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Babbler # 4089

posted 13 April 2005 01:58 PM      Profile for RookieActivist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's the most interesting part of the article, from this morning's Globe and Mail.


The paunchy, greying 60-year-old [Mr. Cabrices] was a polarizing figure in Venezuela, even before he launched the paramilitary training. During the coup that briefly unseated Mr. Chavez in April, 2002, he was filmed firing a pistol from a downtown bridge.

Mr. Cabrices and the other bridge gunmen were jailed for a year, then cleared. Although 17 demonstrators were killed and hundreds injured that day, the episode made Mr. Cabrices a hero among Mr. Chavez's supporters. But to the President's opponents, he represents the impunity and violence they accuse the government of promoting.

The implication is that Mr. Cabrices and the other gunmen killed 17 people. Ridiculous. They were returning fire from Carmona supporters. 17 pro Chavez demonstrators were killed!

The private media used the same tactics, they showed the video spliced, so it showed the gunmen on the bridge with their pistols, then showed dead bodies in the street. But there was nobody below the bridge where the media claimed they were massacring the civilians.


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Babbler # 7709

posted 13 April 2005 04:42 PM      Profile for nister     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
RA, spot on. Carmona's snipers were taking head shots at Chavez supporters, no question. Can you refresh my memory on the title of the doc that showed that footage?
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Babbler # 490

posted 13 April 2005 05:14 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised".
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posted 13 April 2005 06:34 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Free market forces are at it again.
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Rufus Polson
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posted 13 April 2005 08:23 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"What in the world [is the threat] that Venezuela sees that makes them want to have all those weapons?" U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asked last week.

Black Hole, meet kettle.

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