by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog
On 23 January 2018, the United States has initiated a coup against President Nicolás Maduro and his Government, by encouraging and fully supporting the “self-proclaimed” opposition leader, Juan Guaido, as interim President. Already days ago he had received the full support of President Trump, and today, in a special televised speech, US Vice-president Mike Pence declared that Venezuela’s Freedom begins with the new interim president, Juan Guaído
RT reports that “the Venezuelan military will not accept a president imposed by ‘dark interests’, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said after Washington and a number of its allies recognized a lawmaker [Juan Guaído] as the new leader in Caracas.”
“The army will continue to defend the constitution and national sovereignty, Padrino said on Wednesday afternoon, hours after opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido was proclaimed interim president by the National Assembly, in a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro.”
Washington’s immediate recognition of Guaido as Venezuelan’s legitimate leader, was instantly followed by the Organization of American States (OAS), as well as Canada and France. Mexico apparently has declines to do so “for now”. Is the “for now” an indication that Lopez Obrador’s actions are already being controlled by Washington?
This is an appeal to Russia and China and to all unaligned nations that love their freedom and sovereignty – to stand up in defense of Venezuela’s freedom and sovereignty.
May they use their diplomatic leverage, and if that does not work on Washington’s ‘savages’ – use other means that the empire understands. Keeping Venezuela free from the yoke of the US and its vassal allies – is essential for all the people in Latin America who have already been subjected to US implanted subjugating and abusing dictators, who not only have ruined their countries’ economies, but created extreme poverty where there was prosperity before, i.e. Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay – and Chile, which is well on her way to an economic and social demise.
Venezuela must stay and remain tall.
President Putin and Jinping – please do whatever you can and whatever you must, to stop the US bulldozer from overtaking Venezuela!
Ongoing unrest in the streets of Caracas and major Venezuelan cities, all inspired and fueled on by the United States, and also the OAS (Organization of American States), the Club of Lima (except for Mexico), its European puppet allies, is confusing and dividing the people and has already killed at least 16. It is not clear who is responsible for the killing, but undoubtedly opposition forces funded by outside sources and / or the Fifth Column (inside Venezuela) have a bloody hand in the Venezuelan violence. A western instigated civil war is a real risk.
This coup attempt is an abject illegal interference in another country’s sovereignty, with the ultimate violent and vicious goal that Washington has been practicing over the past 100 years around the globe – and ever with more impunity – of “regime change” to steel a non-conform, non-submissive government’s resources, and of course, to reach eventually the ultimate goal of full spectrum world dominance. Venezuela has by far the world’s largest known hydrocarbon (petrol and gas) reserves which is two days of shipping time away from Texas oil refineries, versus the Arabian Gulf from where today the US imports 60% of its petrol – a shipping time of 40-45 days, higher shipping costs, plus the risk of having to sail through the Iran-controlled Gulf of Hormuz.
In addition, Washington cannot tolerate any socialist country, let alone, one that is located in what Washington considers its backyard, like Venezuela, or, for that matter Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia. The other left-leaning South American country, Ecuador, has recently been “converted” with an internal “soft” coup, aka fake or manipulated elections. Those are usually operated through strong Fifth Columns funded from abroad – and with substantial menaces, including death threats.
So, Washington is dead set, especially with Trump and Pompeo at the apparent helm, who openly propagate a US (and allied, including NATO) invasion of Venezuela to “free” their “oppressed” people; to bring them from one of the only true democracies in the world (quote by Chomsky and the international election supervising US Carter Institute, among others) under the usurping dictatorship protection of the United States of America. Venezuelans will not tolerate such a farce. The 6 million Venezuelans who stood solidly behind Nicolas Maduro when they voted for him in May 2018, have already stood up – and will continue defending their freely and democratically elected President, despite the western media’s fake images of “tens of thousands” in the streets of Caracas demonstrating against legitimate President Maduro and for the self-proclaimed “interim president”, Juan Guaído.
He is, in fact, a criminal who acts totally against Venezuela’s Constitution on which he swore his allegiance to the country when he took up a seat in the Venezuelan parliament. It is clear that this “mass-movement”, as depicted by western media, was organized from outside, possibly paid for by US sponsored “NGOs” – and Venezuelan “insiders”, covert or openly from the opposition, trained by the CIA and other infiltrated US secret service groups. Clearly the Fifth Column is and was at work in Venezuela for years, bringing about the downfall of the economy by monetary and oil price manipulation from outside and from within; and by diverting food and medicine shipments from being delivered to supermarkets and instead being transferred as contraband into Colombia, where they are sold at dollar-manipulated inflated local currencies.
This coup attempt reminds so much of another US State Department instigated but failed overthrow in April 2002 against President Hugo Chavez. The coup was botched by the Venezuelan military and the people of Venezuela. President Chavez was reinstated within 2 days. And the present coup so far has also failed.
President Maduro’s decision to break diplomatic relations with the US is therefore, not only logical, but totally legal. He has given all US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. Now comes the other ‘coup’ – the US refuses to accept the legal expulsion of their diplomats from Caracas, because the self-proclaimed and US recognized “interim president” has called for all diplomats, first of all those from Washington, to stay in the country. Pompeo is threating Venezuela for any harm that may happen to US citizens, including diplomats during this upraising and what they consider “change of government”.
Here is Pompeo’s statement with regard to diplomatic relations with Venezuela.
Stay tuned to how this crisis will unfold.
May Venezuela’s friends and allies put all their might, diplomatic and other, at the support of Venezuela’s freedom and sovereignty.
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; TeleSUR; The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook (NEO); and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.
Peter Koenig is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.
Pindos just cannot stop causing mayhem at the first possible opportunity. They are beyond redemption; below contempt.
Conclusion: The DPRK is damned right. Nuclear threats against the Exceptional and Indispensable lowlives are the supreme strategy for keeping them out. As Bill Kristol said: ”What’s the good of nuclear wespons if you can’t use them?”.
One could almost get the impression that the Ashke-Nazi mob – i.e. types like Adolf, Rottenshill, Roggenfe(l)der, Herr Trumpf, György Schwartz (aka Soros), Frau Merkel, Frau Freeland, Frau Nudelmann, and so forth – have given up on conquering the whole world and are now instead desperately planning to retreat to the Americas (or something) where their Sephardi forerunners actually started the whole venture.
“Maduro brother, stand tall, Turkey stands with you.” (President Erdogan of Venezuela’s most prominent ally Turkey to Maduro, according to Erdogan’s official spokesman Ibrahim Kalin)
This is yet another attempt by Zionist-Capitalist oligarchy to destabilise Venezuela in order to install yet another puppet ruler (just one of many many past and present puppets across South and Central America) who dance to the tune of Washington.
Reasons are many: not only Venezuela has world’s largest proven reserve of petroleum, but Venezuelan leadership has been distributing the income (from petroleum) among poor sections of the society since the era of Chavez. Staying within the framework of USA oriented bureaucratic, and cultural environment, Chavistas half-heartedly tried to clean up the corrupt practices, and achieved mixed results till now. If Venezuelan government is allowed to continue with their honest and sincere efforts (albeit with shortcomings), South American people in other countries will get tempted to move towards independent nationalist economic policies and bring socio-political changes in their own countries – how can USA Deep State and it’s arms like CIA and Pentagon allow such scenario ?
So, USA decided to instigate coup, declare a clown as Venezuela’s president, and is moving it’s sidekicks and lackys in other Latin American countries to put pressure on Maduro government to relinquish authority which they gained after winning a democratic election ! Zionist-Imperialists are repeating the Ukrainian drama !
No sooner than the coup was staged in Venezuela, the wise and learned intelligent-cum-intellectual personalities across global academia and media started voicing their opinion on how ‘corrupt ruling party’ of ‘failed socialist country’ is at fault. How strange is the morality of such experts – a 100% oligarchy-controlled USA destroying a popular government of another country, while progressives are busy with finding faults with the later one.
Is ownership of 94% of equity & fin. securities by 10% of population while 95% of total debt owned by 90% of population THE way for progress of human society ??
History can’t continue to repeat such evil practices. Someday this must stop. Every person who wants a beautiful peaceful and happy world must voice their strong opposition ! It is time for all to wake up ! Now !
Russia has already stood up for the legally elected government of Venezuela.
China, as far as I know, is doing their usual weaselly refusal to make a stand for international law and sovereignty.
They do the same thing with Syria, leave it to Russia to stand up against imperialism almost alone.
Global Times Editorial (China’s public for foreign consumption voice)
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No interference in Venezuelan issues
Source:Global Times Published: 2019/1/24 22:50:03
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday announced cutting diplomatic ties with the US after opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the country’s interim president and US President Donald Trump formally stated his recognition of Guaidó.
Currently, there are “two regimes” coexisting in Venezuela, which brings severe risk of political turmoil. The quick US recognition led nations of the Lima Group to imitate and recognize the Venezuelan opposition regime. Nonetheless the country’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López refused to recognize Guaidó, saying the military will defend the constitution and sovereignty.
A Russian foreign ministry spokesperson stated that Moscow supports Maduro and accused the US of attempting regime change, which is the nation’s internal affair.
The severe inflation triggered by the economic crisis has led to political chaos in Venezuela and the elections in May intensified the nation’s separation.
The changes in Venezuela are not isolated cases. Development slowed in Latin America countries with a declining global economy. It was hard for left-wing parties to survive and right-wing regimes began to enter the stage.
The right-wing forces in Venezuela are strengthening and increasing pressure on the Maduro regime.
In recent years, Washington has enhanced its interference in affairs of Venezuela and Cuba and attempted to regain influence in Latin America. The fast recognition of Guaidó signaled the strong US desire to intervene in Venezuela’s internal affairs.
The move was aggressive with a clear goal, that is, to directly affect the the country’s political landscape.
From the viewpoint of maintaining the system of international law, such interference must not be encouraged. Independence and sovereignty are the most important defense for most countries to safeguard their own interests. If any outside forces stick their nose into a country’s major internal affairs based on their values, there will be a huge loophole in the international order.
For a long time, the US has been eager to replace international law with its geopolitical interests and values so as to legalize its interference. Washington has confused right and wrong by calling some normal interactions interference and penetration.
Washington’s move obviously forced Latin American countries to pick a side: left or right. Washington worsened disputes in these countries and damaged regional integration.
It is unfortunate for Venezuela to experience two coexisting regimes. As long as the incident does not lead to bloody conflicts that trigger a humanitarian disaster and force the international community to step in, the political disputes should be solved, in the first place, by the country’s different political forces.
All sides must keep calm and be alert about possible provocation to militarily intervene in Venezuela.
The international community should encourage forces of Venezuela to peacefully solve the issue within the framework of dialogue. Picking sides will not be conducive to the solution, but intensify the rivalry, worsen the situation and possibly push the nation into long-term turmoil.
Venezuela should not be another bloody battlefield of the color revolution.
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I’ll keep searching for China’s position of support, if it ever comes.
By the way, they did a jackrabbit routine when Libya hit the fan. They fled, leaving behind massive investments in projects they were building.
China doesn’t fight. Hasn’t yet. Someone in a Russian comment thread had it clearly:
“They sit on the bank of the river and wait for the corpse of their enemy to float by.”
Thanks for the further update.
“I’ll keep searching for China’s position of support, if it ever comes.”
Well you didn’t look very hard, did you.
Russia, China Caution US Against A Venezuelan Coup
Meanwhile, China also declared full support for the Venezuelan government, sternly rejecting the “intrusion in internal affairs” of the country by the United States, who backs illegitimate self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido.
“China supports the efforts of the Government of Venezuela to maintain its sovereignty, independence and stability,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying remarked in a press conference.
The Chinese official express opposition to all external interference and recommends a peaceful resolution within the framework of Venezuela’s Constitution.
“We hope that all parties will oppose any external interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, the complication of the situation will not contribute to the maintenance of stability,” Hua said to TASS.
“We always follow the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, we oppose foreign interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela and we hope that the international community will also follow this principle.”
Even the zionazi-gays at cnn reported China’s stance:
‘Pouring gas on fire’: Russia slams Trump’s stance in Venezuela
(I don’t link zionazi-gay media)
“China also expressed support for Maduro, citing the Venezuelan government’s “effort in maintaining national sovereign independence and stability.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China hoped other Venezuelan parties would respect the constitutional system and resolve political disputes through dialogue to avoid the escalation of violence.
“We hope to see Venezuela and the United States deal with bilateral relations based on equal treatment, mutual respect and noninterference in each other’s internal affairs,” Hua said during a regular press briefing.
She emphasized China’s opposition to “external interferences in Venezuelan affairs.”
“We note that all sides are firmly opposed to military interventions in Venezuela,” Hua said. “I want to stress that external sanctions and interferences usually only further complicate situations, instead of resolving concrete issues.”
“No interference in Venezuelan issues” – China
Putin: “Foreign interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs grossly violates international law ”
https://www.rt.com/ – Russia
“Aggressions to Venezuela not acceptable” Ambassador – Iran
“Syria condemns in strongest terms US flagrant interference in Venezuela’s affairs”
https://sana.sy/en/?p=156412 – Syria
President Maduro seems to be in a strong position vis-à-vis this attempted coup succeeding. However the above countries are all indicating that they regard what’s being done to Venezuela very seriously.
The situations in Yemen and Venezuela are very similar. Saudi Arabia is running out of oil, faking it’s oil deposit reports by 80 %. It therefore invades Yemen, which has untouched oil reserves. It gets full US and EU backing, with some pretty mild accusatuions of human rights violations.
Venezuela has huge deposits of oil. The US wants them. This means grabbing the bulk of the oil as it’s own personal property. Maduro objects, as did Chavez. We now have the current situation, the US applying good old fashioned internal subversion by backing right wing elitist forces, whose interests come first. This, ofcourse, is “not” drastic meddling by the US.
It remains to be seen what will happen in Venezuela. The Army will probably be the key player. I sincerely hope Maduro stays in power.
So the US says there is no such thing as democracy, international law, diplomatic law, etc. The irony is that the US rebelled against taxation without representation when the British ruled the waves. Now they are the same. This is the definition of tyranny – global tyranny.
Venezuela for now. Who next? Navalny in Russia? Some western stooge in Belarus?
It is time to boycott the US fully and unequivocally.
The big picture is the Hemisphere, not just oil in Venezuela.
The Chinese projects and relationships in South America and Central America have terrified the US Hegemon.
Getting Panama to switch from Taiwan to Beijing was a big get for the PRC.
For the US ideologues, they immediately resuscitated the Monroe Doctrine as if God wrote it and handed it down on stone tablets to the fifth President of the USA.
And now the ultimate hypocrisy, narco trafficking as the crime of the Military and Maduro. Accused of harboring terrorists, too. Before this over, they will accuse Maduro of sponsoring ISIS and Islamic terror attacks.
This is more than the move against Chavez years ago. That was just about oil and controlling Venezuela’s ideological evangelism among other Latin Americans.
This is reestablishing hegemony over the Hemisphere. All made easy and legitimate in Argentina and Brazil, and now much more messy with the coronation of Guaido (swearing himself in was like a SNL skit).
Nonetheless, the US is back as big and mean as ever with Bolton and Pompeo and Pence calling the foreign policy moves for the eunuch in charge of tweets.
Expect a bloody false flag soon. Something that will become the symbol of the ‘grassroots’ revolution against the dictator.
Snipers, a bombing, a big, bloody confrontation . . .
History is being created like a Netflix movie. Bolton’s wet dreams are coming true.
This whole drama which is unfolding in Venezuela, brings back old memories from the 80’s, from a country not so far away, Nicaragua. Do you guys remember the Contras ? Here I quote from wikipedia : “The Contras were the various U.S.-backed and funded right-wing rebel groups that were active from 1979 to the early 1990s in opposition to the socialist Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction junta in Nicaragua”
You can read here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contras
and also here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaraguan_Revolution
So, the recipe is given but this time the Soviet Union is missing (interesting enough and also very telling, the socialist revolution in Nicaragua come to an end in 1990 – when the Soviet Union was already sinking, together with the whole eastern socialist Block. In that period begun “the same procedure” with Yugoslavia, with the same recipe).
Now, I have to tell you something openly : which one of you, born westerners gave a shit on what is happening in eastern Europe at that time – in the communist, bolshevik block, as propagated in west – or how much well informed were you at that time ? Only the Yugoslav happenings, in the late 90’s precisely 1999 March 24 when the entire NATO was involved and many of you feared a world war, expecting a logical russian intervention (which never happened), begun to grasp the realities. It was a game changer, an eye opener for many. If the weakened Soviet Union did not intervened at that time (Yeltsin, whatever dilettanti may have been, saw the trap – well, someone in the military), how would intervene now in Venezuela, on what basis, without a coalition ? The list is there above, those who objected against the illegality of interference : Russia, China, Iran, Syria and Turkey’s president note…is that a coalition ? no they are not in any military coalition. So the question is : where from comes the support for Venezuela ?
“…how would intervene now in Venezuela, on what basis, without a coalition?”
You have raised the most serious question of 21st century geopolitics-cum-geoeconomics. It needs further clarifications.
The ‘western aristocratic oligarchy’ comprising of the Jewish, Anglo, Germanic elites in West Europe from banking-trading-industry background has long tradition of intervention across world:
1) in the Markentile Capitalistic era of roughly 1490 to 1790 CE they invaded, annexed, colonised (Asia, Africa continents), carried out mass killing (South American continent) & genocide (USA-Canada, Australia-NZ) to bring half of the earth under their control
2) in the Industrial Capitalistic era of roughly 1800 to 2000 they intervened directly/indirectly to install puppets, created dependency blocks, spread evil ideas/lifestyle to enslave population culturally to bring three-fourth of the earth under their control.
Let’s take a look into instances of USA intervention:
Post-2000 that can be termed as era of Financial Capitalism, few countries are seriously struggling to remain out of that Zionist-Capitalist-Imperialist clutch – Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela. Turkey & Belarus governments appear to be opportunist players who can declare their support to the Hegemon if sufficiently ‘rewarded’, though people are anti-hegemon.
If the tradition of intervention (since 1490) remains unchecked, by another 5 decades, the world will be free of most of the community-language-culture and left with ‘Golden Billion’ of ‘chosen people’ & their pets – eastern hemisphere is being anyway ruled by Israeli estate of Zionist-Imperialists, western hemisphere will be ruled by Patagonian estate of Zionist-Imperialists!
Can the Resistance Camp followers think of influencing Russia-China-Iran governments to form an formal alliance and protect other government which is in Resistance Camp – if required, these 3 countries must share military & economic resources for helping their fraternal countries.
How long Chinese government look from sidelines while Russian & Iranian government help Syrian government to fight Hegemon?
For Venezuela, why not Russia-China-Iran contribute and support Venezuela whole-heartedly ?
Questions over questions my friend which need to be answered. But none of these countries have such a long hand as the Empire has built up in centuries. There are also geographical issues which cannot be avoided and they are obvious by just looking at a map. Actually, non of those three countries can project its forces so far away, that part remains still part of US and Britain court house.
You pointed out a ‘bitter truth’ by saying “none of these countries have such a long hand as the Empire has built up in centuries”. How can that be denied, my friend ?
However, let’s hope that tomorrow will be better than today !
The US already has its hands on Venezuelan oil, since the Citgo refinery is in Houston, and the US has confiscated the profits from that oil.
It takes a lot of nerve to steal billions of dollars, impose sanctions and a blockade on a country and then announce in the Mighty Wurlitzer that the ensuing economic struggles are the fault of THEIR governmental mismanagement and socialism.
On Jan. 9th, Venezuela became president of OPEC, and announced the following plans…
Another issue which Venezuela is due to promote in its new position as OPEC president is to push for oil payments in non-dollar currencies or in cryptocurrencies, such as Venezuela’s oil and mineral-backed Petro. As part of efforts to break dollar hegemony of the oil market, Venezuela now prices its oil in Chinese Yuan.
Likewise, Caracas will try to use its OPEC position to counter US-led financial sanctions which block Venezuela’s access to credit, debt restructuring, and other financial dealings, as well as prohibiting the return of over US $1 billion of profits a year from PDVSA’s US subsidiary CITGO. Independent analysts have estimated sanctions as costing the country over US $6 billion in lost oil revenue whilst President Maduro claims that they cost the country more than US $20 billion in general during 2018.”
Wait, I thought that Donald Trump was supposed to be anti-interventionist and opposed to regime changing other nations unlike Barack Obama.
It will be interesting to see how all the MAGA cult followers and TrumpTards spindoctor this naked American regime change op under Trump. Likely, they will say something like the “Deep State made Trump do it” or some contrived excuse.
Trump is nothing more than the White Right version of Barack Obama–a false prophet of Change that You Can’t You Believe In.
Ultimately, there are no principled differences between all the political factions of the American Evil Empire.
There is only a left wing of the American Evil Empire, a centrist wing of the American Evil Empire, and an (alt) right wing of the American Evil Empire.
“Wait, I thought that Donald Trump was supposed to be anti-interventionist and opposed to regime changing other nations unlike Barack Obama.”
Shhhh, you are spoiling the zionazi-gay psywar party. Now repeat after me:
“Trump means well, but the “deep state” wont let him do what he wants.”
”It will be interesting to see how all the MAGA cult followers and TrumpTards spindoctor this naked American regime change op under Trump. Likely, they will say something like the ’Deep State made Trump do it’ or some contrived excuse.”
One of these contrived excuses which has strong traction in the political milieu of the left is that Maduro is an authoritarian with strong ties to the Russian oligarchy under the oppressive despot Putin. Soros, by contrast, is a philanthropist and Trump is slowly but surely beginning to make some welcome contributions to the supreme cause of anti-authoritarianism.
Typical Retarded US Misfit Politician
Region # 1 – NAFTA, CAFTA (America, Canada and Mexico)
Region # 2 -The E.U. – countries of the European Union, Western Europe as a whole
Region # 3 – Japan
Region # 4 – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
Region # 5 – Eastern Europe, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia and the former countries of the Soviet Union
They are working at Region # 7 – The Middle East and North Africa.
Now Venezuela is in the chopping Block, and Brazil is making progress to fix Region # 6 – Central and South America, Cuba and Caribbean Islands.
What remains is :
Region # 8 – The rest of Africa, except South Africa.
Region # 9 – South and Southeast Asia, including India.
Region # 10 – China (Mongolia is now included with China)
In 1950 the son of one of the Council on Foreign Relations’ founders, James Warburg emphatically decreed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
“We shall have world government whether or not you like it – by conquest or consent.”
I am afraid he was right.
Chaos is not government. Tyranny is government.
What we have is Chaos. That is all they can ever achieve. They will never control the globe.
They are losing their grip on Europe, lost their grip on ME, and are nowhere near controlling (governing) Asia, Africa or Space.
Superpowers exist. The Hegemon and the Globalists are in a masturbatory fantasy trip thinking the great civilizations of Russia, China, India and Iran are capable of being cattle-prodded into global slavery and serfdom.
Those civilizations been there before and they have also thrown the yoke before. None are going to submit.
Now two of the four are armed with weapons that preclude domination.
The other two are virtually impossible to invade and rule.
The global agenda actually is to diminish world population by 95%. They see their world of Feudalism requiring only 300 million humans.
What is going on is Chaos. Destruction of sovereign states. Destruction of borders. Division of nations into smaller parts.
That is not World Government.
Yes, they are trying to eliminate competitor poles of power. However, each wild act of destruction and chaos empowers the other SuperPowers and their friends and allies to stiffen resistance and bond tighter together.
Today, the Hegemon just stiffened the back of Erdogan more. And certainly supplied Kim Jung Un with all the reason to heed China and Russia and hold onto nukes and missiles. The man he negotiates with may not be there in another two years. But the Hegemon may be starting something in Taiwan and South China Sea which could change everything in NE Asia.
The reality of the world global affairs is the West/USA/Hegemon is big and dangerous. But it requires proxies to put boots on the ground to do its work.
So far, in this decade, that has not been very productive. We see the primitive Houthis holding off the beasts of war. The Taliban are gobbling up more of their country each week. Ukraine can’t hope to take Donbass. And children soldiers in parts of Africa destroy SOF troops of many NATO nations. PMCs are destroyed by the scores in many of the conflicts.
Where hatred of the Hegemon and globalists exists, morale makes the difference.
The mess of Venezuela was logical for years as a target for the Hegemon. We will see if it is easy pickings or becomes a long-term horror as most of the recent conflicts have been.
Sanctions = Financial Dictatorship
Privatization = Looting Nations by the Corporate.
Hegemonism = Corporate Controlled Society via MONOPOLY, and INSURANCES that Controls Everything.
This brings down the living cost to a degree, that the increase of the Population Stops.
The fertility rate goes down.
This is the Population Control.
There isn’t any need for TERROR to accomplish this.
Many governments and religions try to tell adults what they can and cannot do, even if what they want to do doesn’t hurt anyone else… but I say, if all involved are consenting adults, why not? If I want to marry more than one, why not? If I want to pay for sex, why not? If I want stand on my head and whistle a tune, why not? I am not hurting anyone. Leave the guy alone… if they are all there by their own free will, so be it!
Sad. US could easily afford to waste $5B on Ukraine. Russia cannot afford to do the same in Venezuela.
The Russian Air Force Tu-160 Bombers Deployed To Venezuela didn’t change anything.
There are many “peacefully” protesters that yell “freedom”, and US threaten to use US Navy to block all Venezuela’s Harbors to prevent the trade of Venezuela Crude Oil.
Venezuela is in the chopping block of the Gglobalists, and will stay like that until a “Regime Change” would happen.
Hmm, so why isn’t this Juan Guaido fellow not in jail for sedition ?
Or is Maduro letting Guaido do his thing so that Maduro can rile up the army and his supports against Guaido and his opposition followers lol ?
I see a great opportunity here for Maduro to make him an anti-imperialist champion haha. I mean, come on, the fact that these Americans are doing this all out in the open is really really stupid and makes them look so corrupt and bad, its almost comedic…..
…..So this Guaido idiot is actually still physically in Venezuela ??
Loool, I mean if you don’t want to become assassinated by pissed off rogue army lieutenants, someone should suggest to him that he goes in exile to Zio-Colombia.
Anyways, I have to give it to these Venezuelans, they seem very civilized about all this compared to the Arabs lol (I know, since I am one). If anyone attempted anything remotely like this in an Arabic country they and their entire family would be chopped to pieces (probably literally) lol.
Daniel Benjamin, Bill Clinton’s National Security advisor, wrote on Twitter, “This is one of the few benefits of having a president who reads absolutely nothing. No way he would have signed off on the intel strategy if he knew what was in it.”
“Trump A Threat to US, Intelligence Strategy Report Says”
The DNI report:
Wrong link see below. Mod.
Sorry the link above is from wrong year link.
This is the current report:
solidarity with the brothers of Venezuela
EU abstains from supporting Guaido. That’s big news I saw on CGTN, China cable.
China reiterated it does not interfere in internal affairs of other countries.
It exhorts upholding the Constitution and settling the dispute with dialogue.
US is taking it to the UNSC for discussion. Of course, Russia would veto any attempt at a UNSC resolution.
Decent analysis by PK. It’s clear this zionazi-gay (from “small fingers” trump there is no other way) “maidan” is mostly image making propaganda and the usual in country covert ops terrorism.
Another, complimentary article worth considering:
‘Eye of the Storm’: Venezuelan Streets Quiet as People Watch Guaido’s Next Move
“Radio Sputnik’s Loud and Clear ( https://www.facebook.com/Loudandclearbrianbecker ) spoke with Aline Piva, a journalist and a member of Brazilians for Democracy and Social Justice reporting from Caracas, and Paul Dobson, a writer for VenezuelAnalysis.com who reported from the Venezuelan city of Merida.
“Piva told Sputnik that there was a “sense of normality” in Caracas that didn’t exist in past coup attempts. “It’s not as bad as it was in 2016, which is very interesting because the opposition took a very bold move… but what you can see here is that they don’t have the popular strength to keep this up for long.”
He (Dobson) noted that Guaido has “been in hiding since his self-declaration” Wednesday afternoon. “No one’s seen him since; he hasn’t made any public statements since; we’re not quite sure where he is. It’s a very strange attempted coup d’etat, really.”
Piva said the calm could indicate two things: either the opposition doesn’t have the means to “wreak havoc” like in 2016, or that “they are organized, they have the money, and they have international support.” She noted that the most recent round of violence in Caracas “kind of gave us the sense that these were people that were highly trained.”
Noting that Maduro continues to enjoy the explicit support of the army and the judiciary, Piva said Guaido is “really just someone who out of the blue declared himself president. He doesn’t have the votes; he doesn’t have the legitimacy; he doesn’t have the power.”
“The sort of drastic political changes which Juan Guaido’s looking to bring about here in Venezuela only come about when there is a certain accumulation of social forces to cause them. What he is trying to do at a moment, or what the White House is trying to impose at the moment, is a social change without this necessary accumulation of social forces in Venezuela,” Dobson told Sputnik.
Piva said that while “the US is looking for an excuse to go to the final step, to take down the government, to implement a by-the-book regime change in Venezuela… people here are very aware of it. They were expecting President Maduro” to expel the US diplomats. “How long can we take the level of disrespect that the US government” has shown to Venezuela?
“Juan Guaido has committed a crime in Venezuela. Juan Guaido has acted against the constitution,” Dobson noted. “If they do decide to arrest Juan Guaido, I think we need to be very clear that this is not political repression; this is applying justice to a man who has broken a law.”
The move to grab Venezuelan oil reserves, for that is what it is, cannot be disassociated from the fact that the fracking boom is flailing.
“U.S. SHALE OIL INDUSTRY: Not In The Business To Make Money, But To Take Money”
No fracking company has been able to sell bonds for some months now as investors are waking up. Wall Street made money on the way up and they plan to make money on the way down.
“”It’s Terrible Out There”: Lack Of Greater Shale Fools Leaves Private Equity In A Bidless Panic”
Mr Koenig, could you please tell us why do you believe Chile’s economy is on the brink of collapse? Or could you recommend us some article explaining this?
I guess Maduro has understood that Guaido is no more than a silly trap: he is probably meant to be arrested so that the US, Colombia and Brazil have an excuse to attack. But I believe that Brazil is not really in condition to do much harm to Venezuela, since most of its military forces should be concentrated further south. Besides, Colombia has its own civil war to solve. The problem is that Bolsonaro’s clan may be willing to create a smoke screen that covers their mafia problems – money laundering but also direct involvement with Rio’s militias.
Bolsonaro do not control the army. Periode
The only goal of Bolsonaro government is economically broke Brazil bad so we will have to give our oil to someone else.
There are some other companies to privatize like Banco do Brasil(Bank), Caixa(Bank), BNDES(investment Bank), Correios, Eletrobras and finally Petrobras.
Those are Bolsonaro goals! The only goal!
Brazil president has little power and he do have LESS THAN 10% of the Congress.
The main external function of Bolsonaro is make some noise but it will be just that.
Brazil is out.
According to Russia Insider, Russia Sends ‘Security Contractors’ To Venezuela To Protect Maduro.
Sputinik this morning announced that ‘Reports on Alleged Russian Mercenaries in Venezuela Hoax’… Obviously, Russia Insider is not to ve trusted… (their ‘news’ came from Zero Hedge).
In this article, the shadowy “Wagner Group” appears and so the specter of Russia interference: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-25/russia-sends-security-contractors-venezuela-protect-maduro
But what exactly is the “Wagner Group?” https://scotthumor.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/wagner-private-military-company-could-be-a-code-name-for-israels-black-op/
It is not easy being a consumer of news these days.
If we are talking about private armies and (theoretical) trillionaire families (the fifth column?), nationality becomes moot, except when blame is assigned and talking points constructed.
There are no neat boxes of “narod;” “Strife is the father of all.”
It Was Really Disgusting’: Codepink Co-Founder on Confronting Pompeo at OAS
How could it not be, the zionazi-gay quisling is neocon. These are no longer human, if they actually ever were, but some seriously mentally and spiritually degenerated mutants.
Twitter Mob Incensed By US Congresswoman Retweeting Rania Khalek
“After Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted her opposition to the coup attempt by the US in Venezuela Friday, she was applauded by many progressives. After retweeting some of that praise, Twitterers dogpiled the rep because that praise came from an RT reporter, and as we know, Russia is bad!”
And one can safely bet that every one of the dog end…pilers was from s.w.a.r.m., the zionazi-gay websayanim and goy toy population manipulation tool to keep the web and the media safe and free of “wrong concepts”.
Yes USA does a lot to destabilise venezuala but what the hell have you Russia been doing to avert that? We remember how Medvedev used to make fun of chavez and how putin even kept distance from him to please his ango enemies.
How russia was stupid not to take Chavez’s offer of Russian naval base in venezuala. .
Russia always betrays her allies that is why today Russia is under attack on all fronts ina total war leashed by Anglo enemies of Russia.
Russia needs to eliminate England only as a serious trouble maker the english pirate race has been
Ten topol nukes will sort out renglabd for ever
Only way England has maintained her semblance of prosperity is by making others fight and use USA to destabilise other nations so that their elites bring stolen wealth to engka d for money laundering called financial services in old thriving English mind.
Russian weakness in showing restrain in front of her mortal enemy England has encouraged that Insignificant country of pirates to spread her evil wings.
Russia must sort her out before it is too late.
Give those pirates a .inch and they zzz like smelly dirty pest.
The Anglo-American mindset is the absolute negation of any moral or ethics other than those of psychopaths, or to put it in one sentence: ‘all the world is mine, and if I can’t have it, I will destroy it’.
The role of British intelligence in operations against both Trump and Russia, to prevent a coming together of forces that have always lined up against the British Empire, is a more fruitful subject to take up than the petty chagrin of their neocon minions over Russia’s (and China’s) rightful and historical challenge to their hegemony.
this thumbnail sketch simply goes to show what a huge portion of the actual history of civilization we have been denied by British revisionist historiography, within which the current wave of “fake news” is but the most recent case of the centuries-old gas-lighting tradition of Perfidious Albion against the entire human race. This assault on truth even finds its way into the physical sciences with Newton’s earlier bowdlerization of Leibniz, whose superior epistemology was adopted by European humanists, American revolutionaries and even Chinese philosophers (just found this: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ccr/vol77/iss77/5/
1799 Alexander von Humboldt launched a scientific project known as the Botanical Expedition, beginning in Venezuela and ranging from Peru to Mexico through present-day Colombia, as a five-year biological, geological and meteorological survey of the Americas culminating, on his way back to Europe, with a visit to Thomas Jefferson which led to the Lewis and Clark expedition in the new American Republic. At the same time his brother Wilhelm von Humboldt was carrying out the Prussian Reforms which produced Göttingen and other jewels of the scientific, cultural and political revolution led by humanist republicans including Schiller, Goethe and Beethoven in Europe and Benjamin Franklin in the United States (whose discoveries in electricity Beethoven celebrates with Schiller’s Götterfunken in his 9th Symphony
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Anglo-Saxon s have rightly calculated that Russia and Chinese are willing to bend down n and even betray their allies to please their Anglo enemies.
Look how China stupidly agreed to increase soyabean import from USA which really has become 3rd world economy but with first world gun to bully.