Videos from the “frontlines” in Caracas show that perhaps Chavez has overplayed his hand.
Venezuelan students out on the streets protesting, Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, World condemnation and the tinhorn dictator wannabe threatening to close more TV stations:
He said the remaining opposition-sided channel Globovision had encouraged attempts on his life and warned that if it wants "to continue calling for disobedience, inciting assassination ... I'm going to warn them before the nation... I recommend they take a tranquilizer, that they slow down, because if not, I'm going to slow them down."
..And promising to sue CNN:
Venezuela says it will file charges against US cable network CNN for linking President Hugo Chavez to Al Qaeda.
Desperate acts, they seem to me. Hugo has deviated from Fidel’s proven recipe for cooking the frog - raising the heat very slowly, so that the frog doesn’t realize is getting cooked. Hugo is raising the heat a bit too quickly and the frogs are starting to jump out of his pot.
Meanwhile back in Havana the regime is forced to play nice with the imperialists in order to get American food for its visiting tourists and to be able to throw a few scraps at its slaves while they watch the Donkey that lays the golden eggs stubbornly spoil their frog leg supper from afar.