Skip to comments.Will Venezuela Follow Ukraine?
Posted on 02/22/2014 3:23:38 PM PST by SeekAndFind
As the world focuses on the demonstrations and Day of Liberation in Kiev, as the oppressive regime in Ukraine has fled to areas in which they have support, events closer to the United States are also flaring up.
While the demonstrations against the leftist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro continue in Venezuela, news has arrived that a new group of Cuban troops has arrived in Caracas to help the regime defeat the protestors. As PJ Media contributor Alberto de la Cruz  reports at Babalu , the anti-Castro website, these troops are in fact simply joining the thousands of other Cuban soldiers already stationed in the Cuban pseudo-colony. Recently, Raul Castro threatened to unleash these troops to help the Maduro regime stay in power.
The situation in Venezuela is producing a serious opposition, which now includes both students and regular middle-class Venezuelans, as this report from Al Jazeera  reveals. In the city of San Cristobal, where the protests began, Caracas Chronicles  reports that many sections have fallen out of control of the regime.
The response of Maduro and his cronies, Reuters reports , is of the usual leftist variety: Small fascist groups are working in league with the United States to overthrow the government. Maduro is the same leader who recently told Venezuelans, Michael P. Moynihan  writes, that he has seen Hugo Chavez appear to him in the form of a bird, as well as having spotted his ghost lingering in the Caracas subway. We know, of course, that this could not be true, since Maduro would no longer be caught dead in the subway — preferring to ride through his occupied capital in a bullet-proof car protected by his troops.
Last week, Maduro had the popular opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez arrested and thrown in jail, where he is awaiting trial on the charge that he has incited the crowds to riot, is guilty of homicide, and, finally, that he is a terrorist. We all know what the outcome of that trial will be. The fascist right-wing, Maduro told a crowd of organized supporters, is finally in the hands of justice. Maduro continued to tell his small rally that “we have been informed that the ultra-right wing of Venezuela, in tandem with the ultra-right wing of Miami, apropos the bench warrant, activated foreign groups to find and kill [Lopez] so as to fuel a political crisis and lead us to civil war.”
To translate: Maduro, whose regime has done everything to stifle a democratic opposition from being heard, including the recent murders of demonstrators by the regimes police, is now claiming that they are in fact, by arresting Lopez, protecting him from the wrath of other of his fascist followers! Just like when Stalin had one of his agents assassinate Leon Trotsky, in exile in Mexico, by wielding an ice-ax to his skull, he was protecting the people from Trotskys supposed coming alliance with Hitler to overthrow Stalins workers’ paradise.
So far, the ranks of the American leftwing have been relatively silent, except for one voice, as you’ll see on the next page.
I found nothing on the website of The Nation, whose writers are seemingly too busy trying to find rationales for Putins attack on Ukraine. But fortunately, one voice was brave enough to defend Nicolas Maduro — the former member of Congress, Joseph Kennedy II.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal , Sohrab Ahmari notes that Kennedy is busy airing TV ads heralding Maduro for providing cheap subsidized fuel to the poor in the Bay Area, provided to Kennedy’s corporation, Citizens Energy. “The cold can overwhelm even the toughest among us,” the ad states, “and the heating bills keep piling on.” Then Mr. Kennedy himself appears on screen, and says: “The people of Venzuela and President Maduro are once again…the only country to answer our call to provide heating assistance to the poor.” Given that Kennedy makes this statement precisely at the moment when demonstrators are being shot and the opposition leader jailed, Mr. Ahmari writes that Kennedy now has the distinction of being the most prominent “useful idiot” singing the praises of Maduro’s crumbling regime. I would modify that statement. The regime’s failings are so transparent that to praise it, as does Joseph Kennedy II, proves that he is actually simply an idiot, and hardly useful to anyone.
I await with bated breath the Obama administration’s unqualified vocal support to the brave Venezuelans who are calling for an end to the regime of the would-be Castro of Venezuela.
Obama will do everything he can to support his fellow Marxists.
when will we demand a resignation of the democrat party which controls all of the major institutions including the news media, all the media , the gov bureaucracies, the presidency , the Senate, the unions, academia, the universities, the unions, Hollywood, the government schools, Soros, the NEA , the teamsters, and so on and so on? we live in a media dictatorship ruled by a cabal of leftist radical socialists/marxists/communists who call themselves democrats
Will Venezuela Follow Ukraine?.... Hopefully!
A simple idiot who has made millions off of his 'cheap oil' scam.
COME ON PEOPLE! The only way we get anything out of this is to do what hurts Cuba in the biggest way! Thee me what is it?
Venezuela’s people are much more disarmed than Ukraine and many of them are still under the delusion that this can all be fixed with an election
The regime are a bunch of thugs
The military are very much in the regimes corner.
There are videos and reports of some brutal behavior by the troops/
So tell me: The people of Ukraine are white(european). The people ov S. America are KNOT. So tell me-where is the similarity?
lol. I don’t think anyone was comparing skin tone. And I don’t think they are the same. If the protesters in Venezuela think this is all going to end peacefully with Maduro out, they are going to be sadly mistaken.
As I see it the REAL heroes of Venezuela are in Florida and Az. playing baseball. They are national heroes who do not only have hit the big time-they got the bucks to take their ENTIRE families out with them! DOO U get want I’m getting at?
I am sighting you for improper use of the English language.
A practice up with I will not put!
A more appropriate question might be: Will the citizens of the United States follow the lead of the citizens of Ukraine?
Hmmm... this Maduro fellow could be on to something. Could explain the bird that takes a crap on my car. Obama taking the form of a bird and spreading his gifts... makes sense...