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Offline pjohns

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Venezuela's civil unrest
« on: February 20, 2014, 07:55:25 PM »
The major focus in recent days, with regard to civil unrest, has been Ukraine.  And that is understandable enough.  After all, it appears to represent an attempt by Vladimir Putin to impose his will upon a neighbor, and thereby begin to reconstitute the former Soviet Union. 

Still, it should not go unnoticed that what has been happening in Venezuela lately has also been shocking to the conscience.  Venezuela's current president, Nicolás Maduro, is a thug--one almost wishes for the halcyon days of the late Hugo Chavez again (I never thought I would say that!)--who has no compunctions about quelling the protests by having their participants killed.

Here is a story about one of those people--a beauty contestant--who was shot and killed during a recent protest:  Genesis Carmona : The Two-Way : NPR

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Re: Venezuela's civil unrest
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 08:05:47 PM »
The entire world seems to be melting down.  The USA has left a huge void and where there is a void it will be filled.
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Re: Venezuela's civil unrest
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 08:10:08 PM »
The entire world seems to be melting down.  The USA has left a huge void and where there is a void it will be filled.

It's a fact that the world was a much quieter place during the George W. Bush two terms.

Not speaking about our personal involvement, but rather the manner in which our adversaries went about their business.
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Re: Venezuela's civil unrest
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 08:10:24 PM »
The entire world seems to be melting down.  The USA has left a huge void and where there is a void it will be filled.

Did you happen to see Dinesh D’Souza's 2016?

It predicted ALL of this! It's all going exactly according to plan!
 
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Re: Venezuela's civil unrest
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 08:19:14 PM »
Did you happen to see Dinesh D’Souza's 2016?

It predicted ALL of this! It's all going exactly according to plan!

Yep... I sure did!
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Re: Venezuela's civil unrest
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 10:41:22 PM »

AP10ThingsToSee – A demonstrator raises his arms toward the Bolivarian National Police (BNP) firing tear gas and a water canon in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)



Supporters of Leopoldo Lopez, an ardent opponent of Venezuela’s socialist government facing an arrest warrant after President Nicolas Maduro ordered his arrest on charges of homicide and inciting violence, light fires at the streets, on February 18, 2014, in Caracas AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/20/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-a-crisis-the-media-are-accused-of-ignoring/
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Re: Venezuela's civil unrest
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 03:57:57 PM »

AP10ThingsToSee – A demonstrator raises his arms toward the Bolivarian National Police (BNP) firing tear gas and a water canon in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)



Supporters of Leopoldo Lopez, an ardent opponent of Venezuela’s socialist government facing an arrest warrant after President Nicolas Maduro ordered his arrest on charges of homicide and inciting violence, light fires at the streets, on February 18, 2014, in Caracas AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA


Thanks for the post--including the link to The Blaze.  It was very informative. 

Oh, here is a link to something more from BuzzFeedhttp://www.buzzfeed.com/adriancarrasquillo/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-uprising-in-venezuela



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