Trump’s remarks come after national security adviser John Bolton accused Cuba of backing Venezuela strongman Nicolás Maduro.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2019
The U.S. and other allies issued support for opposition leader Juan Guaido earlier this year.https://t.co/ECqve1gZDi
Venezuela. Tanks running over unarmed protesters. pic.twitter.com/fTw6dYf5a1— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) April 30, 2019
RAW VIDEO: Protesters flee as Maduro Regime troops open fire on crowd— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 30, 2019
Videos circulating on social media show an unidentified helicopter reportedly shooting at protesters and armored military vehicles running over groups of citizens protesting the continuing reign of Maduro.https://t.co/wRcHfrfWoR— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2019
Socialism kills. Socialism destroys. Socialism impoverishes. Socialism is the enemy of freedom.— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 30, 2019
God bless the Venezuelan people who have decided that they’ve had enough.
The horrific scenes in #Venezuela today are a stark reminder: You can vote your way into socialism, but you have to shoot your way out of it.— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) April 30, 2019
Venezuela banned private gun ownership in 2012, leaving citizens defenseless against a corrupt and oppressive government. https://t.co/T1tW4sTIJj— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) April 30, 2019
Venezuela's predicament is why the framers of the Constitution were careful to make the right to bear arms the second-most important of the amendments. @BecketAdams just wasn't expecting to hear it explained so succinctly on MSNBC, of all channels. https://t.co/vKC5vTICuh— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2019
There is no coup in Venezuela https://t.co/f0bThjZS9d— Eli Lake (@EliLake) April 30, 2019
t’s unclear what will unfold in Venezuela now that interim president Juan Guaido has called for the military and citizens to take to the streets. What is clear, however, is that this is not a coup.
You wouldn’t know this from the early news coverage. “Trump Aides Back Unfolding Venezuela Coup Attempt,” reads a typical headline in Politico. CNN blared “Coup in Venezuela” in its chyron (it has amended its website to call it an “uprising”). The headlines match the messaging of Nicolas Maduro’s regime. As the country’s information minister tweeted, the event is a small group of traitors attempting a coup.
All of this is wrong, for a few reasons...
By the way, our Media is so far-left and loves fake news that they won't tell their shrinking readership that the Labour parties of both Canada and the UK and the Democrats here in the U.S. endorsed the socialists in #Venezuela.— Ali Alexander (@ali) April 30, 2019
People died because of Media.
It is worse than this, though. The military does not, actually, have all the guns and all the power. There are guns in civilian hands in VZ -- specifically, Maduro selectively armed a 1.6M-member pro-regime citizen militia over the past few years: https://t.co/4RjQcbUMn6 https://t.co/rQG2MBnGqc— Jon Stokes (@jonst0kes) April 30, 2019
The Venezuelan revolt isn't happening because socialism didn't work. It's happening because socialism did work. https://t.co/x4CDSOAysN— David Bozell (@DavidBozell) April 30, 2019