The Colombian FARC & Chavez hostage gate and the Evo 5.56 mm. bullets gate in Sucre are all the sorriest example of political manipulation that could only come from lowest of the lowest of populist idiosyncrasy. All that loud mouthing by major leaders of the nationalistic movements, Chavez and Evo, and the great quantity of resources spent in political propaganda trying to divert their failure to other grounds could only make proud at fellows as Goebbels and their like.
Chavez and Evo share a couple of pitiful common points, the total disregard for human compassion towards the victims and the alliance, in mint and soul, to the malign perpetrators. First we have Hugo Chavez, almost exploding of pride like a rococo (large Bolivian frog) puffing for air before howling to the four corners of the world about the “great” connections he is got with the terrorist FARC from whom he was going to secure the release of some hostages, just because he is such a powerful leader and so much respected by the FARC. Sure, and we are all kids that believe the FARC are going to give Hugo a candy for nothing, and we are such a naïve society that believe the Hugo’s intentions have nothing to do with gaining political momentum in a critical point of his dictatorial career.
Let’s remember that all this freeing the hostage ordeal was supposed to happen before Hugo’s last intent to change his country constitution to make him dictator for life; and then he continued with the circus in intent to save face after his debacle in the polls. It appears all do, that the FARC don’t believe they need whatever Chavez offered them, probably money and safe haven in the Venezuelan – Colombian border; or that as it happened with one of the hostages, they cannot deliver these poor people to freedom. Hugo, off course, blamed his failure to somebody else, the Colombian government, one more sorry example of the classical dictators set of mind of impossibility to accept they can make mistakes.
Then we have Evo, with over 30 assassinated by his governmental forces in less than 2 years at office; being the latest murders in Sucre the ones mostly affecting him and his regime. Not because he cares about the victims and their families, but because it puts him in the same situation he put his past rival Goni Sanchez de Lozada and because it directly affects the status of his constitution, the one the he needs to pass to reign over Bolivia like the Inca (King) he believes he is.
The murdered in Sucre where hit from above and two of them almost in the same area, all of them where killed by 5.56 mm bullets. With this information the regime was quick to say that neither the police nor the army uses those ammunitions, as in regular bases; those, “somebody else” must have fired those shoots and murdered those citizens of Bolivia. The regime didn’t expected that several police officials immediately reported that 5.56 mm ammunitions are carried and used by both, the police and the army, in special occasions. Soon the regime was informed by the local press that the person murdered last year in Oruro, a member of “Los Sin Techo” (The Ones without a Roof), was shoot by a 5.56 mm; the only ones firing shoots on that day where the police, of course, no culprit was ever found.
More interesting at all it is that the data from the 2003 Goni ousting showed that the bullets fired to the presidential palace, one can only assume that by the “pacific” protesters of the War Over Gas, were all 5.56 mm. Taking in account the amount of Ponchos Rojos presented in Sucre and other civilian hired (guns), the “gatilleros” as named by the regime, could very possible come from those henchmen. Not the police or the army, but even worse, from the maSSist civilian squadristy itself.
Time will bring up the true, and culprits will be identified, since time is something not even dictators for life can detain; it is our responsibility at this point, no to let history pass without documenting this barbarism for our future generation not to repeat it again.