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Liberalism so good...Venezuelan president puts armed forces in charge of new food supply system
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Leroy N. Soetoro
2016-07-13 16:47:15 UTC
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Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro put the armed forces in charge of a
new food supply system aimed at alleviating crippling shortages, ceding
yet more power to a military apparatus that is already involved in
everything from banking to imports.

The head of the armed forces, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, will be
in charge of transporting and distributing basic products, controlling
prices and stimulating production, according to a decree published Tuesday
in the official gazette.

“All the ministries, all the ministers, all the state institutions are at
the service and in absolute subordination” to Mr. Padrino’s so-called
Great Sovereign Supply Mission, Mr. Maduro said in a televised address
Monday night.

The elevation of Mr. Padrino makes him among the most powerful people in
the socialist government, reducing the influence of Vice President
Aristóbulo Istúriz, Industry Minister Miguel Pérez Abad and other
ministers who held various economic roles.

“This is now a completely militarized government,” said Luis Manuel
Esculpi, a security analyst in Caracas and former head of the armed forces
commission in the congress. “The army is Maduro’s only source of
authority.”

Since coming to power three years ago, Mr. Maduro has relied increasingly
on the armed forces as a spiraling economic crisis pushed his approval
ratings to record lows and food shortages led to lootings. Generals are
already in charge of state companies importing the bulk of Venezuela’s
food; they run the country’s largest bank, a television station and a
state mining company.

The armed forces have swiftly repressed all opposition rallies as well as
the food riots that flare up daily across the country.

“Maduro is giving the keys to Miraflores [presidential palace] over to a
military leader who is unable to confront the economic crisis,” said
opposition deputy Julio Borges. “What this means is more roadblocks, more
corruption and less production.”
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mentally ill homosexuals and crossdressers, while declaring where they
will defecate.

Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $19 trillion in the seven
years he has been in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood
queer liberal democrat donors.

Barack Obama, reelected by the dumbest voters in the history of the United
States of America. The only American president to deliberately import a
lethal infectious disease from Africa, Ebola.

Loretta Fuddy, killed after she "verified" Obama's phony birth
certificate.

Obama ignored the brutal killing of an American diplomat in Benghazi, then
relieved American military officers who attempted to prevent said murder
in order to cover up his own ineptitude.

Obama continues his muslim goal of disarming America while ObamaCare
increases insurance premiums 300% and leaves millions without health care.

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Beam Me Up Scotty
2016-07-13 18:03:34 UTC
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Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro put the armed forces in charge of a
new food supply system aimed at alleviating crippling shortages, ceding
yet more power to a military apparatus that is already involved in
everything from banking to imports.
The head of the armed forces, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, will be
in charge of transporting and distributing basic products, controlling
prices and stimulating production, *according to a decree* published Tuesday
in the official gazette.
Obama does that kind of stuff as well... decrees about immigration and
ObamaCare.... remember how Hugo Chavez had thousands in the streets
protesting and wanting Socialism. Those same protesters are fighting
over food in garbage cans today.
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That's Karma ;)

Obama has no problem labeling Republicans as his enemy, and he can label
Republicans as racists easily enough...

Obama has no problem calling the police, racists and condemning them.

Why does Obama have so much difficulty calling Muslims, terrorists and
condemning them?
Leroy N. Soetoro
2016-07-14 18:52:01 UTC
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CARACAS, VENEZUELA (AP) – Venezuela's military is getting a major
promotion as the socialist-run country struggles to combat severe
shortages and stave off food riots.

President Nicolas Maduro on Monday created a new government initiative to
boost production and guarantee the smooth distribution of food supplies in
the face of what he called economic sabotage by his opponents. He said the
Great Mission of Sovereign Supply will be headed by Defense Minister
Vladimir Padrino, who will coordinate the work of every ministry.

As part of the new campaign, control of the country's five biggest ports
was handed to a top military official Tuesday. Maduro said he was tapping
army Gen. Efrain Velasco to head the nation's port authority in order to
root out corruption and mismanagement at the point of entry for imported
food. Previously, the agency had been under civilian control.

Maduro said he was acting under the authority of an economic emergency
decree he declared earlier this year.

As food shortages have worsened this year, Maduro has leaned more on the
military and community groups of government supporters to organize food
distribution and ease the blocks-long lines that are a focal point for
spontaneous unrest and bouts of looting when hungry shoppers are turned
away. He has also tried to tighten a rationing system that gives
Venezuelans access to staples only on certain days.

It's not clear if the strategy is working.

In June, there was an average of 24 protests each day, according to a
study published Tuesday by the local group Venezuelan Observatory of
Social Conflict. About a third of the protests were sparked by severe food
shortages.

Padrino, an army general and one of the few U.S.-trained officers still
occupying high positions in Venezuela's military, has long been one of
Maduro's most-trusted aides. On his first day on the new job, he vowed to
bring better control and discipline up and down the food supply chain.

"It's not about militarizing," he said Tuesday. "I don't like to see
military intervention in areas that aren't of military nature, but this is
a question of national security and defense of the fatherland."

The deeply unpopular Maduro is battling to fend off a recall drive in the
face of an economic crisis marked by triple-digit inflation and forced
austerity by households and government agencies alike.

Maduro lacks the military background of his predecessor and mentor, the
late President Hugo Chavez, and since taking office in 2013 he has courted
support from the military, greatly expanding its role running the oil-
dependent economy. In addition to giving active and retired generals key
Cabinet posts, he has awarded troops several inflation-beating pay raises,
given the armed forces its own television network and created a military-
run bank.

The military helped the government quash a wave of deadly anti-government
protests organized by the opposition in 2014, but the latest unrest is
spontaneous and appears to be erupting among poor Venezuelans once loyal
to Chavez.

In the past month, at least five people have been killed in clashes with
security forces sparked by food riots that recall the two days of deadly
looting in 1989 that left over 300 dead. That tragedy, known as the
Caracazo, is burned into Venezuelans' collective memory and at least some
divisions of the military have resisted firing on poor Venezuelans ever
since.
--
His Omnipotence Barack Hussein Obama, declared himself "Pooptator" of all
mentally ill homosexuals and crossdressers, while declaring where they
will defecate.

Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $19 trillion in the seven
years he has been in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood
queer liberal democrat donors.

Barack Obama, reelected by the dumbest voters in the history of the United
States of America. The only American president to deliberately import a
lethal infectious disease from Africa, Ebola.

Loretta Fuddy, killed after she "verified" Obama's phony birth
certificate.

Obama ignored the brutal killing of an American diplomat in Benghazi, then
relieved American military officers who attempted to prevent said murder
in order to cover up his own ineptitude.

Obama continues his muslim goal of disarming America while ObamaCare
increases insurance premiums 300% and leaves millions without health care.

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