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Caracas on Knife-Edge as
Maduro Protesters Erect Barricades

Bloomberg, by Andrew Rosati and Fabiola Zerpa

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Posted By:FlyRight, 4/21/2017 7:40:35 AM

Caracas faced another tense day after massive protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, with barricades of trash and debris in the streets, shuttered businesses and sporadic blossoms of tear gas. Demonstrators take a fallen tree from a truck to use it as a barricade during a protest in Caracas on April 20. A coalition of opposition parties called for continued demonstrations Thursday like those the previous day in the capital and major cities. Hundreds of thousands turned out to rally against Maduro’s grip on the country’s institutions, and his policies that have left the economy in tatters. Clashes between protesters, security forces

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pchristopher, 4/21/2017 7:48:53 AM     (No. 11228826)

Barricades, huh? That´s always a hopeful sign. I wonder if they´re oiling up a guillotine as well.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 4/21/2017 7:53:13 AM     (No. 11228831)

These "folks" aren´t very patriotic, are they?
Shouldn´t they be preparing for Earth Day tomorrow?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 4/21/2017 8:03:24 AM     (No. 11228843)

South American Les Miserables.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 4/21/2017 8:20:19 AM     (No. 11228852)

"Knife edge", eh?

Maybe because Maduro disarmed the populace, except for his supporters and thugs?

Welcome to BernieLand, accessed via the Hillary Highway.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nerdowell, 4/21/2017 8:36:53 AM     (No. 11228864)


This "to the barricades" notion is romantic bs. They are opening the door to a bloodbath. The government will bait and prod the crowd into what it will claim was a riot--after they´ve fixed it. Crowd control is one of the few things fascists do very well; mobs are their stock and trade.

Later, after they´ve studied and identified the people recorded in their surveillance measures during these protests will be far worse.

It´s time to get out of the street. The base of the regime is it´s low-level operatives--the ones who distribute the goodies and report the opposition. That´s where they´re vulnerable.

There is a bright side: Maduro just robbed Obama-motors. You may or may not have a new fried, but Maduro definitely has a new enemy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thomthomp, 4/21/2017 8:55:26 AM     (No. 11228881)

Venezuela is a real life cautionary tale, and IF we had objective media and a political party focused on individual liberty the story that the socialist/collectivist policies the Democrats want to foist on us are exactly what leads to a living hell like Venezuela would be spread far and wide throughout the land. But instead our media is almost entirely leftist propaganda, and the feckless Republican "leadership" is focused on keeping their jobs and pleasing the Chamber of Commerce.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/21/2017 9:33:15 AM     (No. 11228910)

Then the weapon of the unarmed citizens will be the Molotov cocktails, then the police will begin with the barrages of bird shot blinding thousands and then the citizens, using long hidden hunting rifgles will try to defend themselves, then the police will release the thugs - the Brute Squads recruited out of the prisons, who rush about to beat people to death. Then the real slaughter- the last weapon the people have will be their own bodies laying the the street. All revolutions must have blood and innocent people laying dead int he streets. But, not just some blood- but, rivers of it. soon, the "cops" will realize, they can´t keep doing this and turn on the government. At last, Maduro will flee in his helicopter to take refuge in some other dictator´s hell hole.

It always goes like that, dosen´t it? Freedom is never free.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: coldoc, 4/21/2017 12:07:55 PM     (No. 11229074)

This is what happens when people get to vote themselves lots of free stuff and the government runs out of other peoples money. The media is too in the tank for socialism to throw this in the left´s face. Too bad. There are some great lessons here for all the potheads living in mom´s basement.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 4/21/2017 12:19:24 PM     (No. 11229088)

Brings to mind Jefferson´s observation that the Tree of Liberty must be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zoidberg, 4/21/2017 12:29:10 PM     (No. 11229099)

I hope they give Maduro the full Mussolini treatment.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: droopydog, 4/21/2017 1:55:12 PM     (No. 11229213)

Is it possible that Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, N. Korea and Syria could experience an REAL spring?...a spring of freedom?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/21/2017 2:23:14 PM     (No. 11229244)

#1, and tumbrels. Don´t forget the tumbrels.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rolfnader, 4/21/2017 2:36:42 PM     (No. 11229255)

Barricaes and piles of debris are great weapons but a gun is just SO much easier to carry.

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