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For Venezuelan Regime, the Party’s Over
American Magazine, by Roger F. Noriega

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 2/18/2014 12:17:24 PM

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is fighting a losing battle to salvage his regime, and student demonstrations that will continue today are only one of his problems. As details of his government’s bankruptcy are made public, his political base will continue to splinter. And as he follows Cuban advice to use brute force against peaceful demonstrators, the nationalist military will find the growing violence intolerable. In short, Maduro’s condition is terminal. According to a source in Venezuela’s Central Bank, the country’s international reserves have dwindled to $21 billion — less than half the reserves of Colombia, an economy of the same

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: abuela10, 2/18/2014 12:24:04 PM     (No. 9737117)

Where oh where is Sean Penn?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/18/2014 12:34:52 PM     (No. 9737130)

Obama´s dream for America. Burn in your Socialist h*ll.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 2/18/2014 12:46:40 PM     (No. 9737149)

#1 spurred a thought. I wonder what the likes of Sean Penn and other supporters of socialism have to say now. Venezuela is an economic mess. So is Argentina and many European countries. The Soviet Union was a failure. So was Cambodia, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam. China is prospering not because of socialism but because they have adopted capitalism. The same is partly true for Vietnam.

So here is my question: If socialism is a great idea that just hasn´t been implemented correctly yet, why do those who believe this notion not condemn the leaders of failed countries while they are in power? Why do the likes of Penn embrace Chavez even though he brought Venezuela to its knees and killed its economy?

Sure, everybody is equal. Equally destitute, that is. Yay.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harper, 2/18/2014 1:07:36 PM     (No. 9737197)

Too bad, so sad. Reality bites another commie regime. Are we really ready to face the prospect of yet another Commie leader strung up/ shot down/ torn apart by their screaming mob of victims?

Just in case, I´m buying the Costco size of Orville Red.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 2/18/2014 1:09:54 PM     (No. 9737200)

This may get ugly. Maduro has been acting like 0bama when challenged, except, he can go further in attacking his opponents.

Live feed:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/almomento360-com

Another pitch battle occurring live in Ukraine. (I have translator on Firefox to understand comments from those watching):

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/press-club

These are just part of what 0bama is leading US to.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 2/18/2014 1:49:14 PM     (No. 9737268)

#4 - Are you talking about here?

Not sure where my statement is on the sarcasm meter.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ocho reales, 2/18/2014 2:21:50 PM     (No. 9737323)

In the old days in Latin America the Army chief would only tolerate so much nonsense from a left wing president and then, BAM he would be ousted in a lightening coup and replaced either by a military junta or some other more acceptable civilian who had the Army´s confidence. The problem here is that Chavez, and now Maduro, have had years and years to purge the Army of disloyal officers. Add the Cubans and the Iranians to the mix and the prospects for the Army doing its duty are not very good. This could get a whole lot worse. Can Colombia and Panama help solve this??? Stay tuned.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/18/2014 3:32:12 PM     (No. 9737409)

FTA: “The United States issued a timid statement calling upon the despotic regime to respect human rights and freedom of expression.”

It must be difficult for the communist regime of Obama to issue a public statement against another communist regime, so they go with a tepid call to “respect human right and freedom of expression.”

I sure would like Obama to be concerned about respecting the human rights of people who have religious objections to his edict that all must provide contraception and abortion inducing drugs. I sure would like Obama to be concerned with the TEA Movement and their freedom of expression without using a gay-sex slang word.

Perhaps Venezuela can issue a statement back at Obama, “You first.”

Got TEA?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Breccia, 2/18/2014 3:42:51 PM     (No. 9737427)

RE: #3

Don´t forget to count all those Warsaw pack countries where communism / socialist has failed.

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