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Venezuela military reportedly defecting to the protestors, many under arrest.

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posted on May, 6 2017 @ 04:28 PM
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Looks like news is trickling out of Venezuela via twitter that the military is starting to defect to the side of the protestors, with many being arrested. I have not seen this covered by msm yet so take from it what you will.

If accurate I think Maduro's days are numbered.


Thor Halvorssen‏Verified account @ThorHalvorssen 17h17 hours ago

The military in parts of #Venezuela has begun to defect. They are now marching *with* the protesters. Dozens of soldiers are under arrest



Dami‏ @damidude

Anyone keeping up with events in #Venezuela? Military defecting, 37 dead in mass protests, 1500 people detained …




Jim Sciutto‏Verified account @jimsciutto May 4

Do not miss what's happening in #Venezuela. 35 dead now in protests. President trying to rewrite constitution. A country near collapse.



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Venezuela: Trump administration calls for quick, peaceful conclusion to unrest

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Death toll in Venezuela protests rises to at least 33

The Trump administration is monitoring Venezuelan instability, and believes there is a strong need to bring weeks of anti-government protests in the country's capital Caracas to a quick and peaceful conclusion.

H.R. McMaster, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, met on Friday with Julio Borges, the president of Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly, about the civil unrest which has been near-daily for five weeks, the White House said on Saturday.

They discussed "the need for the government to adhere to the Venezuelan Constitution, release political prisoners, respect the National Assembly, and hold free and democratic elections," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement to Reuters.

“Some of the acts there have been deplorable and [it's] certainly something that we’re monitoring very closely,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Friday, according to Reuters.

According to the Associated Press, clashes between police and protesters have left 38 dead in the past month.


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Hugo Chávez statue torn down as death toll rises in Venezuela protests

A 20-year-old Venezuelan protester has died after being shot in the head, authorities said, taking the death toll from a month of anti-government unrest to at least 37.

Hecder Lugo was killed during fighting between demonstrators and security forces in Valencia on Thursday that also injured four others, the local opposition mayor, Enzo Scarano, said in a series of tweets.

The state prosecutor’s office, which keeps an official count of deaths since protests began against the Socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, in early April, confirmed he died after being shot in a protest.

Another 717 people have been injured and 152 are still in jail from the hundreds rounded up in widespread unrest across the country, according to the office’s latest tally.

There has been violence and widespread looting this week in Valencia, a once bustling industrial hub two hours from the capital by road.

In an incident loaded with symbolism, a group of young men destroyed a statue of the late leader Hugo Chávez in the oil-producing Zulia state, according to videos circulating on social media on Friday evening.


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posted on May, 6 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Don't expect to see this on the MSM because they barely cover Venezuela. They're obsessed with politics mostly, fluff BS pieces, hyperbole, and the Middle East/NoKo/Russia.

With millions of people protesting you'd think it would be covered but it isn't. The revolution will not be televised. Did you see their president dancing on state TV during the protests?
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posted on May, 6 2017 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Yeah I saw that and I didnt think it really helped his position... Do we know what, if any, media outlets have been barred? Might be why reporting is so spotty.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Off the Top of my head I think I recall reading about media censorship but I'd have to look again to confirm because I could be confusing that with any nation's news currently.

But our own MSM is pure garbage owned by 6 mega corporations who are not interested in informing us about the doings there because it doesn't suit their own interests. That's my take on it anyway.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: Swills

I just saw this clip. Why am I not surprised by it.




posted on May, 6 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Xcathdra

Off the Top of my head I think I recall reading about media censorship but I'd have to look again to confirm because I could be confusing that with any nation's news currently.

But our own MSM is pure garbage owned by 6 mega corporations who are not interested in informing us about the doings there because it doesn't suit their own interests. That's my take on it anyway.

I would agree with that.
I wonder if he has the internet limited?



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Xcathdra

Don't expect to see this on the MSM because they barely cover Venezuela. They're obsessed with politics mostly, fluff BS pieces, hyperbole, and the Middle East/NoKo/Russia.

With millions of people protesting you'd think it would be covered but it isn't. The revolution will not be televised. Did you see their president dancing on state TV during the protests?


Front page news on Fox and Drudge.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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Well thats it.... that is the last step until civil war.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

"Let them eat cake" moment there...



But, hey, the govt is here to help us, right? Isn't that what we're told all too often? Usually by govt, or their toadies.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

USA poised for intervention?



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 06:28 PM
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I wish the people the very best... no modern nation should be going through what they are..

While part of me hopes for a peaceful transition... I just do not see it, I expect a full on bloody mess before much longer.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

It's about time but I'm sure their spin is something to effect of blaming liberals. These protests have been massive and ongoing for weeks.

Fox News is only talking about it because Trump's team finally said something and The Drudge's entire page is front page but it's not the top story (not by a long shot), Frances election is... shocking.
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posted on May, 6 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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Failed socialism is not big news, it ran out of wow factor when Mao's reforms left millions dead. A few dead protestors won't cut it when socialist experiments go belly up as expected.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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I think I heard that the people were still supporting the last Presidents political views. They had even named his form of politics using his name. The last straw looks like whether or not the elites hang in there with him. They have resources, but they aren't being used properly. If the elites don't give in soon to other political views I think it will all go down like badly. The people will win but will pay for it. The military stepped in I believe before and instituted democracy at one time. Maybe that's what is needed now.

originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Failed socialism is not big news, it ran out of wow factor when Mao's reforms left millions dead. A few dead protestors won't cut it when socialist experiments go belly up as expected.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: Xcathdra

USA poised for intervention?


Doubtful to be honest... Say what you will about Trump I just dont see him intervening.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Not quite blaming liberals but blaming the US / outside forces.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Failed socialism is not big news, it ran out of wow factor when Mao's reforms left millions dead. A few dead protestors won't cut it when socialist experiments go belly up as expected.


Well Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both spoke highly of Venezuela abd Chavez / Maduro... I wonder if they both like the taste of crow.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Failed socialism is not big news, it ran out of wow factor when Mao's reforms left millions dead. A few dead protestors won't cut it when socialist experiments go belly up as expected.


Well Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both spoke highly of Venezuela abd Chavez / Maduro... I wonder if they both like the taste of crow.


Source please.



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra

originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Failed socialism is not big news, it ran out of wow factor when Mao's reforms left millions dead. A few dead protestors won't cut it when socialist experiments go belly up as expected.


Well Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both spoke highly of Venezuela abd Chavez / Maduro... I wonder if they both like the taste of crow.


No. This what Bernie actually said about Chavez...

Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously…They suggested I’d be friendly with Middle East terrorist organizations, and even tried to link me to a dead communist dictator,” Sanders wrote in a fundraising email.



Bernie never said anything about Venzuela or Chavez until one of Clinton's Super PAC's made the claIm about him. Another little side note,
Sanders is a social Democrat. He's the modern equivalent of FDR whereas Chavez may have presented himself as a Socialist for the People but he was nothing more than a Dictator lurking behind the facade of Socialism just like Stalin were dictators hiding behind the facade of Communism or WBC pretends to be Christians. Slapping a label on someone doesn't mke them that thing.

venezuelatoday.net...



posted on May, 6 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: peter vlar

Exactly. I don't recall Bernie ever glorifying Venezuela but I do recall him talking about other socialist countries he'd like to model America after. These same countries also are on the worlds top 10 list of happiest places on Earth year after year, only competing with themselves for the top spot.

But never Venezuela.




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