Thursday, September 06, 2012

Yanomami redux

What to think?

On one side the IACHR demands that investigation about the alleged Yanomami massacre keeps up. On the other side, brazenly, Chavez says that nothing happened, just as a military involved in the investigation acknowledges that maybe today a group may finally reach the alleged crime scene since from helicopter they could not make out conditions. The group also needs set up a place where an helicopter could land. In other words, they do not know but Chavez does.

But the outburst of Chavez comes from the same place as his outburst over Amuay. Just as the mess of PDVSA has ONLY one culprit, Hugo Chavez, the sorry condition of venezuelan native people is the fault of ONLY one person, Hugo Chavez. If all the promises made to natives in 1999 did not come through it is because it would have meant empowering them, protecting them from drug trafficking and garimpeiros. Instead the venezuelan corrupt military made a big buck controlling gas supply in the southern rivers, putting garimpeiros through extortion, and protecting drug and FARC movements at the Zulia border and Orinoco delta. Where natives live in the largest numbers.

Recognizing that there are "maintenance" problems at PDVSA and that natives can be mistreated without consequences is tantamount to recognize that his whole revolution was a lie. And certainly Hugo Chavez will die first before he recognizes that his two main planks have been an infamous sham, an excuse he had to promote what he really meant to promote: Fidel Castro and the FARC take over of Colombia.


  1. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Yes. Well-summarized, Daniel. That last paragraph says it all. Chavez would never
    admit that native people are victims of his
    evil plans just because they are "there" where
    they have always been...
    Anonimo #5

  2. Roger9:28 PM

    The question of getting a helicopter there has been answered. Not being able to land is BS as the great Paratrooper Comandante should know. You send some of his elite forces (you know the ones with the VZ flag painted on their face)down a rope to checkout the situation and cut down enough jungle so other helicopters can land. Facil Si? perhaps Hugo should go down the rope first to show them how its done. Thats what Presidente Jose Antonio Paez would have done.

  3. (1) What military bonehead considered that conditions of the massacre, likely in a very small clearing in dense jungle, could even be assessed from a hovering helicopter?

    (2) Why hasn't a clearing for a helicopter landing been created near the area of the alleged massacre? After all, it's been a couple of weeks since details of that massacre first surfaced. I doubt that it takes that much equipment and know-how to fell a few trees, to allow such a landing pad.

    (3) If the military does reach the site of the massacre, and if that massacre reveals what the Yanomami have been saying, will military report on that truth, cancelling out their commander-in-chief's (Chávez) denial?

    1. Following Chavez's denial, there can be no other conclusion that than there was no massacre. No other conclusion is acceptable.

      Furthermore, I find the official story highly amusing and tragic! They admit Venezuela is incapable of deploying troops to this location given TWO WEEKS. In other words, the US Marines could be operating out of the area for two weeks and Chavez would be incapable of responding. They can't even land a few guys with a radio, let alone guns and equipment. Compare this to the US, which had boots on the ground within two weeks following September 11th, in Afghanistan, on the other side of the world.

      Looks like all the money spent on that Russian equipment was a total waste, billions down the drain. Venezuela is incapable of even patrolling its own territory. What happens if "the empire" really does invade? For all Chavez knows there could be ten thousand US troops deep in the jungle right now.

  4. Charly5:39 PM

    Bet you the military is involved knee deep. They extract blood from the garimpeiros so the Yanomami are just another pest to eliminate on their way to riches.

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