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November 22, 2009

A Country Without Guns Rights Is Like... - 6

by John B. Snow


Just got this report from a correspondent who was traveling for work in Chavez’s Venezuela. This is what a country without gun rights is like:


I got to look down the business end of multiple AK knockoffs in Venezuela last week. Chavez's army was stopping every car on the highway looking to confiscate guns. They saw my black Pelican case in the trunk, assumed it contained weapons, and made me open it at gunpoint. They were "nice" enough to let me keep my camera gear, but took my knife. They must have asked me 15 ways what the hell an American journalist was doing in Venezuela right now. I was there on a magazine assignment. They weren't buying it. So, keep up the good work on protecting our gun rights. The only people who have guns in Venezuela now are the army and the gun runners and kidnappers. And the red curtain is coming down fast.





Venezuela Suspends Rights of Citizens to Carry Guns (Update2)

By Peter Wilson


March 5 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela suspended the right of the country's 24 million people to carry firearms in a bid to damp violence that has claimed the lives of at least 10 protesters in the last week, Defense Minister General Jorge Garcia said.


Garcia said the suspension would start at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. New York time) today and continue through March 14. The restriction was imposed as hundreds of Chavez opponents protested in the capital for an eighth day.


``We want to guarantee the safety of all people,'' Garcia said in a televised news conference.


Ongoing unrest in Venezuela, the world's fifth largest oil supplier, pushed crude prices higher as investors fear that output could be affected. Crude oil for April delivery was up 60 cents, or 1.6 percent, at $37.24 a barrel at 1:30 p.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest since March 13, 2003, when US troops massed on Iraq's border. Futures rose as high as $37.22.


The government's action came as opponents of Chavez sought international support to pressure the country's electoral council to hold a recall referendum on Chavez. Venezuela's Ambassador to the UN Milos Alcalay resigned yesterday, saying Chavez is failing to respect the country's laws and constitution.


Hundreds of protesters marched to the headquarters of the Organization of American States, asking it to intervene to end an impasse over the recall vote.


Flag-waving protesters also marched to the Spanish Embassy, urging Spain to condemn Chavez's human rights record after Monday's shooting death of Jose Manual Vilas, a protester who also held Spanish nationality.


Deputy Oscar Perez, who is coordinating the opposition's street marches, said the march was intended to denounce ``the excesses of the Hugo Chavez regime before the OAS.''


Chavez Speech


Chavez, in a televised speech, said he is also looking abroad for support.


``We have proof that the Bush administration is funding and supporting people seeking a coup,'' Chavez said. ``We're not going to tolerate it. We are gong to appeal to international organizations to stop it.''


The OAS and Carter Center are monitoring the opposition's efforts to force a recall on Chavez, who took office in February 1999. Chavez has so far withstood two opposition efforts to dislodge him from power, facing down an abortive coup in April 2002 and then a two-month long nationwide strike last year.


Organizers are hoping to draw more than 100,000 marchers tomorrow in a protest. More than 4,000 police are being mobilized to protect the marchers, opposition leaders said.




More than 350 protesters remain in police custody, opposition leaders said. Venezuela's Caracas Stock Exchange called on police to respect the civil rights of its vice president, who is among them.


The Caracas Stock Exchange said in a statement that Vice President Santiago Monteverde was arrested Sunday during protests, and hasn't been released. The exchange said it ``deplores'' the treatment of Monteverde who heads La Primera stock brokerage.


The country's election agency ruled Tuesday that the opposition failed to present enough valid signatures to force a recall vote. The decision may be reversed if more than two-thirds of 876,000 signatures under review -- out of 3.08 million names on the petitions -- are certified later this month. To force a vote, opponents of the presidents need 2.43 signatures.


Venezuela's benchmark 9 1/4 percent bond maturing in 2027 rose 0.75 cent on the dollar to 85.75 cents on the dollar, dropping the yield to 10.95 percent, according to J.P. Morgan as of 1:09 p.m. New York time. The bond's yield has risen from a six- year low of 9.85 percent on Jan. 6.


To contact the reporter on this story: Peter Wilson in Caracas pewilson@bloomberg.net.




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Yeah. It's just a few of us here on the Brownsboard, who see


what Obamao is becoming, talking like, and acting like...


and how he has talked about a "civilian security force"...





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Yeah. Nobody else in America is worried about Obamao's lies and bad intentions?


Watch the second video, where Obamao says he won't change his positions etc.


yeah. The majority of Americans see what some of us see.


And it is worrisome.



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nah, Cal is just a goofball, there isn't any kind of marxist/communist connection


to make Americans worry about what Obamao said - about wanting to create a "civilian security force"..


why, goodness sakes, Obamao just has the best of intentions... there isn't any


reason for Americans to worry about an UNAmerican president who doesn't have much use for our Constitution,


and tries to intimidate the U.S. SUPREME COURT when they rule on a major issue and Obamao doesn't like it...


yeah... an innocent "civilian security force" and don't you all connect it to the same exact thing in...Cuba


and Venzuela, and don't you think Obamao would ever want the same control over the people in his country.....



like Chavez... and Fidel...





Cuba also is an important political, strategic and tactical pillar of the Bolivarian revolution’s

national security doctrine. In fact, Chávez’s new national security doctrine is a copy of Cuba’s

security doctrine. Chávez’s civilian military reserve is organized along nearly identical lines as

the Castro government’s civilian militia. Chávez has also created elite paramilitary groups inside

his government that operate independently from the FAN, the political police (DISIP) and other

security entities, the same way that Castro has set up paramilitary security forces at the Cuban

Interior Ministry that operate independently from Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).


Three conflict scenarios


Venezuela’s new national security doctrine envisions three basic conflict scenarios: (1) a U.S.

military invasion, (2) a conflict with Colombia, and (3) an internal military revolt or armed

insurgency against the Chávez government. In all three scenarios, the mutual defense pact

agreed to by Chávez and Castro requires Cuba to come to Venezuela’s aid.

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Yeah. the Obamao/Chavez "spread the wealth" works fine... for THEM.


Now, I wonder (because of Sisky's excellent point - who is really behind Chavez, and Obamao?)


Leftists, of course.


But, Obamao, the leftist puppet, always still blames the previous admins for all of his


(their) screw-ups.... and Obamao says he does plan on creating a new national civilian security force...


hmmmm. Yeah. Kinda like that.



Venezuela murder-rate quadrupled under Chavez -NGO 11 Mar 2010 17:49:08 GMT Source: Reuters


</SPAN> * Caracas most violent capital in Western Hemisphere


* Chavez's popularity affected by crime wave


CARACAS, March 11 (Reuters) - Homicides in Venezuela have quadrupled during President Hugo Chavez's 11 years in power, with two people murdered every hour, according to new figures from a non-governmental organization.


The Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV), whose data is widely followed in the absence of official statistics, said the South American nation has one of the highest crime rates on the continent, with 54 homicides per 100,000 citizens in 2009.


That rate is only surpassed in Latin America by El Salvador where 70 in every 100,000 citizens were murdered last year, the OVV said, citing official statistics from that country.


Crime repeatedly comes first on Venezuelans' list of worries. It has also begun to drag on Chavez's traditionally high approval ratings as well as scare tourists who come to Venezuela.


"The problem is not so much the criminals, but rather the government's inaction and lack of policies," OVV director Roberto Briceno Leon told Reuters.


Chavez says he is doing his best to combat crime, which he blames on wealth inequalities caused by former governments.


He accuses foes of exaggerating the problem to foment fear, and has recently hiked pay for police officers, as well as launching a new national force.


The Interior Ministry, which last gave official crime statistics in 2004, declined comment on the OVV's new figures.


Briceno, a criminology professor at the Central University of Venezuela and at the Sorbonne in Paris, blamed a weak judicial system and ineffective and corrupt policing in Venezuela, where he said 91 percent of crimes go unsolved.


He collates his figures from police sources and media reports. When Chavez came to power in 1999 there were 4,550 homicides whereas in 2009 there were 16,047, the OVV said.


That means Venezuela experiences every month about as many deaths as occurred in the Gaza Strip during Israel's early 2009 offensive, Briceno said.


With a murder rate of 140 per 100,000 citizens, Venezuela's capital Caracas has the highest murder rate in South America, only exceeded in the hemisphere by Mexico's Ciudad Juarez.


Most of the deaths occur in crowded slums, but crime impinges on all sectors. In richer residential areas at night, cars shoot through red lights on often deserted streets and few people are willing to risk walking outside. (Reporting by Eyanir Chinea; Writing by Charlie Devereux; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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"(3) an internal military revolt or armed

insurgency against the Chávez government"


from a post above.


Now, given the history of why those who take over


power for good...... NEED a revolutionary "civilian security force"..


Seleya of Argentina was rightly booted by the ARGENTINE SUPREME COURT.


And, the military escorted his chavez/fidel butt out of Argentina.


Selaya didn't have a "civilian security force" to secure his position.


And Obama was irate that Seleya was unsuccessful.


Now, worrying about an "armed revolt" is really stupid, when you're up


for re-election in 4 years, eh?


but not when you take power permanently "for the people", oppress them,


and completely dominate all aspects of their lives to keep them under your leftist org's thumb.


Just something to -really- think about, that's all.

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