Archive for March 17th, 2004

Dense Lara versus clever Petkoff

March 17, 2004

Today MVR Deputy William Lara asked the Constitutional Hall of the Venezuelan Supreme Court to remove Tal Cual Editor Teodoro Petkoff from the advisory board of the Electoral Board known as the Committee for Political Participation. The Board has actually played a very limited role in the CNE’s decision as proven by the fact that Petkoff has opposed most of its rulings. Lara argued that Petkoff was involved in conspiratorial activities against the Electoral Board. Lara bases his accusations on an illegal taped wireless conversation between Petkoff and a lawyer broadcast by the government’s TV station VTV. In it, Petkoff says that not recognizing the CNE might be the only way to get the Electoral Board out of the game.


Of course, the true reason behind Lara’s request might be the fact that Tal Cual in yesterday’s edition essentially laughed at the limited intellectual ability of Lara, who it called “intellectually dense” for penning the following sentence in an article in Caracas newspaper El Mundo:


 


“Then what does that black guy Powell want? He is just a spokesman for the true leader of the Democratic Coordinator, George Bush. Simple, that the CNE give it 2700 centers for ratifying the signatures during five long days, to transform them in terrorism centers and then create civil disturbances in the country with the use of stone throwing lazy bums, tire burners and –remember April 11 2002-sharpshooters strategically placed ready to act in the precise moment; and then go to the OAS to invoke the right to make a massive and well-armed visit to Venezuela to impose governability made in the USA”


 


Dense? I think this guy is intellectually challenged or should I just say retarded?.

The rule of immorality

March 17, 2004

I am reposting this from last night to include the wonderful cartoon from the cover of today’s Tal Cual of the Inmoral Council members as well as completing the story with facts I learned today



Those three icons of immorality, corruption and inaction that conform the “Moral Council” , the Attorney General/Prosecutor Isaias Rodriguez, the People’s Ombudsman, German Mundarain and the Comptroller Clodovaldo Russian,which up to today has done absolutely nothing during its existence, decided today to open a procedure against the members of the Electoral Hall of the Supreme Court. Obviously they did not do anything against the three Justices of the Constitutional Hall who “only” faked a meeting, wrote a letter based on a non-existing sentence and decision and attempted to overstep their legal powers, violating the rule of law.


These stooges were so diligent that they are not supposed to act unless they were asked by the National Assembly, but showing a dilligence that they have failed to exhibit in the last four years they acted on the ad by the leaders of the Assembly. Amazingly, it was that ad that should be investigated, as public funds were used to pay for an ad expressing the personal opinion of the leaders of the Assembly and not the Assembly itself. In fact, the point is moot, the Moral Council will never be able to get the two thirds majority required to censor the Justices of the Electoral Hall.


Separately, one of them ordered the capture of the opposition Mayor of the Baruta municipality of Caracas. The same prosecutor who liberated the shooters of Puente El Llaguno are now jailing a Mayor for the events of April 2002. Mayor Capriles Radonsky is accused of participating in the attack of the Cuban Embassy when Chavez was briefly ousted in April 2002. Reportedly, it was the Cuban Ambassador that actually called Capriles for help. Will he be a witness for the defense? I doubt it, it will require some integrity that he does not have.


 


Is this a new wave of persecution against opposition leaders as announced yesterday in a local paper?

The rule of immorality

March 17, 2004

I am reposting this from last night to include the wonderful cartoon from the cover of today’s Tal Cual of the Inmoral Council members as well as completing the story with facts I learned today



Those three icons of immorality, corruption and inaction that conform the “Moral Council” , the Attorney General/Prosecutor Isaias Rodriguez, the People’s Ombudsman, German Mundarain and the Comptroller Clodovaldo Russian,which up to today has done absolutely nothing during its existence, decided today to open a procedure against the members of the Electoral Hall of the Supreme Court. Obviously they did not do anything against the three Justices of the Constitutional Hall who “only” faked a meeting, wrote a letter based on a non-existing sentence and decision and attempted to overstep their legal powers, violating the rule of law.


These stooges were so diligent that they are not supposed to act unless they were asked by the National Assembly, but showing a dilligence that they have failed to exhibit in the last four years they acted on the ad by the leaders of the Assembly. Amazingly, it was that ad that should be investigated, as public funds were used to pay for an ad expressing the personal opinion of the leaders of the Assembly and not the Assembly itself. In fact, the point is moot, the Moral Council will never be able to get the two thirds majority required to censor the Justices of the Electoral Hall.


Separately, one of them ordered the capture of the opposition Mayor of the Baruta municipality of Caracas. The same prosecutor who liberated the shooters of Puente El Llaguno are now jailing a Mayor for the events of April 2002. Mayor Capriles Radonsky is accused of participating in the attack of the Cuban Embassy when Chavez was briefly ousted in April 2002. Reportedly, it was the Cuban Ambassador that actually called Capriles for help. Will he be a witness for the defense? I doubt it, it will require some integrity that he does not have.


 


Is this a new wave of persecution against opposition leaders as announced yesterday in a local paper?

Iraqi blogger dies

March 17, 2004

Bob Zangas who was blogging from Iraq was killed in an ambush last week. Here is his last entry with pictures. I had read his blog sporadically. Shakes me up. May he rest in peace. (Via Instapundit)

Iraqi blogger dies

March 17, 2004

Bob Zangas who was blogging from Iraq was killed in an ambush last week. Here is his last entry with pictures. I had read his blog sporadically. Shakes me up. May he rest in peace. (Via Instapundit)

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