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February 6, 2019

Venezuela on the brink

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:17 am
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This report suggests that Maduro may be losing his grip on his internal security force.  IMHO, that is the only way he will be deposed.  Time will tell.

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January 30, 2019

Great gold heist?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:10 pm
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Is Russia about to move gold reserves out of Venezuela?  (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves for the link)

January 24, 2019

Revolution?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:31 am
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Things are developing quickly in Venezuela.  It is unclear if this is the beginning of the end of Maduro or if he can hold onto power.  I hope the former.

January 22, 2019

Failed mutiny?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:19 pm
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As regular readers know, I have a special interest in watching the developments in Venezuela.  I’ve predicted for a while now that the situation cannot last and that either internal or external pressure would build and bring down the government.  Apparently an abortive uprising of national guardsmen has been put down.  I will be interested to see if this is the spark of a new revolt or the crushing of one in its cradle.

January 17, 2019

Heart-wrenching

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:58 pm
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Just heart-wrenching.  How many times does man need to learn the lesson of socialism’s failures?

January 3, 2019

Venezuela

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:26 am
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Another story on the slow motion disaster that is Venezuela.  This has potential to cause real problems in neighboring countries.  I would not be surprised to see several of them band together to depose the current government simply to stem the refugee tide. (BTW, when you’ve lost the left-leaning BBC, you know your socialist government won’t last much longer.)

December 28, 2018

Punch a socialist

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:00 am
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When you read the stories coming out of Venezuela like this and this, you just want to punch the next idiot who says anything good about socialism. Don’t do it, but I understand the impulse.

December 14, 2018

Venezuela news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:32 am
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The slow motion disaster that is Venezuela is fascinating to watch from afar. Up close, I am sure it is a dystopian hellscape.  The concept of paying laid off workers in tires is just amazing.

December 6, 2018

Venezuela

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:00 pm
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The country that has more proven oil reserves than any other in the world and it is a socialist hellhole.  Unbelievable.

May 22, 2017

This is not good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:33 pm
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5000 shoulder fired SAMs in a country on the verge of collapse.

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