Thursday, May 11, 2017

Feel the Bern: Rising use of military tribunals alarms Venezuela activists

Jhonny Reyes' son left the house to join students in an anti-government protest a few days ago, one of hundreds of thousands of angry people who have flooded Venezuela's streets in demonstrations often blocked by police and soldiers. He wound up in front of a military tribunal, accused of inciting rebellion and facing up to 30 years behind bars.

Reyes, who is blind, found himself pleading for information outside Punto Fijo naval base with relatives of 17 other young adults detained in the same demonstration in the western city of Coro. Many had obtained private attorneys, but none was allowed inside to defend the detainees, mostly students studying music and medicine. Instead, the youths were given a public defender and ordered transferred to a military jail near Caracas, a more than six-hour drive away.....To Read More....
My Take - Okay, once again - where are Bernie and the Hollywood loons now?  Aren't they outraged at these fascists?  Yes, fascists!  Fascism isn't a conservative or right wing concept.  Fascism is the right wing of socialism and communism is the left wing - but they're still two sides of the same coin and that coin is a statist left wing concept with total disregard for human rights. 
That's history and that history is incontestable - and these people are now as silent as all the fellow travellers in the U.S. were during Stalin's purges in the Soviet Union. 
Some time back I said Maduro would walk away rather than start a civil war he ultimately would lose - especially since the nation really is broke - there's nothing left to steal, and there's no Soviet Union to fund them as they did Cuba for decades.  But I think I may have been wrong.  Now with the military tribunals I fear the next step will be a typical leftist ploy to hold on to power - mass executions - and I think it would be a wonderful thing if all those Hollywood clowns who lauded these socialists were forced to be there and watch, but no matter what - this fascist government will not be there by year's end. 

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