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Troops Fire Upon Protesters in Venezuela
Associated Press ^ | 28 May 2007 | Fabiola Sanchez

Posted on 05/28/2007 12:07:21 PM PDT by Kitten Festival

CARACAS, Venezuela - National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday into a crowd of protesters angry over a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced a critical television station off the air.

University students blocked one lane of a major highway hours after Radio Caracas Television ceased broadcasting at midnight and was replaced with a new state-funded channel. Chavez had refused to renew RCTV's broadcast license, accusing it of "subversive" activities and of backing a 2002 coup against him.

Two students were injured by rubber bullets and a third was hit with a tear gas canister, said Ana Teresa Yepez, an administrator at Caracas' Metropolitan University. She said about 20 protesters were treated for inhaling tear gas.

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1 posted on 05/28/2007 12:07:25 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival
No Dictator here, No Sir, Jimmy Carter said so......
2 posted on 05/28/2007 12:09:24 PM PDT by cmsgop ( "cmsgop" a Mark Goodson / Bill Todman Production)
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To: Kitten Festival

The station forced off the air will be replaced by the Joe Kennedy Happy Hour Network...stay tuned for highlights.


3 posted on 05/28/2007 12:09:48 PM PDT by TheBethsterNH (...in Northern Massachusetts, formerly known as New Hampshire.)
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To: Kitten Festival

The protesters better arm themselves with substanial weapons and overthrow this dictator, communist asshat.


4 posted on 05/28/2007 12:10:57 PM PDT by calex59
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To: cmsgop

Jimmy even once said the Ayatollah was a Holy Man....


5 posted on 05/28/2007 12:12:04 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: cmsgop

Tear down that sign.

6 posted on 05/28/2007 12:12:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Kitten Festival

I’ve been watching this on the news today and it appears to be getting worse. One report on FOX said that people were being dragged away while being beaten by police.


7 posted on 05/28/2007 12:14:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Diogenesis

That sign could be the new swatstika - Venezuela’s National Socialist (NAZI) logo. Heil Chavez!


8 posted on 05/28/2007 12:17:48 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Kitten Festival

9 posted on 05/28/2007 12:17:52 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Kitten Festival

Quick, where’s Cindy? I’m sure she must be shocked and appalled by this behavior. I’m sure she’ll issue a statement soon saying that she’d been duped by this dictator who at heart is not peaceful. Please tell me when she releases her statement saying how wrong she was and how Chavez must step down. Please.


10 posted on 05/28/2007 12:18:28 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Kitten Festival; pieceofthepuzzle

11 posted on 05/28/2007 12:20:38 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kitten Festival
I’ll wager two things.....1)the BBC news won’t mention a word about this tonight and 2)That the clowns over in DUmmie Land are asking “why was a single one of those traitors allowed to leave alive?”
12 posted on 05/28/2007 12:20:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Kitten Festival


13 posted on 05/28/2007 12:24:29 PM PDT by M203M4 (What I wanna see is a pro-war ("kill the bastards") Ron Paul. Pacifism is suicide.)
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To: Kitten Festival

But liberals love the guy. He’s a Castro with cash to burn. And he’s burning it on Russian SU-27’s.


14 posted on 05/28/2007 12:25:04 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Kitten Festival

Chavez needs to be “eliminated” as soon as possible. His military surely will come to their senses once the bodies begin rotting, eh?


15 posted on 05/28/2007 12:25:19 PM PDT by Glenn (Someone in '08!)
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To: Glenn

Hey, this is a preview of the USA under Hillary and a Democratic Congress! Anything conservative defined as “hate” and thus eliminated.

Taxes go way up, regulations increased 10x, personal rights decline (for the “common good”).

Yes, the Sovietzation of the USA.


16 posted on 05/28/2007 12:31:07 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: M203M4

Thanks for the post.These pics are keepers!!


17 posted on 05/28/2007 12:31:35 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (We need a troop surge in New Orleans and Philly!)
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To: Diogenesis
Tear down that sign.

Someday that sign will represent a democratic Venezuela once again.

18 posted on 05/28/2007 12:32:59 PM PDT by montag813 (q)
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To: Diogenesis
Tear down that sign.

And give up more that our great country has to offer and pay more for your gist to boot.

19 posted on 05/28/2007 12:34:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kitten Festival

Chavez might be a totalitarian SOB, but it’s a bad headline nonetheless: “Fire upon” implies live ammo and deadly force, not “tear gas and rubber bullets.”


20 posted on 05/28/2007 12:34:10 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Kitten Festival

Full metal jackets next time.


21 posted on 05/28/2007 12:35:04 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: Kitten Festival

Hope the crowd didn’t inconvenience Danny Glover.


22 posted on 05/28/2007 12:38:06 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Glenn
His military surely will come to their senses once the bodies begin rotting, eh?

Ummmmm something like the Cuban military did? No, wait.

Dictators always cozy up to the military and treat them well. Did Chavez declare himself President for life yet? If not the PEOPLE might have another chance...but I doubt it.

23 posted on 05/28/2007 12:48:51 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Glenn

When the bodies begin rotting? Naaah, when they can’t get their favorite soap operas.


24 posted on 05/28/2007 12:50:57 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: r9etb
Chavez might be a totalitarian SOB, but it’s a bad headline nonetheless: “Fire upon” implies live ammo and deadly force, not “tear gas and rubber bullets.”

Couldn't agree with you more. It's a pretty short trip from here to Waco though.

25 posted on 05/28/2007 12:54:50 PM PDT by keat (You know who I feel bad for? Arab-Americans who truly want to get into crop-dusting.)
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To: Kitten Festival

Cindy Sheegoat is expected to make a statement soon, exonerating Chavez of all wrongdoing and putting the blame squarely where it belongs: on George W Bush.


26 posted on 05/28/2007 12:56:45 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: george76

It looks like Glover’s insides are on the outside in that picture...


27 posted on 05/28/2007 12:57:56 PM PDT by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: r9etb; Kitten Festival
Very bad headline, you beat me to it.

"Fired upon" implies LIVE ammunition and shooting to kill.

28 posted on 05/28/2007 12:58:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Kitten Festival

Prayers for the people of Venezuela as they confront the tyrant.


29 posted on 05/28/2007 12:59:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... For want of a few good men, a once great nation was lost.)
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To: whitedog57
Taxes go way up, regulations increased 10x, personal rights decline (for the “common good”).

Reword it so it is palatable to the public and the DNC with Howard Dean as a spokesperson will guarantee a focus on making it happen.

30 posted on 05/28/2007 1:00:35 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kitten Festival

I have been to Caracas three times.

I will quit my job rather than go again.


31 posted on 05/28/2007 1:02:33 PM PDT by Eaker (Free The Texas 3 - Ramos, Compean and Hernandez)
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To: M203M4
Chavez learned how to opress his people from the best in the business.


32 posted on 05/28/2007 1:16:21 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Kitten Festival

wow and the left proclaims Chavez their hero... This is what the liberals want for America too...


33 posted on 05/28/2007 1:17:37 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (The saddest day in America will be the day that George W. Bush is vindicated.)
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To: Kitten Festival
Here is the video of the closing of RCTV (in Spanish but you don't need to understand Spanish to understand the meaning of the gags). And here is a video of the tyrant of Venezuela threatening journalists (with captions). He is so vulgar. It is disgusting. And if you can stomach it, here is a video of chavistas harassing and intimidating Globalvision before the closing down of RCTV (in Spanish). Globalvision is now the last private news TV station in Venezuela. RCTV was replaced by TVes, a state run propaganda channel.

A couple of days ago protesters were marching under a banner that chavistas put up that said "Chávez garantiza la libertad de expresión" (Chávez guarantees the freedom of expression). Like any communist, Chávez defines right as wrong and slavery as freedom.

34 posted on 05/28/2007 1:21:24 PM PDT by burzum (None shall see me, though my battlecry may give me away -Minsc)
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To: Kitten Festival

I’m sure Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will be reuniting to record a protest song about this outrage any minute now.


35 posted on 05/28/2007 1:26:25 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Kitten Festival

And those fools in MSM and the entertainment industry who support this monster would be among those being fired upon if it happened here. They have no idea, they are so arrogant they think it wouldn’t happen to them.


36 posted on 05/28/2007 1:28:46 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Kitten Festival

Don’t you just know that Pelosi, Reid, etc. would love to do this to Fox News?

But it would probably have to wait until after they arrest Rush Limbaugh.


37 posted on 05/28/2007 1:46:43 PM PDT by texasmountainman (God bless all who serve in the U.S. military!)
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To: whitedog57

They are already trying it... Bit by Bit... Step by Step.

Read the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act that they are trying to pass in the fifty states this year and next.

People are ‘guilty until proven innocent’.

A ‘risk factor’ is enough to trigger the act.

‘risk factors’ are as mundane as obtaining your child’s school records; obtaining your child’s medical records; selling a house; closing a lease; closing a bank account; having family relatives in another state; having cultural or emotional ties to another state.

They are already here.


38 posted on 05/28/2007 1:52:39 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Crosby, Pills, Hash & Bong broke up a long time ago, if memory serves correct.


39 posted on 05/28/2007 1:55:58 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Kitten Festival
From the http://blogs.salon.com/0001330/


No, this is not a brand new refrigerator. This is the meat display at the supermarket I go to. This is a daily occurrence as they have not had meat for quite a while, as a matter of fact since at least April 20th. they have received meat twice, both times selling it in less than two hours. This had never happened in the country's history, but between land being taken over and left unused and price controls, supply has simply disappeared. There you have it, a true, real accomplishment by the revolution!

Ironically, below the fridge is a row of dog food bags, some of the imported. No comments!

Hugo - The Democrap's Messiah running their version of Shangrali! Things to Come????? Better start stocking up!

40 posted on 05/28/2007 2:06:43 PM PDT by Bommer (Global Warming: The only warming phenomena that occurs in the Summer and ends in the Winter!)
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To: All

FOX NEWS~~~Rallies spreading to different towns~~~

Looks like it’s heatin’ up...


41 posted on 05/28/2007 2:18:40 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Kitten Festival

Can’t wait to see this headline at HuffPo! lol

Better chance of seeing a thank you letter to Karl Rove.


42 posted on 05/28/2007 2:19:24 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: burzum

I just watched Primer Impacto’s coverage of this and it is ugly. Hugito’s Storm Troopers used not only rubber bullets and tear gas, but fire-hosed the demonstrators as well. Regardless of what they used against the demonstrators, many, many people were injured. I can’t help but think, perhaps it’s wishful thinking, that the military will at some point turn on him. Meanwhile, where is the CIA when it’s needed?


43 posted on 05/28/2007 2:32:10 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: Kitten Festival

http://www.freerctv.com/

Watch the Video over the past few months.


44 posted on 05/28/2007 2:33:17 PM PDT by EBH (May God Save Our Country)
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To: cmsgop

Oh, well if Jimmuh Cawtuh says so that really makes a difference.


45 posted on 05/28/2007 2:36:45 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: DesScorp

Raptor bait.


46 posted on 05/28/2007 2:37:38 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Never insult small minded men in positions of power.)
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To: holdonnow; All

Roundup

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/05/pro-junta-thugs-crush-democracy-protest.html


47 posted on 05/28/2007 2:48:47 PM PDT by AliVeritas (I see the men and women on the battlefield... where are the men and women here?)
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To: Cindy; rodguy911; sono; RasterMaster; Cannoneer No. 4; HonestConservative; eeevil conservative; ...

ping


48 posted on 05/28/2007 2:51:27 PM PDT by AliVeritas (I see the men and women on the battlefield... where are the men and women here?)
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To: Kitten Festival

They’ve voted their society into the toilet. Now it’s onward to the sewar.


49 posted on 05/28/2007 2:51:43 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: cmsgop
No Dictator here, No Sir, Jimmy Carter said so......

Chavez is the type of world leader the Democrat Party approves of.

A totalitarian state is the result.

50 posted on 05/28/2007 2:51:59 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (Waiting for Samson)
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