by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog
This news-report is being submitted to all U.S. and allied news-media, and is being published by all honest ones, in order to inform you of crucial facts that the others — the dishonest ones, who hude such crucial facts — are hiding about Venezuela. These are facts that have received coverage only in one single British newspaper: the Independent, which published a summary account of them on January 26th. That newspaper’s account will be excerpted here at the end, but first will be highlights from its topic, the official report to the U.N. General Assembly in August of last year, which has been covered-up ever since. This is why that report’s author has now gone to the Independent, desperate to get the story out, finally, to the public:
THE COVERED-UP DOCUMENT
On 3 August 2018, the U.N.’s General Assembly received the report from the U.N.s Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, concerning his mission to Venezuela and Ecuador. His recent travel though both countries focused on “how best to enhance the enjoyment of all human rights by the populations of both countries.” He “noted the eradication of illiteracy, free education from primary school to university, and programmes to reduce extreme poverty, provide housing to the homeless and vulnerable, phase out privilege and discrimination, and extend medical care to everyone.” He noted “that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and Ecuador, both devote around 70 per cent of their national budgets to social services.” However (and here, key paragraphs from the report are now quoted):
22. Observers have identified errors committed by the Chávez and Maduro Governments, noting that there are too many ideologues and too few technocrats in public administration, resulting in government policies that lack coherence and professional management and discourage domestic investment, already crippled by inefficiency and corruption, which extend to government officials, transnational corporations and entrepreneurs. Critics warn about the undue influence of the military on government and on the running of enterprises like Petróleos de Venezuela. The lack of regular, publicly available data on nutrition, epidemiology and inflation are said to complicate efforts to provide humanitarian support.
23. Meanwhile, the Attorney General, Tarek Saab, has launched a vigorous anticorruption campaign, investigating the links between Venezuelan enterprises and tax havens, contracting scams, and deals by public officials with Odebrecht. It is estimated that corruption in the oil industry has cost the Government US$ 4.8 billion. The Attorney General’s Office informed the Independent Expert of pending investigations for embezzlement and extortion against 79 officials of Petróleos de Venezuela, including 22 senior managers. The Office also pointed to the arrest of two high-level oil executives, accused of money-laundering in Andorra. The Ministry of Justice estimates corruption losses at some US$ 15 billion. Other stakeholders, in contrast, assert that anti-corruption programmes are selective and have not sufficiently targeted State institutions, including the military. …
29. … Over the past sixty years, non-conventional economic wars have been waged against Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in order to make their economies fail, facilitate regime change and impose a neo-liberal socioeconomic model. In order to discredit selected governments, failures in the field of human rights are maximized so as to make violent overthrow more palatable. Human rights are being “weaponized” against rivals. Yet, human rights are the heritage of every human being and should never be instrumentalized as weapons of demonization. …
30. The principles of non-intervention and non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States belong to customary international law and have been reaffirmed in General Assembly resolutions, notably [a list is supplied]. …
31. In its judgment of 27 June 1986 concerning Nicaragua v. United States, the International Court of Justice quoted from [U.N.] resolution 2625 (XXV): “no State shall organize, assist, foment, finance, incite or tolerate subversive, terrorist or armed activities directed towards the violent overthrow of the regime of another State, or interfere in civil strife in another State”. …
36. The effects of sanctions imposed by Presidents Obama and Trump and unilateral measures by Canada and the European Union have directly and indirectly aggravated the shortages in medicines such as insulin and anti-retroviral drugs. To the extent that economic sanctions have caused delays in distribution and thus contributed to many deaths, sanctions contravene the human rights obligations of the countries imposing them.Moreover, sanctions can amount to crimes against humanity under Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. An investigation by that Court would be appropriate, but the geopolitical submissiveness of the Court may prevent this.
37. Modern-day economic sanctions and blockades are comparable with medieval sieges of towns with the intention of forcing them to surrender. Twenty-first century sanctions attempt to bring not just a town, but sovereign countries to their knees. A difference, perhaps, is that twenty-first century sanctions are accompanied by the manipulation of public opinion through “fake news”, aggressive public relations and a pseudo-human rights rhetoric so as to give the impression that a human rights “end” justifies the criminal means. …
39. Economic asphyxiation policies are comparable to those already practised in Chile, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Nicaragua and the Syrian Arab Republic. In January 2018, Middle East correspondent of The Financial Times and The Independent, Patrick Cockburn, wrote on the sanctions affecting Syria: There is usually a pretence that foodstuffs and medical equipment are being allowed through freely and no mention is made of the financial and other regulatory obstacles making it impossible to deliver them. An example of this is the draconian sanctions imposed on Syria by the US and EU which were meant to target President Bashar al-Assad and help remove him from power. They have wholly failed to do this, but a UN internal report leaked in 2016 shows all too convincingly the effect of the embargo in stopping the delivery of aid by international aid agencies. They cannot import the aid despite waivers because banks and commercial companies dare not risk being penalised for having anything to do with Syria. The report quotes a European doctor working in Syria as saying that “the indirect effect of sanctions … makes the import of the medical instruments and other medical supplies immensely difficult, near impossible”. In short: economic sanctions kill. …
41. Bearing in mind that Venezuelan society is polarized, what is most needed is dialogue between the Government and the opposition, and it would be a noble task on the part of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to offer his good offices for such a dialogue. Yet, opposition leaders Antonio Ledezma and Julio Borges, during a trip through Europe to denounce the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, called for further sanctions as well as a military “humanitarian intervention”. …
44. Although the situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has not yet reached the humanitarian crisis threshold, there is hunger, malnutrition, anxiety, anguish and emigration. What is crucial is to study the causes of the crisis, including neglected factors of sanctions, sabotage, hoarding, black market activities, induced inflation and contraband in food and medicines.
45. The “crisis” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is an economic crisis, which cannot be compared with the humanitarian crises in Gaza, Yemen, Libya, the Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq, Haiti, Mali, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia, or Myanmar, among others. It is significant that when, in 2017, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela requested medical aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the plea was rejected, because it ”is still a high-income country … and as such is not eligible”. …
46. It is pertinent to recall the situation in the years prior to the election of Hugo Chávez. 118 Corruption was ubiquitous and in 1993, President Carlos Pérez was removed because of embezzlement. The Chávez election in 1998 reflected despair with the corruption and neo-liberal policies of the 1980s and 1990s, and rejection of the gulf between the super-rich and the abject poor.
47. Participatory democracy in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, called “protagónica”, is anchored in the Constitution of 1999 and relies on frequent elections and referendums. During the mission, the Independent Expert exchanged views with the Electoral Commission and learned that in the 19 years since Chávez, 25 elections and referendums had been conducted, 4 of them observed by the Carter Center. The Independent Expert met with the representative of the Carter Center in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who recalled Carter’s positive assessment of the electoral system. They also discussed the constitutional objections raised by the opposition to the referendum held on 30 July 2017, resulting in the creation of a Constitutional Assembly. Over 8 million Venezuelans voted in the referendum, which was accompanied by international observers, including from the Council of Electoral Specialists of Latin America.
48. An atmosphere of intimidation accompanied the mission, attempting to pressure the Independent Expert into a predetermined matrix. He received letters from NGOs asking him not to proceed because he was not the “relevant” rapporteur, and almost dictating what should be in the report. Weeks before his arrival, some called the mission a “fake investigation”. Social media insults bordered on “hate speech” and “incitement”. Mobbing before, during and after the mission bore a resemblance to the experience of two American journalists who visited the country in July 2017. Utilizing platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, critics questioned the Independent Expert’s integrity and accused him of bias, demonstrating a culture of intransigence and refusal to accept the duty of an independent expert to be neutral, objective, dispassionate and to apply his expertise free of external pressures. …
67. The Independent Expert recommends that the General Assembly: (g) Invoke article 96 of the Charter of the United Nations and refer the following questions to the International Court of Justice: Can unilateral coercive measures be compatible with international law? Can unilateral coercive measures amount to crimes against humanity when a large number of persons perish because of scarcity of food and medicines? What reparations are due to the victims of sanctions? Do sanctions and currency manipulations constitute geopolitical crimes? (h) Adopt a resolution along the lines of the resolutions on the United States embargo against Cuba, declaring the sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela contrary to international law and human rights law. …
70. The Independent Expert recommends that the International Criminal Court investigate the problem of unilateral coercive measures that cause death from malnutrition, lack of medicines and medical equipment. …
72. The Independent Expert recommends that, until the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court address the lethal outcomes of economic wars and sanctions regimes, the Permanent Peoples Tribunal, the Russell Tribunal and the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission undertake the task so as to facilitate future judicial pronouncements.
On January 26th, Britain’s Independent headlined “Venezuela crisis: Former UN rapporteur says US sanctions are killing citizens”, and Michael Selby-Green reported that:
The first UN rapporteur to visit Venezuela for 21 years has told The Independent the US sanctions on the country are illegal and could amount to “crimes against humanity” under international law.
Former special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas, who finished his term at the UN in March, has criticized the US for engaging in “economic warfare” against Venezuela which he said is hurting the economy and killing Venezuelans.
The comments come amid worsening tensions in the country after the US and UK have backed Juan Guaido, who appointed himself “interim president” of Venezuela as hundreds of thousands marched to support him. …
The US Treasury has not responded to a request for comment on Mr de Zayas’s allegations of the effects of the sanctions programme.
US sanctions prohibit dealing in currencies issued by the Venezuelan government. They also target individuals, and stop US-based companies or people from buying and selling new debt issued by PDVSA or the government.
The US has previously defended its sanctions on Venezuela, with a senior US official saying in 2018: “The fact is that the greatest sanction on Venezuelan oil and oil production is called Nicolas Maduro, and PDVSA’s inefficiencies,” referring to the state-run oil body, Petroleos de Venezuela, SA.
Mr De Zayas’s findings are based on his late-2017 mission to the country and interviews with 12 Venezuelan government minsters, opposition politicians, 35 NGOs working in the country, academics, church officials, activists, chambers of commerce and regional UN agencies.
The US imposed new sanctions against Venezuela on 9 March 2015, when President Barack Obama issued executive order 13692, declaring the country a threat to national security.
The sanctions have since intensified under Donald Trump, who has also threatened military invasion and discussed a coup. …
Despite being the first UN official to visit and report from Venezuela in 21 years, Mr de Zayas said his research into the causes of the country’s economic crisis has so far largely been ignored by the UN and the media, and caused little debate within the Human Rights Council.
He believes his report has been ignored because it goes against the popular narrative that Venezuela needs regime change. …
The then UN high commissioner, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, reportedly refused to meet Mr de Zayas after the visit, and the Venezuela desk of the UN Human Rights Council also declined to help with his work after his return despite being obliged to do so, Mr de Zayas claimed. …
Ivan Briscoe, Latin America and Caribbean programme director for Crisis Group, an international NGO, told The Independent that Venezuela is a polarising subject. … Briscoe is critical of Mr de Zayas’s report because it highlights US economic warfare but in his view neglects to mention the impact of a difficult business environment in the country. … Briscoe acknowledged rising tensions and the likely presence of US personnel operating covertly in the country. …
Eugenia Russian, president of FUNDALATIN, one of the oldest human rights NGOs in Venezuela, founded in 1978 before the Chavez and Maduro governments and with special consultative status at the UN, spoke to The Independent on the significance of the sanctions.
“In contact with the popular communities, we consider that one of the fundamental causes of the economic crisis in the country is the effect that the unilateral coercive sanctions that are applied in the economy, especially by the government of the United States,” Ms Russian said.
She said there may also be causes from internal errors, but said probably few countries in the world have suffered an “economic siege” like the one Venezuelans are living under. …
In his report, Mr de Zayas expressed concern that those calling the situation a “humanitarian crisis” are trying to justify regime change and that human rights are being “weaponised” to discredit the government and make violent overthrow more “palatable”….
Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world and an abundance of other natural resources including gold, bauxite and coltan. But under the Maduro government they’re not easily accessible to US and transnational corporations.
US oil companies had large investments in Venezuela in the early 20th century but were locked out after Venezuelans voted to nationalise the industry in 1973.
Other than readers of that single newspaper, where has the public been able to find these facts? If the public can have these facts hidden from them, then how much trust should the public reasonably have in the government, and in the news-media?
(NOTE: Zeid Raad Al Hussein, who “reportedly refused to meet Mr de Zayas after the visit,” is Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein, a Jordanian Prince. Jordan is a vassal-state in the U.S. empire. But Prince Hussein is a Jordanian diplomat who served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2014 to 2018 — hardly an unbiased or independent person in such a supposedly nonpartisan role.)
(NOTE: Here is the garbage that a reader comes to, who is trying to find online Mr. de Zayas’s report on this matter: https://documents-dds-ny.un.. As intended, the document remains effectively hidden to the present day. Perhaps the U.N. needs to be replaced and located in Venezuela, Iran, or some other country that’s targeted for take-over by the people who effectively own the United States Government and control the U.N.’s bureaucracy. The hiding of this document was done not only by the press but by the U.N. itself.)
(NOTE: On January 23rd, Germany’s Die Zeit headlined
“Christoph Flügge: ‘I am deeply disturbed’: The U.N. International Criminal Court Judge Christoph Flügge Accuses Western Nations of Threatening the Independence of the Judges”. Flügge especially cited U.S. President Trump’s agent, John Bolton. That same day, the Democratic Party and Labour Party organ, Britain’s Guardian, bannered “International criminal court: UN court judge quits The Hague citing political interference”. This news-report said that, “A senior judge has resigned from one of the UN’s international courts in The Hague citing ‘shocking’ political interference from the White House and Turkey.” The judge especially criticised Bolton: “The American security adviser held his speech at a time when The Hague was planning preliminary investigations into American soldiers who had been accused of torturing people in Afghanistan. The American threats against international judges clearly show the new political climate. It is shocking. I had never heard such a threat.” Flügge said that the judges on the court had been “stunned” that “the US would roll out such heavy artillery”. Flügge told the Guardian: “It is consistent with the new American line: ‘We are No 1 and we stand above the law’.”)
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.
The hidden agenda to be an open one and the sooner the better.
I quote: “forcing them to surrender”.
Yes this is a classic and I add “surrender by strangulation and starvation”, used by the empire and it’s stooges against any country that wants to be independent.
But not one word, not one syllable, of these FACTS will ever appear anywhere in the Evil sewer that is the Western fakestream media hate and lie machine. Every Western presstitute swine knows that their lucrative career would be terminated INSTANTLY and forever if they ever dared deviate from the 100% Groupthink that is ‘Freedom of Opinion’ in the Western thanatocracies. And they would lose their privilege of posing and posturing as ‘truth-seekers’ when in fact they are the most base liars and hypocrites imaginable.
Considering that the “western media” is a propaganda service for the oligarchs that run things, why would anyone expect them to report this? Of course they won’t. If anyone dared, they’d quickly lose their jobs. If they persisted, they’d die in an unexplained car crash..
One must see the world as it is. That doesn’t make it pretty. But at the very least, it should lead to people turning off and paying no attentin to the propaganda services that work for the oligarchs.
Sorry, but for many years I’ve been listening to activists complain about the media and wishing that it would somehow change. But it won’t change, because it is doing exactly what the owners of it want it to do. The best we can do is to make it more expensive for the oligarchs by refusing to buy it and by refusing to let them sell our eyeballs to their advertisers. These steps have the added advantage of denying the oligarchs and their propaganda services a direct input into our brains.
Wouldn’t it be great if they tried to run a propaganda smear campaign, but no one was listening?
I can remember a time when the fakestream media here in Austfailia, although Rightwing and business owned, at least attempted some ‘even-handedness’. The Government owned ABC would feature guests like Chomsky, Nader, Edward Said, Gore Vidal etc. The Murdoch cancer, of course, was the exception. And then there was the Guardian in the UK.
To learn the full truth one relied on magazines like Z, Covert Action, Le Monde Diplomatique, and books by Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Edward Said, Hitchens before his sell-out etc. And the works of older thinkers like Marx, Polyanyi, Ruskin, Samuel Butler, Tagore etc. Chomsky and Herman, building on work by Alex Carey and others, outlined the propaganda nature of the so-called Free Press, but that was really just the ‘bleeding obvious’.
Then the Internet arrived and the truth was too widely disseminated to be completely suppressed, although our sub-fascist rulers are having a good go at it at present. But, since about the mid-70s, after the Powell Memorandum signaled the Great Reaction by the parasites, the fakestream media throughout the West has become really banal and stupid, as well as mendacious hypocritical and vicious in its moral and intellectual corruption, and ever more oligopolised in ownership and personnel. There is no longer any range of opinion allowed but Imperial and neo-liberal diktat and dogma. The stupidity of the presstitutes considered ‘ideologically reliable’ is truly a horror to behold, and their pig ignorance, or hypocrisy, stupendous. These peddlers of incessant lies, have the gall to accuse the truth-speakers of ‘Fake News’. And the incessant hate and fear-mongering, led in this country by the Murdoch disease, has fostered racism, xenophobia, class hatred, hatred of the natural world and vicious social division that will, surely, end in internecine violence.
I agree with your assertion that the Rightwing fakestream hate machine ought to be ignored, but that leaves them to proselytise their social and xenophobic poison, setting the scene for internal and international chaos and savagery, without resistance. That seems a mistake that ought not to be committed, lest the Evil triumph completely and throw the world into a new, if brief, Dark Age of genocide, destruction and ecological catastrophe.
Good thing Tulsi isn’t a journalist.
Bravo! Eric Zuess, investigative journalist. This not only reveals important information for the world; but even more importantly, it reveals that the World Body at the UN contains some honest rapporteurs and honest judges whom the Anglo Zio puppets at the top are doing their best to silence. Though I doubt Mr.Zuess’s remedy of moving the UN away from the AngloSphere because Anglo Zio Capitalism is a global disease; in my view it is more important to weed out corruption from top to bottom.
“When a fish begins to stink, the bad odour spreads from the head.” — proverb
Thank you so much Mr Zuesse…..UN is corrupted by the USA…and deserving countries recieve no support from the UN……it must be replaced….current system allows too much interference on false claims by othets against countries that deserve teir sovereinty…interestingly enough Guaido does not want the Eu etc Montevideo group’ s participation nor does Elliot Abrams…which indicates full regime change and USA corporate take over is what they want…..hopefully Maduro will not permit any of these peoples entry into Venezuela as they have stated their support for Guaido….Lima group has no legal standing surely to interfere and its claims are completely undermined by the report you have written about above. How can this all this and other true information be complied into a dossier and presented for the world to see at the UN….their bluff…manipulation…scheming ….dishonesty to the world requires a regime and constitutional change at the UN…now is the time to bring it to a head…..stall it…disempower it…freeze it…disembowel it….cut out its cancerous parts…denounce the bad bits .world deserves something much better.
It does seem as though regime change is needed at the UN.
Each representative of a foreign government that has declared support for Gweedo should be declared persona non grata in Venezuela and in those countries that support Maduro and the legal govt.
Furthermore, Maduro should declare that those governments are not viewed as legitimate by the Ven. government, since they violate the UN charter in advocating illegal and potentially violent regime change.
This is the same thing as waging offensive war.
Here’s a link to a report by Alfred de Zayas:
A previous commentator provided the same useless link that Zuesse described as “garbage.” I was able to download a full WORD version in English of the report from these links, with a little work.
A/HRC/39/47/Add.2 Unofficial English Version
democratic and equitable international order, Mr. Alfred de Zayas, for having accepted the invitation to …
As anyone who has followed these matters in detail knows, the externally directed political and economic warfare is profound and unremitting, fully cloaked and concealed in imperial-exceptionalist msm by assertions that deliberately and cynically misrepresent the facts to the willfully blind American public. See, for example, Peter Hallward’s “Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment” for an almost unbearably detailed blow-by-blow account of the destruction of Haiti prior to its US orchestrated 2004 coup.
It’s only ‘news suppression’ if all ones views come from the mainstream news. Only lazy louts watching the ‘Shrewes’, sorry, The View beleive that crap. The Internet, hacking, data dumping all ‘news supression’ is self induced. There is no shortage of avenues available to peruse, should one feel even slightly motivated. Add a few heaping spoonfuls of critical thinking, and a pinch of cynisism.
Canada’s oil is land locked a trapped in environmentalist hell. Seems to be a large Red Coat hand vis a vis Venezuala and stealing thiers. Dots to be connected?
It is “news suppression” to “the willfully blind American public.” What have you added to this? Most people are and always will be passive consumers of msm propaganda and would, and do, fight mightily against coming to grips with an accurate view of the world. But because they believe that they are told, and because there is a small but non-negligible number who can be shifted toward some truths, the “suppression” is an essential component.
Moscow calling one of its illegal agents in Washington.
-How is it going?
-Fine, we are helping the deep state fall, Sir.
-He is very aware.
-Good work, are you planning more?
-We certainly are, Sir.
-Mr President, Venezuela is your chance.
-How so? I don´t like this problem.
-Let Bolton and Abrams make fools of themselves while you stay in the background.
-War is expensive. I don´t like that.
-It doesn´t need to come to that.
-You inherited this project, it is not yours. Let these monkeys mess around and make themselves impossible.
-And Pence and perhaps Pompeo.
-People around the world remember Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama. There is a lot of resistance on the net.
-Is that good?
-Yes. The way is prepared for you to clean up more of the swamp.
-But they tell me our companies will profit if the Maduro regime falls.
-They can starve the country and make people miserable, but it has been miserable for a long time and Maduro is still there. The companies are already profiting and have been doing so for years.
-It is funny to see some european countries jump when we say jump.
-They will live to regret it when you go to action.
-You don´t want to change regimes, you said so before you were elected.
-Think of what is at stake. International law, perhaps world peace and the reputation of the US. That would not be MAGA.
-Hmmm. Tell me about the Russians and the Chinese. What are they up to?
-They have vital economic interests in Venezuela and will not give them up easily. Maduro and his government surely get excellent intelligence and advice.
-Tell me more.
-I have it on good authority that Maduro can become an important ally in the region. The country is Christian and Chavez only mentioned socialism once in his many speeches. Maduro is a pragmatist.
– Chavez said Bush was a donkey. I like that.
-Yes, he is still a “burro” and so are the members of the deep state.
Meanwhile in Caracas.
-Alexey Vladimirovitch, thanks for all your help. Guaidó doesn´t get anywhere.
-Yes, mr President, leave him alone and let him talk. Western politicians listen to him, but the people not so much.
-I am worried about an eventual attack.
-An attack would make Trumps re-election almost impossible. You can hide somewhere. The people will suffer more and there will be a refugee stream to neighbouring countries. They will not be happy and the tide would turn around the world.
-Are you sure?
-I am positive, but war must of course be avoided.
-Learn from North Korea. Make Trump feel good. Venezuela doesn’t have WMD. You have an easier job than Kim.
-True. What we have is education for the people and free health care. The deep state doesn´t like that.
-You are doing a Christian thing. Tell the world about it.
-True, I am a believer. Good advice.
Russian spy calling Moscow.
-How is it going?
-Excellently, Sir. We are working with both Trump and Maduro.
-And the Europeans?
-They understand what is going on. They came to Montevideo to help avoid war and start a dialogue. They made some noise to please Washington, but they are not fools.
-He is a special case. He is a donkey, a donkey which fell on its little head when it was a small donkey and hurt himself.
-She is screaming at him and telling him not to be a fool, but he is. She turned him into a fool. Can Germany trust him now? Nord Stream, you know. The split is excellent.
Trump talks with his inner circle.
-I called Maduro and we had a nice talk.
-I have decided to hurt the deep state and make a deal with this nice man. He is a Christian, you know.
-Guaidó is a pawn and doesn´t seem to get anywhere. Bolton is a pain in the, hmm, rear parts, and I have given him some rope. Pompeo seriously thinks we are fighting Muslim terrorists in Venezuela.
-I took a look at Venezuela. We risk a war in the jungles as we did in Vietnam. Freed slaves won over the French army in the jungles of Haiti.
-But we don´t need to invade, we can destroy the country with missiles.
-Destroy the people, you mean. Can you imagine what the world would say?
-Yes, I see what you mean.
-Clever as I am, I will turn Maduro into an ally.
-He will give us gold and money in return for peace and real humanitarian aid. We will fool the British and take Venezuelas gold. It´s a win-win situation. Our experts will help save agriculture in the country.
-You are a great man, mr President.
-I know and I found the solution all by myself.
The UN needs to be terminated, as it’s nothing more than globalist tool for use against nations.
Contrary to popular opinion, the UN was not created after World War Two in order to “prevent” any more military confrontations. It was in fact planned before World War One even broke out. The German Foreign Office in the early 20th century managed to obtain information on it’s intended creation, to be applied after two world wars were provoked and fought. The UN would then assume the role of a world government, “preventing” any more hostilities. Unfortunately for Germany and all of us, the data procured by the German Foreign Office was not believed, since back then nobody thought that something so outrageous could happen, namely two planned world wars followed by a world government.
It is no surprise that the UN has turned a blind eye to Venezuelas internal problems and the causes for the same, as years ago the UN already drew up plans to flood Europe with false migrants and refugees, all in the name of human rights. Germany alone is proof of this, while some commentators are stating that pretty soon Sweden will be finished as a sovereign country made up of native Swedes.
Finally, it is perhaps fitting that the UN should be in such close proximity to Wall Street. It say’s plenty. It’s more than symbolism.
WWII did not work out as planned…
In my experience, few things do.
I was intrigued by the notion from B.F. that the current situation with the UN was planned since before WW1. I had heard of the League of Nations and how that idea floundered, due mostly to shortcomings (corruption) in the more powerful members towards the less powerful. What else is new?
However, there appear to have been many more initiatives for peace than just the LoN, from a wide range of peoples from all walks of life.
Maybe its time for a rethink on the UN, especially as it has been most heavily funded by the US so is unlikely to bite the hand that feeds it:
”/…/ some commentators are stating that pretty soon Sweden will be finished as a sovereign country made up of native Swedes.”
As for Sweden’s sovereignty, it was lost a whole 25 years ago, courtesy of the sheeple here giving consent to Swedish EU membership. To wit: the referendum produced the desired result and didn’t have to be repeated. The Natives at the time were quite high on MSM propaganda, which some of them certainly regret today.
Looking at Venezuela, it’s quite telling that her people are supposed to silently approve as their President a naff dungheap appointed from abroad. This shows that Oppressed nations have a fighting spirit which forces the Zionazis to dispense with any silly persuasion — the latter works handsomely in the Western Oppressor nations (Pindos and Euro-trash). It remains to be seen if the Gilets Jaunes in France can break this mental paralysis.
”Finally, it is perhaps fitting that the UN should be in such close proximity to Wall Street. It says plenty. It’s more than symbolism.”
Exactly. If the UN had anything whatsoever to do with enforcing global justice and lawfulness, it could start doing that by launching a swarm of stun grenades right from its own rooftop, LOL.
“It is estimated that corruption in the oil industry has cost the Government US$ 4.8 billion. ”
What lucky souls to live in such a country. By comparison, an audit of the American Pentagon could not account for $21 Trillion. Must be nice to live in a place where the corruption only steals amounts that are in single digits of billions of dollars, instead of tens of thousands of billions of dollars that get stolen by/from my government.
George Galloway’s speech on Venezuela (subtitulos en Español)