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Venezuela's Maduro pleads with Obama not to kill rival
American Thinker ^ | 03/18/2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 03/18/2013 7:12:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Venezuela's caretaker president, Nicolas Maduro, asked Barack Obama to halt a plot to kill the opposition candidate in next month's election.

You see, it's complicated. Maduro - sort of a "Hugo-lite" - announced last week that his government had uncovered an insidious plot to kill Henrique Capriles, leader of the opposition which would be followed by a coup of army officers friendly to America.

Obviously, Maduro is worried that he doesn't have the election in the bag.

From Reuters:

"I call on President Obama - Roger Noriega, Otto Reich, officials at the Pentagon and at the CIA are behind a plan to assassinate the right-wing presidential candidate to create chaos," Maduro said in a TV interview broadcast on Sunday.

Maduro, who is Chavez's preferred successor, said the purpose of the plot was to set off a coup and that his information came from "a very good source."

During his 14 years in power, the charismatic but divisive Chavez, who died March 5 after a two-year battle with cancer, often denounced U.S. plots against him and his "revolution." Critics dismissed those claims as a smokescreen to keep voters focused on a sense of "imperialist" threat.

In kicking off the opposition's campaign in the provinces on Saturday, Capriles said Maduro would be to blame if anything happened to him.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caprilles; maduro; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamunism; procommunist; rightwinger; venezuela; venezuelaelection

1 posted on 03/18/2013 7:12:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So if the opposition dies under mysterious circumstances, it’s not his fault. He already fingered Obama as the culprit.


2 posted on 03/18/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like Maduro is setting up a plan to kill Capriles and then blame it on the US.


3 posted on 03/18/2013 7:16:55 AM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: AppyPappy

Typical of a dictator- NOTHING is his fault, it’s all “other” forces, sometimes sneaky shadow forces and sometimes a particular person (George Bush, Emmanuel Goldstein), who are the cause of all bad things.

Dear Leader is always leading the fight against these evil influences but is never seen taking an active role in governing, or for that matter making any real decisions (sequestration comes to mind).

This approach works, though, or there would not be Chavezes, Castros, Noriegas, and the like. The formula has been polished over generations and once in place works like a charm.


4 posted on 03/18/2013 7:20:31 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: SeekAndFind

This guy has a lot more faith in the expertise of our CIA and Obama than I do.

A President and a CIA that would screw up a two car funeral is hardly likely to be smart enough to assasinate anyone in Venezuela.

It sounds to me like this guy has plans to kill his opponent and he is already laying the blame for it on someone else.


5 posted on 03/18/2013 7:22:23 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tom paine 2

It’s the kind of thinking currently in the White House.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 7:22:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL! Hussein Obama the Great! Conquistador of the Americas asked to stand down by Venezuela. Good Grief


7 posted on 03/18/2013 7:26:48 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: SeekAndFind
pleads with Obama not to kill rival...

This plea is not likely to change anything. After all, Ø is looking anywhere outside the US for places to practice - Honduras, Middle-east countries - Lybia, Egypt, and on and on. In the future, the skill set acquired might come in handy.

8 posted on 03/18/2013 7:31:57 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind
There was a time in the not too distant past when another dictator to our South went on and on about how the POTUS was trying to assassinate him. Of course, at that time, no one in America believed him either.
...just sayin'

9 posted on 03/18/2013 7:33:35 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: SeekAndFind

Is that blatant or what?Predicting your political opponent is marked for assasination?I won’t name the quotee(don’t want to lose my breakfast),but believing that theory “would require the willing suspension of disbelief”.


10 posted on 03/18/2013 7:35:40 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: tom paine 2

Maduro doesn’t have the brains of a box of rocks but the “CUBANS” do. Make no mistake, the CUBANS will do anything to preserve the flow easy money that supports their dictatorship. They are directing this and they are playing Maduro and “Chavista” for the fools they are!


11 posted on 03/18/2013 7:35:54 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Venezuela's Maduro pleads with Obama not to kill rival

Is his rival a fetus in the womb?

12 posted on 03/18/2013 7:39:49 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SeekAndFind
Filthy leftist tactics being used against America's filthy leftists.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 7:40:23 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: DBrow
Typical of a dictator- NOTHING is his fault...

"It's not MY fault. It was the Secret Service that cut the White House tours."

14 posted on 03/18/2013 7:40:41 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maduro - sort of a "Hugo-lite" Hugo "Mini-me"
15 posted on 03/18/2013 7:41:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: tom paine 2

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


16 posted on 03/18/2013 7:42:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess who found the dems blame play book.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 7:42:33 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama couldn’t organize a garage sale, much less a political assassination.


18 posted on 03/18/2013 7:43:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
“Venezuela’s caretaker president, Nicolas Maduro, asked Barack Obama to halt a plot to kill the opposition candidate in next month’s election.”

The scary part is it might be true. I could see Obutthole wanting to kill the opposition candidate to clear the path for Hugo Jr to take over and keep the socialist dream alive.

19 posted on 03/18/2013 7:45:15 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: dfwgator

Well, wasn’t he in office when Osama Bin Ladin was killed?


20 posted on 03/18/2013 7:45:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dfwgator

Doesn’t he have an assassination Czar? Somebody please, what am I wasting my money on?


21 posted on 03/18/2013 7:45:49 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Beagle8U

“Don’t throw me into the briar patch, B’rer Rabbit.”


22 posted on 03/18/2013 7:45:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

He had about as much to do with it, as I did....but of course that didn’t stop him from taking the credit for it.


23 posted on 03/18/2013 7:46:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

This guy is a quick learner. ....”Not Me!”


24 posted on 03/18/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BenLurkin
The real, serious issue to to punted to the US State Department is: "Do you recognize the government of Nicholas Maduro as the legitimate, constitutional government of Venezuela?" We want an official, clear cut answer from State Department, YES or NO. Because Maduro's presidential oath of office violates the Venezuelan Constitution directly. Only verbally did Hugo in his cancerous state say "I want you (Nicholas) in charge", but legally that doesnt amount to a pile of Caracas horseshit. The rightful President (acting) until elections is Cabello, the speaker of the National Assembly. When this phony swearing in took place, it was a military coup d' etat, the people nor constitution did not decide, just dead Hugo's verbal OK, and the Chief of Staff of National Defense giving a press conference in full uniform backed up by senior staff saying "I support Maduro as President and his legacy to continue the work of Hugo". Sorry, that does not cut it. Anyone can read the Venezuelan Constitution on powers of succession in event of death or incapacitation of the President. It is in plain black and white. They just made up the rules and sworn in (former VP) communist Maduro, even though the Opposition, including Capriles, boycotted the session in the National Assembly (although smiling Jesse Jackson was there to take a bow).

OK Obama and Kerry, do you recognize this Caracas government is legitimate? YES OR NO???!!! Is Maduro legitimately "acting" President of Venezuela? Have you recalled either the US Ambassador or Charge d' Affairs over it? Are the credentials of the Ambassador of Venezuela to the US legitimate?


25 posted on 03/18/2013 7:53:19 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Hussein embraced Hugo.

Hussein will embrace Maduro.


26 posted on 03/18/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I am going to call them in D.C. or at the Embassy in Caracas, either place, and pose the question, to see what kind of BS answer I get for them rationalizing support and diplomatic recognition of “acting” President Nicolas Maduro, a fraud and an unconstitutional embarrassment. Of course, they also supported the illegal socialist government of Zelaya in Hondurus which Venezuela supported in an attempted coup, rather than the legal government put in place by the Supreme Court and National Assembly. Obama will support the rise of any Socialist Government in Latin America, opposed by a non-communist opposition, let alone their own written Constitution and procedures for legal succession. Communists! All of them. From Caracas straight into the West Wing of the White House.


27 posted on 03/18/2013 8:13:18 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maduro is loopier than Chávez by at least 50%.


28 posted on 03/18/2013 8:17:20 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind
You see, it's complicated. Maduro - sort of a "Hugo-lite" - announced last week that his government had uncovered an insidious plot to kill Henrique Capriles, leader of the opposition which would be followed by a coup of army officers friendly to America.

That this is a totally bogus cover for his own plans to assassinate his rival is confirmed by the bizarro premise that Presidente Zero would do anything to abet a right wing military coup 'friendly to America.' Who would stupid enough believe that?

29 posted on 03/18/2013 8:37:28 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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You see, it's complicated. Maduro - sort of a "Hugo-lite" - announced last week that his government had uncovered an insidious plot to kill Henrique Capriles, leader of the opposition which would be followed by a coup of army officers friendly to America.

That this is a totally bogus cover for his own plans to assassinate his rival is confirmed by the bizarro premise that Presidente Zero would do anything to abet a right wing military coup 'friendly to America.' Who would stupid enough believe that?

30 posted on 03/18/2013 8:38:13 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Hussein embraced Hugo.”

I’ve seen pictures that prove he did a lot more than simply embrace Hugo.


31 posted on 03/18/2013 8:53:49 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"I call on President Obama - Roger Noriega, Otto Reich, officials at the Pentagon and at the CIA are behind a plan to assassinate the right-wing presidential candidate to create chaos," Maduro said in a TV interview broadcast on Sunday.

Well the Obama State Department DID provide assistance in the murder of a POW named Momar Gaddafi. "WE came, WE saw, HE DIED!" - Sec. of Hate Hillary Clinton.


32 posted on 03/18/2013 8:57:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin
Hugo embraced Gaddafi.

Obama had Hugo's pal murdered.

Gaddafi was Mandela's pal as well.

Obama is not America's pal.



33 posted on 03/18/2013 9:03:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
Maduro does not have the speaking ability of Chavez....no personality....wanders on and on.....this election will be close I think..but it will be fixed...
34 posted on 03/18/2013 9:20:40 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: SeekAndFind
Venezuela's Maduro pleads with Obama not to kill rival...

...because that's what Nobel Peace Prizes are all about!

-PJ

35 posted on 03/18/2013 9:24:44 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

36 posted on 03/18/2013 9:33:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Youngman542012; Revolting cat!
Maduro does not have the speaking ability of Chavez....no personality....wanders on and on....

A woman I know was in Venezuela on a business trip. I think she said she was in a bar at the time Hugo was giving one his his several hour televised speeches. At some point the crowd erupted into laughter as Hugo insisted that women boycott Western tampons and use corncobs instead.

Nutjob country. How bad do things have to be that you'd tolerate such poor leadership just for the laughs?


37 posted on 03/18/2013 9:42:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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