President Hugo Chavez purchased 100,000 Russian-made AK-103/104 assault rifles in 2006. These weapons, which are capable of blasting cement cinder blocks to sand and pebbles at distances of up to 1,000 meters, were transported to Venezuela by sea in several shipments.
The first shipment to arrive in Venezuela totaled approximately 30,000 assault weapons that were unloaded at the Port of La Guaira under the direct supervision of Venezuelan Army and National Guard officers.
However, by the time that first shipment “cleared” customs at least 3,000 AK-103/104’s had disappeared. Where are those missing assault rifles today?
Caracas Gringo’s sources in the Bolivarian military establishment claim that the Chavez regime secretly supplied thousands of Russian assault rifles to radical groups like the Tupamaros, Carapaicas, etc.
During the 11-plus years that Chavez has been in power, these radical groups reportedly have recruited and trained thousands of new members who have been positioned strategically in clandestine cells across the Greater Caracas Area, and in other cities throughout the country including Merida, Valencia, Barinas, San Carlos, Puerto La Cruz/Barcelona, Maracaibo, etc.
But the largest concentrations of clandestine militants remain in Caracas, which Chavez is determined to hold at any cost if there is ever a popular uprising against his criminal Bolivarian regime.
Last year, Public Works and Housing Minister Diosdado Cabello publicly announced plans to build dozens of new housing developments throughout Caracas where members of the Bolivarian civilian militia and their families would live.
At least one of these Bolivarian fire bases – for that is what they are – is located in Chacao, specifically in the popular market that was expropriated over a year ago.
A second Bolivarian fire base reportedly would be located near the Santa Fe urbanization next to the highway that leads to Prados del Este/La Trinidad/ El Hatillo.
There are also Tupamaros deployed in various parts of the Petare mega-slum at the eastern edge of Caracas.
Meanwhile, Colombian news media, citing Colombian military intelligence sources, reported recently that Venezuelan urban militant groups aligned ideologically and tactically with the Chavez regime have direct ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which operate in Venezuela with the Chavez regime’s official support. FARC members with experience in urban guerrilla conflict reportedly have been training Tupamaros, Carapaicas and other criminal militant groups since at least 2002.
Given very recent threats by Chavez that he will “erase” his opponents at the slightest provocation, and columns by Marciano (aka Jose Vicente Rangel) saying that the time is nigh for a 21st Century Bolivarian repetition of the mass slaughter perpetrated in Venezuela’s 19th Century civil conflicts by the sociopath Boves, it’s not much of a stretch to imagine “rivers of blood” in the streets of Venezuelan cities.