Skip to comments.Armed pro-government militias wreak havoc on Venezuela protests
Posted on 03/30/2014 1:17:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
".......Lisandro Barazarte, a photographer with the local newspaper, Notitarde, caught images of several of the men shooting into the crowd while steadying their firearms on their palms.
"They were practiced shooters," Barazarte said. "More were armed, but didn't fire."
When it was over, two La Isabelica men were dead: a 22-year-old student, Jesus Enrique Acosta, and a little league baseball coach, Guillermo Sanchez. Witnesses told the AP the first was shot in the head, the second in the back. They said neither was at the barricades when he was killed....
....."They put a pistol in my face and said they were going to kill me," said Jhonny Medrano, a 21-year-old student, describing how he and several classmates were beaten with sticks, pipes and pistols by the attackers, whom he quoted as saying, "We are the ones who are defending the government. We are Chavez. We are Maduro."
The students said they were made to walk through a line of attackers, some of whom wore university firefighters uniforms, while they were beaten. As they left, the attackers filled the building with tear gas.
"This can't keep happening," architecture professor Hernan Zamora told the AP, crying inconsolably as he recalled the terror he felt. "This can't keep happening."
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Joe DeMaria, the companies attorney, said Halvorssens allegations are absolutely false.
My clients build power plants. They supply electricity to millions of Venezuelans, DeMaria, of the firm Tew-Cardenas, said in an email.
....The payment of bribes to high-ranking government officials has become common practice in Venezuela, according to Transparency International, an NGO that ranks Venezuela as the most corrupt country in the hemisphere, second only to Haiti.
And Cabello, one of the most influential officials in the Nicolás Maduro administration, has been accused more than once of being involved in kickbacks.
According to reports by the U.S. embassy in Caracas, made public in 2012 by WikiLeaks, Cabello is the central figure of one of the three main centers of corruption
March 26, 2014: 3 Venezuelan generals arrested, accused of coup plot "(CNN) -- Venezuela's President says his country has arrested three air force generals accused of plotting a coup.
"Last night we captured three generals, who we had been investigating...three generals who were trying to turn the air force against the legitimately constituted government," President Nicolas Maduro said in remarks broadcast Tuesday on state-run VTV. "They were organizing a coup. This captured group has direct ties with sectors of the opposition, and they said that this week was the decisive week."
The generals, whom he did not name, will be charged in military court, he said.
Maduro revealed the arrests as he spoke to a commission of South American foreign ministers who are visiting his country as part of efforts to facilitate dialogue as political tensions mount........"
March 29, 2014: "Venezuelas neighbors watch as it spirals downward "VENEZUELANS DESPAIR at the lack of international interest in the political crisis that is rocking their country. Since anti-government protests began early last month, at least 34 people have been killed, most of them opposition supporters gunned down by security forces or government-backed gangs. Some 1,600 people have been arrested, and many say they were beaten or tortured. One of the oppositions top leaders has been jailed for more than a month.
............A delegation from the UNASUR group promoted by Venezuela as an alternative to the OAS subsequently visited Caracas and won a commitment from President Nicolás Maduro to accept a good-faith witness, possibly from the Vatican, to mediate talks with the opposition. But theres not much reason to believe that Mr. Maduro who refers to opposition leaders as Chucky, in a bizarre reference to the horror movie is ready to compromise, or that the UNASUR group will pressure him to do so.
The problem with this fecklessness is that Venezuela desperately needs outside help. With one of the worlds highest inflation rates and one of its highest murder rates, severe shortages of basic goods, chronic power outages and now daily street confrontations, the country is in danger of collapse............"
These Chavezista/Maduro killers had better remember what happened to the street militias of marxist Salvador Allende. They ended up in a stadium and were shot by the people of Chile (including the Army) or hunted down in the streets by the relatives of those they killed.
Their time will come, soon. Ceauscescu had his secret police shoot into the protesting crowds in the street, and lo and behold, the Army shot back and killed them. He ended up executed along with his wacko wife, much like Mussolini and his mistress did.
History has a habit of repeating itself. This time I’m gonna get some popcorn and a Coke, and sit in the cheering section along with the people of Venezuela, shouting “Paradon” (To the wall). Has a nice ring to it - BAM!
Calling Madame LaFarge. Your seat is ready in the front row.
pro-government militias = paid goons
I looked into his eyes once, and saw what I saw,
March 27, 2014: Rubio Continues Push For Venezuelan Sanctions "Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) continued his push for economic sanctions on the Venezuelan government during a floor speech Thursday, calling for sanctions on specific Venezuelan oligarchs and companies that do business in the United States.
Sanctions against [Venezuelan President] Maduro and his government would have dramatic impact, Rubio said, because all those people who are around him that are getting rich off of this regime
all have bank accounts and restaurants and businesses and mansions in the United states of America...................
Evil is what it is.
should these senators be reminded that they are United States Senators and NOT world senators ?
when it comes to crises, we are up to our butts in gators and they are draining the swamp, folks !
we have more than enough to keep these idiots busy !
Russia is busy cozying up to VZ, and in fact has announced plans to build bases in three Marxist-oriented Latin American countries. This does affect us nationally, like it or not.
Naturally, since these are leftist dictatorships, Obama and the Dems don’t care.
In December 2013, Moscow wrote off most of Havanas Soviet-era debt, estimated at about $30 billion, and denounced the American trade embargo against the Caribbean country....."
Russian spy ship docks in Havana during surprise visit to Cuba - Arrival of Viktor Leonov SSV-175 warship follows announcement by Russia that it plans to increase military presence worldwide.
Russian Missiles Positioned In Caracas Are Ominous Sign Repression Will Worsen Three U.S. diplomats, the Panamanian mission, and even CNN Español, have recently been expelled from Venezuela under the pretext of foreign intervention in the Bolivarian Republic. Straight from the playbook of the late Hugo Chávez, his heir apparent Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has repeatedly accused the United States of intervening in domestic affairs and recently sent his Foreign Minister, Elías Jaua, on a public tour to denounce the U.S. and accuse the Secretary of State, John Kerry, of encourage[ing] the protests in Venezuela and went as far as to call him a murderer.
In reality, it is Maduro who has invited foreign intervention into Venezuela on behalf of the Bolivarian government circumventing its sovereignty to Cuba, and calling on Iran, Russia, and China to aid and assist its violent suppression and intimidation of the Venezuelan people......."
".....While Nicolás Maduro was repressing student protestors, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Moscows plans to install military bases in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, among five other non-Latin American countries.
A few days later, on February 26th, a Russian Vishnya-class intelligence ship, the Viktor Leonov CCB-175, was identified in the Havana harbor, just hours from Venezuela. This spy ship arrived unannounced, fully equipped with electronic eavesdropping equipment and weaponry. That same day, several Russian-made surface-to-air missiles were relocated from the Venezuelan military industrial hub of Maracay, to the capital of Caracas. These particular missiles, the S-125 Pechora 2M, were sold to Venezuela by Russia in 2009, and delivered to the Bolivarian Republic as recently as a couple weeks before the mass mobilizations began..........."
Yes it can unless the people rise up in a broad revolution and take back their country. The fact that Maduro has thousands of Cuban enforcers throughout the country will make this all the bloodier. The alternative is a Bolivarian dictatorship that will crush the people indefinitely. Note how Obama and his functionaries are not nearly as concerned about this as they are about Russia, climate change, spreading Islam and Homosexuality around the world and March Madness.
The Venezuelan people need their military to join them in the retaking of their government.
Armed pro-government militias wreak havoc on Venezuela protests
That couldn't happen here in The Land Of The Free
The leftist have homes. They have to sleep. They bleed. Make them.