I have to admit, the Obama admin is the most transparent I’ve seen.
I should say I was barely a teenager during Carter’s tenure so I wasn’t paying all that much attention.
Last year I wrote this.
(bold is quote from the linked article, rest is me from the post V)
“President Obama is sending a lawmaker whose relationship with Hugo Chavez has come under scrutiny in the past to represent the United States at the Venezuelan strongman’s funeral on Friday.”
The only way I read that is Obama’s letting whoever takes over Chavez’ thugocracy know he’s got their back.
Today we see further reinforcement that his Minitrue minions (or is he their minion?) know how to take dicktation.
Anti-American thugs beating people up just doesn’t get the attention of the U.S. media, particularly when they are communists.
Especially since this was entirely predictable.
There are two main guys under Chavez, Cabello who’s in charge of the military wing of Chavez’ dictatorship, and Maduro who’s in charge of the civilian side, I’d suggest that means, secret police.
It didn’t really matter, in general, which of Chavez’ thug underlings won, I’d figure the secret policeman would be a little slimier while the military dictator would be more brutal but less selective.
So the secret policeman won without having to kill the military guy so it’s slimy and brutal but Obama always sides against the democracy folks and Journolist knows what their Teleprompter Jesus wants so ignore it they will.