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Crickets from White House as Venezuelans Risk All to Throw Out the Chavistas
PJ Media ^ | 2-15-2014 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 02/15/2014 1:43:36 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

Florida lawmakers are trying to turn the Obama administration’s attention toward two weeks of escalating deadly protests in Venezuela, where protesters frustrated with the socialist government have taken to the streets to demand a better country.

The late Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian experiment, continued by his handpicked successor Nicolas Maduro, has resulted in an economy in tatters, sky-high crime, and massive government corruption.

Maduro has put the world on “alert” that he’s “facing a developing coup plan against the democracy and the government that I preside over, orchestrated by a small group of irresponsible leaders, violent, full of hatred and personal ambitions.” Protesters have demanded he resign.

“So we are deeply concerned by rising tensions, by the violence surrounding these February 12th protests, and by the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. We join the Secretary General of the OAS in condemning the violence and calling on authorities to investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of peaceful protestors. We also call on the Venezuelan government to release the 19 detained protestors and urge all parties to work to restore calm and refrain from violence,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said at Friday’s press briefing.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crickets; florida; hugochavez; leopoldolopez; lurch; marieharf; nicolasmaduro; obamanation; risk; venezuela; venezuelans; wh
Pray for the people in Venezuela.
1 posted on 02/15/2014 1:43:36 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Funny you would say that. If Obama and Mooshell had anything to say it would be, “Let ‘em eat crickets.”


2 posted on 02/15/2014 1:45:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They can’t possibly be expecting help from this president. If anything he will support the government.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 1:46:50 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: DoughtyOne

What’s going on in Venezuela in a nutshell (English version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFS6cP9auDc&feature=youtu.be


4 posted on 02/15/2014 1:47:16 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Amen. These brave Venezuelans are weighing heavily on my heart.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 1:48:06 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

0bunghole supported the takeover of Honduras by communists he sure won’t support the overthrow of communists in Venezuela.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 1:52:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama’s taking notes so he can copy Maduro’s methods here.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 1:53:00 PM PST by Argus
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He’s ignoring it hoping it doesn’t happen here.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 1:53:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; DoughtyOne; Kartographer

There is no coup plan. The Chavistas are the ones doing the killing and violence. The reason why the WH is silent is because they support this dirty war on the people.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 1:55:48 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Funny, you would think the administration would call this the "South America Spring"...

They were all for the overthrow of ME dictators in lieu of democracy...crickets here...

10 posted on 02/15/2014 1:57:27 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They are in the same boat as the people of Egypt, freedom ain’t politically correct!


11 posted on 02/15/2014 1:57:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They are in the same boat as the people of Egypt, freedom ain’t politically correct!


12 posted on 02/15/2014 1:57:45 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Knew a fellow from Venezuela who was a leftist and complained about the Capitalist society here...and went back to Venezuela. I would imagine that he is having fun now...heh. Trying to talk common sense to him was useless. Most of these folks deserve what they wished for!


13 posted on 02/15/2014 2:03:03 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So say Obama gets up on TV and says “We stand by the people of Venezuela against the existing government.” Now what?


14 posted on 02/15/2014 2:03:06 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: sheikdetailfeather
BULL.. Venezuela has been full fledged Socialist for at least 50 years.. maybe 80 years..
it's just inter-nescine brands of socialism jockeying for power..

Instead of a horse they use a burro..


15 posted on 02/15/2014 2:07:01 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Unforgivable. Obama is despicable.


16 posted on 02/15/2014 2:08:13 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: hosepipe

Now it is going full-bore Stalinist


17 posted on 02/15/2014 2:08:41 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Viennacon

The LEFTIST SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT LOSERS in Venezuela are blaming Bush for their disastrous failings also.


18 posted on 02/15/2014 2:09:46 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: TigersEye

The thing is this. The opposition is not trying to overthrow the government. The opposition still talks about the next election. As if there would ever be a real vote. Meanwhile the government is killing dissidents and locking up their opposition leaders on bogus charges.

The whole discussion of any “coup plot” is a thin mask to justify their dirty war.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 2:13:56 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hoping what doesn’t happen here?

The government and their agents are killing dissidents and opposition members are being thrown in prison on bogus charges. The government is carrying out a dirty war, the whole “coup” thing is nothing but words.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 2:15:08 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Comrade, let us shake on the Revolution!
21 posted on 02/15/2014 2:18:50 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“has resulted in an economy in tatters, sky-high crime, and massive government corruption. “

Why does that sound so familiar?


22 posted on 02/15/2014 2:20:25 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Someone that could really use our help and (I believe) would be very grateful in trade and economic ways is left to flounder.

Why should our socialist pig help a nation become free from THEIR socialist pig ?

23 posted on 02/15/2014 2:20:34 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Chavistas, Sandinistas, 0bamanistas, all the same.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 2:22:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Where’s Mccain? He supported protests in the Middle East. He’s silent on this one!


25 posted on 02/15/2014 2:28:27 PM PST by RginTN
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The left hates these people they have strong faith. They even pray.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 2:28:50 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If only the opposition were Muslim Brotherhood then they might get some help from this Administration.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 2:34:11 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: GeronL

I know, sad it has to come to this.

What the people can not win in the courts and election booths, they will have to win in the streets.

I was there almost 30 years ago, the people deserve better.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 2:42:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama will not touch this issue. He will ignore it until he is forced to comment upon it. Even then, he will deflect.

His fear is that WE the people are watching Venezuela. Time for more bread and circuses.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 3:06:24 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Prayer, yes but it is difficult to understand what these students were doing during the many years that Venezuela spiraled into the commie shit hole that it has become. I was in the country in the early 90s and two things struck me. One, old cars. Two, steel bars on every window in sight. Students armed with signs vs. army with automatic rifles...outcome will be sad. This is the reason that the Second Amendment is so important to “we the people” in the USA. We can help them only with armed intervention.
30 posted on 02/15/2014 3:44:20 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Pray for the people in Venezuela.”

Yes.

Another ‘experiment’ in socialism / communism. Wonder what the left will blame this failure on, as they keep pushing the same disaster on the rest of us.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 3:45:06 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: GeronL

Doesn’t anyone own a sniper rifle in Venezuela?


32 posted on 02/15/2014 3:52:27 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

WOW!
You can see the brass being ejected!
Sickening to watch.
SAD.


33 posted on 02/15/2014 3:55:11 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DoughtyOne

I submit that president 0 will be helping the communists.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 4:26:00 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

bttt


35 posted on 02/15/2014 4:29:37 PM PST by txhurl
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks sheikdetailfeather.


36 posted on 02/15/2014 4:54:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The bloody, ignoble death of the commie dictator Nicolas Maduro is being prepared by the good citizens of Venezuela.

Watch, you thieving, elitist pigs. You are next.


37 posted on 02/15/2014 4:56:27 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Starving people are known to become cranky and violent .... who’d of thunk?


38 posted on 02/15/2014 6:05:41 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Anything regarding this administration ..... remember I told you so first!)
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To: DoodleDawg; sheikdetailfeather
So say Obama gets up on TV and says “We stand by the people of Venezuela against the existing government.” Now what?

Depends. Reagan was extraordinarily successful in defeating the forces of authoritarianism without ever engaging the military -- which is probably what you're concerned with.

In most cases, he did it by publicly offering America's moral support. E.g., "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

I would submit that President Obama could give the Venezuelan protesters a substantial leg up by expressing support for their cause.

He won't do that, of course.

39 posted on 02/15/2014 6:13:59 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
I would submit that President Obama could give the Venezuelan protesters a substantial leg up by expressing support for their cause.

Who in this world gives a damn about what Obama has to say about anything?

40 posted on 02/15/2014 6:20:14 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Nuc 1.1

Yep...


41 posted on 02/15/2014 6:48:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: All

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/15/us-venezuela-protests-idUSBREA1E0W320140215

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On Saturday, supporters of the opposition gathered again to sing and chant slogans in the square. Many then set off to block a major highway, as they had done briefly the night before.

“They say we’re rich kids, but I’m from a humble family,” said Joseph Sandoval, a 24-year-old student. “I represent the majority of Venezuelans who are sick of seeing our country sinking like this.”


42 posted on 02/15/2014 9:15:11 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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