posted on May, 28 2007 @ 06:45 AM
I remember watching a documentary a few years ago about the coup in Venezuela, shot by a UK team who found themselves caught up in the events.
They were on hand during the demonstrations when the shooting started. The anti Chevez media and, so it seemed, world media showed footage of pro
Chavez supporters (police and military) firing weapons which we were told were being fired at the anti Chavez protestors. However, the UK team
footage showed clearly that they were in fact returning fire in the direction the shots had come from, not at or any where near the anti Chavez
In fact, the whole thing seemed to be a completely manufactured event. The anti Chavez march was never meant to go anywhere the pro Chavez supporters
and the government building but this was changed after the march got underway. To say the whole thing was a setup would be an understatement.
Can't ignore the fact that the US were in it up to their eyebrows either
If I remember correctly, there were, at that time, no television / radio stations that were government owned. All were run / backed by private
investors and some may even have been receiving money from US sources to undermine Chavez and his supporters. So, on the one hand it may seem extreme
to shut down a Tv / Radio station but maybe not so extreme if that station was receiving money from a foreign power or intel agency.
It may be a form of censorship but hasn't that happened in the US and UK too? Are there not people who have had careers ruined by government and
it's shills simply for dissenting? Haven't people been taken off the air for saying the wrong thing about the government?
[edit on 28-5-2007 by Britguy]