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    Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports - Boston.com

    CARACAS, Venezuela—President Hugo Chavez deployed the navy to Venezuela's seaports on Sunday, and he said state governors who challenge new legislation bringing transportation hubs under federal control could end up in prison.

    Speaking during his weekly television and radio program, Chavez ordered naval vessels to seize control of Port Cabello in Carabobo state and Maracaibo Port in Zulia state -- two of Venezuela's largest seaports.
    Lawmakers loyal to Chavez voted last week to bring all airports, highways and seaports under federal control, a move government adversaries said was designed to expand the president's power.

    "This is a national security issue," Chavez said Sunday, defending the law.

    Opposition governors warned that the law approved by the Chavista-dominated National Assembly is designed to strangle the president's foes financially and to undermine support from constituents who elected them in November.
    Following the vote, Chavez signed a series of decrees giving his government control over hospitals, sports stadiums and other public institutions in states won by the opposition.
    Chavez is gaining more and more power. He is becoming an absolute dictator.

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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    A good move on his part.

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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    Could have sworn he was branded as a dictator even before this move.
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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Could have sworn he was branded as a dictator even before this move.
    In my mind he is. Although I keep hearing how he was democratically elected.

    He is a dictator by proxy.
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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    I'm... Shocked. No, really... :-\ How much longer do you think it'll be before he starts rounding up "class enemies" and summarily executing them? DIAF Chavez.

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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    Just because the people of Venezuela like him doesn't make him any less of a dictator. We are just used to automatically assuming that dictators are evil bastards who have taken their country by pure force, and guile. I mean I am not saying he is innocent of anything it's just that he is no Saddam.
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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I'm... Shocked. No, really... :-\ How much longer do you think it'll be before he starts rounding up "class enemies" and summarily executing them? DIAF Chavez.
    He is already threatening them with prison if they challenge his policies.

    Close enough for me.
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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Just because the people of Venezuela like him doesn't make him any less of a dictator. We are just used to automatically assuming that dictators are evil bastards who have taken their country by pure force, and guile. I mean I am not saying he is innocent of anything it's just that he is no Saddam.
    I think it is pretty well detailed on this forum that he is doing things in a way that not even the most extreme liberals would support.

    This mans intentions are not altruistic. He is not a Saddam yet.

    Threatening opposition with arrest if they challenge his policies is just a few steps shy of an explicit dictatorship.
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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think it is pretty well detailed on this forum that he is doing things in a way that not even the most extreme liberals would support.

    This mans intentions are not altruistic. He is not a Saddam yet.

    Threatening opposition with arrest if they challenge his policies is just a few steps shy of an explicit dictatorship.
    Oh, but the left loves him because he's working "for the people." His brand of socialism is "different" and nobody has anything to worry about. I hope these not-so-veiled threats to throw dissenters in prison reveal to the world that the whole thing is a sham.

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    Re: Navy deployed to Venezuela airports, seaports

    Reagan would have told us exactly what he thought of this SOB...

    Oh, the good 'ole days!


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