Colombia’s defense minister sarcastically commented Monday that Venezuelan authorities confused Santa’s sleigh with a Colombian spy plane.
The Minister, Gabriel Silva, was responding to accusations from Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, who on Sunday announced that U.S. “drones,” coming from Colombia, had entered Venezuelan territory for spying purposes. Chavez ordered his security forces to “shoot them down.”
“A few days ago, at midnight, one of these crew-less aircrafts entered [Venezuela] as far as Fueret Mara (…) The soldiers saw it, called the duty officer, who came, but … the plane disappeared,” said Chavez on his Sunday program “Alo Presidente.”
Silva on Monday retorted that “Colombia has no capabilities such as he [Chavez] describes,” and added sarcastically that “the soldiers mistook Santa’s sleigh for a spy plane,” reported news station W Radio.
Silva further explained that “these are drones, they have no firepower and what they do is they observe in order to prevent electrical towers and oil pipelines from blowing up.”