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U.S. Poised to Attack Venezuela

Recent developments around the world are causing some people to think the U.S. Department Of Defense has Venezuela and its Leader Hugo Chavez in their cross hairs.
Today millions of people around the world stood together in solidarity to protest the evil U.S. empire's wars around the globe.
We know the wars will not stop so easy. A top U.S. intelligence insider has leaked information he has about war plans to attack Venezuela. I imagine an Islamic terrorist group will pop up there as an excuse to send in the Marines.
America is out of control and the people around the world know it. Today the people of the world showed strong courage and control to hold back their wrath. But let it be known to all when the time to unite and fight is upon us their will be no mercy for the Corporate Military Industrial Holy bastards that have no conscience.

Yeah, We Know What You're Trying To Say 21.Mar.2004 00:55


where's your *evidence*?

citations of recent Pentagon/CIA communiques/messages?

troop movements?

but, where's yur evidence to the contrary 21.Mar.2004 02:17

are you a

TROLL? Sounds like one being so quick and easy to defend the US Government?

Fuck you, clown. 21.Mar.2004 02:30


I'm not defending the U.S. government.

I just want some EVIDENCE for the headline:

"U.S. Poised to Attack Venezuela"

ok, we know about the recent CIA-sponsored coup attempts and the current 'petition' uprising,

but you're talking about "Poised to Attack" = military invasion/occupation.

troop/ship movements?

recent Pentagon/State Dept. communiques?

otherwise, the claim made by the original article poster is a baseless assertion.

Requests for evidence a new ploy of the evil bastards 21.Mar.2004 05:26


this is truly a backasswards country and reality has only coincidental importance. if evidence is required to stop illegal immoral or plain stupid acts thenthe fascists require tons of it to demonstrate that they have infact been caught with their pants down but when you have tons of evidence about the fact that the president is the longawaited for antichrist and is taking the entire fucking country to hell, then no one pays attention to it...

re: Requests for evidence a new ploy of the evil bastards 21.Mar.2004 08:58


Hey I'd call myself an anarchist and I hate the US gov't as much as the next person (who reads indymedia), but even I don't believe your bit about the US gov't attacking Venezuela.

See, watch this:

Portland indymedia is being run by aliens from Pluto!!!

And if you ask for evidence, you are an "evil bastard" troll.

Yes, I know attacking Venezuela is quite more likely than the aliens from Pluto thing, but any normal person would still demand evidence for such an amazing claim. If you actually have the evidence (and aren't just lying which does no one any good) why not produce it?

Hnds Off Venezuela 21.Mar.2004 09:05

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Juan Manuel, Red de Solidaridad y Colaboración Laboral.
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Javier Plaza, Delegado de Personal por UGT de la empresa ALSATEC (Alava).
Liborio Pro, Delegado de Personal por UGT de la empresa ENVIROIL (Alava)
Rafael Gabikagogeaskoa, Delegado de Personal por UGT de DEYDESA (Alava)
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Lluis Perernau, Miembro por UGT de la Junta de Personal de la Universidad Autónoma de Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Carlos Castellano, Delegado sindical de CCOO de Seguros Mafre
Salvador Aranda, Presidente del Comité de Empresa de Musersa (Girona)
Antonio Damián, Delegado de CCOO - Tesorería de la Seguridad Social de Barcelona
Alfredo Luna, Delegado de CCOO - Hotel Nuñez y Navarro
Pilar Ubeda, Presidenta del Comité de Empresa de Telefónica Móviles España
Conchi Garbi, Comité de Empresa de Telefónica Móviles España
José Hernández, Comité de Empresa del Auditorio Nacional de Música por CCOO
José Luis Ruíz, Delegado de UGT - Ayuntamiento de Parla (Madrid)
Teresa Cortés, Comité de Empresa del CO Juan de Austria - Comunidad de Madrid
M .Murphy. Comite de Empresa, Academia, Madrid
Miguel Mitxitorena, FeS-UGT y PSOE


Martin Lööf, student at the university of Gothenburg
Solmaz Beik, Art Student Gothenburg
Martin Oscarsson, Gothenburg, Shop Steward, Teachers' union
Gunnar Thorell
Christer Bengtsson, Social Democratic Youth of Sweden, member of the food workers union


Chourabi Sofiène, étudiant, membre de RAID, Attac Tunisie.

United States

Yosef Mikhah, Workers International League, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Jerry Wilson 820 First st Scotland, SD 57059 United States of America
Cort Greene CNA-ND,American Federation of State, County and Municpal Employees Local 2699
Osvaldo CamiloChapel Hill, North Carolina
Shane Jones, Providence, Rhode Island, Workers International League
John Peterson, Fargo, ND - Workers International League
Holly Tornay, Workers International League, Philadelphia, PA
Josh Shelton, Workers International League Providence, Rhodes Island
Chris Borges, Workers International League
Mia Veltri, Youth for International Socialism, Findlay, Ohio
Chris Ensle,WIL
Alexander Malina, Social Nerve Magazine
Robert T., Boston MA, Laborers local 223 (USA)
Ben Morse, electrical union(IBEW) local #99, RI
Matt Brochotz
S. Rounds
Liz Seed
Mark Blicharz
Deb Ihant
Heffery L. Rubin
Caden E. of New Paltz
Eric Braudy
Lauren A.
Jessica Glickman of New Paltz
Abeulla Alhouri of New Paltz
Clare Johnson
Alex Sears
James Bradwell
Eric Hoover
Kristen Hoover
Paul Kerins
Bob Brown, Asheville, NC, USA
Justine Johnson
Durf Humpfries


Julio César Torres, Santa Cruz, Edo.Aragua.2123

See also:-  http://www.marxist.com

Hands Off Venezuela! See also in French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Dutch..

Faced with reactionary danger the Venezuelan Revolution must advance towards socialism (February, 2004)
Also in Spanish, Danish, Italian, and German.
See original appeal:
HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! - An appeal to the international Labour Movement

See also the website of the Revolutionary Marxist Current (El Topo Obrero - El Militante) in Venezuela-  http://venezuela.elmilitante.org

US poised to attack (your country here) 21.Mar.2004 11:16

would be a better title

Attack means many things. Was Haiti attacked in the usual sense of the word? It was more like "absorbed" which is roughly what Anschluss means-the absorbtion of Austria by Nazi Germany.

Haiti may simply be the new Caribbean model for dealing with countries.....in the Caribbean.

messages 1,2,3 21.Mar.2004 15:18


How about this for a thought rarely posed? The posters of messages one, two, and three are the same person coming at the article from different angles. Yep, that's right. These cats are coy, yes they are. They make the point they make the rebuttle and then they escalate the name calling. Before you know it all of us have joined in behind one of the persons schools of thought and are nagging at each other. One person differnet angles with cyber space as their cloke. That must be really easy, i mean it's a major pattern. Look at most any post on this site. I've seen it, and you've probably seen it time and time again.

You're Not Helping 21.Mar.2004 15:43

Josef Schneider

I am no defender of US foreign policy, this is a bit silly. I have been following the situation in Venezuela quite closely including the attempts of the US government to overthrow Pres Hugo Chavez and the Bolivaria movement.

I see no evidence that an invasion of Venezuela is imminent. Right now the US government - through funding opposition groups through USAID and CIA skulduggery are working to force a referendum to recall Pres Chavez. They may be able to get it. If they cannot get a referendum, they may begin to plan for direct military intervention - but I kinda doubt it.

For a couple reasons:

Venezuela would be no pushover they have a fairly modern military and their leader is quite popular especially with the working classes. Unlike Saddam Hussein, quite a few of Chavez's compatriots would be willing to fight for his government. Mountains, Jungles, . . . Venezuela would be a tough nut to crack.

The US military is stretched almost to breaking point in Iraq. What would they invade with the Chicago Police department and the Iowa National Guard? They don't have the troops. (this is one of the unintended benefits of the tragedy in Iraq: the people in Latin America don't have to worry about US military intervention while the US is bogged down there.

They've tried a military coup, that didn't work so well. They're trying the Chilean model of destabilization. If the recall vote doesn't work out I expect the US will next try the "Contra" method. A "Venezuelan" contra army will be formed by the CIA in Colombia and they'll begin a terror campaign.

Your crying wolf about US invasions now aren't very realistic, and they don't help the credibility of the Venezuela solidarity movement. Get better sources of information, back up what you say by siting sources, and maybe get involved with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC). That will actually be helpful.


Me, Me, Me. . . 21.Mar.2004 16:27

1, 2, 3

"How about this for a thought rarely posed? The posters of messages one, two, and three are the same person coming at the article from different angles. Yep, that's right."

--unsubstantiated speculation.

"These cats are coy, yes they are. They make the point they make the rebuttle [sic] and then they escalate the name calling. Before you know it all of us have joined in behind one of the persons schools of thought and are nagging at each other. One person differnet angles with cyber space as their cloke. That must be really easy, i mean it's a major pattern.Look at most any post on this site. I've seen it, and you've probably seen it time and time again."

--that'd be rebutt_A_l. all we're asking for is simple, substantiated attribution.

to say Venezuela is under economic, political, and covert operations pressure from the US is one thing -

"U.S. Poised to Attack Venezuela"


"A top U.S. intelligence insider has leaked information he has about war plans to attack Venezuela."

is _____something else entirely_____,

and requires references and substantiated facts to back it up.

otherwise, it won't be taken seriously.