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Chavez ally: Twitter account seized, recovered [said opposition posted rumors of coup underway]
Miami Herald ^ | September 9, 2012 | JORGE RUEDA

Posted on 09/09/2012 11:30:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's National Assembly president said his Twitter account was taken over on Saturday in an online attack that unleashed a series of bogus messages saying a coup was under way.

Diosdado Cabello, a close ally of President Hugo Chavez, said on state television that his account has been blocked to prevent more false messages, and later said he had recovered control of the account.

"Our Twitter account was hacked by the Venezuelan right. We're sure of it," Cabello said, according to the state news agency.

An initial out-of-the-ordinary message on the account Saturday had said that factions of the national intelligence agency and the military were rising up against the government while Chavez "is in Cuba on the verge of death." Other messages called for Chavez's supporters to "defend the revolution" outside the presidential palace.

One message called for Defense Minister Henry Rangel Silva to "execute the squalid ones," a term Chavez uses for his adversaries. It went on to say that "if the revolution is in danger there will be blood," and said that opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles "is behind the coup."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; hugochavez; venezuela

1 posted on 09/09/2012 11:30:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I smell a BIG RAT! These people are LIARS beyond the term. The last thing the opposition is going to do before an election that could very well topple Chavez, is launch a coup. Chavez is trying to light a Reichstag FIre right in Caracas.


2 posted on 09/09/2012 12:03:47 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA

Chavez will pull every trick, tell any lie and do any illegal activity to remain dictator.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 12:06:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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