Fast Times in Venezuela

A lonely blogger reports:
Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting....

Online media is next, a city of 645,000 inhabitants has been taken off the internet amid mounting repression, and this blog itself has been the object of a Facebook “block” campaign.

What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.
Is it true? Hard to say, because so much is going on that nobody might even notice paramilitary gangs. Caracas has in recent week seen outages of drinking water, a trial of its mayor, hijackings of food trucks, power rationing, a spike in gasoline prices, a Zika outbreak, a plague of frogs... OK, not the last one, but still.


Ymar Sakar said...

I'm sure normal people will say that when America's leaders supported Chavez, that it was all a normal, unintentional, outbreak of government incompetency or something of that sort.

What they don't want to address is why if America wasn't intentionally doing evil in Venezuela, why did the leaders continue to support socialism there.

It also doesn't explain why the US tried to cripple anti tyrants in that other Latin American country as well, what was it... Honduras.

Somebody was intentionally doing something there, that people wanted to cover up and prevent people from thinking about. And there goes the Black Helicopters, btw.

Well, it must feel better to be able to look at all this stuff and say there was nothing really bad going on in the US. I mean, it's not like it Could Happen Here... right.

Matt said...

Looks like that blog post is actually from two years ago, back in February 2014. They've had an election since then. President Maduro's party actually lost, and the opposition has a majority in the legislature, but Maduro's pretty much set things up with the (in-pocket) judiciary to ignore the legislature entirely and govern more or less by decree due to the "economic emergency."