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September 16, 2016

National Guard 'Rounds Up' Thousands, Throws Them On 'Dracula's Bus' - Mass Arrests In Venezuela Another Warning Sign For America

Perfect Storm Brewing Across Planet Will Leave Carnage In Its Wake 

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By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

Imagine living just one day of your life like this: Waking up at 3 a.m., you walk the two+ miles to the nearest supermarket to find yourself in a line with 100+ people ahead of you by the time you get there at 4 a.m. Waiting the next 6 hours just to get inside of the store, by the time you do, the shelves are once again empty, the food is gone. Starving, you head out to the streets and join several others, capturing a wild dog that had been roaming the streets, itself rail-thin and starving, looking for its own next meal. What comes next looks like a scene from 'The Walking Dead' but it's all too real as someone's former pet becomes your lifeline to survive another day. 

As we're told in this breaking story from eNCA, Venezuela has just extended their state of emergency for another two months, the 4th extension that have given President Nicolas Maduro vast powers to deal with the ongoing crisis that has gotten much worse in the last two weeks alone. Attempting to solve their riot/starvation problem by making it illegal to buy too much food, we see what happens when nation's collapse, complete with oppressive govt and citizen roundups.


Giving government the power to seize assets from private companies and force individuals into labor to help provide for the nation's food supply while giving their army the responsibility of ensuring food delivery across the country, Venezuela still continues to deteriorate, kicking the can further down the road as the average Venezuelan spends 35 hours a month just standing in line waiting for food according to a July Associated Press report with 9 out of 10 people saying they can't get enough food to eat.

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The new story Thursday from the Washington Post tells us that in hungry Venezuela, buying too much food can get you arrested and a 'new crackdown upon Venezuela's shoppers' has landed many in prison...some being held for up to 3 months or longer without a trial for interfering with the transportation or distribution of food. According to a human-rights based group in Caracas called Provea, national guard troops there have undertaken a 'mass-arrests operation', rounding up people trying to wait overnight for groceries, which is now banned. Interestingly, they've nicknamed the operation 'Dracula's Bus'. The Post story tells us thousands were thrown onto such buses last year. You can see Dracula's Buses in the 3rd video below.  

The story over at Zero Hedge that the Drudge Report linked to just days ago told us that Venezuela's 'death spiral' had seen the cost of a dozen eggs balloon to $150 as the horrific horrors of Socialism are being seen in massive hyperinflation - the International Monetary Fund predicts inflation will hit 720% this year.


Warning us that thousands of hungry people are still waiting in huge lines all day, only to discover that food deliveries that were expected never made it to the stores, leaving the shelves empty once again and the population largely starving, we're reminded once again how fortunate we are here in America - full of stores with shelves completely stocked with food...for now.

The next time you go to your local grocery store, think about what the stores like throughout Venezuela. Then think about what your life might be like if this is what the stores in America looked like. Despite all of our nations problems, we are so very fortunate here. 

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If you are one of those people who thinks that what is happening in Venezuela now could never happen here, all we need to do is take a look at these recent stories from across the internet that prove we're already well on our way. According to this story from Michael Snyder over at the Economic Collapse Blog, 'tent cities full of homeless people are booming in cities all over America as poverty strikes'. Another recent heartbreaking story from Snyder shows us where America is already at: 'Desperately Poor Teens In America's Impoverished Inner Cities Are Trading Sex For Food.'

As this recent story from the Daily Express tells us as also heard in the final video below, we should now be preparing for a 'perfect storm' that is coming and will leave financial carnage in its wake. Even former FED Chairman Alan Greenspan recently warned that 'Venezuela-style martial law is coming to America'. According to Greenspan, it's no longer a question of 'if' but 'when' will it arrive. Last May he told Fox News that 'America is next'. 

If you think things are getting better in America, you should be looking at the health of our 'too big to fail' banks - including in Europe where one of the biggest, Deutsche Bank, is also now in trouble and saw their shares tank after their CEO rejected a DOJ settlement as seen in the image below. As we're told, the 'most dangerous bank in the world' is now 'dropping like a stone'.   

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Only days ago we asked on ANP if 'financial martial law' was just around the corner after we learned that one of the biggest 'too big to fail' banks in America had found itself involved in a massive new financial crisis. With the Wells Fargo scandal possibly forcing banks to rethink the way they do business, recent warnings coming to us both from Yahoo News as well as Fortune.com foreshadow something big on the horizon in the financial world.

According to this new story from Yahoo, the 'too big to fail' banks may soon fail again. As former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers recently warned Fortune, our banking system might be more dangerous now than it was back in 2008. If suddenly and without warning you were unable to get access to your money at the bank and unable to use your debit/credit card to make purchases due to complete banking failure, could you make it through the next several days? Weeks? Months? 

As we have reported again and again on ANP, the Obama adminstration has carefully passed many executive orders while most Americans 'slept' that give Obama (or whomever is in his position) the power to legally carry out many of the same Draconian orders we're now watching happening in Venezuela. Executive Order 13603 alone gives him/her the authority over 'all forms of energy', 'all forms of civil transportation', all commodities and products capable of being ingested by humans or animals and quite literally authorizes slave labor on a large scale in America.  

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In the first video below, Realist News shares with us 'the beginning of the end' for Venezuela, reading to us the recent 'Venezuela Death Spiral' story from Zero Hedge (originally published at the Gatestone Institute) that should be looked at as a dire warning to Americans and people across the world; we are not immune to the horrors now being suffered by millions.

In the 2nd video below, Fox News gives us a look at what is happening now in Venezuela as the country continues to struggle through something we pray that Americans and others around the world never have to but all too frequently still do, in 2016.

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In the 3rd video below, we get a look at one of 'Dracula's Buses' and some of the national guard units that have been undertaking the roundups of shoppers in Venezuela. While the report is in Spanish, it's quite easy to understand what is happening as also seen in the photographs directly above. The 'roundups' have begun in Venezuela. How much longer does America have?

'There but for the Grace of God go We'. 









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