Archive for October 12th, 2004

Five jailed on Columbus statue, will anything happen to them?

October 12, 2004

To his credit Alcalde Bernal criticized what happened today with the Columbus statue and reported five people were detained. Hope something happen to them in the end, but I doubt it. I bet they do nothing about aporrea.org which the Government funds and was clearly behind the action. This was not anarchy, this was premeditated. .

These are some of the values of the Bolivarian revolution: Hate, destruction and sexism

October 12, 2004

Today a bunch of Chavista thugs ended up in Plaza Venezuela their celebration (or protest) of Columbus Day for some, or the day of indigenous resistance for others and they ended tearing down the old statue of Columbus in Plaza Venezuela, as shown in the following pictures:



Now, I don’t want you to think that this was a spontaneous act of celebration in which some people got carried away. Chavista website aporrea.org has been calling for this for a few days, they even had the truck ready to take the pieces away and probably sell them. There is always profit somewhere down the line around this sorry revolution:


 



 


The bottom part says: continue the fight against the devil, Bush and Columbus are the same, old and new imperialism! Talk about uncivilized and hateful behavior and that is new! This is promoted by websites well financed by the so called revolution: Hate, destruction, stupidity and savage behavior.


 


Meanwhile in another part of the city, Diosdado Cabello, MVR candidate to Governor of Miranda was promoting other values as seen in this picture. Certainly the equality and emancipation of women were not among them. Machismo promotion may have been one though. That’s one group the revolution has done little for, in fact, it is remarkable in a country accustomed to women in positions of leadership what a set back women have suffered in the last five years under this “revolution”


 



 


Absolutely disgusting use of women in political campaining!


 


(Thanks Ed for the heads up!)

These are some of the values of the Bolivarian revolution: Hate, destruction and sexism

October 12, 2004

Today a bunch of Chavista thugs ended up in Plaza Venezuela their celebration (or protest) of Columbus Day for some, or the day of indigenous resistance for others and they ended tearing down the old statue of Columbus in Plaza Venezuela, as shown in the following pictures:



Now, I don’t want you to think that this was a spontaneous act of celebration in which some people got carried away. Chavista website aporrea.org has been calling for this for a few days, they even had the truck ready to take the pieces away and probably sell them. There is always profit somewhere down the line around this sorry revolution:


 



 


The bottom part says: continue the fight against the devil, Bush and Columbus are the same, old and new imperialism! Talk about uncivilized and hateful behavior and that is new! This is promoted by websites well financed by the so called revolution: Hate, destruction, stupidity and savage behavior.


 


Meanwhile in another part of the city, Diosdado Cabello, MVR candidate to Governor of Miranda was promoting other values as seen in this picture. Certainly the equality and emancipation of women were not among them. Machismo promotion may have been one though. That’s one group the revolution has done little for, in fact, it is remarkable in a country accustomed to women in positions of leadership what a set back women have suffered in the last five years under this “revolution”


 



 


Absolutely disgusting use of women in political campaining!


 


(Thanks Ed for the heads up!)

General Uson becomes a political prisoner

October 12, 2004

General Francisco Usón became another political prisoner of the Chávez administration when he was sentenced to five years and six months in prison for insulting the Venezuelan Armed Forces. Usón’s crime was to say on TV that the Fort Mara soldiers were burnt by a flame thrower and not by an accidental fire.  This charge was made by Usón in a TV program where he was being interviewed.


What is remarkable about the case is that to this day, the military has not shed light on exactly what happened that day in Fort Mara. The case was turned over to a civilian Court, but the witnesses were never presented by the military. Initially, the military said the soldiers had died when a fire caused by a cigarette butt ignited a mattress. The press made a big deal out of it and Chavez laughed on his Sunday TV program about much ado about nothing, only to have the first of the soldiers die that night. Later that week one of the soldiers that was getting better taped a video in which he said a big flash came into the jail cell through the door which led to the flamethrower theory. That soldier died of a heart attack that same night, before it was known that the video existed.


 


Maracaibo fireman, the National Guard and experts from the Armed Forces have all backed the theory that the fire in the cells that killed three soldiers was induced from the outside by either using a flamethrower or some form of chemical. This evidence was taken into account by the military court.


 


Usón was Chavez´ Minister of Finance until the events of April 2002. He said then that he saw from his office how the trap was set for the opposition march and converted the parking lot of his Ministry of Finance into an improvised hospital. He now will be able to appeal, while in jail, but becomes another political prisoner of this vengeful and intolerant Government.

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