Possible Venezuelan Civil War on the way?

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  1. "Venezuela's Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolás Maduro called a "terrorist attack".

    The police officer said to have piloted the stolen aircraft issued a statement denouncing the "criminal government". His whereabouts are unknown."

    Helicopter circles Caracas before gunshots and bang - BBC News


    It's been kicking off in Venezuela for awhile with massive food and medical shortages along with other things.

    But are we seeing an escalation in the unrest and will it spill out into open conflict between the security forces and rebels?

    Also possible coup at Venezuela Hall
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  2. Only surprising it has taken so long.
    Looks a bit half baked though, so might just be one angry copper and his mates. So far. These things have a habit of blowing up out of isolated events.
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  3. I thought Venezuela was a socialist utopia with equal wealth for all?
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  4. And that is what Comrade Corbyn wants to happen to the uk, poverty and food shortages leading to civil unrest caused by socialism
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  5. The bar is set high for socialist leaders.

    It's not easy when you're trying to elbow the likes of Stalin, Pol Pot or Mao Zedong out of way.

    And they are just the old guard.
  6. . . . from what I've read.
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  7. Do we have this sort of thing to look forward to if JC and Momentum get the keys to No 10?
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  8. No, I've been told it's 'the wrong type of socialism', apparently.

    Because another type would fare so much better.
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  9. Correct. It is.

    That's because every other time socialism was tried it wasn't done right.

    Now it's perfect.

    Jeremy told me so.

    Jeremy Corbyn‏Verified account @jeremycorbyn
    Thanks Hugo Chavez for showing that the poor matter and wealth can be shared. He made massive contributions to Venezuela & a very wide world

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  10. AlienFTM

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    Oh if only there were someone on site who could explain the difference between right and wrong sorts of socialism.
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  11. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    I'm reminded of the old chestnut about a surgeon discussing an operation.

    The operation was a success, but the patient died.
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    No, this isn't a parody. Get this out there on social media.
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  13. AIUI, OPEC dropped the price of oil in order to punish oil exploration (the notoriously expensive leading edge) by nations that didn't belong to the cartel. Since Venezuela's economy was pretty much based on oil export, the arse dropped out of their world and they became 'collateral damage'.

    Of course, I could be oversimplifying things but I think that's the general drift.
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  14. Strange how Corbyn was praising Chavez and his socialist revolution before it lead to this
  15. So did Red Ken.