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Adolf Trump Goes for Venezuela. A Jump into Nothingness?

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Adolf Trump Goes for Venezuela. A Jump into Nothingness?

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Source: Solidaria, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau

In the midst of a desolate scenario, when the United States has become the country with the highest number those infected by the corona virus, President Donald Trump and his team of serial criminals like Elliott Abrams, Cuban-American Mauricio Claver-Carone, Marco Rubio and others, announced that their country and 22 other nations would launch a far-reaching operation against drug trafficking in the Western Hemisphere, deploying naval and air force military reinforcements in the Caribbean Sea and the South Pacific.

From Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro denounced this situation to the world, in an extraordinary letter to the governments while the majority of the countries of the world and even the United Nations are requesting that the United States lift the sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and other countries, in view of the very serious emergency of a pandemic of this magnitude.

So far there has been no positive response and the most serious thing is that the threatening military maneuver is not stopping and in the last hours journalists and humanitarian agencies in Colombia have been denouncing the presence of US troops in their country where there is 9 US military bases.

Holman Morris, director of Colombia’s channel three, warned this weekend that U.S. troops and helicopters have arrived at the Colombian-Venezuelan border in the Santander area, posing a scenario of invasion and war at a time when United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” warning of what any act of war could mean for the most vulnerable and war-torn countries where there has been a collapse in health systems, while COVID 19 is claiming thousands of lives daily.

In the midst of the pandemic, a U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, is being grounded in Guam, with 5,000 crew members, 10 percent of whom are affected by Covid 19, after its commander pleaded with his superiors for the sick to be released. The carrier’s captain, Brett Crozier, told the Pentagon that the coronavirus was spreading rapidly on board and asked for help in quarantining his crew. In his letter released initially by the San Francisco Chronicle, Crozier wrote “the spread of the disease is on the move and is accelerating. We are not at war. Sailors don’t need to die,” he warned. The sick sailors were brought off the ship but Crozier was relieved from his post for the way he handled the situation. As he was leaving the ship to fly back to Washington, his sailors cheered and chanted his name out of gratitude for his brave gesture. The Pentagon was also critical of Crozier for releasing the number of infected.

“For security reasons, we will not report the total number of affected, service members in the individual unit, base or Combatant Command,” declared U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman Alyssa Farah at the time, while also reporting that more than 2,000 of New York’s 40,000 police officers are infected. There is no protection for anyone.

How many sick or dead soldiers will the U.S. hide right now? How many black bags will go underground in that country, without the families knowing about it?

LATIN AMERICA UNDER THREAT OF WAR

In Latin America, the United States has imposed four coups d’état in this century and validated illegal presidents, such as Lenin Moreno of Ecuador, who ascended to government in the name of a political party and a program, which he ignored just days after taking office, violating the popular will, as Sebastián Piñera does, harshly repressing the longest popular uprising of all time in Chile, both constituting new forms of dictatorship and causing dozens of deaths, injuries and prisoners.

In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro was elected under a de facto government, without international observation and keeping the candidate that the polls predicted as the winner, Luiz Inácio Lula de Silva, in prison under false accusations after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached in 2016 – with the complicity of the justice system, parliament and the media. These elections cannot be considered free.

In Honduras, the current government is an unbridled continuity of the dictatorship that was imposed with the coup d’état against President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. The murders of leaders, indigenous journalists and peasant leaders are daily occurrences. The coup d’état in Paraguay in 2012 that overthrew President Fernando Lugo in hours also allowed a return to the longstanding dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner through personalities who were associates of the dictator or his descendants.

The 2004 coup against Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide, kidnapped by US troops and taken out of his country, the poorest and most punished in Latin America and the Caribbean, was left in eternal chaos, constituting another crime against humanity against a defenseless people. In Bolivia, the self-proclaimed President Jeanine Añez, whose “presidential” sash was placed on her by the military coup leaders, violated all the rules after the coup against President Evo Morales, in which the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro, was a chief protagonist (Nov 2019).

And what about that scandalous character Juan Guaidó, who, at the height of his delirium and imperial decline, proclaimed himself on a Caracas street as president in charge of Venezuela, by order of the Trump government? A president without a country, collecting large sums of money from the world and asking for the invasion of Venezuela, because otherwise he knows that he would never be elected by the people of that country, not even by the opposition to Maduro’s government.

In fact, the de facto or subjugated governments of the continent, which respond to the US administration, are showing total disregard for their people in the face of the pandemic that is ravaging the world. We see this in Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Honduras and others where the population has been deprived of its essential rights.

Meanwhile, Washington is waging a war, covertly and not so much, against countries such as Mexico, Argentina and other Caribbean countries for trying to find their own way. At this time and with these circumstances, the pandemic is spreading equally against everyone and it is evident the differences with which the governments that can still decide their own strategies to face the tragedy.

For its part, the United States, while creating an almost unbelievable war front, is leaving the American population to its fate, knowing that thousands will die in the streets, since millions of inhabitants are not covered by any social security, nor do they have access to medicine or equipment, nor sufficient food, while the private health care system is geared towards the privileged. This is what the capitalist system looks like in this turbulent cycle, which also indicates its collapse.

Ten million unemployed in recent days most of them will become totally unprotected social disappearances, without social security, without public hospitals and without labor laws, to favor the big profit and exploiting companies.

Trump, besides admitting, with a chilling coldness that if the deaths by COVID-19 reach 200,000, “we will have done a good job”, announced the deployment of troops, ships and aircraft carriers in clear position to invade Venezuela, under the false argument of the fight against drug trafficking, which they themselves administer. The plan is also to go through Cuba, Nicaragua and subjugate the rest of the countries in the region, imagining that this could save their electoral campaign and cover up other failures of their administration in the midst of negotiations between Russia and Saudi Arabia for oil. All the while continuing the antiquated media campaigns against China and the Russian Federation as those countries are sending tons of aid, scientists and doctors to countries around the world including the US. This enormous contradiction cannot be hidden anymore. Nor can we hide the solidarity without borders of a small but immense country like Cuba.

The failure to stop the military operation in the Pacific and the Caribbean that also threatens Central America, Mexico and the rest of the region and especially all countries where there are military bases and establishments of the United States is another leap into the breach of Trump in these circumstances.

Their delirious fundamentalism believes that there is still time for its dreamed global governance, a mirror in which they looked at themselves and which was shattered when other powers appeared on the horizon, not precisely emerging, very consolidated ones that ended up with imperial unilaterality and not through brutal wars, like those dreamed of by the decadent businessmen of the arms and death industry.

In this way, entangled in his delirium of further strengthening the military supremacy of the United States, violating all international laws, ignoring the rights of the countries of the world, and the economic pandemic that dying capitalism is facing, the US president has become the greatest danger facing humanity and the American people. In these hours, as never before in history, a virus, barely a speck in a microscope, laid bare in weeks the entrails of an empire, of a deeply inhumane and perverse system, which is slowly and dangerously collapsing.

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  • good american

    Agent Orange carrying the torch of the imperialistic Deep State he so often kicks against in public. Cease and desist, Asshole.

    • JIMI JAMES

      What I don’t heed’s why adolf putin,now adolf trump? Why not adolf soros more frgn well like it!

      • AM Hants

        Don’t you find it ironic that those using last century”Adolf’ soundbite, just happen to run with the Nazi ideology? They cannot go to a fancy dress party, dressed in SS gear, but allowed to adorn the swastika on body and uniform, whilst mastering the ‘Sieg Heil’ salute.

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  • JIMI JAMES

    That jewhadi cockhed and rubio are deep state,it remains to be seen if trump will do the right thing,
    or go down in history as the most sly,cunning evil that ever existed in washington,seens we know venezuala prevenrs drug trafficking which i guess for cia a big no,no and that rubio’s a cia cocksuker,
    why would trump throw all patriots blessings under the bus for just a few demented perverted flogs?
    Time will tell,though understand the sentiments in the event that were to be the true case here!

    • Alberto Garza

      do you think chavez and maduro are the best thing that happened to venezuela ?? those hardcore communists ran venezuela and its people to the ground there is nothing left but misery and poverty while they live as emperors they are far worst than americans will ever be .

      • good american

        I would like to see them given a fair chance to prove their worth with access to markets and tech like everyone else and then judge. To judge while under sanctions and the like if unfair. To induce misery is the purpose of sanctions. Wouldn’t you say that is more the fault of the Internationals than the current government?

      • rightiswrong rightiswrong

        They were elected you moron. Only an idiot would say the people who wrote the Monroe Doctrine, gave a toss for the citizens of Latin America.

        Trump, Gaydude were not presented to the Venezuelan people against them for the presidential elections, were they!

      • Jaime Galarza

        I can’t imagine how somebody who lives in Latin America can prefer the Americans. I know there are some. They are the traitors, the fifth column. And yes, they are worse than the Americans

  • LR captain

    The US needs a distraction any distraction.

    • JIMI JAMES

      That admiral is a legend,saved his crews lifes,his crew would be very proud of his integrity,
      which is more than what I can say for them useless media rants whom assume the navy to be just a simple cake walk in the park,holding hands n propose same sex marriage,and will die for the incumbent and such george soros/nwo/tyrants pleasures regardless,like WTF?

      • AM Hants

        Did you see what the acting Naval Secretary, said to the sailors? Did like the response ‘StF’ he got back. Not many Commanding Officers of Western Military ships, who get full respect from those they leed.

        Why does USS Liberty and the support they received from Admiral McCain AND President Johnson come to mind?

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Trump is a Jewish family, Jewish children, and his only policies are for the exclusive benefit of Jews.
    Adolf fought against the globalist-Jewish-grip on the world. JFK was more of an Adolf then these modern-deep-state-goons.
    Trump belongs in prison with the Clinton’s and Bushes and Obama’s and so on.

    • occupybacon

      Maybe but everything related to Latin America must smell like Che Guevara and Fidel Castro

    • AM Hants

      Wasn’t Trump’s mother Scottish? Just like Rupert Murdoch’s mother. What is the link between Trump, Murdoch and Johnson, courtesy of parents and great grandparents?

      When the Turkish relatives, back in the early 20th century, took refuge in the UK where did they first end up?

  • rightiswrong rightiswrong

    The US has lost the oil war with Russia, lost Syria, to Russian backed Syrian government, and cannot pay for the effects of COVID19 at home.

    This is the perfect time for the spoilt rich kids of the USA to throw their toys out of the pram, and invade Venezuela.

    Either Trump does it for them, or he gets his grassy knoll moment.

    Pastor Pence is waiting, like the Angel of Death he is.

    • AM Hants

      Not just Venezuela, but, at the same time the Patriot missiles that have been sent to Iraq. Plus, Defender 2020, scaled down NATO exercise, aimed at ‘first strike missile attack’ on Russia. Just in time for Easter and Russia’s 75th Victory Parade anniversary.

      Dominic Raab, who is standing in for Boris, will do anything to make Isr*el Great Again, and will fully support all that is asked of him by his masters. Selected and vetted for those precise reasons.

      What I found interesting, is how the media is using images of Dominic Raab, to give him the image of President Putin. Posing in his boxing gear, trying to display as much of his torso as possible. Whilst running a summary of his achievements.

      Ironic, how they despise Vladimir Putin, whilst trying to present themselves in his style.

      • rightiswrong rightiswrong

        They love VVP, they just wish he was one of them! lol

        It seems the US is getting so fed up with people complaining about US brutality, that the US are now going to invade the Moon and beyond. Trump signed an order claiming that the US will now be putting the flag on every satellite and planet they can reach, where they will then set up Tolls on the outlying rocks and planets.
        Then they will charge anyone else going out to space, and when they come back!

        Russia will be payed in advance for the rockets of course, though some in the States are worried that the Russkies might keep the money, and put their troops on board.

        Everyone knows, you can’t trust the Russkies, lol.

        • AM Hants

          Lol, hate to tell Trump, but already got the deeds for my acre of land on the moon. With thousands of others.

          I was wondering how he was going to achieve the Soros themed flags, that are so common with ISIS, BLM, Anti-fa, Ukraine Nazis, Hong Kong Protesters, Daesh, ISIS, White Helmets, Al Qaeda, etc. Etc, etc, reaching space? Without the help of Russia?

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            I’m sending a request to Russia to build me a fleet of rockets too, so I can colonise the Sun. Then I’ll charge all you suckers down here for my energy ball.
            I’ll pay the Russkies back at a low interest rate.
            Jeez, those Russians must be dumb, doing that for me, and the Yanks! lol

          • AM Hants

            Can I have a discount code, when you sort it out haha.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            We’re leaving, as soon as the Yanks pay back .

            Half price suntans, for all my allies. LOL

          • AM Hants

            LOL, over in the UK we were desperate for those sun tans, courtesy of UK sunshine.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            That’s why I claim the Sun.

            Sick to death of the Atlantic rain, wind and cloud cover.
            Of course AM, the sun is splitting outside today, and its too bright for my eyes, lol.

          • AM Hants

            Starting to get seriously cheesed of with 24/7 Corona Virus coverage as the world appears to be treading water.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            I’m stir crazy here.
            I’m well used to being stuck inside, it’s just I normally don’t have the rest of the family with me, all day every day.

            Sick to death of hearing how the deaths are flattening out, when no one I know has been tested, including my health worker daughter. They were issued PPE last week! She still has no PPE, as they said they were keeping them for an emergency! Supposedly locked away in stores, it is laughable how they lie, and no MSM ever question the stupid statements they make.
            The reason why there is no PPE here, is because Merkel doesn’t allow us to spend our budget on anything else, but paying back her banks.

            Welcome to freedumb and demockery, EU style!

          • AM Hants

            Good luck and feel exactly the same.

            With regards where your daughter works, wonder what they class an emergency?

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            They have nothing, the government has nothing, so they lie, and lie.

            There is no testing, no ventilators, no PPE.
            The doctors of a city centre hospital here asked the public to donate masks and gloves.
            They are not testing health workers, just politicians and celebrities.
            The largest hospital here have said they are running out of ICU beds, no money to spend.

            Angela Merkel has our money, given to her by a political class who are bought and paid for long before they put their names to any ballot.

            Welcome to life in the EU, thanks to freedumb and demockery.

          • AM Hants

            Same over in the UK.

            Just want the next chapter to get started, where they are all publicly held accountable.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            They won’t, unfortunately.
            I phoned an MP last friday, opposition. His staff were telling me the same porkies! I pointed out some facts, they changed the story to suit. I then pointed out the fallacy of what they were saying, they told me to hang in there, the PPE is coming. The PPE had supposedly, according to the national media, arrived.
            My daughter was then told that evening, the gear is in storage, to be handed out later. Now, they are told only for emergencies!

            Unless the people get a load of rifles, the political classes will stick to the script that witch Angela wrote out for them.
            From Famine, to Bailout, and now to Pandemic.

            No wonder we prefer guns to ballot boxes. lol

          • AM Hants

            Wish your daughter well. The zombies have taken over the asylum, judging by who goes into politics.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            Hi AM, just an up-date about my daughter. She started night shift last night, and they issued the staff with 2 scrub items, trouser and apron, last night!

            She might get a mask, gloves in a year or so, at this rate. Crazy. Still no testing, beyond a temperature reading.
            I have them at home, for years.

          • AM Hants

            Absolutely ridiculous.

            Over in the UK, they are making it up as they go along, and also refuse to provide protective clothing for NHS and health staff.

            Refuse to test the public, to check out who has developed their own immunity to the virus.

            Boris, is now out of ITU, but, were meant to believe he was occupying an intubated, one on one, bed space, whilst up and chatting.

            Raab, who is left in charge, has come out of the exiled orphan stable, so many politicians find themselves in.

            Parents Czech exiles, of Jewish faith, who die, when he was young. Just like Theresa May. Michael Gove was adopted. Kinder Fuehrer, so comes to mind, when you see so many ‘professional loliticians’ on the world stage, minus a substantiated childhood. Or am I being cynical?

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            That’s not cynicism AM, that’s seeing things as they really are. Kunesberg at the BBC, Balt exiles, it’s a long list. Maxwell, Soros etc.
            My kids and I love watching The Big Bang tv show, despite it’s overt pro “Western” scheme.
            Any credits after a show, film, the amount of people from one particular group, is more than coincidental. Brits too, are very prevalent on these credits, but far less than the other group.
            We know that Christianity and Islam forbade loans at interest, and also had debt amnesties within their structures of belief. We also know that ambitious kings would seek to get loans outside of their own circles. That’s where it started, someone taking loans to be paid back by plundering someone else!
            And here we are today, with exceptional people borrowing money from the chosen people, to plunder the resources from the people who don’t fit in with the first two categories of people. lol

          • AM Hants

            Cannot stand Kunesberg and seriously avoid news and current affairs programmes, by any UK media outlet. Flick through the Daily Mail, for the comments and see who is paying heavily on trolls.

            Never watched ‘Big Bang’. Did have ‘House of Cards’ US version as background noise, finding it got lost. Though saying that, it was after the 2016 Presidential Campaign, that you could see them try to turn Robin Wright into Clinton, plus, they were quite good with their version of the Putin character. All I could see was the Clinton Kill List, running through the script. No doubt next series will focus on the pandemic.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            Those type of shows, were started off to condition people to terms like collateral damage, state actors, rogue elements, etc etc. The West Wing, with Martin Sheen, same thing, look how our system works, nice people good ideals, if only those rogue actors would let the good old USA show them how the people could live, Blah blah.
            I preferred Rik Mayall type New Statesman, BlackAdder, far more realistic than Newsnight’s version of our political classes.
            I loved Cheers, Taxi, Frasier, lots of good American comedy shows, funny characters, scripts. Big Bang is about the lives of 4 geek scientists in LA, quite popular in Russia and China, despite the clear Western narrative. Yes Minister I still watch on UK sat tv, Porridge, Open All Hours, Only Fools and Horses, Bread, all classics I often watch on classic channels. Billy Connolly, Dick Emery, Tommy Cooper, Roy Chubby Brown all classics. Imagine them on telly today! ROTFFL, there would be murder and soul wringing and clenching.
            My generation learnt to laugh at these muppets who believed themselves to be above the masses. I never came across any mansion or palace, without a shithouse in it, pardon my French.

          • AM Hants

            Forgot to say, I seriously hope she gets her mask, gloves and apron. It is not too much to ask. You must be spitting blood.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            She’s not in an active hospital of course, if she was, I think at 20 years of age, I would force her to leave, no doubt. I know someone has to do it, but it’s such an unexplained virus.
            When my eye was first examined by a sympathetic doctor, he told me the first duty of any doctor, is not to do anything at all to the patient, that may worsen the situation. I think sending in un protected staff to deal with patients with a no vaccine virus, is madness, and may well end up with a more serious situation. What if this virus, while incubating within fit people now, was to mutate into something as lethal as Spanish Flu was after a set time, or other catalyst which could then become lethal very quickly. The Spanish Flu died off quickly for a few months, then came back and killed exponential numbers compared to the first outbreak.
            The reason why there are no stockpiles of vital medical supplies, is down to the beancounters of industry, commerce and politics of course. Greedy b’stards who cared only what their bank accounts read like.
            “I know the minds behind them, they are riddled full of holes,
            Not to be trusted, with their hands at the controls,
            Their eyesight it is twisted, by the glory of their careers,
            The heaped praise and flattering, makes music to their ears,
            To listen to them talk about, how it hasn’t happened yet,
            Is like playing Hiroshima, Nagasaki Russian Roulette”.

            Hiroshima, Nagasaki Russian Roulette by Christy Moore back in the 7080s.

          • AM Hants

            There is a good article over on Fort Russ, with regards Gates. So desperate to get his vaccines into the 90%. No doubt the reason the UK Gates sponsored health officials and easy to coerce politicians are happy to do nothing.

            I would like to know the Corona Virus target works with Muslim females who wear the Burka. Plus, how many who have come into contact with the virus, go onto develop their own immune response to the virus.

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            Gates, Bezos, Musk, Soros and Branson.

            Hadn’t an original thought between them, yet richer than Ford, Edison or Hughes!
            None of these guys pay taxes neither, unlike the actual giants of industrialisation, industry and commerce did. You won’t find Bezos offering to double your salary if you work for him rather than his competitors.
            They get control of the monies the State hand out, black money for black projects. Money laundering on a vast scale, hidden behind guys with no true reason for being a billionaire.

            It’s clear that the English speaking world are being denied the available information, by our own political classes. Not just one ruling party, but they are all in it together. No dissent from anyone on TV, bar a few twats on about personal rights to walk outside a wee bit more, otherwise, silence.
            Silence on why no stocks are available. Silence on why no State can order immediate mass production of simple masks, never mind say ventilators, drugs etc. Silence on who is actually in charge of what?

            Anti competition rules are why no Western State can order mass production of desperately needed PPE, ventilators, beds or spaces for ICUs.
            Political corruption is the reason why no one can organise a thing. These people are simpletons with a degree they paid for in a high priced uni.

          • Nana-Chan

            You would know. You wear a burka.

          • Jake321

            Sunni Muslim Arabs wash their hands at least six times a day and they have a low infection and death rate. It is Western Christians who are hit the hardest by the Pandemic. Go figure.

      • Doom Sternz

        At least 30 Iranian guided missiles hit Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, home of the United States Air Force and largest base in Iraq. The pentagon now admits 109 casualties, there are many dead and the cover up is a disgrace.

        Trump threatened to murder the PM of Iraq, ordered the Marines to murder protesters and ordered the murder of Soleimani while he was on a peace mission. Crimes don’t get worse than this. The death of the top CIA officer Mike D’Andrea “Prince of Darkness” involved in the US assassination of prominent Iranian General Qassem Soleimani is justice served.

        As the Iraqi Prime Minister explained……..After my return from China, Trump called me and asked me to cancel the agreement, so I still refused, and he threatened me with massive demonstrations that would topple me. Indeed, the demonstrations started and then Trump called, threatening to escalate in the event I did not cooperate and do as he asked.

        This is what led to the US Attacks on Iraqi Military and PMU Hundreds of Miles from the “Incident” at K1 base. The attack Trump claims to be retaliating against was against an Iraqi base, not an American base, an attack by ISIS where an American oil worker was killed on an Exxon oil facility…where oil has been stolen from Iraq for years. This is Trump escalating the situation in Iraq as he threatened to do.

        The base which was attacked housed not just Iraqi regulars but PMF units, who were also attacked, the same units Trump says staged the attack. The attack was using a Romanian built 122mm rocket, that was supplied to ISIS by the US. The BBC admits that the K1 base housed PMF militias who were there to protect K1 from ISIS. Trump used his ISIS proxies to escalate by attacking K1. Trump then bombed PMU forces in northern Iraq who were actually fighting ISIS which then led to the US embassy being attacked, Trump then escalated further by murdering General Qassem Soleimani in the most despicable way possible

        Impeach him and present him to the Hague….To all those people who support Trump, you are no better than he is.

        The US deployed multiple batteries of Patriot Missiles to the base in May in case of such an attack. America’s air defense ships in the Persian Gulf stood down, no AEGIS or Patriot protection for 5000 US troops stranded in Iraq by Trump’s criminal insanity. With US forces on high alert, and billions of US air defense equipment on site we do not have one video of an incoming missile taken down when ballistic missiles are supposed to be the easiest to intercept.

        If Trump retaliated the US troops would of been slaughtered. This is how Iranians saved Iraq from the Western backed terrorists. They put their lives on the line for Iraq and saved the country, that is why Iranians in Iraq are heroes, And that is why Trump murdered these Generals, and ISIS celebrated.

        • AM Hants

          Nice, informative comment. Thanks.

          • Doom Sternz

            Here is the address by Abdul Mahdi………………..“This is why I visited China and signed an important agreement with them to undertake the construction instead. Upon my return, Trump called me to ask me to reject this agreement. When I refused, he threatened to unleash huge demonstrations against me that would end my premiership.

            Huge demonstrations against me duly materialized and Trump called again to threaten that if I did not comply with his demands, then he would have Marine snipers on tall buildings target protesters and security personnel alike in order to pressure me.

            I refused again and handed in my resignation. After this, when our Minister of Defense publicly stated that a third party was targeting both protesters and security personnel alike (just as Trump had threatened, he would do), I received a new call from Trump threatening to (discuss banned word) both me and the Minister of Defense if we kept on talking about this “third party”.

            I was supposed to meet him (Soleimani) later in the morning when he was killed. He came to deliver a message from Iran in response to the message we had delivered to the Iranians from the Saudis.

            The Kingdom’s statement regarding the events in Iraq stresses the Kingdom’s view of the importance of de-escalation to save the countries of the region and their people from the risks of any escalation.

            The kingdom of Saudi Arabia was not consulted regarding the US strike. In light of the rapid developments, the Kingdom stresses the importance of exercising restraint to guard against all acts that may lead to escalation, with severe consequences.

            Saudi Arabia is sending a delegation to Washington to urge restraint with Iran on behalf of [Persian] Gulf states. The message will be: ‘Please spare us the pain of going through another war’.”

  • Doom Sternz

    David and Charles Koch needed the XL Keystone Pipeline. The XL Keystone pipeline takes Canadian tar-sands oil to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The refineries of the Texas Gulf Coast are optimized for heavy crude. It would cost billions of dollars to rebuild the giant Flint Hills Corpus Christi Refinery, owned by Koch Industries, to use the less-polluting Texas oil drilled nearby.

    The Koch’s built the giant Flint Hills Corpus Christi Refinery to process heavy crude from Venezuela. At the time the plant was built Koch Industries were pillaging Venezuelan heavy crude for a fraction of its true value. When Hugo Chavez became President of Venezuela he insisted Koch Industries pay full price for the heavy crude.

    Yuan Guido promised to return control of the oil to US companies (ie Koch Industries, Flint Hills Corpus Christi Refineries, there are no other refineries that can process this heavy crude). Hence Trump tells us that Yuan Guido is the democratic leader of Venezuela. Trump himself obtained 3 million less votes, Pompeo (no votes) and Bolton (no votes). Guido has never stood for election anywhere. Maduro however was re-elected with a huge majority.

    Massive corruption due to big corporate control of government, continual abuse of power and mass murder can only be described as fascism. White Supremacy and Fascism is the Key to understanding America’s Venezuela aggression (supreme international crime). Venezuela is a story of four centuries of white rule and It all came to an end with the 1998 election of Hugo Chavez who won with the overwhelming support of the Mestizo (indigenous) majority.

    This rejection of white supremacy continues under Maduro, Chavez’ chosen successor. Social investment in Venezuela during the Chavez administration reduced poverty from nearly 50% in 1999 to about 27% in 2011, increased school enrollment and brought real democracy to Venezuela. Venezuela was the wealthiest nation, by far, in South America. Hugo Chavez became President on 2 February 1999. Venezuela reached its all-time-high economic-growth rate in 2004 after 5 years of Socialism.

    The economy rapidly declined as soon as the U.S. started its coup-attempts and imposed sanctions. It was the US that murdered Chavez. It is estimated that the sanctions have been the catalyst for up to 40,000 deaths in Venezuela.

    Lets be quite clear about this: the people who support Trumps White Supremacy (colonial rule) are no better than he is. The problem with fascists is that they think they are Republicans.

    • AM Hants

      Thanks for the informative comment.

  • Alberto Garza

    russia has notified the u.s. that its 1000 military and technical advisers are out of venezuela because the venezuelan goverment did not paid them …looks like maduro is losing more friends..

    • AM Hants

      Got a link? When Russia knows what is going on and Venezuelan oil is under the control of the Russian Government?

    • rightiswrong rightiswrong

      The Russian state took over all Venezuelan oil companies, to avoid sanctions on Russian private companies who were selling it abroad.

      VVP has told the US, to do one. That’s our oil. We paid for it.

      Trump announces he is going to send his troops into space instead. lol

  • verner

    I suppose that when the dysfunctional states of A finds it appropriate to offer a bounty of 15m bucks for maduro (which is the same as saying dead or alive) Maduro, in a tit for tat, should offer a 15m bucks counter bounty on trump and make certain it works. nothing would be better for the world if dunny the dunce, the greatest toad around, all of a sudden felt that he is in play as an object (or his family of which the vermin kushner would be the most obvious choice). naturally fatso can be included and abrams and a few others.

    • Redadmiral

      Understand where you are coming from Verner, with $15m Bounty on Big Donny. However, I’de imagine Yanki Deep State Grunts would see that as a golden opportunity to Kill 2 Birds with the one stone. Donny takes a bullet to the head, Pense is crowned Prince of Thieves, invades Venezuela and murders Maduro.

      • AM Hants

        Good point.

      • verner

        need not be directly for and on behalf of the venezuela government, could be one or two of the narcotrafficantes offering the bounty on trump (or just the daughter and her husband, easier to get to) for all the hassle the yankeetwats have given the coke-business over the years.

        trump is naturally a better choice than fatso or abrams but maybe better start at the easier end and work upwards.

    • rightiswrong rightiswrong

      15 million bucks! What an insult.

      The US were offering that last year to captains of oil tankers, if they stole Iranian oil.

      Things are bad for the US, when they can only pay 15 million bucks this year, for the largest oil reserves, in Venezuela, on the planet!

      The Emperor has no clothes.

      • verner

        15 million bucks for the apprehension of maduro is just another word for the old dead and alive but I seem to remember that there is a law in place which prohibits assassination by the government – thus for his capture but when he turns up dead, they’ll say ‘mission accomplished’.

  • Guibus Guib

    the Adolf Trump comparison is a total disgrace, it completely destroys the credibility of the article and its author, whatever it could contain, true or not, intelligent or not.

    • verner

      sort of disagree – ah was infinitely more intelligent whereas dunny the dunce is just plain stupid and basically representing a plain stupid people. the germans on the other hand, that’s a seriously clever bunch.

      another comparison is to compare netanyahu and the squatting jews with the nazis and it’s a fair comparison since the jews have copied the nazis down to the last comma.

  • AM Hants

    Venezuelan oil is under the protection of Russia. So US, under cover of Corona Virus hysteria sends it’s stricken sailors to get ready to invade Venezuela.

    Meanwhile, NATO Defender Exercise, based on a ‘First strike missile attack’ against Russia continues, although scaled down.

    The same time the US sends Patriot missiles to a nation it has been thrown out of. Close to Iran and the Iranian waterway, international shipping uses.

    Is this all in time to kick off for Easter and Russia’s 75th Anniversary, focused on defeating fascism?

    Why are so many kids of the Nazi and Bolshevic elites, to be found in positions of power, within institutionalised, Government funded power bases? As NATO, their Atlantic Think Tank, NED and EED, Government funded NGOs and EU Parliament, come to mind? Why are the NATO HQ and European Parliament, so close to each other?

    Am I being cynical? Remember 9/11 and how they were trying to hide US national debt and what happened next?