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    No one care to mention that a motorcyclist was decapatated (according to cnn) yesterday by the peace-loving 'opposition' .... The police have met fire with fire, literally. These gucchi wearing protesters have access to a lot of money and a lot of weapons.

    Though the long-term strategy is quite clear. The US along with other thinktanks, one headed by ex-Colombian president Uribe (who should be up for war-crimes the scum) have been funnelling money into venezuela and their strategy is to create economic chaos in order to justify the protests, which will include many false-flag operations in order to force the gov. into responding in kind. There have been loads of documented cases (not by CNN or BBC) of clandestine warehouses discovered with stockpiles of foodstuffs and other basic consumer items all around the country. Loads. Scarcity is one way of putting it but there are many other adjectives to describe it. The idea is that although the oligarchs lose out in the short term with poor economic performance, they will benefit hugely in the long term with regime change. Simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogiol View Post
    No one care to mention that a motorcyclist was decapatated (according to cnn) yesterday by the peace-loving 'opposition' .... The police have met fire with fire, literally. These gucchi wearing protesters have access to a lot of money and a lot of weapons.

    Though the long-term strategy is quite clear. The US along with other thinktanks, one headed by ex-Colombian president Uribe (who should be up for war-crimes the scum) have been funnelling money into venezuela and their strategy is to create economic chaos in order to justify the protests, which will include many false-flag operations in order to force the gov. into responding in kind. There have been loads of documented cases (not by CNN or BBC) of clandestine warehouses discovered with stockpiles of foodstuffs and other basic consumer items all around the country. Loads. Scarcity is one way of putting it but there are many other adjectives to describe it. The idea is that although the oligarchs lose out in the short term with poor economic performance, they will benefit hugely in the long term with regime change. Simple.
    Spotted that in the RT article, most of the protestors were middle class students
    History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat - Rosa Luxembourg

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    Interesting few weeks and months ahead...
    The United Irishman. Updated 5/2/14

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    Amazing comeback for the 'Chavista' PSUV in regional elections yesterday to 54% of a good turnout claimed https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13441

    The IMF are said to have claimed the country's GDP will have shrunk 35% by the end of the year (the fall in the price of oil has very badly impacted it) so people must be seeing this as a sort of war/emergency situation ? Polls had shown the PSUV and allies at only around 20% . Anyhow it is good that Venezuelans have gotten off the fence to stop the corrupt neo-liberal opposition even if the PSUV has been somehow corrupted itself
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...tion-elections

    The site that has been associated with the internal Chavista opposition does not seem unhappy judging by my very bad Spanish https://www.aporrea.org/
    Especially in this article https://www.aporrea.org/actualidad/a253750.html
    Last edited by GregTimo; 16-10-2017 at 08:58 AM.

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    Analysises as to why would be welcome. My own reading is the anti-corruption campaign might have helped swing back the old support.
    https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13413

    Along with the talked about introduction of progressive taxation to replace the flat rate income tax. Information on such bread and butter stuff is hard to find lost in the hot air bubble of competing rhetoric. There is no equiv to the our Unemployment Assistance(dole) I could find (Latin America does not have this tradition sadly outside Argentina and Uruguay AFAIK), just the big projects that sound like CE schemes . Small wonder that many were fence sitting with little to fall back on in the local equiv of the world depression .


    And even more significant no doubt('Record Breaking Social Spending'): 'For the first time, domestic tax is projected to provide the bulk of government revenue and will finance 83 percent of the total 2017 budget, said the head of state. ' Some of that would have been lost in the inflation but it is good to see it paying off
    https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/12724
    Last edited by GregTimo; 16-10-2017 at 10:57 AM.

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