A day in the life of the Venezuelan assymetric robolution

February 24, 2006

country continued today as things got more convoluted and asymmetric today than

-After the Prosecutor General suggested that members of Colombia’s DAS were
involved in the murder of Prosecutor Danilo Anderson, the DAS first said that
they had never had any formal request from Venezuela’s Prosecutor, which was
later followed by
a request
for “proof” that there were DAS agents involved. My
recommendation to the DAS: Sit and wait, because you will get nothing. This is
an asymmetric revolution, you accuse but never prove.

-Three cops are
in Yaracuy state with almost three kilos of C-4 and some jerk from
the police on TV says that former Governors Enrique Mendoza and Salas Romer
have visited that state too often recently. Wow! Using that logic we would have
hundreds of thousands of suspects, including Chavistas. Of course, they never
explain how come the C-4 which is in the hands of the military ends up in the
hands of the opposition. But I guess for the military everything is for sale at
a price, they are the leaders of this asymmetric robolution.

-Remarkable logic on the part of a Government incapable of building housing
units in sufficient quantities: Let’s expropriate those buildings that have
been rented for over ten years and give the apartments to the owners. That is
certainly an unsustainable model, pay for an already built housing unit in a
country with a shortage of 2 million units. Of course, that one should be used
in infrastructure, decaying hospitals and the like, but these guys have no clue
as to what they are doing anyway. How stupid can they be!

-And as part of its asymmetrical war with the US,
the Venezuelan Government suspends the flights of Delta airlines, Continental
airlines and reduces the number of flights to Venezuela by American Airlines. The
argument? That the US
treats Venezuelan airlines unfairly because they don’t have the required safety
standards and they want reciprocity. Sure, until the next accident by a
Venezuelan airline. In the meantime, screw tourism and make life for
Venezuelans to go abroad really hard. 87% of passengers in US airlines coming to Venezuela are…Venezuelans! And by
now they are 50% boli bourgeois and 50% old oligarchy anyway! Some asymmetry!

-And you have to love the
asymmetry of the testimony in the Assembly by Captain Franklin Castillo
. Let’s see, among other pearls he said that he cashed a check
under his name for Bs. 27 million, a decision made by the then Head of the
sugar complex Albarran, who was fired as Minister of Agriculture two days ago.
Given the precedent a few months later he cashed a check for Bs. 30 million to
“pay” the workers (no receipts!). He also paid the check for Bs. 55
million to buy a car for Generals’ Parra’s brother. He admitted that there was
no accounting for any expenses, there was never any audit and checks were
issued without any knowledge of what the money was going to be used for,
because he “trusted” his mates. And then in the most asymmetric
moment he was asked: “How do you rate your performance?” His answer:
“Excellent” Obviously these guys have no clue whatsoever about ethics
and proper procedures. Long live the military and their contribution to the

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