Skip to comments.They tried to pave house retired General Angel Vivas(Photos&Video)(Armed Resistance In Venezuela)
Posted on 02/23/2014 10:52:29 PM PST by Nextrush
Retired Gen. Angel Vivas, whose arrest was ordered by President Nicholas Maduro on charges of inciting violence in the protests that met in Venezuela nearly three weeks, resisted this Sunday, standing on the roof of his house......
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A retired army general stands up to the regieme armed with a rifle when they came to arrest him with the help of his neighbors who set up barricades.
The link did not carry the translated version but you can see the original Spanish language version at this link.
Retired army General Angel Vivas sported a flak jacket, assault rifle and handgun as he defiantly addressed dozens of neighbours from the balcony of his home in eastern Caracas.
I’m not going to surrender, the 57-year-old Gen Vivas yelled to a crowd of cheering followers.
Supporters rushed to Gen Vivas’ defence after he announced to his 100,000-plus followers on Twitter that a group of Cuban and Venezuelan henchmen had come looking for him. The officers withdrew after the crowd built barricades outside Gen Vivas’ house. Gen Vivas’ lawyer said they didn’t have an arrest order.
Mr Maduro on Saturday ordered Gen Vivas’ arrest for allegedly encouraging students to stretch wire across streets where they’ve set up barricades in recent weeks. The president blames the apparent booby trap for the death of a government supporter who raced into a barricade on a motorcycle.
Gen Vivas, one of the government’s fiercest critics in the frequently vicious world of Venezuelan social media, rose to prominence in 2007 when he resigned as head of the Defence Ministry’s engineering department rather than order his subalterns to swear to the Cuban-inspired oath Fatherland, socialism or death.
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There’s some reporting from AP on this along with a photo
but from what I understand we can’t use their material.
Perhaps someone could put the photo of the armed general standing on the roof of his house up in this thread.
Viva General Vivas!
He ain’t taking no _____ from a bunch of rat b_______ commies. See how his neighbors rose in defense by putting up barricades. This is how you physically stop commie tyrants.........
......Why tyrants want a disarmed population
Big Stump Maduro is pushing it too far. He’s likely to join up with his beloved ‘El Commandante Hugo’ if he keeps this iron moustache routine up. Chavez post mortem afterglow has faded from red to black and the dumb leftist log ain’t he.
Maduro is gone. That picture should make us think differently about the AR-15. Anyone who seeks to take them away from us is trying to make us slaves. They need to be, uh, removed from office. By the votes, or not.
“The president blames the apparent booby trap for the death of a government supporter who raced into a barricade on a motorcycle.”
The antigovernment protesters have had a legitimate problem with murderous motorcyclist marauders killing people as they drove by. The barrier wire stops that game! El president must be pissed that the tables are turned on him. Utopianists(my phrase...”U-toap-ee-ann-ists” with emphasis on the “ann””) are stubborn and just won’t give up on collectivist utopian notions. Like Jim Jones, they would take the whole world down into hell with them if they could!
“...That picture should make us think differently about the AR-15...”
I’ve always known EXACTLY what it was for: It was for the day they came to take your OTHER guns away.
The people of Venezuela should take inspiration from Ukraine.
That day is coming for Venezuela as well.
Please help today's Gen. Vivas become tomorrows Gen. Pinochet.
This guy is pretty brave or nuts. They could have used a sniper but they didn’t