Skip to comments.A Carter Intervention in Venezuela: Another PR stunt to serve Venezuela’s socialist oppressors?
Posted on 03/04/2014 8:44:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Last week Jimmy Carter fired off letters to Venezuelas fraudulent President Nicolas Maduro and to Venezuelas defrauded Presidential candidate Enrique Capriles expressing grave concern regarding the political turmoil and bloodshed convulsing their nation. From his pulpit at Emory Universitys Carter Center, the former U.S. president calls for dialogue among the embattled Venezuelan parties and offers to visit the troubled nation — but not as a formal mediator.
The news of Carters proposed Venezuela visit was only hours old when alarmed Venezuelan anti-socialists sent out an SOS: Please, desist from your trip, reads an open letter from Venezuelan blogger/journalist Daniel Duquenal. You have absolutely no credibility in Venezuela You have cursed us enough as it is. I can assure you that half of the country has no respect nor credibility for you and the other half (the Castroites) thinks you are a mere fool that they can use and discard as needed.
Venezuelan continues as a veritable battleground between hundreds of thousands of protestors and thousands of Cuban-trained government police and national guardsmen. Fifteen protestors have been shot dead, hundreds arrested and thousands injured. I feel as if this were a war zone, said one resident of the far-western city of San Cristobal, long known for its anti-Chavista activism.
Desperate to cow that areas rebellious residents Maduro even sent some of his regimes Russian-built Sukhoi warplanes to buzz (but not yet bomb) the area. It doesnt matter if it takes a month, two months, three months. We have to get rid of this government, said one desperate protestor.
This is a very unequal battle. The protestors have overwhelming numbers on their side, but the Cuba-puppet regime has the guns, the planes, the tanks, the truncheons and the tear gas. Better still (for the Venezuelan regime) the hands-on tutelage of their repressive apparatus comes courtesy of a regime (Castros) that jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalins during the Great Terror, and murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitlers murdered Germans during his first six. No security specialists in the Western Hemisphere can boast anything close to these credentials on their CV.
So like anyone else with stellar credentials Castros military and police advisors demand top price for their services. Last year Venezuelan subsidies to Cuba totaled $10 billion. Thats more than double what the Soviets used to send. No, Castros KGB-trained murderers and torturers will not work for peanuts.
Alas, Castros security assistance to Maduros regime has lately been revealed as more than strictly advisory. Venezuelan social media (the only type still functioning freely in this Cuban satrapy) is leaking out some tragi-comedies: Youre not Venezuelan! yelled a demonstrator to a heavily armed national Guardsman. Then sing the Venezuelan national anthem! and of course the man in the Venezuelan Guardsmans uniform could not.
Jimmy Carter has a long and illustrious history of mediation in disputed Venezuelan elections, dating back to 1998. In every case his mediation served to legitimize the electoral fraud of Venezuelas Castroites and socialists. In fact the international legitimacy of Maduros fraudulent presidency owes much to Carter himself.
The voting part of it was “free and fair, declared Jimmy Carter after Maduro won the elections of April, 2013 shortly after Hugo Chavez death. Venezuela probably has the most excellent voting system that I have ever known, he concluded. Maybe if Jimmy Carter spent less time watching Waynes World and more time listening to the Venezuelan opposition hed know that election was blatantly stolen by Maduro.
Jimmy Carters relationship with Venezuelas current colonial overlords may explain his solicitude for the welfare of the Maduro regime. To wit:
We greeted each other as old friends, gushed Jimmy Carter regarding his most recent meeting with Fidel Castro in April 2011.
In 2002, we received him warmly, reciprocated Fidel. Now, I reiterated to him our respect and esteem.”
Jimmy Carter was the best of all U.S. Presidents, gushed Fidels brother Raul while seeing his American guest off personally and jovially after those ultra-amiable meetings.
But Jimmy Carters affection for the Castros amounts to more than smiles, handshakes and love notes. On his most recent Cuban visit he appeared on Cuban TV to denounce the U.S. justice system and plead for the release of Cuban terrorist/spies (The Cuban Five) — a conviction by U.S. Federal juries upheld all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, by the way. The charges against Castros spies included
Gathering intelligence against the Boca Chica Air Naval Station in Key West, the McDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Homestead, Fla.
Compiling the names, home addresses and medical files of the U.S. Southern Commands top officers, along with those of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica.
Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.
Sending letter bombs to Cuban-Americans.
Spying on McDill Air Force Base, the U.S. armed forces worldwide headquarters for fighting low-intensity conflicts.
Locating entry points into Florida for smuggling explosives.
“I believe that there is no reason to keep the Cuban Five imprisoned, declared Jimmy Carter while being interviewed by a Communist apparatchik on Cuban TV. I had the opportunity to meet the families of the five Cuban patriots [italics mine], with their wives and with their mothers…..I’m well aware of the shortcomings of the U.S. judicial system [but apparently not the Cuban] but hope that President Obama will grant their pardon. He knows my opinion on this matter, that the trial of the Cuban Five was very dubious, that many norms were violated.
The man hailed as the Elder Statesman of Americas majority political party insulted the judicial system of the nation that elected him President while hosted by a regime that imported its judicial systemlock, stock and barrelfrom the heirs of Joe Stalin.
Was there ever a Commie who Carter didn’t love?
The bloggers, the only dim sources of news coming out of the on-going repression in Venezuela, are not expressing warm appreciation for the ex-President of the U.S., who helped certify the "legitimacy" of their last election when even the opposition admits (privately) that it was a fraud.
Now Carter brings his faithful lapdog media with him for the photo-op, shaking hands with Cuba's bus driver, and the media here in the US will suddenly report the story from that ridiculous standpoint because "no picture, no story," and the outrageous crack down on free expression and liberty in Venezuela will continue unreported.
"We are the media," folks, and we'd best get used to it.
Putin is the only one I can think of.
Putin is more in the mold of a classical Russian Strongman rather than a commie. Perhaps that is why Carter doesn’t like him - Putin isn’t behaving like De Blasio.
I wonder if Carter makes regular pilgrimages to Stalin’s final resting place and lament that he didn’t have the opportunity to kiss his arse.
Jimmah Catarrh. “
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Why doesn’t Carter just...well, you know.
Are we ever going to be free of this drippy roving Marxist trouble causer?
“Daniel Duquenal. You have absolutely no credibility in Venezuela You have cursed us enough as it is. I can assure you that half of the country has no respect nor credibility for you and the other half (the Castroites) thinks you are a mere fool that they can use and discard as needed.”
An apt description of Carter which can easily apply to the current holder of the title “worst president ever”.
The only thing keeping Carter from worst POTUS in history.....one term!