If Trump is so concerned over Venezuela why not simply lift sanctions?
Western media outlets echoed the Trump administration’s claim that the Venezuelan government was heartlessly withholding foreign aid.
The US is essentially finished as a nation state: it has become a toy for a criminal class guilty of gurring democracy, imperialism, plunder, militarism, false flag murder of its own citizens, proxy wars for Israel in the middle east, genocide, environmental planetary destruction…
These idiotic discussions at the likes of Democracy Now…The behavior of the United States is outrageous that for European nations to support this shows that they are lackeys, at best. Their credibility is shattered and my deal a fatal blow the the EU.
The US won’t even negotiate after dozens of articles sermonizing to Maduro to negotiate.
This coup is completely in the open, a dumb move and a dangerous revelation to the world of their real nature..
Maduro should hang on. Already we see the ‘coup’ is a failure short of escalation of the aggression. The stance that oil is passing into the past can help to set up an emergency transition economy that can first simply feed the people and move toward a post-oil diversification. If Venezuelans can east, have cheap or free housing, jobs in a new economy, and if Maduro can move to expropriate the bourgeoisie, Maduro can proceed without interactions with the sanctions predators. Time for some real socialism.
We should note that he US is destroying forever its reputation in world politics doing an experiment in fascist politics to see if they same ‘munich’ weak knees phenomenon still applies.
But so far the US is not getting away with it.
It should be said that the financial sanctions the US has applied to Venezuela could not even be justified against Saudi Arabia which, unlike Venezuela, really is a dictatorship. In fact, Saudi Arabia is perhaps the most brutal and backward dictatorship on Earth, and one engaged in horrific aggression abroad.
The Venezuelan government has promoted a Social Benefits Card to facilitate the distribution of goods and services at a time when the country is beset by a pern