Taking spinning to a whole new level


Chavistas love to wallow in their magical April 11th mythology, and over at the Spanish site we’ve highlighted a few of the headlines from the past few days. But the interview former Interior Minister Ramón Rodríguez Chacín gave on Aporrea is out of this world.

There are many fantastical passages in this tale, but this one took the cake:

As Minister of Interior, I started an investigation [into my detention] on April 15th, but I could only find a prosecutor on April 22nd, because all the prosecutors were either scared or in hiding and Prosecutor General Julián Isaías Rodríguez couldn’t find anyone willing to take my case.

On the other hand, when I handed over the Ministry in June, I looked for legal advice so that I could sue coup-mongers Capriles Radonsky, Leopoldo López, and Mónica Fernández, but it was difficult to continue with the lawsuit because of the fear and the complicity of prosecutors and judges.

Judges and prosecutors afraid and unwilling to acquiesce to chavismo’s big guns. Makes perfect sense.

#35 … chavista tall tales make my job so much easier.

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  1. You said it: the way they spin it is something never seen before.

    This bloke is one of the worst. He was precisely one of the key representatives of the worst from the IV Republic and now he denounces the IV Republic and portrays himself as part of a movement to get rid of that. That guy was responsible for hunting down guerrilleros as his current comrades and he was not in a subordinary position but an executor, a planner. Much worse still, he was directly responsible for murdering innocent civilians (false positives) on several occasions.
    He was one of the designers of the Masacre de Amparo and he did not take part actively in that one, shooting at the people simply because his helicopter collapsed on the way to that location.

    He is a guy who has 2 cédulas with two different identities, as an AD deputy showed in 2002.

    He now through his daughters has thousands of hectares of land in Barinas, many more than any of the guys who were recently robbed from their lands in Southern Zulia as Hugo Chávez had signed an agreement with the Russians several months earlier to give over 20000 hectares of land to a Russian fruit company.

    That is the man who told the FARC criminals “success, companero, we follow your fight”

    I have a bone to pick with that bloke.

      • Just in case: when I said “hunting down guerrilleros” I did not mean that in itself was bad as those guerrilleros were not precisely distributing flowers, it is the current hypocrisy and the war crimes murdering civilians.

        The hypodritical part is that he was going against some of those who are now his colleagues and they never mention that, there was no Damascus moment or pretence of one.

        I wonder how many of those milicos were not shooting at civilians in 89…la capacidad de reencaucharse es increíble en Venezuela.


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