah is feeling some heat. It is not impossible, assuming fair elections (which is far from certain), for opposition candidates to win at least three important states and perhaps as many as six. For a man with dictatorial ambitions, this is anathema. Which is why the Uncle Sam boogeyman is being trotted out, the Russians were called in, and Washington’s ambassadors have been sent packing.