Do We Believe This?

There was an article at yesterday about the growing alliance between Russia and Venezuela.  The lead paragraph of the paragraph states that Russia will help start a nuclear enegy program in Venezuela and that Russia will be participating in the organization of a socialist trade bloc in Latin America lead by Hugo Chavez.

Why does one of the biggest suppliers of oil in the Western Hemisphere need nuclear energy?  Doesn’t this sound like the same logic that Iran used to start her nuclear program?  I have no idea what the right solution to the problem of Venezuela going nuclear is, but I can tell you that with Russian warships visiting her and massive purchases of Russian arms, this is going to get complicated.  This is the Cuban missle crisis on steriods.