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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2017, 08:42:53 AM »





A civilian national security force, just as well funded and equipped as the military.

I've heard that somewhere before.

Oh yeah.....


El Guapo's civilian national defense force.




Guess who's actually doing it:



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Venezuela's Maduro arms 400,000 loyalists.

Caracas, Venezuela - Fox News with The Associated Press and Agencia EFE - 17 April 2017  ---  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he will expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias, providing guns to as many as 400,000 loyalists.


The announcement came as Maduro's opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday.

Speaking to thousands of militia members dressed in beige uniforms gathered in front of the presidential palace, Maduro said that vision remains relevant as Venezuela continues to face "imperialist aggression."



"A gun for every militiaman !" he cried.


Read between the lines.

The civilian national security force, just as well funded and equipped as the military, was tooled up overnight.

There's barely basic needs anywhere in the nation and what's available is completely controlled by the military and militias.

But 'somehow', 400,000 evil scary-looking 3,000-round-per-second clipazine-fed ghost guns showed up and were issued overnight.



Venezuela government arms 400,000 civilian loyalists.   17 April 2017





Nada para ver aqui, maing.











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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2017, 09:51:11 AM »

The age-old plan.  First, get everyone good and hungry.  Easy enough. 
Second, blame that situation on someone, anyone, else.   Also easy enough. 
Arm them with rifles "gifted" from another "interested" partner nation.  No problem.
And finally, along with that rifle comes food.  Or whatever.   Easy, even if you have to actually deliver on it, since you control it all.
And the loyalty is bought.  For now.  If there was enough food (or whatever) promised for their families, that loyalty is bought for a while longer. 

But this isn't usually a long term thing.   Once the bellies are full, they may start forgetting how things were.   Then your control over them starts to loosen.   Soon, they'll be killling each other. 
So they have to be used fast.   
Something's about to pop. 
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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2017, 03:39:19 PM »




Midday report.  1540 Hours, 19 April.



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Venezuelan opposition marches against Maduro - Student killed.

Caracas, Venezuela - Reuters - 19 April 2017  --- Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas as demonstrators staged what they billed as the "mother of all marches" against President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, and a student caught up in a clash died after being shot in the head.



Supporters (in red) of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro march in front of opposition supporters during the so-called 'mother of all marches' against Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela April 19, 2017.   REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters protested in Caracas and other cities, denouncing Maduro for eroding democracy and plunging the oil-rich economy into chaos. Crowds swelled to hundreds of thousands, including Maduro supporters who held a counter-demonstration in the capital at the urging of the president, and clashes are being reported across the South American country.



A demonstrator throws back a tear gas grenade while clashing with riot police during the so-called 'mother of all marches' against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela April 19, 2017.   REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Carlos Moreno, 18, a student, was on his way to play soccer in Caracas and did not plan to take part in the demonstration when government supporters approached an opposition gathering and opened fire.



400,000 Venezuelans, sworn loyalists to Socialist/Totalitarian evil, were armed by Maduro's government and are now considered..... A civilian national security force, just as well funded and equipped as the military.


No puede suceder aquí.


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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2017, 03:55:20 PM »

This is going to get a whole lot more entertaining before it is over.
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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2017, 04:43:56 PM »

Now you've earned a bag of rice, comrades.  Or loaf of bread, or tortillas, whatever.
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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2017, 02:02:04 AM »




It's now tomorrow (20 April) - the latest as of 0200 Hours local time in Caracas, Venezuela:



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At least two people were killed and hundreds arrested.

Caracas, Venezuela - The Associated Press (culled from mulitple articles, authored by AP reporter Joshua Goodman in Caracas) - 20 April 2017  ---  Tens of thousands of protesters demanding elections and denouncing what they consider increasingly dictatorial government were met by a curtain of tear gas and rubber bullets as they attempted to march to downtown Caracas on Wednesday.

Across the country the clashes were intense.  Pro-government militias, whose members were armed by the Maduro government, were blamed for the two deaths.  In Caracas, Carlos Moreno, days away from his 18th birthday, was heading to a soccer game with friends and was shot point-blank for what appeared to be no reason.

In the western city of San Cristobal, a 23-year-old woman identified as Paola Ramirez was shot dead by a similar militia group, who also shot her boyfriend - he is expeced to recover.  The group circled demonstrators on motorcycles as they were heading home from the demonstration.

The government has responded to the near-daily protests with its own show of force:  Jailing hundreds of demonstrators and standing by as pro-government groups violently attack opposition members of congress.

President Maduro, on TV late Tuesday, signed orders activating the “green phase” of enigmatic military plans to defend Venezuela against what he describes as U.S.-backed attempts to sow chaos and overthrow him.  He also said authorities in recent hours had rounded up members of an underground cell of conspirators at Caracas hotels, including some who were allegedly planning to stir up violence at the Wednesday march.

Opposition marchers included Liliana Machuca, who earns about $20 a month holding two jobs teaching literature.  Although she doesn’t expect change overnight, she said protesting is the only option the opposition has after what she says are scores of abuses committed by the government.

A short block away from where Ms. Machuca was, a sea of red-shirted government supporters marched..... Many were state workers like Leidy Marquez, who was bused in from Tachira state, on the other side of the country, along with co-workers at state-run oil giant PDVSA.

“The opposition is trying to provoke a conflict but they aren’t going to achieve their goal”, said Marquez, wearing a shirt emblazoned with a photo of the late Hugo Chavez, a symbol of revolutionary zeal in Venezuela.


This'n ain't even got started yet.

Gubmint arming loyalists (a civilian national security force, just as well-funded.....), transportin' supporters - 'state' employees - wherever needed to do whatever is needed.

Sounds kinda sorta maybe like what the Democrats tried to do and sometimes did here in the last few elec............... Naaaaaaaaaaah.  Can't happen.




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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2017, 01:51:16 PM »

Today GM got their Venezuela plant nationalised.  (Slaps knee) HAR HAR HARDY HAR HARRR!
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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2017, 04:33:17 PM »

Wilkow just today interviewed a woman Gabby something from Top Shot. I do not get Blaze TV anymore so not sure whom she is. Said she was an Olympic pistol shooter for Venezuela back in the day. Now lives in Texas and teaches Pistol shooting. She said in her Olympic training During Chavez regime she had a Cuban coach. He warned all the shooters and their parents of the dangers of Marxism. But , they were no we have gas, oil and agriculture. We are not like Cuba. She said now they are paying for their complacentcy.
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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #53 on: April 22, 2017, 03:14:57 AM »





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"It was like a war."

Caracas, Venezuela - Agence France Presse - 21 April 2017  ---  "It was like a war", said 33-year-old construction worker Carlos Yanez, a resident of the southwestern district of El Valle.  "The police were firing tear gas, armed civilians were shooting guns at buildings."

Eleven people were killed in the neighborhood, according to officials.  Eight of them were reportedly electrocuted while trying to loot a bakery amid the chaos.  The rest were shot.  A man was shot dead in protests in the eastern neighborhood of Petare.


As of this posting, the official number of dead is now 20.




"Rebelious congress."


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The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists:  Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Caracas, Venezuela - The Associated Press - 22 April 2017  ---  National Assembly President Julio Borges has sent more than a dozen letters to leading global banks warning them of the risk to their reputations and bottom line if they throw a lifeline to Maduro as he seeks to bolster an economy suffering widespread shortages of food and other goods while avoiding a default on foreign debt.

"The national government, through the central bank, is going to try to swap gold held as reserves for dollars to stay in power unconstitutionally", said one letter sent to John Cryan, the CEO of Deutsche Bank.  "I have the obligation to warn you that by supporting such a gold swap you would be taking actions favoring a government that's been recognized as dictatorial by the international community."

Lost in the surge of protests triggered by last month's decision by the Venezuelan Supreme Court to strip congress of power is Maduro's desperate need for financing.  Sitting atop the world's largest oil reserves, Venezuela has long been considered a reliable credit, managing to maintain its status as a Wall Street favorite even when the late President Hugo Chavez went on a nationalizing spree seizing factories and oil fields of major foreign companies like Exxon and Clorox.  This week, General Motors became the latest major American brand to flee Venezuela after its assembly plant, bank accounts and other assets were seized as the result of a judicial ruling in favor of a former GM dealership.

"I wish he was like a kid because sometimes he's so cold and indifferent", Borges said of Maduro.  "At least a child has feelings.  He feels hurt when he sees people suffering and dying."

Such aggressive rhetoric appears to have gotten under Maduro's skin.  Almost daily since protests began, the president has accused Borges of being the "boss" of a coup attempt.  And Borges is almost certainly a prime target of a "Manual for the Revolutionary Combatant" that top government officials are promoting on state TV as a sort of enemies list containing the addresses and personal details of opposition leaders.


"Rebelious congress."   That's a good one right there, a real knee-slapper.

I'm honestly surprised Maduro & Co. haven't 'disappeared' the entire "rebelious congress" - those members trying to save their nation constitutionally and without having to somehow - with 99.99% of the nation's citizens disarmed/unarmed - start and finish "it".




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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2017, 12:01:01 PM »




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Venezuela's unrest claims 21st victim.

Caracas, Venezuela - The Associated Press - 24 April 2017 - Morning Update  ---  Weeks of political unrest have claimed another victim as Venezuela's opposition prepares for another mass protest.

The Interior Ministry said Almelina Carrillo died after being struck on the head with a frozen water bottle thrown from a high rise during a pro-government rally.

News of the death comes as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are set to flood highways across the nation Monday (24 April) for a day-long sit-in.





21 officially reported dead.

Officially reported.

Unnastan dat ?



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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2017, 09:30:38 AM »



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Venezuela death toll rises.

Caracas, Venezuela - Reuters - 25 April 2017  ---  Gunmen killed two more people during political unrest in Venezuela on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this month, as anti-government protests entered a fourth week with mass "sit-ins" to press for early elections.

A 42-year-old man who worked for local government in the Andean state of Merida died from a gunshot in the neck at a rally in favor of President Nicolas Maduro's government, the state ombudsman and prosecutor's office said.

Another 54-year-old man was shot dead in the chest during a protest in the western agricultural state of Barinas, the state prosecutor's office added without specifying the circumstances.

Seven others were injured in both locations.


"Gunmen."

Yeah, even down there.

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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #56 on: April 26, 2017, 09:08:12 AM »



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Venezuela may withdraw from The Organization Of American States.

Caracas, Venezuela - The Associated Press via Fox News - 26 April 2017  ---  Venezuela's Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez:  "We're not going to continue allowing legal and institutional violations that are arbitrary and surpass any moral, ethical and illicit boundary that nations in this regional organization should respect."

Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor, Luisa Ortega Diaz, on Tuesday put a spotlight on the extent of the violence, saying more than 400 people had been injured and nearly 1,300 detained since the protests began.....

Venezuela's Interior Minister Nestor Reverol:  "Right-wing terrorists have once again left Venezuelan families grieving in their continuous spiral of violence."

Venezuela's President, Nicolas Maduro, said he was willing to do whatever it took, "even give my life", to pursue socialist policies that he said are meant to help and protect the nation's working class.  "There is only one destiny for Venezuela.  The victory of the revolution."




I love that "detained" thing.

Wanna bet the real number "detained" is at least ten-fold that ?

"Forward !", says El Gobierno.   Obedecer, o..... empujar.




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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2017, 03:49:24 AM »





Venezuela may withdraw from The Organization Of American States.....



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Venezuela has withdrawn from The Organization Of American States.

Caracas, Venezuela ; Washington, DC ; New York, NY - The Associated Press - 28 April 2017  ---  Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday.....


Venezuelan interim ambassador Carmen Velasquez

Venezuelan interim ambassador Carmen Velasquez submitted a letter announcing the move in Washington to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, a strong critic of socialist President Nicolas Maduro.  "This is an historic moment that marks a new independence for Venezuela and the region", said Velasquez.  "We are not going to be participating in any OAS activities."

On Friday, hundreds marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners.....  Lopez is serving a nearly 14-year sentence for inciting violence during a previous round of anti-government unrest in 2014.



Lilian Tintori and Leopoldo Lopez

Lopez's wife Lilian Tintori was at the front of a group of lawmakers and opposition activists carrying a large Venezuelan flag making their way to the prison where her husband is being held.  "For Maduro, not being on his side is a crime, thinking differently is a crime."


Venezuela Deputy Minister Of Foreign Affairs Samuel Moncada

At a news conference at his country's consulate in New York on Friday, Samuel Moncada, Venezuela's deputy minister of foreign affairs for North America, said his country is pulling out of the OAS because the group it is now "a forum for coercion" instead of cooperation.  "We are leaving the OAS because the OAS has become an instrument of aggression against Venezuela," he said.  He also accused Almagro of acting as "an agent of terrorism", who was trying to foster a military insurrection in Venezuela.


Nada para ver aqui, maing.  Eet no kann happen heer.  Choo no wurree.  Choo juss keepz watcheenk da EnnEffEll draff y da Cardasheeyannz.

"For Maduro Democrats, not being on his their side is a crime, thinking differently is a crime."


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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2017, 05:58:46 PM »




Whatashocka.  El Guapo rode in on it.  Beat the poor thing to death and.....


Venezuela now has their very own.....






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Venezuela's president stars in cheery videos amid chaos.

Caracas, Venezuela - The Wall Street Journal - 29 April 2017  ---  As antigovernment protests and deadly unrest shake the streets here, President Nicolás Maduro is presenting an image of a very different country in videos that show him strolling through bucolic settings, hip-hop dancing and swinging on a swing set with his wife.

"We have to keep Venezuela in the game of peace", Mr. Maduro said in one offering as he plays catch on a manicured baseball field with the country's No. 2, Diosdado Cabello, both of them wearing monogrammed uniforms.

After Mr. Maduro rules one of his own pitches a strike, he vows to crush "brutal fascist attacks", snags a pop-up ball and shouts, "Winning !"





Venezuela President (For Life) Nicolas Maduro rides in on his very own skittle-shitting unicorn.




Empujar.

(Nudge.)




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Re: Venezuela: On the razor's edge.
« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2017, 07:53:26 AM »





Gums-a-flappin' from a far-left socialist to one quickly becoming a full-on dictatura.  But of course, it's also the people's fault for seeking even the most basic of rights.


El Papa:  Oye !  Choo estop pukkin' wit eech uddah, maings !



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Pope Francis has appealed to leaders of Venezuela's government and society to avoid any more violence as he cited the mounting number of dead, injured and prisoners.

Vatican City - The Associated Press - 30 April 2017  ---  Pope Francis told faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square Sunday that, united in sorrow with the families of victims, he was making a heartfelt appeal to "the government and all the components of the Venezuelan society so that every further form of violence is avoided, human rights are respected and negotiated solutions are sought."


He said Venezuelans were worn out from the grave "humanitarian, social, political and economic crises" afflicting the country.  Francis prayed for "peace, reconciliation and democracy" for that "beloved" nation.

Venezuelans are demanding elections and the release of political prisoners.  Nearly daily clashes have claimed at least 28 lives and hundreds injured.




Well, that settles it then.  Maduro and his entire cadre, plus the civilian national defense force (that's just as well equipped and funded as the military) become human beings and the Venezuelan people simply stop seeking even the most basic of rights and th..........

Y'all do know all 'bout this'n pope-fella right ?  If not, from 2014, click here.  From 2016, click here.  That's just two of several hundred articles on the man.




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