Archive for October 20th, 2007

One Rodriguez scolds the other, who backtracks, as both defend the indefensible

October 20, 2007
Well, I guess that I was very wrong in thinking
Isaias had been ordered to speak against the reform of Article 337 of
the Venezuelan Constitution. In fact, now Isaias says he did not say
what even the press release from his office says he stated about due
process in the proposed reform of the Venezuelan Constitution. And in
the best tradition of the doublespeak of the revolution he suggests his
statements were twisted with some obscure purpose by the media.

But
I guess it was twisted by the Government itself, which also reads the
press releases from the General prosecutor’s office and the Chief
Fascist Jorge Rodriguez recriminated the Prosecutor for what he said.
He called him short sighted and defended the reform.

The
Vice President then proceeded to speak on the defense of human rights,
saying that never in the country’s history have human rights been as
protected as they are in Hugo Chavez’ Government. Perhaps suffering the
death of his father at the hands of the authorities has given the VP
this distorted view of history, but the truth is that in these eight
years there have been more deaths and injuries form political
demonstrations than in any eight year period of the country’s modern
history. And Rodriguez has never said anything about it. In
fact, never were the rights of free speech as threatened as they have
been under Hugo Chávez. But the VP should remember that maybe one day
Jose Vilas Jr. will come back to haunt him, asking him what was
difference between Rodriguez’ and his own dead father.

And
while the VP spoke, those same human rights that he defends were under
fire by the authorities as thousands of Podemos militants were \u003ca href\u003d\”http://www.eltiempo.com.ve/noticias/default.asp?id\u003d128222\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>over and over\u003c/a\> by the National guard all across Venezuela as they attempted to join their leaders in a protests against the Constitutional reform. Thus, massive violations of rights by the same Government that Rodriguez presides from the Vice-President’s office took place yesterday and neither he, nor the People’s Ombudsman have yet to show their face criticizing the actions. Remarkably, they were violating the rights of people who have supported the robolution for eight long years and are only trying to say they disagree in this reform and not on the “process” itself. \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\> \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\>But very quickly they came out to condemn \u003ca href\u003d\”http://www.noticierodigital.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t\u003d270649\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>the destruction of the monument\u003c/a\> placed by Rodriguez himself in the Pico del Aguila a couple of weeks ago in order to honor that paradigm of murder and terrorism on innocent civilians named Ernesto Che Guevara. But the people of El Paramo are as tired of this as a majority of Venezuelans, even those, like Podemos, who support the dumb revolution. \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\> \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\>I you can only wonder when they say how useful the suspension of due process and information would have been in 2002, if they have really thought about it. I guess Chavez could have invoked it on that fateful day, the repressive Plan Avila would have been activated in full and rather than two dozen deaths and over one hundred injured, there would have been hundred and thousands of each. \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\> \u003c/div\>\u003cdiv\>Of course, we would probably not know about it, because much like they did with the deaths caused by Chavismo that day, they would have hidden and blocked all of the information about it, but this time with full backing of the new Constitution. \u003c/div\>\u003c/div\>”,0]
);

//–>harassed over and over
by the National guard all across Venezuela as they attempted to join
their leaders in a protests against the Constitutional reform. Thus,
massive violations of rights by the same Government that Rodriguez
presides from the Vice-President’s office took place yesterday and
neither he, nor the People’s Ombudsman have yet to show their face
criticizing the actions. Remarkably, they were violating the rights of
people who have supported the robolution for eight long years and are
only trying to say they disagree in this reform and not on the
“process” itself.

But very quickly they came out to condemn the destruction of the monument
placed by Rodriguez himself in the Pico del Aguila a couple of weeks
ago in order to honor that paradigm of murder and terrorism on innocent
civilians named Ernesto Che Guevara. But the people of El Paramo are as
tired of this as a majority of Venezuelans, even those, like Podemos,
who support the dumb revolution.

I you can only
wonder when they say how useful the suspension of due process and
information would have been in 2002, if they have really even taken the time to think about it. I guess Chavez could have invoked that suspension on that fateful day, then
repressive Plan Avila would have been activated in full and rather than
two dozen deaths and over one hundred injured, there would have been
hundreds and thousands of each.

Of course, we
would probably not know about it, because much like they did with the
deaths caused by Chavismo that day, remember the truth commission, they would have hidden and blocked
all of the information about it, but this time with full backing of the Constitution. And VTV and Chavez would have told us their ¨truth¨ about it. I guess the last part is still true. even if it was not then part of the Constitution.
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