Interesting article in the Dispatch.
Opt for armed struggle; get shot unless you have considerable to overwhelming support behind you. It's why Occupy and its supporters are working very hard to keep things non-violent.
"We declared war on them and they shot us" -- what did they expect?
a serious Re-Contra . . .
Of course you can always make Molotov cocktails out of those empty agua diente bottles (gasoline works better than kerosene but probably harder to get in the campo).
i think the agua diente might be more volatile than the gas lol at least any that I tried was. but agree that there was very little in the way of serious weaponry.
...have been very well infiltrated or their families are selling them out. This was two guys planning a secret meeting.
The numbers present don't necessarily mean a pre-planned shooting -- going in with overwhelming force can get people to surrender (generally less ideologically motivated people) -- the cops did things like that even when going after one guy where I used to live in the country in Virginia. Two guys did surrender when surrounded like that. (And going in with force might be useful if the thing turned out to be a setup and not a tip).
I do suspect the liquor bottle was a plant.
Compare and contrast this with the Occupy Sebaco Bridge demonstration which was basically peaceful and run by ex-Sandinistas.
That would seem to be the case Rebecca. There does seem to be a bit of an agenda here on the part of the authorities, but who would be funding these individuals? Also from what I have seen it appears that the front line police seem to have little or poor training when it comes to resistive individuals. We actually use a video of some Nica police during our training sessions as a "how not to" example. Seems like an awful lot of raids end in a shootout.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
— Albert Einstein