Compare and Contrast: Nicolás Maduro vs. El Narco


Who’s the crass ass, and who’s got sass and class? Aporrea has the story:

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, responded on Saturday night to the ex-president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Vélez, who called him a “cynic” on Twitter.

“Maduro’s cynicism knows no limits. He raised the tone and called the opposition ‘Hitler’s heirs’,” wrote @AlvaroUribeVel. To which the president and candidate in the April 14 elections replied: “Your heirs — better?”

The Colombian ex-president has made various meddlesome declarations about Venezuelan politics. There have also been denunciations of the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski, for having visited Colombia to meet with Uribe and receive his advice.

Translation mine.

This is all true, by the way. El Narco is not only a supporter of the fascist Venezuelan right in words, but in deeds. He is closely tied to the vicious right-wing paramilitaries of Colombia, who have murdered Colombian campesinos and dressed their bodies in fake FARC guerrilla uniforms. And he is well known to have sent the same paramilitaries into Venezuela, via the western border region, to kill campesinos there and to try to smear Chavecito (unsuccessfully) as a FARC supporter. Not to mention to help stir up chaos on repeated occasions by way of a putsch.

And when a FARC guerrilla named Rodrigo Granda turned up in Caracas a few years ago, El Narco didn’t bother to ask for extradition like a proper president, he just sent agents in to kidnap Granda and drag him back to Colombia…which, as a gross violation of sovereignty, was a source of great outrage in Venezuela and led to a break in diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Now that he’s out of power AND no longer has Chavecito to kick around, the spiteful little turd has to lash out at somebody, and guess who that is. But Maduro (who is not only big enough to fold El Narco up and stick him in his pocket, but is also as mature as his surname would suggest) turns it back on him very succinctly and with great humor.

And in 140 characters or less, too.

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