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Freedoms continue to die in Venezuala
Posted by: McQ on Friday, December 29, 2006

Freedom of the Press? Not in "democratic" Venezuela:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he will not renew the license for the country's second largest TV channel which he says expires in March 2007.

In an address to troops, Mr Chavez said he would not tolerate media outlets working towards a coup against him.
Any opposition is now conflated with a coup attempt. Shades of "1984".

The head of Radio Caracas Television, however, says his license isn't up for renewal next year:
But the TV's head said there must be some mistake as its licence was not up for renewal in the near future.

Marcel Granier also vowed to fight against the president's plans in Venezuela's courts and on the international stage.
In courts packed with Chavez supporters, he can be assured that his fight will go nowhere "legally".

So it appears that creeping totalitarianism under Chaves continues apace:
Mr Chavez, who was returned to power by a wide margin on 3 December, said Mr Granier was mistaken in believing "that concession is eternal".

"It runs out in March. So it's better that you go and prepare your suitcase and look around for what you're going to do in March," he said during a televised speech to soldiers at a military academy in Caracas.

"There will be no new operating licence for this coupist TV channel called RCTV. The operating licence is over... So go and turn off the equipment," Mr Chavez said.
Buoyed by his recent "re-election" (given his tampering with the election process, an election much like that held in Iran or Saddam's Iraq), Chavez is now taking the final steps necessary to eliminate opposition voices.

While he continues to evoke the name of freedom, Chavez is doing everything in his power to kill it within his country. Venezuela is now closer than ever to becoming just another South American "banana republic" and Chavez it's tin-pot dictator. Unfortunately, petro-dollars will help keep him in power long past the time he should have been shown the door. And soon, as he continues to consolidate his power, it may become absolutely impossible to do that in a democratic manner.
 
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given his tampering with the election process, an election much like that held in Iran or Saddam’s Iraq
Now, now McQ... you know Jimmah certified Chavez’ election. It is only those questionable elections held here in the US that are questionable.
 
Written By: meagain
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But don’t forget that Bush is the REAL dictator.
 
Written By: From Kosland
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What Chavez is doing is nothing compared to Ashcroft, Cheney and the PATRIOT Act!
 
Written By: shark
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Who needs freedom when you can get "free healthcare"?
 
Written By: From Kosland
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Hey, Bush isn’t a dictator....he’s the devil. Get it right!
 
Written By: looker
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Chavez is doing everything in his power to kill [freedom] within his country.
at least he isnt killing citizens like Bush!tler did on 9-11!
 
Written By: bains
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So we all know Chevs is bad but what is the answer? Do we kil him? would that help? No. what then?
 
Written By: SkyWatch
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So we all know Chevs is bad but what is the answer? Do we kil him? would that help? No. what then?
Well, you first, Sky ... what?
 
Written By: McQ
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So we all know Chevs is bad but what is the answer?
We can’t observe he’s a dictator without coming up with an answer?
Other than as comical bozo who uses us as a foil for his mis-behaviors, how is he our problem to answer?

Haven’t we got enough problems we’re answering?
 
Written By: looker
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Chavez, Chavez , Chavez, jees.
What about Bush allowing Communist China and Communist VietNam to drill for oil in the Caribbean?
 
Written By: Laughter is the best medicine
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So we all know Chevs is bad but what is the answer? Do we kil him? would that help? No. what then?
Well, you first, Sky ... what?
Joking aside, there are many folks that believe the caricatures mocked above are real. When these folks compare the illogical Bush (and for some, the USA as well) constructs to the real Chavez, the later is understandably preferable. It follows that these folks will never sign on to ’doing something’ about Chavez - for them the most evil tyrant resides right here in the U.S. of A. Get rid of the McGeorge Walmart Bush!tler-Haliburton first and everything will be set right, and if a Dennis Kucinich were to be elected, the whole world would love us... for then even our farts would smell of popcorn or lilacs.
 
Written By: bains
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What about Bush allowing Communist China and Communist VietNam to drill for oil in the Caribbean?
So we own the Caribbean now?

We won’t allow ourselves to drill but supposedly we should stop everyone else as well?

Heh ...
 
Written By: McQ
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Here in the States, the Democrats are already talking about the ’fairness doctrine’ again.


 
Written By: Bithead
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Driving home the point I made above regarding the left’s inability to pass judgement on dictators, Sheldon Drobny offers this gem:
While the MSM is reporting about the insane plan to execute Saddam Hussein, there is not a whimper about the consequences of executing him and making him a martyr. Any sane U.S. President would order him to be tried as an international war criminal by the World Court. The problem is we have a mentally unstable President who should also be tried by the same court.
There is no way anyone can recieve justice from the Iraqi courts,
Because...
the Iraqi court system mirrors the Iraqi government,
Who...
are puppets of the US government,
Which...
is illegally in the grasp of the illegal neocon regime,
Headed...
by that insane and mass murdering dictator Bush!

When reality does not mesh with one’s hopes and desires, caricatures must be created for comparison’s sake to real dictators.

To steal from and slightly alter Dean Barnett:
The truth is this: If anything might create the appearance that the Bush administration actually accomplished something, the [left] opposes it. Regardless of whether it’s just, right or fair.
 
Written By: bains
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"Any opposition is now conflated with a coup attempt. Shades of "1984"."

No, shades of 2000.
 
Written By: timactual
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