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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 22

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    http://www.sabinabecker.com/2013/05/the-ironies-of-the-venezuelan-opposition-part-22.html The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 22May 2, 2013 —
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      The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 22May 2, 2013 � Sabina Becker

      [image: maricori-whiplash-collar]

      Mar�a Corina Machado, Washington�s darling, flanked by the only people in
      Venezuela who find her even remotely credible: the �reporters� (note the
      quotes) of oppo crapaganda channels Venevisi�n and Globovisi�n,
      respectively. As a presumptive victim of the brawl in Venezuela�s
      parliament the other day, <http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/8970> it�s a
      wonder and a miracle that she can even be seen in public with all her
      injuries. So, tell us, MariCori: where does it REALLY
      hurt?<http://www.aporrea.org/actualidad/n228035.html>

      *In spite of having FOUR fractures to the bridge of her nose, according to
      her own words, and wearing a collar (obviously around her neck) to
      �improve� said nasal fractures, Mar�a Corina Machado confirmed that she
      will be travelling to Bogot� on Thursday to meet �with leaders of the
      opposition�, the president of the Colombian congress, and, obviously, with
      �journalists�.*
      *

      The objective of the trip, she says, is �to make visible the situation of
      Venezuela.�
      *

      *Note: In the midst of all her �suffering�, Mar�a Corina still took the
      time to put on earrings the same color as her shirt�*

      Translation mine.

      One would expect someone with four fractures to the bridge of her nose to
      be bandaged out to *there,* and have so much bruising and swelling around
      the eyes that she could barely see, much less be seen. Yet there she is,
      looking remarkably well, with tasteful little turquoise earrings and
      everything. And she�s even going to Colombia today, to show what a horrible
      country Venezuela is, presumably against doctor�s orders. What a trouper!
      Perhaps MariCori had a little help from the same makeup wizard at
      Globomoj�n who livened up Julio Borges for the cameras? In any event, one
      doesn�t wear a whiplash collar for a broken nose. If you�re going to make
      up stories, MariCori, can�t you at least make sure the details match? If
      you could find earrings to go with your blouse (in that condition!), it
      shouldn�t be any problem for you.

      Oh well. At least one other Venezuelan oppo�s behavior matches his
      statements�although in ways he clearly hadn�t thought all the way through:

      [image: julio-borges-revealing-tweet]

      *�The lie will always triumph. The good always conquers. We have to take
      the hatred of a few and convert it into energy to fight more!�*

      Um, Julio�since when does a lie serve the �good�? And yeah, interesting
      choice of words there. �The hatred of a few��that wouldn�t be *your*side,
      now, would it? Nahhhhhh, of *course* not. They�re only the noisy minority
      who lost the election to a dead man they hated, after all�

      And your stage manager doesn�t seem to do any better at keeping things
      under his hat, either:

      [image: alberto-revell-incriminating-tweet]

      *�Today the �parlimentary coup� could come together, watch the National
      Assembly session.�*

      Note the date and time. This was tweeted right before all the shit started
      to hit the fan in the Hemiciclo. It was planned violence, and good ol�
      Albertico Federico seems to have seriously believed no one was watching his
      tweeter for the cues. Only his loyal sycophants, of course.

      Meanwhile, Majunche has almost dropped out of sight. But not to worry, he�s
      still up to his usual tricks. And one of them is blatantly asking for
      foreign interference in the politics of his own
      country:<http://www.aporrea.org/oposicion/n228025.html>

      *�We will exhaust all internal means, but we are in no doubt that this case
      will end with the international community,� said presidential ex-candidate
      Henrique Capriles Radonski, in reference to the elections of April 14,
      which Nicol�s Maduro won with 50.61% of the vote.*
      *

      During an opposition march on May 1, Workers� Day, the losing candidate
      insisted on not recognizing popular will, and attacked the head of state
      once more as the latter was addressing the revolutionary workers� march in
      O�Leary Square in Caracas.

      [...]

      The call for foreign interference as a means of violating the decision of
      the Venezuelan people has become evident during the past week, as four
      members of Capriles�s party, Primero Justicia (PJ) promoted the
      non-recognition of the institutions of the state during a tour of four
      European lands.

      Then, the PJ secretary-general, Tom�s Guanipa, accompanied by Edmundo
      Gonz�lez, a co-ordinating member of the opposition�s international liaison,
      stated that they had visited Spain, Germany, Belgium and France, where they
      met with right-wing organizations to solicit their support for
      non-recognition of the institutions of the Venezuelan state.
      *

      *In spite of the repeated attempts of the right-wing to discredit the
      Venezuelan electoral process and the victory of Nicol�s Maduro, every
      country in the world has recognized the results of the elections, except
      the United States.*

      Translation mine.

      If these hopeless bumbling idiots are the best Washington can do for local
      allies, it�s no wonder the locals are no longer fooled by the show they put
      on. And they won�t vote for them, either. Even the vaunted �international
      community� no longer gives a shit for them. Even the spooks couldn�t help
      them. Just a pity they can no longer rig elections in their favor, like
      they used to before Chavecito. Ha, ha, ha.


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