Leroy N. Soetoro
2019-08-17 01:05:27 UTC
If youre a socialist dictator whose country is suffering from
hyperinflation leading to starvation and mass suffering, what do you do?
The answer for Venezuelas Nicolas Maduro is that you maintain your grip
on power by making sure the armed forces remain loyal. That has become
increasingly difficult in Venezuela as the hunger has become a serious
problem for everyone, including rank and file members of the military.
Today the NY Times reports that the Maduro regimes solution to this
problem is torture:
The abuse of military officers has grown because they represent a real
threat for Maduros government, said Gen. Manuel Cristopher Figuera,
Venezuelas former head of intelligence, who defected in April and spoke
from the United States.
There are now 217 active and retired officers being held in Venezuelan
jails, including 12 generals, according to the Coalition for Human Rights
and Democracy, a Caracas-based nonprofit that represents several of the
The coalition has documented 250 cases of torture committed by Venezuelan
security forces against military officers, their relatives and opposition
activists since 2017. Many of the victims have spent years in jail without
trial. Few have been convicted of crimes and most have not even been
charged, according to the organization.
The weaker the government is, the stronger is the torture against the
people they consider dangerous, said Ana Leonor Acosta, a lawyer with the
The story goes on to note that former President Hugo Chavez said in 2006,
The Socialist government has to be a humanist government, it cant
torture anyone. As I pointed out before, Chavez also promised that
Venezuela wouldnt follow the tyrannical road traveled by the USSR. No,
were not going to fall into those same mistakes, he said in 2008.
Venezuelan socialism was going to be different.
A little over a decade later the socialist paradise has once again become
a nightmare. Approximately four million people have fled the country and
for those who remain, fear is the order of the day. The revolution always
promises peace and equality but in the end, Democratic Socialism resorts
to controlling people through the very real fear that the state will
torture and murder them if they fail to toe the line.
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Congratulations President Trump. Thank you for cleaning up the disaster
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Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
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