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March 11, 2019, 1:24 p.m.
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OIC, so now opposing Maduro's authoritarian regime is the equivalent to both supporting US regime change AND supporting climate change?  And you think the Americans have good propaganda.

March 11, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=QjnsiS4YIgg

So, what's the trick to get the actual u-tube vid posted instead of just the link? Seems totally random.....


 Last edited by: tungsten on March 11, 2019, 2:55 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
March 11, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
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This thread should be renamed to tungsten grovels.

March 12, 2019, 12:50 p.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfD-7_kXs9E

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/03/12/live-from-venezuela/print/


 Last edited by: tungsten on March 12, 2019, 1:20 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
March 12, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
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At noon on March 7, during a hearing on Venezuela at the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, Sen. Marco Rubio explicitly called for the U.S. to stir “widespread unrest,” declaring that it “needs to happen” in order to achieve regime change.

“Venezuela is going to enter a period of suffering no nation in our hemisphere has confronted in modern history,” Rubio proclaimed. 

Around 5 p.m., the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant experienced a total and still unexplained collapse. Residents of Caracas and throughout Venezuela were immediately plunged into darkness.  

At 5:18 p.m., a clearly excited Rubio took to Twitter to announce the blackout and claim that “backup generators have failed.” It was unclear how Rubio had obtained such specific information so soon after the outage occurred. According to Jorge Rodriguez, the communications minister of Venezuela, local authorities did not know if backup generators had failed at the time of Rubio’s tweet. 

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/03/12/us-regime-change-blueprint-proposed-venezuelan-electricity-blackouts-as-watershed-event/

March 13, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
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Around 5 pm?  Didn't the power go out around 1:30?

March 18, 2019, 11:05 a.m.
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/03/18/on-the-ground-in-venezuela-vs-the-media-spectacle/print/

March 25, 2019, 2:16 p.m.
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https://twitter.com/AnthonyBoadle/status/1109980323964702721/photo/1

March 29, 2019, 2:24 p.m.
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https://www.dw.com/en/germany-declines-to-recognize-juan-guaidos-berlin-emissary/a-48107479?maca=en-Twitter-sharing&fbclid=IwAR0icO9VzLoqhM_l1gGNVM1L_ddYxN0hlx6y7EZk2RQ67wPi4_X1YEhg48s

April 1, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
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Remember when Rubio took down the Venezuela power grid.  LULZ.

https://www.vox.com/2019/4/1/18290468/venezuela-maduro-blackout-electricity-guaido

April 1, 2019, 7:07 p.m.
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And you accuse me of quoting right wing sites.

April 2, 2019, 11:32 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

And you accuse me of quoting right wing sites.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/venezuela-maduro-announces-power-rationing-blackouts-190401061302643.html

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/01/708830779/venezuelas-maduro-institutes-plan-to-ration-electricity-as-outages-spur-more-pro

https://www.thisisinsider.com/venezuela-blackouts-maduro-orders-electricity-rationing-2019-4

I wasn't giving you an opinion piece, I was sharing with you the fact that Maduro can't still can't get the power running properly and his story about hacking is smelling more and more like bullshit.

April 2, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
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stuxnet, and, not unreasonable to assume some sympathizers of the "opposition" may work there.

https://thegrayzone.com/2019/03/14/ricardo-hausmanns-morning-after-for-venezuela-the-neoliberal-brain-behind-juan-guaidos-economic-agenda/


 Last edited by: tungsten on April 2, 2019, 7:25 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
April 3, 2019, 9:43 a.m.
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Or the more obvious answer that years of neglect and cronyism have made dealing with this crisis very difficult for them.

April 3, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
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Which likely started prior to Chavez.

https://thegrayzone.com/2019/04/01/solidarity-survival-and-sabotage-reconstructing-the-history-of-the-blackouts-tormenting-venezuela/


 Last edited by: tungsten on April 3, 2019, 1:25 p.m., edited 3 times in total.

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