Skip to comments.US condemns ‘senseless violence’ in Venezuela
Posted on 02/16/2014 6:35:43 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Secretary of State John Kerry is joining officials from the United Nations, Organization of American States and European Union in condemning senseless violence in Venezuela.
The United States is deeply concerned by rising tensions and violence surrounding this week's protests in Venezuela, Kerry said in a statement. Our condolences go to the families of those killed as a result of this tragic violence.
We are particularly alarmed by reports that the Venezuelan government has arrested or detained scores of anti-government protestors and issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. These actions have a chilling effect on citizens' rights to express their grievances peacefully, he added.
Kerrys comments came as demonstrators and riot police faced off on Saturday in a fourth day of protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
"I'm not going to give up one millimeter of the power the Venezuelan people have given me ... nothing will stop me from building this revolution which commandant [Hugo] Chavez left us," Maduro told supporters on Saturday, according to Reuters.
We call on the Venezuelan government to provide the political space necessary for meaningful dialogue with the Venezuelan people and to release detained protestors, Kerry said. We urge all parties to work to restore calm and refrain from violence.
Freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly are universal human rights. They are essential to a functioning democracy, and the Venezuelan government has an obligation to protect these fundamental freedoms and the safety of its citizens, he said.
Their concern is fraudulent. Besides, Obama and his administration have successfully made the U.S. a weak player, without influence on the world stage.
“...These actions have a chilling effect on citizens’ rights to express their grievances peacefully, he added.”
Like what the hell would you clowns know about that?
the people of Venezuela hate and despise their overseers
So why doesn’t obama want to bomb the Venezuelan government during this Venezuelan spring...?
Obama and Carter ignore (admire) dictators who have their people subjugated.
They love the term “senseless violence”.
Obama called the attack in Benghazi “senseless violence”.
Their only concern is that the violence might lead to their buddy Maduro being “Mussolini-ed” - and that it might set a precident for handling other radical leftist regimes.
"What difference does it make now!!!!"
As opposed to “sensible violence”?
“...These actions have a chilling effect on citizens rights to express their grievances peacefully, he added.
Well, this is the sort of thing that happens when the citizens can’t express their grievances peacefully.
I thought the same thing.
But nothing about feral blacks terrorizing our own streets, natuarally.
“US condemns senseless violence in Venezuela”
That’s a hoot! Too bad the US government doesn’t say anything about all the violence (black on white) that occurs in the US everyday. The violence here makes Venezuela look like a Sunday picnic.
Gee, who could have seen this coming?
Kerry would be bested by a cantaloupe in a game of checkers.
Kerry went on to say that Venezuela should follow the Nobama administrations method of using the IRS to muzzle its opposition!
These guys would have referred to our “War of Independence” as ‘Senseless Violence.’
As opposed to sensible violence?
(I sometimes wonder about these things.)
White girl: 'I'm tired of being looked at like prey'
'Few fights' bring cops running to school riot
Black attackers leave trail of beatings, vandalism
Obama State Department: "Violence here in the U.S.? Check with DoJ."
Obama / Holder Department of Just Us and Our People: "Violence? What violence?"
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