So is any
of this “new” news, or just the same stuff, just a different day:
The VP calls for dialogue, Chavez calls for dialogue of ideas, the Foreign Minister
calls for dialogue.
After the killings
on April 11th. 2002, didn’t these guys have a dialogue and the only
thing ever to come out of it was the “Truth Committee” which never met?
there a negotiation table with the supervision of the OAS and nothing ever came
out of that?
there a dialogue to agree on basic things that would be done by the Electoral
Board on August 11th. 2004 and as I recall none of this was done,
including the hot audits and the transmission only after the vote was completed?
So, who is
the dialogue with? Same guys, different Ministries!
to destabilize Venezuela.- The Deputies were
back today. No bazookas this time around, it would look funny. But more
illegal tapes of personal conversation between people. Apparently, when you are
a Deputy in the Venezuelan revolution you can violate the law and people’s
rights and nothing happens. They weave a net
of conspiracies by tying a Miami based
activist close to the exiled military, to a US Congresswoman who is mostly
known for her human rights work, but their intelligence is so good they can’t
even get the name of the Congress woman from the Democratic Party right. (Her
name is not Ileana Rosset it is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
From there they go to the CIA, OAS,
George Bush, the US
embassy, Globovision and whatever. Of course at the center of all this, is that
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen was going to destabilize Venezuela…
is awful, maquiavelic, even mean; she is going to denounce the Chavez
Government for human richest violations! Just imagine! What gall! To use such a
low class strategy. As if human righst were important! How could she? Watch out Amnesty International and HRW, you
better switch fields.
Prisoners. Carlos Ortega, that oligarchic head of the confederation
of unions, is sentenced to 15 years in prison for leading a strike that Chavez
confessed in nationwide TV that he provoked in order to purge PDVSA. But who
cares, the revolution loves to punish so that others are afraid. There are many
political prisoners, but those sentenced to jail terms so far, are only three:
General Uson, a
soldier of humble origins who rose to General and served Chavez well in the Office
of the Budget and the Ministry of Finance, but on Aril 11th. he
could not stand idle in the face of the killings and resigned. (He had an
incredible vantage point over the killings from the top floor of the Ministry. He
saw who started it all, turned the perking lot of the Ministry into a makeshift
hospital and then resigned)
Alfonso Martinez: The retired General of the National Guard, at the time
the highest ranking General of the NG, another man of very humble origins. In
his testimony in the National Assembly after April 2002, Martinez spoke expressing the highest
standards of respect for human rights I have ever heard any Venezuelan military
officer speak about in my life.
think, had Lt. Hugo Chavez been treated with the same vengeance and hate by the
political system he claims to hate so much after his bloody coup in 1992, in
which over 200 innocent people were killed, and given 15 years in jail, he
would be coming out of jail in two years.
Law? Democracy?Independent Judiciary?