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In Venezuela, the 'Mother of all Marches'
Atlantic, the ^ | 19 April 2017 | Alan Taylor

Posted on 04/21/2017 9:38:59 AM PDT by Lorianne

On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities to step up their continuing demonstrations against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The march, called the “mother of all marches” by organizers, was met by riot police who fired tear gas and rubber bullets, while some demonstrators threw stones and firebombs. At least two students and a member of the National Guard were killed in the clashes. The opposition called for renewed protests today, as some Caracas business owners returned to inspect damaged and looted stores.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: venezuela

1 posted on 04/21/2017 9:38:59 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

If they want to solve this, they need to flood in and take possession of the walled enclaves where the elite party rulers live.

And they’re going to want to take over the airports so the rulers can’t get away.

And they’ll need a congress with a constitution really fast, or this will go from bad to bad bad.


2 posted on 04/21/2017 9:42:18 AM PDT by lurk (TEat)
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To: lurk

If there is no deeply embedded cultural respect for the Rule of Law, then there isn’t going to be any political improvement in their country as a result of a violent revolution. The best they can hope for is that the next dictator isn’t as nuts as the last two and improves their economy.

We assume that a violent revolution can lead to a Constitutional Republic. That happened immediately only once in history I can think of. The overwhelming majority of historical examples shows that violent revolution only leads to continuation of oppression under new management.


3 posted on 04/21/2017 9:49:22 AM PDT by henkster (Orwell, Rand and Huxley would not be proud of our society, but they'd have no trouble recognizing it)
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Will they become the western hemisphere’s Sudan?

It just struck me that I can answer my own question. The answer is no, because there is no significant Muslim contingent.


4 posted on 04/21/2017 9:52:40 AM PDT by Mr. Douglas (Best. Election. EVER!)
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To: Lorianne

On Varney this a.m. Doug Schoen was interviewed about the book he had written 10 years ago about the Chavez regime in Venezuela and where Venezuela was headed. Varney congratulated Schoen on 10 years ago predicting what is happening down there today.

When Varney suggested the people would win when the military turns and joins the protesters Schoen answered that that would NOT happen as the military is running the drug trafficking trade.


5 posted on 04/21/2017 9:57:36 AM PDT by bunster
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Interesting.
I don’t expect it will turn out well there.
Still, it is hopeful with all the protesting. If they keep it up there will be too much pressure on the government, which is weak.


6 posted on 04/21/2017 10:02:10 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Why don’t all those Hollywood libtards get their rich and pompous asses down there to straighten this mess up...

Their version of socialism always works...

Bernie too...


7 posted on 04/21/2017 10:07:22 AM PDT by Popman
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To: Lorianne

Maduro will have to be taken down (how do you safely say “murdered” on the internet.) Even though he is just a puppet of the Cuban govt. (according to Schoen). But, if Maduro goes, the good military guys may bring their newly acquired Maduro guns to the peoples’ side. This will be most interesting to watch.


8 posted on 04/21/2017 10:09:11 AM PDT by bunster
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To: Lorianne

How many of those would vote for a further left wing commie if promised even more free stuff?


9 posted on 04/21/2017 10:19:09 AM PDT by Organic Panic (Flinging poo is not a valid argument)
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To: Organic Panic

Probably a lot of them.
It remains to be seen if they can connect the dots.


10 posted on 04/21/2017 10:42:11 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Organic Panic

Most of them. That’s exactly how they got to where they are now. Chavez took a page from the Democrats and promised the saps everything would be “free”.

Things started declining precipitously, and predictably, under Chavez and the Venezuelan saps re-elected him despite a rather popular and worthy opponent.

“Give us more free stuff!”, demanded the populace.

Chavez gets re-elected, dies, and Maduro assumes Chavez’ mantle, and here we are. The people need to look in the mirror to those who are responsible for the destruction of their country.


11 posted on 04/21/2017 11:54:44 AM PDT by Obadiah ("Juuuust a bit outside...")
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