Imagine that the president of the self-proclaimed, exclusive and unique Superpower – Donald Trump from the United States of America – has the audacity to threaten the Venezuelan armed forces if they stand for the democratically elected president Nicolas Maduro and defend his government. An open threat was uttered at the University of Miami in a speech full of “fire and rage”; this time – against socialist Venezuela, with which Trump wants to finish (as with all other socialist states, especially in the American backyard). Thus, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia are the following countries, located at the crossroads of Trump and / or his “curators”. Do not forget, — writes Koenig – that he is just a convenient person, artificially created in the interests of the “Depth State” or the “Deep Government” – whatever you may call this secret clan of Elite People who intends to rule the world.
I can not help wondering what level of inhumanity we have reached. Trump openly calls for the killing of those who support the legitimate president of Venezuela. And the rest of the world just looks, looks, says NOTHING and tolerates such atrocities that the dictator creates from the self-proclaimed and the only superpower on the globe.
Although, no, everything is much worse.
The so-called civilized West – the European Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan – and some second and third class developing puppet countries from South America, where people are starving, while the elite admire the United States and dance to American music, united in what they call the “Group of Lima” (created in Lima in August 2017 to “rescue” Venezuela). The members of this group are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru.
Meanwhile, Mexico, under the leadership of its new “left” president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – or simply “AMLO” – is refraining from any decision that could harm Venezuela. On the contrary, Mexico is part of the “Montevideo mechanism”, which includes Mexico, Uruguay, Bolivia and the member countries of the Caribbean Community, and seeks to resolve the conflict through dialogue with the opposition. To him, the Maduro government was ready from the very beginning of the conflict, but this dialogue was boycotted by the opposition – as well as the elections of May 20, 2018, which the opposition, which did not participate in them, now calls falsification.
The “Lima Group” was created at the initiative of Washington with the aim of avoiding official routes. Similarly, Washington has created a group of Friends of Syria: all with the same goal – to achieve a “regime change.” In the case of Venezuela, to bypass the official representation of North and South America – the OAS, the Organization of American States.
Why does Washington do this? Because the empire could not force the majority of the OAS member states to take their side against Venezuela. Thus, they organized the “Group of Lima”, this club of those who wish, from among the most corrupt vassals, who believe that in the end they will get some crumbs from the table of their northern master and tyrant. Or do these vassal leaders (so!) Hope for a safe haven, for example, in the form of a castle in Miami?
I often wonder if this elite, like the European elite, has those who pull the strings of all these European puppets – macrons, Merkel, Meiev and everyone else in the EU – have a dream to escape and survive in untouched American paradise? What, besides such a dream, could make them so vile to betray their peoples, hundreds of millions of people? Do they have any morality left?
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But back to Venezuela. The clown calls for a direct war against the Maduro regime. And in order to save the Venezuelan people, he sent “humanitarian aid” worth $ 20 million to Cucuta, the border town of Columbia.
And, of course, the Bolivarian army does not allow this convoy to Venezuela. There is no need for humanitarian aid, not to mention the $ 20 million that is “seed”, compared with the amounts for which Venezuela buys food and medicine daily.
It is indisputable that the American militarists – especially Bolton, Pompeo and Pence – are preparing a hot war. It remains to be seen whether they will fulfill their plans. But the Bolivarian armed forces do not watch passively for what can happen. They are ready to resist any aggression. The US Southern Command, based in Florida, is preparing to concentrate a significant number of armed forces. The nuclear aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln with 3200 troops, 90 fighters and helicopters is located off the coast of Florida. He is accompanied by the cruiser Leyte Gulf armed with cruise missiles, as well as the destroyers Bainbridge, Gonzalez, Mason and Nite. The Spanish ship Mendez Nuñez joined this naval grouping.
Spain’s involvement in these military games with criminal, aggressive objectives is outrageous. Spanish socialist leader Pedro Sanchez (who certainly does not deserve the title “socialist”) also had the audacity to demand that Nicolas Maduro resign and call an election. Who is this (eternally hesitant) head of the fallen Spanish empire to interfere in the internal affairs of another country? Maybe all this is happening because the Spaniards still can not bear the defeat inflicted on them by Simon Bolivar? Maybe they still feel some kind of superiority and behave in a racist way towards the “brown” Latin Americans? Or maybe this is because Sanchez wants to please his masters in Washington? Or is it simply because he needs popular support in his own country, since he heads a minority and had to call early elections on April 28, 2019?
However, there are both Russia and China, Venezuela’s firm but rather calm partners. Russia made it clear: “Do not mess with Venezuela.” Russia has two Tu-160 nuclear bomber stationed in the Caribbean Sea on the Venezuelan island of Orchila, where Moscow, with the consent of Venezuela, will create a permanent military base.
Both Russia and China have invested tens of billions of dollars in the Venezuelan oil and gas industry. But besides commercial interests, Russia and China are fighting for a multipolar world and want to guarantee the independence of Latin America, the sovereignty of the peoples of America.
On January 26, 2019, the United States dragged the Venezuelan Case to the UN Security Council, trying to condemn Caracas and make its way to a military invasion. However, although nine of the 15 members of the UN Security Council voted to hold a special meeting on Venezuela (Belgium, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, United Kingdom, USA), four voted against (China, Equatorial Guinea, Russian Federation, South Africa) with two abstentions (Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia). The representative of the Russian Federation objected that the Council should play no role in domestic affairs that did not pose a threat to international peace and security. And he is right!
This event of the UN Security Council triggered a movement of solidarity, which included more than 50 states, including China, Russia, Cuba, the DPRK, Syria, Iran, Palestine, Nicaragua and many others. They supported the statement by the Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreasa, in the Security Council, who declared the unilateral illegitimate economic sanctions and territorial invasion by the United States. According to Carl Stee, this new alliance “is a formidable force that Western capitalism will counteract at its own peril and risk. This opposition to Western domination in the United Nations is long overdue. Money-based supremacy on large payouts that allow the US and other capitalist powers to buy, threaten and otherwise control the UN’s direction, distort and destroy the independence, honesty and impartiality that the UN needs to maintain its legitimacy and to achieve a sustainable global world and of justice. ”
This new unit from more than 50 states includes more than half of the world’s population. To a large extent, these are peoples who have been exploited and massacred, and their countries have been raped and ravaged by Western capitalist and colonial powers for hundreds of years. This alliance promises to be a new face in the UN, which in all other aspects is ruled by the West.
As for the fate of Venezuela, Trump vaguely mentioned that February 23 is the deadline for attacking Venezuela. The latter will be a disaster not only for Venezuela and Latin America, but for the whole world. Will the Trump curators make such a mistake? In any case, the Venezuelan armed forces have the means to counter the imperial nuclear aircraft carrier, rocket launchers, countless fighters and 5,000 US troops and mercenaries recently deployed in Colombia and ready to cross the border with Venezuela. And – do not forget – there are also Russia and China.
Author: Peter Koenig — Political analyst at the Center for the Study of Globalization (Center for Research on Globalization [CRG], Montreal, Canada), economist and geopolitical analyst, previously worked at the World Bank. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. His articles are published in publications such as Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, The 4th Media (China), TeleSUR, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog and other resources.