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    that guy is nothing but one of the original Chevez supporters - he was out there waving his protest banner and shouting for the death of the US ....

    good luck scamming any support with his sob story ....

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    reports coming in of a Venezuela military backed revolt - the country's largest airbase was seized and the democracy elected president is calling for the citizens to rally - already plenty of shooting - the internet is being cut so the direct reporting is going down ....

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    I hope so
    That the only way a county claws its way out of a dictatorship is when the enforcers turn on the dictator
    bet there's a bunch of Cubans heading for the hills / airport / closest tramp freighter - they were the imported praetorian guard and locals won't go easy on them if they get their hands on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by explo72 View Post
    I hope so
    That the only way a county claws its way out of a dictatorship is when the enforcers turn on the dictator
    bet there's a bunch of Cubans heading for the hills / airport / closest tramp freighter - they were the imported praetorian guard and locals won't go easy on them if they get their hands on them

    last reports had that dictator heading to a bunker somewhere in the country >>> I'd say that Cubans and Russians that he was using as his inner guard are surrounding him ....

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    last reports had that dictator heading to a bunker somewhere in the country >>> I'd say that Cubans and Russians that he was using as his inner guard are surrounding him ....
    no doubt.

    fluid situation for sure, but if you go for the kings head you better succeed or there will be hell to pay.
    but if enough of the enforcers join the revolt - or even go awol / sit on their hands the revolution will succeed.
    it is very expensive to maintain brute force control over millions of people, at some point the scale tips when there aren't enough enforcers to clamp down or when the population realizes that they outnumber the enforcers by a large number.

    desperation drives people to take risks they otherwise would not.

    reminds me of a Callente quote "When people get to the point they have nothing to loose - they loose it", meaning they go berserk.

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    video just popped up of some of the protesting in front of the airbase >>>> armored vehicles driving over groups - nothing but rocks & clubs to fight back ...

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    Wondering how they are getting the video out of country.

    Also thinking Ham radio has been shut down for some time in the country or word/news would have been getting out that way as well.

    My non Ishmaelte .02,

    Orangetom

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