How do you think a war between Venezuela and Columbia will affect the U.S.?
- GunnyCLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Chavez is saber ratlling and knows he cannot win a war with Columbia. If our gas goes up because of a war then he has problems because most of Venezuela's food is "imported" from Columbia so his people will starve. He is screaming because evidence is now supposed to exist about his funding of the FALN terrorist group and he is trying to get attention some place else. So their won;t be a war and the main effect on the US might be an increase in gas prices; the problem with that is wars cost money and if Chavez raises his prices of crude to make more and OPEC doesn't then he loses business and sales; he is a communist but he is not a stupid communist. Columbia will not attack first and has in fact not even sent additional troops to the borders so they are being very cool and making Chavez look like the nut job he is.
- mcraneyLv 44 years ago
it is going to by no potential ensue. Columbia won't invade Venezuela like it did Ecuador and Venezuela is only blowing smoke to look massive. the two aspects are posturing. no longer something greater. If it did ensue, it may be catastrophic for each man or woman. Columbia won't be able to even shield its very own inner civil conflict. Bush could in all danger use it as an excuse to bomb Venezuela,costing us billions and making greater enemies (and greater socialists states ) in South u.s.. And Chavez could in all danger be dodging assassination tries via the CIA lower back. that's a loss for each man or woman and so will by no potential ensue. The Oil agencies could somewhat like it as they could in all danger grab up the Venezuelan oil fields so if it does ensue, it is Bush and Cheney screwing us to help out their oil pals.
- 1 decade ago
If such a thing occured the first action of the war would be by Columbian forces and that with the encouragement and support of the US.
However it will not happen, it's very hard to predict world events, impossible if complete fiction is the starting point
as in the article quoted.
- xyzLv 61 decade ago
There will not be a war between them, Chavez has stopped banging on the pots and pans..he knows better than to let it happen
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
First off, oil would skyrocket. Second off, we would probably send a carrier battlegroup to the region to protect our coasts and interests. And third, if we didn't get directly involved, we would bring political pressure and provide arms and supplies to Columbia, and maybe some special forces to.
- SFC_OllieLv 71 decade ago
Um it won't affect us at all. There will be no war between them. This has been settled Diplomatically.Source(s): SFC US Army Retired
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The U.S. will support Columbia and we will get $3.70 gal.