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US condemns ‘senseless violence’ in Venezuela
The Hill ^ | February 16, 2014 | Kyle Balluck

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.

Kerry’s 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.


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: chavistas; communism; hugochavez; leopoldolopez; maduro; nicolasmaduro; venezuela
The practice of pitting different groups (religious, ethnic, race, age, gender, economic) against each other is the blueprint the Democratic Party and the Obama Administration follow.

Their concern is fraudulent. Besides, Obama and his administration have successfully made the U.S. a weak player, without influence on the world stage.

1 posted on 02/16/2014 6:35:43 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“...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?


2 posted on 02/16/2014 6:37:40 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

the people of Venezuela hate and despise their overseers


3 posted on 02/16/2014 6:38:48 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

4 posted on 02/16/2014 6:41:14 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So why doesn’t obama want to bomb the Venezuelan government during this Venezuelan spring...?


5 posted on 02/16/2014 6:43:54 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Kartographer
Stories of Venezuela's decline into darkness draw a blueprint for socialists around the world: Hugo Chavez to Nicolas Maduro - Venezuela
6 posted on 02/16/2014 6:48:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 2banana

Obama and Carter ignore (admire) dictators who have their people subjugated.

Cuba

Zimbabwe

Venezuela

Etc.

Etc.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 6:52:31 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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They love the term “senseless violence”.

Obama called the attack in Benghazi “senseless violence”.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 6:53:02 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 6:57:32 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: ifinnegan

"What difference does it make now!!!!"

10 posted on 02/16/2014 6:59:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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As opposed to “sensible violence”?


11 posted on 02/16/2014 7:01:51 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Good point.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 7:02:30 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: VanDeKoik

“...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.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 7:03:49 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: MuttTheHoople

I thought the same thing.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 7:03:52 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But nothing about feral blacks terrorizing our own streets, natuarally.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 7:16:20 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Communist birds of a feather.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 8:09:42 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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“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.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 8:36:25 AM PST by kenmcg
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Gee, who could have seen this coming?


18 posted on 02/16/2014 8:59:59 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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It is purposeful violence—on both sides. There is nothing senseless about it, only the people using the phrase are senseless.

Kerry would be bested by a cantaloupe in a game of checkers.

19 posted on 02/16/2014 10:46:57 AM PST by the anti-mahdi
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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...

Kerry went on to say that Venezuela should follow the Nobama administrations method of using the IRS to muzzle its opposition!

20 posted on 02/16/2014 10:49:20 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

These guys would have referred to our “War of Independence” as ‘Senseless Violence.’


21 posted on 02/16/2014 10:49:55 AM PST by dfwgator
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As opposed to sensible violence?

(I sometimes wonder about these things.)


22 posted on 02/16/2014 10:51:14 AM PST by Redcloak (Was that the primary buffer panel?)
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Headlines:

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
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Obama State Department: "Violence here in the U.S.? Check with DoJ."

Obama / Holder Department of Just Us and Our People: "Violence? What violence?"

23 posted on 02/16/2014 11:08:17 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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