Skip to comments.Ukraine And Venezuela: This Ain't No Velvet Revolution (TRUTH)
Posted on 02/20/2014 3:14:40 PM PST by mgist
Ukraine And Venezuela: This Ain't No Velvet Revolution
Venezuelans in Santiago, Chile, protest President Nicolas Maduro's arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. AFP/Getty Images Venezuelans in Santiago, Chile, protest President Nicolas Maduro's arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. AFP/Getty Images View Enlarged Image
Revolts: Two massive uprisings have rocked Ukraine and Venezuela. Neither toppled the countries' tyrants, but the one more likely to succeed is in Ukraine, where resistance is no longer passive.
Venezuela saw some of its biggest protests in years on Tuesday, with hundreds of thousands of citizens marching through Caracas and elsewhere, peaceably demanding an end to the country's communist government. That government, in power for 15 years as a result of election fraud, has brought shortages, inflation, crime and oppression and is finally running out of other people's money.
Now it has arrested political leader Leopoldo Lopez, decapitating the opposition leadership by hauling him off.
But that was upstaged in the news by fiery protests halfway around the world in Ukraine, where thousands barricaded themselves in medieval-like fortresses in Kiev against a government that refuses to let them freely trade with the European Union and has turned their country into an economic basket case.
The government tricked protesters by promising amnesty, then opened fire as the barricades were breached, killing 26. But Ukrainians fought back, hurling Molotov cocktails, and turned Kiev's central square into an inferno. After that, pavement bricks were unearthed and hurled at government goons.
Both Venezuelans and Ukrainians showed unusual courage against their rogue states at least four Venezuelans were killed but by Wednesday, the EU had declared sanctions against the Ukrainian regime and the U.S. announced it would follow suit. Venezuela got nothing. The crowds thinned and everyone went home.
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Venezuela needs a Pinochet.
Yes. It's a very good observation. And one that will, no doubt, bother very few in this country.
Of course, Cuba and Venezuela are both Obama - DemoRat - American MSM approved good Communist governments.
Almost 50 years ago I spent 5 months on a Goodwill cruse going country to country around South America stopping in every port city.
The only place we did NOT port was Venezuela. It was not friendly to the USA even then...
No doubt about that; and the effort is massive.
You didn’t stop in Venezuela because 50 years ago perhaps because people were living in opulence. I had friends who came shopping on the weekends in the 80’s They were 15. Their nannies vacationed in Miami.
The thought of living in the states was absurd for any Venezuelan back then. They lived like kings. The middle class had maids, private schools, and nannies.
The lower class nannies lived like middle class of any other Latin American country. Not for nothing but the non-indian classes lived very well and had amazing lifestyles in all of of Latin AMerica. Cuban marxists took advantage of the huge ignorant indian populations and instilled Marxism and instability.
Vice President Nixon was attacked by a mob in Caracas on May 13, 1958.
Nobody mentioned Madoff was a top DEM donor. https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/12/madoff-and-company-spent-nearl.html
Oops wrong thread. But JP Morgan was thriving in Venezuela. http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/21/jp-morgans-venezuelan-cronyism-reaches-a-boiling-point/?onswipe_redirect=no
Where have all the Flower Children gone?
By: Humberto Fontova
That silence you hear issues from the media/celebrity axis regarding the massive protests in Venezuela where hip college kids are being beaten, tear-gassed, and shot down in a manner to shame anything done by Mayor Daleys police in 1968 or the Ohio National Guard in 1970. Six Venezuelan youths are confirmed dead and hundreds have been injured and/or arrested.
Forget looking in the mainstream media for the nitty-gritty of this communist repression. The Venezuelan regime under the (literal!) and expert tutelage of their Cuban colonial overlordsis easily censoring the sheeplike mainstream media. The truth is getting out through social media.
Please dont miss these dramatic videos.
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