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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Venezuela, Helicopter Attack on Government

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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The leftist government in Venezuela is calling the attack a case of terrorism.  Violence over the failed system of socialism that has resulted in hunger, violence, and death is getting worse.  In the case of the recent attack, an officer of Venezuela's federal law enforcement agency (Venezuela's version of the FBI) hijacked a helicopter and hurled grenades as it flew over Venezuela’s presidential palace, Foreign Ministry and the Supreme Court building

The attacker flew a banner from the aircraft that read “350 Liberty,” a reference to a Venezuelan constitutional clause that gives citizens the right to ignore the commands of oppressive governments, a reference to the Maduro administration.

He was either a patriot, or a traitor, depending upon one's view of the situation.

Venezuela's socialist president and the successor of communist Hugo Chavez, Maduro, said the incident was a case of terrorism against the government.  According to sources, in addition to the grenades, 15 rounds were fired from the helicopter as well.

The suspect is still at large and the helicopter remains unaccounted for.

Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said the grenade attack was carried out by “an armed group financed by sectors of the opposition.”

Perez, the person who used the helicopter for his attack, posted several videos of himself standing with armed masked accomplices on his social media account. He described himself as a “member of a coalition of military, police and civil functionaries who seek equilibrium and who oppose this criminal government.”

“We belong to no political current. We are nationalists, patriots and institutionalists. This combat is not with the rest of the state security forces, it is with imposed impunity, against this sad government,” Perez wrote on his Instagram account.
The LA Times reports: The incident has occurred amidst nearly daily mass protests since March 29 with increasingly repressive measures. Clashes between protesters and police and the national guard have left 75 dead, 1,500 injured and more than 3,000 arrested.
The violence is just another reaction to failed liberal left policies that have crippled the once prosperous country.  The leftist government policies which deny liberty or a free market has led to starvation and violence as the economy suffers from a collapse that has made food, and basic necessities scarce items. 

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