Thursday, February 27, 2014

Unrest in Venezuela Spawns a Folk Hero


One man and his 'Modern Musket' holds off government security forces in Venezuela.
A gun-toting retired Venezuelan general has become a folk hero to the country's opposition and galvanized a protest movement by defying the government of President Nicolás Maduro, engaging in a Rambo-like standoff with security forces sent by the president to arrest him.
 

Angel Vivas has been holed up in his home in a hilly Caracas suburb since last weekend, when Mr. Maduro, on live television, ordered his arrest for having backed student protests that have convulsed this oil-rich nation.

When black-clad officers from military intelligence went to the retired Army general's house Sunday morning, he emerged wearing a flak jacket and armed with a semiautomatic rifle and pistol, warning that the only way he would be taken was in a body bag. Scores of neighbors came out in support of Gen. Vivas and heckled security forces, who eventually backed down.
 
"I have a right to self-defense," Gen. Vivas said in an interview inside his bunkerlike home, which is decorated with family pictures and mementos to his 40-year career in the army, including old rifles and swords.

read the rest here.
'Security Forces' don't want to get shot either.

RESIST!!!

3 comments:

  1. Gen. Vivas is NO hero. He's a douche, and a tool being used by U.S. "Private Contractors," to destabilize and overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela.

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    1. bullshit........democratically elected my ass.....

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  2. At least he knows how to die like a man.

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