VIDEO: Attacking Embassies, 2002 in Venezuela and 2009 in Honduras
A few days ago, I suggested that the golpista siege at the Brazilian embassy was reminiscent of the gusano siege of the Cuban embassy during the 2002 coup in Venezuela. Another person wrote in to say that it was also reminiscent of former Peruvian president Fujimori’s handling of a hostage situation involving members of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement in a takeover of the Japanese embassy in Lima in 1996. When several members of Tupac Amaru surrendered they were summarily executed by Fujimori’s forces.
The following is a video that shows scenes from the 2002 siege of the Cuban embassy where the gusanos went looking for the Venezuelan Vice-President, Diosdado Cabello, probably to beat him to death. It is not known for sure if he was ever there, but this was probably secondary to a crowd that was generally seeking Cuban blood. Many of the gusanos you see tearing up everything in sight at the Cuban embassy are from Miami. One of the gusanos warns the Cubans with the now famous quote from this thugfest “you will have nothing to eat but the furniture” as they proceeded to cut off water and electricity and withhold food. These scenes are followed by the Micheletti siege of the Brazilian embassy.
I have a DVD of an interview with the Cuban ambassador to Venezuela at the time, German Sanchez Otero, who tells of a harrowing and dangerous time inside the embassy. In addition to the diplomats, their families were inside the embassy as well.
One has to wonder just how many gusanos from Miami are in Honduras waiting for the right time to surface, if not already.