Where’s My Kalashnikov?

From a long feature article on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:

The tinted window rolls down at a military checkpoint, and startled troops snap to attention when they see their president at the wheel. “Fatherland, socialism – or death! Good afternoon, my commander-in-chief,” a National Guardsman blurts out, saluting with an expression of shock. “Why haven’t you received the AK rifles yet?” Chavez asks, examining the soldier’s outmoded weapon. Chavez says he will find out what’s wrong because some of the 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles newly bought from Russia should be in their hands.

Let’s hope they can track down those 100,000 Russian guns… More on Russia’s burgeoning arms trade here.