Stephen Lendman has written very nice article over at Informationclearinghouse on the possibilities of a US backed coup against Chavez of Venezuela possibly to occur before the December 2nd referendum on the addendums to the Venezuelan Constitution.
I have to agree with him. There is much that is happening now that looks like deja vu of events that happened before the coup of 2002. The wild exagerations of street protests by the media and the attacks of anti-Chavez people against pro-Chavez people etc. There is also the recent defection of his Defense Minister who conceivably could be pegged for running the coup and taking over an interim government.
The Constitutional reforms will be voted up or down by the Venezuelan voting population and are being debated all over the country in a most impressive display of democracy.
I know that Chavez has been planning on arming the people into militias so that the people would be empowered to take back their government if a military coup did indeed take place. I don’t know if that has taken place yet or not. I guess that arms shipments and so forth are still pending.
I don’t agree with everything that Chavez does, but I stand in awe of his democratic reforms. The people truly have power in Venezuela and appear to be headed for more empowerment with the upcoming referendum likely to pass.
Please see this good article here: