Monday, April 05, 2010

Not longer an Independent Nation


Dear Journalists,

Not longer an Independent Nation

Ambassador Diego Arria wrote the following article for the magazine Poder 360 ¿Cuál independencia celebraremos los venezolanos? Which independence would Venezuelans celebrate on July 5? (Independence Day).

Chavez has taken freedom from Venezuelans and runs the country doing as he pleases breaking all dignity, respect, democracy and treating citizens as hostages. Just picture a thug holding up an Embassy or bank taking what ever he wants. In this case, Ambassador Arria argues that Chavez has destroyed Venezuela’s sovereignty, and violated the Act of Independence.

The fact that Chavez may be spending over five billions U.S. Dollars or Euros to buy weapons from Russia while Venezuelan citizens are blocked from buying foreign currency, a large percentage of the population lives in poverty, and utilities and basic food items lack to everyone should be a crime.

Putin: Russian arms to Venezuela may be $5B

With just $2Billion Chavez could improve the quality of life of Venezuelan citizens, protect forests, and animals and environment. But, his hatred and megalomania is so pathetic that he prefers to spend all the money in weapons. May God defend us all from this evil.

In the meantime, an innocent man among others is held prisoner in Venezuela because Chavez does not allow his freedom of speech. Should Venezuelans stop Chavez from abusing the air ways and seizing all the media?

Venezuela: HRF declares Oswaldo Álvarez Paz a prisoner of conscience of the Chávez government; Warns about the “chilling effect” of his imprisonment

Venezuelans expect the aid from the International Court of Justice to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy!

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing - April 5 - (Part 2)Mon, 05 Apr 2010 16:38:35 -0500
MR. CROWLEY: Well, what relationships governments have is up to them. What they do in those relationships is, again, a matter of a bilateral issue between Venezuela and Russia. We don’t care. On the other hand, to the extent that Venezuela is purchasing military equipment, we’re hard-pressed to see what legitimate defense needs Venezuela has for this equipment. Our primary concern is not – if Venezuela wants to acquire these – this equipment, we can probably think of better things that could be invested on behalf of the Venezuelan people. But our primary concern is that – that if Venezuela is going to increase its military hardware, we certainly don’t want to see this hardware migrate into other parts of the hemisphere. And we would simply remind Venezuela that through a number of accords has responsibility for transparency in its acquisitions and must make clear about the purpose of acquiring these materials.

Philip J. Crowley
Assistant SecretaryDaily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
April 5, 2010

Hmmm, last time Chavez bought what ever amount of Kalashnikov's rifles (codenamed AK-1 and -2) some members of FARC had them in their possesion according to some media reports as indicated below.


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