Venezuelan official: John Kerry is a “murderer” and these protests are pretty much all his fault

posted at 6:41 pm on March 14, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

The death toll in Venezuela is now up to at least 28, with hundreds more injured and arrested — and you might think that these deaths have been the result of the government sending armed forces as well as  vigilantes into the ongoing month of heavy protests that have fomented as the result of rampant inflation, pernicious crime rates, shortages of even the most basic food staples, and the socialist government’s general inability to engender social harmony and widespread prosperity, despite the country’s massive oil reserves.

But you, comrade, would be mistaken. Via Reuters:

Venezuela’s foreign minister lambasted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday as a “murderer” fomenting unrest that has killed 28 people in the South American OPEC member nation.

… In the sternest words during the crisis from Washington, Kerry said on Thursday the Venezuela government was using a “terror campaign” to repress its own citizens.

“Every time we’re about to isolate and reduce the violence, Mr. Kerry comes out with a declaration and immediately the street protests are activated,” Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said in a speech carried on state TV.

“Mr. Kerry, we denounce to the whole world, you encourage the violence in Venezuela … We denounce you as a murderer of the Venezuelan people.” …

“In Guatemala, you said to me ‘you have to lower the tone’,” Jaua added in his speech. “We are not going to lower the tone to any empire until you order your lackeys in Venezuela to cease the violence against the people.”

Yes — I’m sure it has everything to do with the Obama administration making incendiary true statements, and nothing at all to do with the fact that Venezuelans have to stand for hours in line to get their government-allowed rations of flour and cooking oil at the local supermarket.


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I find this deliciously ironic, considering this cryptkeeper ran for president on a platform of blaming Bush for every ill in the world.

CurtZHP on March 14, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Kerry is saving his murder for murdering Israel.

VorDaj on March 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

My cousin’s SIL in law is from Venezuela…neither that country and nor ours cares about the people…

ladyingray on March 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

To be fair to the foreign minister, John Kerry did call himself a war criminal after Viet Nam. So let’s put him on trial for that.

rbj on March 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

I’d like to see Kerry & Maduro rot away together in a Venezuelan cell.

22044 on March 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Kerry is saving his murder for murdering Israel.

VorDaj on March 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Sure thing…this admin will soon be able to pride itself in messing up pretty much the whole world from the Caucasus to the Pacific, via the middle East…seriously now, is there anything (or anywhere) on that map that they didn’t f..ed up? one would be hard press to find a spot on this planet untouched by the ‘wisdom’ (or is it madness) of this admin’s foreign policy…

jimver on March 14, 2014 at 6:59 PM

…You just can’t pay for this kind of entertainment.

It really doesn’t get any better than watching socialist retards throw rocks at each other…and score an occasional head-shot.

a5minmajor on March 14, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Kerry is busy murdering the US’ prestige.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Kerry makes the LilliPutin appear very tall.

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Look close here Americans who are dependent upon the government. This is what happens. When you get dependent upon the government for your survival, they will tell you what you can have and what you have to do to get it,

Techster64 on March 14, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Venezuelan official: John Kerry is a “murderer” and these protests are pretty much all his fault

….I agree!

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2014 at 7:06 PM

‘Hard pressed’ that is…

jimver on March 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Well he was part of razing villages in a fashion reminiscent of JenJiss Khan, poisoning foodstuffs, shooting livestock, hooking up genitalia to field radios and saying “One ringy-dingy..” and such.

Lanceman on March 14, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Rarely would I ever take Kerry’s side on anything, but I’ll choose our douchebags over Venezuela’s anytime, as painful as it might be.

Erich66 on March 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Can we just air-drop Kerry in Venezuelan, or some other fun place – and be done with him once and for all?

Pork-Chop on March 14, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Wait? What? I thought he was in Russia causing problems.

Cipherprime on March 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Global Warming.

TimBuk3 on March 14, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Oh give me a freaking break..Kerry and his boss want that evil regime to win

sadsushi on March 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Techster64 on March 14, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Probably the best , most truthful thing I’ve read all day .

Lucano on March 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I’m surprised they don’t blame Bush!

GarandFan on March 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

I’m surprised they don’t blame Bush!

GarandFan on March 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

The problem for Venezuela’s leadership is they apparently don’t get the difference between the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration, when it comes to how their statements play in the U.S. media.

An attack like this on Codoleeza Rice, or even Colin Powell, during the Bush Administration, would have been taken as a Very Serious Political Accusation, worthy of both discussion and media investigation, to determine how true the statement is (or, they’ll have a hardy laugh over it, as with Hugo Chavez’s Bush-Satan statement at the U.N. General Assembly).

Today, an attack on John Kerry is taking as the desperate rantings of a lunatic, failing regime. The foreign minister might get Sean Penn or Glenn Greenwald to echo his statement, but the bulk of the press will treat it the way they should have treated Chavez’s statements when Bush was in office

jon1979 on March 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Would the Venezuelans say he razed villages in a manner reminiscent of Genghis Khan?

Zoomie on March 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

In this episode of “World Court”….

:)

William Eaton on March 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Kerry is saving his murder for murdering Israel.

VorDaj on March 14, 2014 at 6:49 PM

That really is slanderous crap and I don;t even like Kerry.

lexhamfox on March 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Much as I detest Kerry, he’s OUR moron, and only we can slander him. :P

Othniel on March 14, 2014 at 10:17 PM

In the name of good will and international cooperation I vote we extradite Kerry to face charges for murdering so many Venezuelan people.

TaraMaclay on March 14, 2014 at 10:19 PM

I blame Bush.

Mimzey on March 14, 2014 at 10:33 PM

That really is slanderous crap and I don;t even like Kerry.

lexhamfox on March 14, 2014 at 10:08 P

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Rrright, as if this coming from the anti-semite in residence who constantly makes shite up has any weight at all…get a room with alkzed or whatever his name and you know…:) mazal tov :)

jimver on March 14, 2014 at 11:03 PM

But I thought Obama and Clinton and Kerry were supposed to be the team that was going to have everyone like us and say nice things to us.

Just goes to show that if someone can make the US the boogeyman they are going to do it regardless if the current people in charge may just agree with them.

Leopard1996 on March 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

That really is slanderous crap and I don;t even like Kerry.

lexhamfox on March 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Are you a fragger fan? Man you lack any and all discernment don’t you?

Murphy9 on March 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Wow, this Venezuelan guy could be crazier than Harry Reid!

talkingpoints on March 14, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Venezuela’s foreign minister lambasted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday as a “murderer” fomenting unrest that has killed 28 people in the South American OPEC member nation.

Well, you know, he served in Vietnam……..

There Goes the Neighborhood on March 14, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Kerry actually did murder a young Vietnamese “fighter” by running his boat ashore on a river bank (endangering his crew) and hopping off and chasing him and shooting him in the back.

hawkdriver on March 15, 2014 at 6:25 AM

The problem for Venezuela’s leadership is they apparently don’t get the difference between the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration, when it comes to how their statements play in the U.S. media.

An attack like this on Condoleeza Rice, or even Colin Powell, during the Bush Administration, would have been taken as a Very Serious Political Accusation, worthy of both discussion and media investigation, to determine how true the statement is (or, they’ll have a hardy laugh over it, as with Hugo Chavez’s Bush-Satan statement at the U.N. General Assembly).

Today, an attack on John Kerry is taking as the desperate rantings of a lunatic, failing regime. The foreign minister might get Sean Penn or Glenn Greenwald to echo his statement, but the bulk of the press will treat it the way they should have treated Chavez’s statements when Bush was in office

jon1979 on March 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Keep in mind that blaming Uncle Sam has been a standard gambit of all Latin American dictators for almost two centuries, irrespective of whether they were on the right or left. Basically, we replaced the Spanish and Portuguese as the fall guy for whatever f**kups the actual local regime’ is guilty of.

And it plays very well south of the Rio Grande, as Llosa and company point out in Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot. Even when it’s obvious to anyone with at least two working synapses that the problems are entirely the fault of the doofusi in charge down there.

Kerry and The One’s admonitions to the Venezuelan commies are mainly on the principle of “Stop being such obvious Stalinists or our unenlightened boors up here will force us to stop covertly supporting you to save our own political a$$es“. After all, that’s what happened to The One and Hillary!! in Honduras. JFKook doesn’t want to be on center stage in an encore performance.

But that won’t stop the Venezuelan junta. The reflex to blame the U.S. for their own stupidity is just too deeply ingrained in the cultural psyche.

It’s the equivalent of Flip Wilson’s old catch-phrase, “The Devil made me do it”. Just not as funny.

clear ether

eon

eon on March 15, 2014 at 8:19 AM

The problem for Venezuela’s leadership is they apparently don’t get the difference between the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration, when it comes to how their statements play in the U.S. media.

An attack like this on Codoleeza Rice, or even Colin Powell, during the Bush Administration, would have been taken as a Very Serious Political Accusation, worthy of both discussion and media investigation, to determine how true the statement is (or, they’ll have a hardy laugh over it, as with Hugo Chavez’s Bush-Satan statement at the U.N. General Assembly).

Today, an attack on John Kerry is taking as the desperate rantings of a lunatic, failing regime. The foreign minister might get Sean Penn or Glenn Greenwald to echo his statement, but the bulk of the press will treat it the way they should have treated Chavez’s statements when Bush was in office

jon1979 on March 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

This is funny and shrugged off in the US media because Americans know how ineffective John Kerry actually is. He couldn’t cause unrest in a foreign nation if he tried.

If Condi would have been blamed for this, it would be serious news, precisely because she actually had the ability to influence global events. I don’t squarely put this as a left/right thing so much as it is a competent/incompetent thing. Although the left does have more of the incompetents, especially in this administration.

Bush/Powell/Rice > Obama/Clinton/Kerry
I don’t think anyone can deny Bush and his SoS picks had far greater competence than Obama and his picks when it comes to international issues.

The media ignores Kerry and blasts Condi because they know Condi is more competent than Kerry.
What is the media to do? Using an incompetence defense for our SoS damages the country. It is best to simply ignore situations like this, rather than point out the obvious reason it cannot be true.

airupthere on March 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

That’s funny. A guy who could screw up a one car funeral is now an evil mastermind sending signals to his minions in Caracas. Any influence Kerry has in Venezuela is accidental at best, and these fools couldn’t have chosen a more laughable scapegoat.

RadClown on March 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Kerry as only zerohedge can do it. It Has Been a Horrible Week for the Secretariat of State.

http://tinyurl.com/p7u3rfh

ziggyville on March 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Can we just air-drop Kerry in Venezuelan, or some other fun place – and be done with him once and for all?

Pork-Chop on March 14, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Uh, you didn’t specify whether we’re dropping him with or without a parachute. I think I’d favor one option over the other…

oldleprechaun on March 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

That line looks like it was transported forward in time from the Soviet Union.

unclesmrgol on March 16, 2014 at 12:38 AM