> wrote in message
> Il 06/03/2013 01:51, Andrew Swallow ha scritto:
>> On 05/03/2013 23:22, dump...@hotmail.com
>>> Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies
>> This could be a good time to make friends with the new rulers of
>> Venezuela. They will need a few days to settle in and work out who is
>> the boss.
>> Otherwise we are going to be in for a long period of cold relations with
>> this South American oil state.
> first and foremost, keeping a *very* low profile during the "working out
> who is the boss" is crucial,
I don't doubt the sincerity of Chavez in wanting to help
his people, and agree moving to the left is long over due in
many countries including American, but left or right aside, his
true legacy is in how he dismantled democracy in Venezuela
so he could stay in power until his death.
We're going to see now the true damage done to the
people by autocrats or dictators like Hugo Chavez.
The new self appointed boss, Maduro, is already wiping
his ass with the constitution. Since Chavez 'proclaimed'
recently that Maduro should take over if he's incapacitated,
Maduro is claiming he, as VP, should take over now, but
most there say the constitution gives power to the Assembly
President, not the VP.
Maduro will take power and keep it.
Then he'll change whatever rules he needs to win and stay in power
indefinitely. They'll call a quick election, before the opposition
can organize, and if any opposition rises to challenge
they'll be arrested for something or another. Remember
a politician can be removed from the ballot by the
mere accusation of a crime, and the Supreme Court
is a rubber stamp body, while the ruling party can spend
unlimited money on campaigns and controls almost all
the media, all thanks to Chavez.
Chavez's and Maduro's families and friends will have a
field day stripping the nation of what's left of it's wealth.
And once in power, they'll keep the opposition down
by becoming more radical with US relations, nothing
like the prospect of a war to help silence the opposition.
And the more radical the dictator becomes, the more
isolated and poor the people become.
Dictatorships, of any kind, are very predictable viscous cycles
that end in nothing but misery and wars. Regardless of
whether they start out, left or right, the end is the same.