Venezuela’s Socialist Dictatorship Crushes Military Uprising

The socialist regime of Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro claims they’ve crushed an armed uprising, but more pockets of dissent seem to be opening up with each passing day.

The uprising reportedly took place at a military base, after a video circulated of men in uniform calling for a “transition government,” to replace the widely-hated Maduro socialist regime.

Here’s part of the statement:

“We demand the immediate formation of a transition government. This is not a coup d’etat. This is a civic and military action to re-establish constitutional order. But more than that, it is to save the country from total destruction.”

Video report on the uprising:

There is widespread opposition to the “Citizens Assembly” created by the regime. The Assembly replaced the constitutionally legitimate Congress – which was controlled by the elected opposition.

The Maduro regime ignored the elected Congress, and then held sham “elections” for the Assembly, which were boycotted by the opposition.

Election observers have said the Venezuelan regime lied about election turnout in the Assembly election, and the government fired the chief prosecutor after they condemned the Assembly as unconstitutional.

With pockets of dissent opening up in the military, Venezuela seems headed towards civil war – yet another example of how socialism descends into authoritarianism, violence, and suffering.

So, while this uprising may have been crushed, it won’t be the last.

Spencer Fernando