Cheap Terrorism in Venezuela
By Tomas Sancio | Venezuelan Politics
18.07.05 | Quite lame you might call the recent "terrorist" action that was "taken" against the offices of the National Elections Council (CNE) in Valencia, Carabobo state. It seems like the grenade had two safety mechanisms and the person that threw it "forgot" to remove one of them. In other words, the headlines were flush this morning with news with the damage equivalent of a rock thrown against a building (i.e. no damages whatsoever).
Unfortunately, one cannot laugh at the incredibly serious face of the man sitting next to Jorge Rodríguez (see above) holding the picture of the grenade in his hand. That Exhibit A "proves" that the "terrorists" are against the CNE. The National Elections Council, independently of if a real (and clueless) terrorist threw the grenade or not, wants to draw attention towards itself and its "efforts" to organize some elections that a minority will participate in. The President of the National Assembly, Nicolás Maduro, also had his opportunity to accuse the USA of the "attacks". This stunt reminds one of the explosions in Globovision, that did not produce any newsworthy outcome in the end.
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