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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 12

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  • Cort Greene
    Juntos Somos Chávez - Es el Momento http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg2KurperAc&feature=youtube_gdata_player ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1 9:27 AM
      Juntos Somos Chávez - Es el Momento


      The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part
      1, 2013 — Sabina Becker

      [image: guarimba-car]

      *Burnt-out car on Francisco de Miranda Avenue, Caracas, 2004, after a
      “peaceful” protest of the opposition, otherwise known as a
      These supposedly spontaneous local protests were directed by Washington via
      US diplomatic installations, and were aimed at destabilizing Venezuela so
      that then President Hugo Chávez would be forced to resign. None of them
      ever worked.*

      Ah, that peaceful Venezuelan opposition; gotta love ‘em. They set cars on
      fire all the time, and we up here in El Gran Norte are supposed to take all
      this in stride as just youthful hijinks and legitimate protest against an
      elected government which has supposedly gotten all repressive and out of
      hand. Anybody buying it?

      If you are, *still,* you’re a feckin’ eejit. Especially after

      *This Monday, a destabilization plan will take place during a march called
      by the ultra-right-wing campaign, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Francisco
      de Miranda Avenue and will end in Chacao.*

      It was denounced by the host of VTV’s “La Hojilla”, Mario Silva, via his
      official Twitter account, @LaHojillaenTV.

      “@LaHojillaenTV: We denounce a destabilization plan by the opposition in
      tomorrow’s march”, wrote the host.

      Silva also informed that the opposition rally will be a “Guarimba”.


      The state channel’s president, William Castillo, wrote on his official
      Twitter account:

      *“@planwac: This Monday, Capriles called for a march ‘AT NIGHT’, leaving
      from Los Ruices for the VTV offices…Beware!”

      Translation mine.

      Now. What kind of “peaceful law-abiding opposition” calls for demos AT

      [image: guarimba-fire]

      Oh, probably one planning “spontaneous” bonfires that just so happen to
      block major roadways, causing chaos and potential riots in advance of the
      elections just two weeks from today, when acting president Maduro will
      become president elect with a majority between 55 and 60 percent of the
      vote. That’s what kind of opposition.

      Seriously, guys, you really have to try harder at this non-violence stuff.
      Otherwise, Henry Ramos Allup will only look like he has a good

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