BBC:RUSSIAN ARMS SYRIA AND BUILDS IRAN'S NUKES.
Mr Chavez has chosen his allies carefully. Iran has nuclear expertise to offer, while China represents a very attractive market for Venezuelan oil.CHINA - BLOCKS AID TO AND INTERVENTION FOR DARFUR.
In Russia, Mr Chavez has found a partner that has no problem disregarding Washington's worries and selling him weapons. ...
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived in Russia, where he will meet his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for talks on military co-operation.
Mr Chavez is expected to visit a helicopter factory and discuss the possible purchase of diesel submarines.
This is Mr Chavez's second visit in under a year to Russia, which he has designated as a "strategic partner". ... But perhaps the symbolism of what follows Mr Chavez's visit is what matters most. After leaving Russia, he will travel to Belarus and Iran.
VENEZUELA EMBRACES AHMADINEJAD AND CASTRO AND MUGABE.
WHAT A CREW.
WE NEED TO BE MUCH HARSHER WITH THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM.