Friday, February 21, 2014

Venezuela Explodes - Worse Than Kiev

The citizens of Venezuela have been protesting like the citizens of the Ukraine. But no news of it is making it to the Main Stream Media (no surprise there). Below is a synopsis of what's going on and why.

What is happening is nothing short of murder as National Guard units, National Police, and government backed colectivos (basically paramilitary gangs on motorbikes) shoot at people with live ammo simply for protesting.

Dear International Editor:

Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night. What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden.

What we have this morning is no longer the Venezuela story you thought you understood.

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.

People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street.

And that’s just what came out in real time, over Twitter and YouTube, before any real investigation is carried out. 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.

(more here)


Imagine what it will be like here with both sides shooting.

h/t Matt Bracken


  1. Follow the terrorist home and light it on fire. Beat to death anything that comes running out. Bring the game to them.

    1. Which side are you calling "terrorist"????

    2. The "terrorists" are the side made up of various government forces and other factions supporting the depressing of liberty and jack-booted suppression of naturally free people...those whose ideas are so wonderful that they need the heavy hand of the law and violence, up to and including lethal violence, to make people accept them.

  2. "Which side are you calling "terrorist"????"
    If you have to ask, you will never know.
    TROLL (aka Anonymous).

  3. Fighting armed police, and military with posters, and beating on a pan with a stick may not be the best strategy. I guess you have to use what you have.

  4. Unbelievable.... turning to NBC for more in-depth coverage.....

  5. Joe Kennedy's buds killing the innocent... no wonder the MSM is more concerned about Justin Beber